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Developmental Supports

Mark D. Elmore Center

10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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JCDS has partnered with several community businesses to provide supported work crews to their business location. A supported work crew is a group of individuals that are eligible for CDDO services that act as a team to complete production work. The work crew is supervised both by the business itself, and by an on-site employment coach provided by JCDS. Work crew employees are paid minimum wage or higher. Most crews work between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., but hours can vary.

Being part of a work crew is a good opportunity to get some hands on work experience in a business environment in a more supervised and structured way. This can be helpful for those who are interested in community employment, but want or need a more structured experience first.

To be in a supported worksite, you must be 18 years of age or older. You must also be CDDO eligible: to determine whether you or your family member is CDDO eligible and to start CDDO services visit the CDDO online. The opportunity to be in a supported worksite is determined by current availability, and is not guaranteed.


Amy Fair
Community Employment Team Leader
(913) 826-2223

Debra Bartholomew
Community Employment Team Leader
(913) 826-2282

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