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Mark D. Elmore Center

10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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BOCC proclaim April as National Autism Awareness Month in JoCo!

Autism Awareness Month ProclamationThe Johnson County Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation on April 18 in honor of Autism Awareness Month.

Employment Informational Night scheduled May 8, 2019

JCDS employment informational nightJCDS will be hosting an Employment Informational Night 5:30-7 p.m. on May 8, 2019 at the Arts & Heritage Center, located at 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park.

Community Supported Employment Job Fair scheduled May 15, 2019

CSEP Job FairJohnson County Community Supported Employment Program will be holding a job fair 1:30-2:30 p.m. on May 15, 2019 at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, located at 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park.

Project SEARCH Assessment Day scheduled May 3, 2019

Project SEARCH is an education-to-employment program for individuals over the age of 18 with an intellectual or developmental disability. Program applicants must be CDDO eligible to participate.

Assessment Day for the 2019-2020 Project SEARCH class is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 3, 2019 at the Johnson County Administration Building, located at 111 S. Cherry St. in Olathe. Lunch will be provided. 

JCDS had a strong showing at Advocacy Day 2019

Victor Wyler and Governor KellyMore than 60 JCDS staff and individuals served were in Topeka, Kasnas on March 26 for InterHab's Advocacy Day 2019. 

BOCC proclaim March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day in JoCo!

BOCC Proclamation for World Down Syndrome DayThe Johnson County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed March 21 World Down Syndrome Day in Johnson County. Allie Reim, who is served by JCDS, gave a moving speech followed by proud grandpa Ronnie Metsker who spoke about his grandson who has Down syndrome.

Emerging Artist Brad Friedman's design wins statewide contest

Brad Friedman Design

Please join us in congratulating JCDS Emerging Artist Brad Friedman who has won the InterHab t-shirt design contest!

Mandy Flower hired as new CDDO director

Mandy Flower

We are pleased to announce that Mandy Flower is the new Johnson County CDDO director. Mandy replaces Shelly May who is now the deputy director of JCDS. Mandy will be starting with the CDDO on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Spring/Summer issue of Speak Up!

Speak Up Newsletter Spring/Summer 2018

Our Self-Advocate Group has put together the Spring/Summer issue of its newsletter, Speak Up! Please take a look at what this group has been up to.


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