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Developmental Supports

Mark D. Elmore Center

10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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Savannah Frye wins 2021 Outstanding DSP of the Year Award

Savannah FryeJCDS direct support professional Savannah Frye has been named the 2021 Outstanding DSP of the Year from InterHab! InterHab is the Kansas state association for IDD service providers.

She was nominated by fellow DSP Bridget Brennan, who wrote:

JCDS welcomes new CFO

Chris LinnaneChris Linnane is joining our team as the new CFO, replacing Tim Arnold who retired this month after more than 30 years.

Project SEARCH classes recognized at graduation ceremony

On June 4, Johnson County Developmental Supports and Johnson County Community College held a graduation ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 JCDS Project SEARCH classes!

National Disability Provider Association Names Mindi Nelson the 2021 Kansas DSP of the Year 

Mindi NelsonRecognition honors excellence in workforce providing long-term supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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.

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