2021 JCDS Annual Report
Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) is an agency of Johnson County Government that facilitates career and personal development for Johnson County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
A developmental disability is a chronic condition present before age 22 due to physical and/or mental impairments such as intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or Down syndrome, among others. JCDS was established in 1972 through the committed efforts of parents and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) advocates. The agency is guided by a seven-member governing board appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners.
Community Developmental Disabilities Organizations
In 1995, the Kansas legislature passed the Developmental Disabilities Reform Act, which changed the face of community-based services. It designated 27 “single point of entry” agencies called Community Developmental Disabilities Organizations to work with a network of service providers and ensure quality services in their assigned area. Johnson County Government is this agency for Johnson County.
• Serving as single point of entry for Johnson County residents seeking IDD services.
• Determining eligibility for IDD services.
• Helping people and their families or guardians choose from an array of available service options.
• Supporting a network of Johnson County service providers and their service capacity.
• Performing quality assurance duties to ensure personal choice, necessary supports, protection from harm and the opportunity to exercise individual rights/responsibilities.
CDDO By The Numbers
|# of people||Services received|
|1,732||Targeted case management services|
|881||IDD services (on the waitlist)|
|609||Personal assistance services|
|14||Supportive home care|
Community Service Provider
JCDS is a community service provider that provides individualized supports based on needs, preferences, goals and abilities. Services include targeted case management, residential services, day and employment services, and health support services.
CSP By The Numbers
|# of people||Services received|
|421||Case management services|
|303||Day and employment services|
JCDS follows an employment-first philosophy. If a person in service wants to work, our dedicated staff work tirelessly to help them make that goal a reality through our employment program. We help with resume prep, job coaching, skills training, internship acquisition and more.
Competitive Community Employment
34 people found work
$10.68 avg. wage
JCDS employment specialists help with job applications, job readiness skills and job coaching so people in service can achieve employment in the community.
18 crew members at supported worksites
$7.25 avg. hourly wage
Workers perform duties in a community business supervised by a JCDS job coach.
8 jobs secured
$12.22 avg. wage
This education-to-employment model allows people to intern with local businesses and learn job skills.
$5,816 total sales
288 pieces sold
Papercrete is a mixture of cement, water and recycled paper. The ingredients are mixed and poured into molds through a collaborative process between staff and program participants to create products for sale such as planters and other home decor.
The day services program provides people in service an opportunity to have meaningful activities throughout their day through work, volunteering, creative arts, outings, celebrations and any other activity they enjoy.
45 people working onsite
191,659 pieces fulfilled
Many people choose to work at the Elmore Center, fulfilling orders under the supervision of JCDS staff.
People in service have the opportunity to participate in an alternative work day that is focused on community service and creative expression.
14 people with dementia
A retirement program is offered to support people 55 and over who are interested.
JCDS supports a total of 121 people in 50 residences across Johnson County. This includes 92 people who live with roommates and have continuous staff support and 29 who live independently. Eighteen homes are owned by Friends of JCDS, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides affordable and accessible housing for people with IDD.
JCDS provided targeted case management services and created person-centered support plans for 421 people in 2021.
Community Behavioral Health Team
In a partnership with Johnson County Mental Health, JCDS created the Community Behavioral Health Team to provide support for people with both an IDD and mental health diagnosis. In 2021, 83 people and their families received assistance.
In 2021, JCDS nursing staff oversaw the administration of more than 42,000 doses of medications to more than 331 people in service by 203 direct support staff on average each month.
|HCBS, Medicaid, Private Contracts||$8,890,737|
|State, Federal Contracts, Grants||$2,623,615|
|County Cost Allocation||$3,298,233|
- Accredited by CQL, an international rehabilitation accreditation commission
- Licensed and partially funded by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services
- A Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation Services vendor
- Member of ANCOR, the American Network of Community Options and Resources
- Member of InterHab, the Resource Network for Kansans with Disabilities