G & G Living Centers, Inc. expanded its services in 1996 to include Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) with locations in Guttenberg, Garnavillo, and Edgewood.

Additionally, G & G partnered with CQL to pursue accreditation. It undertook a rigorous process to review and improve services and supports. G & G’s efforts were focused on empowering the people who receive support from their organization to make choices in how they live their lives, where they work, where they live, and how they create a community.

Operated by DAC in Maquoketa, another duplex was constructed and opened in Preston, Iowa.

Also in 1996, DAC purchased a for-profit injection molding plastics company (ITW-Fastex) which they named A-DAC Industries, Inc. This purchase enabled DAC to have a viable option for an enclave of workers to become part of a competitive work force.