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Developmental Supports

Mark D. Elmore Center

10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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Emerging Artists Mother’s Day Virtual Studio Sale going on now through April 30

We invite you to join us for the Johnson County Developmental Supports Mother’s Day Virtual Studio Sale event, an arts and crafts sale featuring artwork by Emerging Artists. All artwork is 20% off and the sale runs through April 30.

Each of the Emerging Artists have a unique voice and style. While acrylic painting is the most used medium in the studio, there are also individuals who focus on ceramics, watercolor, woodworking, and rugmaking.

Virtual CDDO Resource Fair scheduled April 5-8, 2021

The Johnson County CDDO Resource Fair is returning April 5-8, 2021 with virtual sessions for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families, providers, and jobseekers! Learn about accessing IDD services, employing people with disabilities, IDD service eligibility, the waitlist, how to become an affiliate provider, employment opportunities for direct care staff, and more! 

JCDS welcomes new Director of Day and Employment Services

AngelineJCDS is excited to welcome Angeline Anderson as the new Director of Day and Employment Services. Angeline began her career in developmental disabilities as a direct support professional at Big Lakes Developmental Center. She was soon promoted to a lead residential position with that organization.

Mike Hughes joins the JCDS Governing Board

Mike Hughes PhotoPlease join us in welcoming the newest member of the JCDS Governing Board, Mike Hughes!

Aderonke Oyetunji joins the JCDS Governing Board

We want to welcome the newest member of the JCDS Governing Board, Aderonke Oyetunji!

Kiki is a physician with an MBA and a Behavioral Specialist Certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis. She is currently a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellow through the Kansas University Medical Center.

JoCo on the Go: Serving individuals with IDD during a pandemic

On the newest episode of JoCo on the Go Podcast, CDDO Director Mandy Flower, CDDO Eligibility Determination Specialist Seth Kilber, Director of Health Services Carla Sadler and Behavioral Health Specialist Ashli Martin discuss ways to serve individuals with intellectual and deve

JCDS employee tests positive for COVID-19

We are coordinating with our local health officials and community partners to ensure that we are prepared and are taking every available safety precaution for individuals in service and staff during this pandemic. The purpose of this communication is to inform you that one of our employees tested positive for COVID-19 and to describe the notification process.

JCDS receives $25,000 grant from Kansas Health Foundation 

Johnson County Developmental Supports has been awarded a $25,000 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG) initiative. This funding will help support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts for individuals in service, such as additional nutrition expenses, supplies and resources for individuals receiving support almost exclusively in their homes as day and employment programs have temporarily closed.

Transition plan to reopen the Elmore Center for day services

A team at JCDS has been working on a transition plan to reopen the Elmore Center in a limited capacity in the coming weeks, while protecting the health and safety of staff and people served.

To learn about the first phase of our transition plan, check out our newest blog post. We will be posting updates on our blog as developments are made.

Direct Support Professional Jessa Molina Named Recipient of 2020 DSP of the Year Award

Jessa MolinaJohnson County Developmental Supports is excited to announce that Jessa Molina has been named a recipient of the 2020 Direct Support Professional of the Year award for Kansas from The American Network of Community Options and Resources.

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