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Developmental Supports

Mark D. Elmore Center

10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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About Us

Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) is the agency of Johnson County government that facilitates career and personal development for Johnson County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

JCDS was established in 1972 through the committed efforts of parents and other developmental disability (DD) advocates. Since that time, the agency has grown as a Community Support Provider to serve over 500 people daily through a broad array of community-based programs and supports.

Designated as Johnson County's Community Developmental Disabilities Organization (CDDO), JCDS also offers a single point of entry for those seeking DD services, determines eligibility for services, and coordinates a network of over 90 Johnson County providers.

JCDS also benefits from the support of a separate “Friends of JCDS” organization dedicated to providing additional resources for priority client and community-centered projects where other funding is not available.

JCDS Credentials:

  • Accredited by CARF, an international rehabilitation accreditation commission.
  • Licensed and partially funded by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
  • Member of InterHab, the Resource Network for Kansans with Disabilities.
  • Member of ANCOR, the American Network of Community Options & Resources.

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