In 1974 a group of concerned parents led by J. Phil Roberson, Sr. joined together to create more opportunities for their children with developmental disabilities. This shared concern led to the incorporation of Beaufort County Developmental Center (BCDC).
Located at 1534 West Fifth Street in Washington, North Carolina, BCDC is the largest private nonprofit organization in Beaufort County. BCDC services have grown to include Residential Assistance, Vocational Training, Supported Employment, and Innovations Waiver Program opportunities to over 300 citizens with Developmental Disabilities.
BCDC has developed a broad array of services to meet the educational, residential and vocational needs of citizens with disabilities. Other vital supports, including a Child Development Center and BATS, a countywide transportation service, have been created to assist the families of these citizens.