The Jackson County Developmental Achievement Center (previously Day Activity Center) was organized in 1968 through the efforts of the Lakefield Jaycees, ARC and numerous interested parents. The DAC opened its doors in the fall of 1968 to serve eight individuals (previously named participants in 1968, clients until 1995, then consumers), both children and adults, and employed two staff members. During its early years the DAC served all age ranges to include preschool, school age, and adult individuals. Legislation was later enacted requiring school districts to assume responsibility for children with disabilities. At this time, the DAC maintained a homebound program for children age infant through age three and continued to serve adults within the facility. The homebound program was discontinued in December of 1988 when it became the responsibility of the school. Homebound services continued for adults until 1989.