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(816) 531 - 0045
9150 East 41st Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64133
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CDD is a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) organization and donations are tax deductible.
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Sutton Group Homes established
Center for Developmentally Disabled is in- corporated and established
Pennsylvania House Open
Birch House Open
Cedars House Open
Sycamore House Open
Elms House opens and 6 individual supported (ISL) apartments open
Brockman House  ISL Open
KAN-DO apartments Open
Villas Apartments Open
Lafayette Manor Open
Kinbrook Apartments Open
Southern Road Open
Summit Apartments Open
Day Habilitation services established
Renew ISL services
Parker House Open
2016
2017
HISTORY  We believe that lives are enriched through social relationships, active community involvement and access to comfortable and safe residential opportunities. Everyone has the ability to learn, grow, maintain skills and make lifestyle choices with encouragement and assistance. We serve individuals in the greater Kansas City, MO area who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. CDD was the first agency in the state of Missouri to become CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited and have been accredited for over 30 years.  In 1975 the United States Senate passed the Developmentally Disabled Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of, and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life, through culturally competent programs authorized under the law.  Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD) was founded in 1972 with the mission to support persons with disabilities in achieving their fullest potential. Formally known as the "Sutton Group Homes", Iva Sutton, a parent who needed services for her son opened the first two homes. Both homes were located in the Kansas City area. In order to meet the community's growing need for services, the Sutton Homes were incorporated in 1975 as a 501© (3) nonprofit organization and changed its name to Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD).  In 1972 Sutton Group Homes started with 19 staff and 35 individuals. CDD has grown over the years and now serves 180 people and 310 staff. In 2016 CDD consolidated with Special Neighbors Incorporated (SNI) and moved into their new location in November of 2017 located across from the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City, MO.  Timeline of Facility Based Services Openings: CDD provides services for individuals diagnosed before the age of 22 with a lifelong disability whether intellectual, physical or both. CDD provides homes, day habilitation and Personal Care Assistance programs 365 days per year to adults with developmental disabilities in the greater Kansas City area and is now the largest organization for Developmental Disabilities in Jackson County. 1972 1975 1980 1982 1983 1989 1990 1991 1994 1997 1999 2001 2006 2009 2017
Purchase of CDD’s new ad- ministrative of- fices in eastern Kansas City, MO
Consolidation with Special Neighbors Incorporated brings Truman Apartments, Nolen Manor, Carriage House and White Oaks, as well as several ISL’s
2010 2012 2016 2016
DONATE NOW
(816) 531 - 0045
9150 East 41st Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64133
CONNECT WITH US
CDD is a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) organization and donations are tax deductible.
DONATE NOW

HISTORY

We believe that lives are enriched through social relationships, active community involvement and access to comfortable and safe residential opportunities. Everyone has the ability to learn, grow, maintain skills and make lifestyle choices with encouragement and assistance. We serve individuals in the greater Kansas City, MO area who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. CDD was the first agency in the state of Missouri to become CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited and have been accredited for over 30 years.
In 1975 the United States Senate passed the Developmentally Disabled Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of, and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life, through culturally competent programs authorized under the law.
Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD) was founded in 1972 with the mission to support persons with disabilities in achieving their fullest potential. Formally known as the "Sutton Group Homes", Iva Sutton, a parent who needed services for her son opened the first two homes. Both homes were located in the Kansas City area. In order to meet the community's growing need for services, the Sutton Homes were incorporated in 1975 as a 501© (3) nonprofit organization and changed its name to Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD).
In 1972 Sutton Group Homes started with 19 staff and 35 individuals. CDD has grown over the years and now serves 180 people and 310 staff. In 2016 CDD consolidated with Special Neighbors Incorporated (SNI) and moved into their new location in November of 2017 located across from the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City, MO.
CDD provides services for individuals diagnosed before the age of 22 with a lifelong disability whether intellectual, physical or both. CDD provides homes, day habilitation and Personal Care Assistance programs 365 days per year to adults with developmental disabilities in the greater Kansas City area and is now the largest organization for Developmental Disabilities in Jackson County.
Timeline of Facility Based Services Openings:
Sutton Group Homes established
1972
Center for Developmentally Disabled is incor- porated and established
1975
Pennsylvania House Open
1980
Birch House Open
1982
Cedars House Open
1983
Sycamore House Open
1989
Elms House opens and 6 individual supported (ISL) apartments open
1990
Brockman House  ISL Open
1991
KAN-DO apartments Open
1994
Villas Apartments Open
1997
Lafayette Manor Open
1999
Kinbrook Apartments Open
2001
Southern Road Open
2006
Summit Apartments Open
2009
Day Habilitation services established
2010
Renew ISL services
2012
Parker House Open
2016
Consolidation with Special Neighbors Incorporated brings Truman Apartments, Nolen Manor, Carriage House and White Oaks, as well as several ISL’s
2016
Purchase of CDD’s new administrative offices in eastern Kansas City, MO
2017