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Developmental Supports

Mark D. Elmore Center

10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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Join us for a virtual hiring event for DSPs Oct. 27-28

Johnson County Developmental Supports will host a virtual hiring event from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 for jobseekers interested in joining our team as direct support professionals.

Jobseekers should apply online prior to attending.

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 devel

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.

Mark D. Elmore Center Closed

Until further notice, the Mark D. Elmore Center will be closed to visitors. Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, all day services and supported worksites, including Project SEARCH, are suspended.

UPDATE: JCDS suspends supported worksites

Effective March 19, supported worksites, including Emerging Artists and Papercrete Works, are suspended until further notice. We are continuing to support integrated, competitive employment based on individual needs. This includes Project SEARCH.

Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

UPDATE: JCDS suspending day services at the Elmore Center

To lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19, we have made the decision to suspend day services at the Elmore Center and discourage all visitors effective March 18. This is in response to growing concern for the safety and wellbeing of staff and people served at JCDS and recommendations from public health officials and our medical staff. This action will remain in effect until further notice.


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