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Developmental Supports

Mark D. Elmore Center

10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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Frequent Questions

How do I contact JCDS?

Call 913-826-2626 for information or email JCD-INFO.

What is a developmental disability?

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.

What types of services does JCDS provide?

JCDS offers many services to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These services include Day and Employment, Residential and Case Management Services.

Does JCDS only provide services to individuals who live in Johnson County?

Yes, the individual applying for or receiving services must be a resident of Johnson County, Kansas.

Is there a waiting list for JCDS Day or Residential Services?

Yes. The majority of individuals who want these community services use Medicaid dollars as their funding source. Kansas legislators are responsible to allocate funding. The state has underfunded the community developmental disability system for many years, and the number of individuals on the waiting list grows accordingly. 

What is the role of the CDDO?

The CDDO is the single point of entry in Johnson County, for those seeking developmental disability services. The CDDO determines eligibility, assists individuals and their families or guardians in choosing services and providers, coordinates a network of affiliate providers and performs quality assurance reviews on affiliate providers.

How do I apply for a job at JCDS?

JCDS is an agency of Johnson County Government. To view job postings and complete an application, visit the HR website.

Can I volunteer with JCDS?

Yes! We are always looking for volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and may be subject to a background check. For more information, or to sign up for our Volunteer Newsletter, check out our volunteer page.


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