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Developmental Supports

Mark D. Elmore Center

10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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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. The agency regularly serves more than 500 people each day 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 more than 70 Johnson County providers.

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Emerging Artists Mother’s Day Virtual Studio Sale going on now through April 30
April 26, 2021

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.

Order now online. Pick up is available 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Johnson County, KS Arts and Heritage Center, located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212.

Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for shipping questions.

JCDS is an agency within the Johnson County Government that serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. JCDS Emerging Artists is an program that focuses on art as employment. Learn more about Emerging Artists.

Virtual CDDO Resource Fair scheduled April 5-8, 2021
March 29, 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! 

Hosted in conjunction with the Johnson County Library, this four-day event aims to connect individuals with IDD, service providers and local businesses with critical resources. This annual fair is an opportunity to learn more about the IDD system in Kansas that may be hard to navigate. 

As always, the sessions are free and open to the public.

If you have any questions about the resource fair, please contact Sheri Kendall or call 913-826-2507.

Visit us online to see a schedule of events.

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JCDS welcomes new Director of Day and Employment Services
March 9, 2021

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. After graduation, Angeline went to work for Starkey where she was Residential Services Manager and then later assumed the Director of Case Management Services position. After a number of years at Starkey, Angeline left to take on the role of Associate Director at Mosaic in Winfield and most recently worked on the Program Integrity and Compliance team at the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Angeline is a graduate of Kansas State University where she studied economics.

Mike Hughes joins the JCDS Governing Board
November 18, 2020

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

Mike is a telecom professional with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University. He has been in the telecommunications industry for the majority of his career, including over 20 years with Sprint. He is currently managing large projects for Zayo Group, a privately held company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado that provides communications infrastructure services.

Growing up next door to neighbors who had a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities sparked a passion in Mike to get involved with the IDD community. He has been involved with JCDS for many years and served on the Friends of JCDS Board for nine years, including three as Board Chairman. Mike is excited to be joining the JCDS Governing Board and looks forward to continuing to serve and advocate for people with disabilities in Johnson County.

We’re glad to have Mike join our team, and we know his experience and passion will be an asset to JCDS and the people we serve.

Learn more about the JCDS Governing Board.

Aderonke Oyetunji joins the JCDS Governing Board
October 6, 2020

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.

Her interest in the IDD field stems from her personal experience navigating the system with her son who was diagnosed with ADHD as a young child. That experience helped her better understand social determinants that impact access to comprehensive and continuous care and the resources available to aid access to affordable care and services for people with disabilities. Now, Kiki is determined to make an impact for people with disabilities within Johnson County.

Her passion for this work is evident, and we are fortunate she is willing to serve on our governing board. Learn more about the JCDS governing board.


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Upcoming Events

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Tue, 05/25/2021 - 5:30pm

JCDS Governing Board Meeting

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 5:30pm

JCDS Governing Board Meeting

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 5:30pm

JCDS Governing Board Meeting

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 5:30pm

JCDS Governing Board Meeting

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 5:30pm

JCDS Governing Board Meeting