CDD is a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) organization and donations are tax deductible.
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.
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
Center for Developmentally Disabled is incor-porated 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
Consolidation with Special Neighbors Incorporated brings Truman Apartments, Nolen Manor, Carriage House and White Oaks, as well as several ISL’s
Purchase of CDD’s new administrative offices in eastern Kansas City, MO