CDDO stands for Community Developmental Disabilities Organization. Due to the provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Reform Act, a CDDO has been designated for every area of the State to help coordinate DD services and supports. Johnson County Developmental Supports is the designated CDDO for Johnson County. The CDDO provides a single point of entry for services and works with service providers to ensure quality services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Please call 913-826-2506 for additional information.
Building resources to meet the needs and enhance the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families.
Role of the CDDO:
The CDDO is the single point of entry for an individual or family to obtain services through the developmental disability system. The CDDO is responsible for determining whether a person qualifies for services, working with the person and/or their family or guardian in choosing from an array of services options, and referring those persons to other agencies if additional supports are needed. Contact the CDDO
In addition, the CDDO monitors the quality of the services being provided by individual and community service providers. A local Quality Assurance Committee was created that is made up of persons with developmental disabilities, their families, guardians, interested citizens, and providers. The committee provides on-site monitoring of services to ensure individuals are provided with choices, receive necessary supports, are protected from harm, and exercise rights to the fullest extent possible. CDDO staff also perform regular and ongoing quality assurance reviews with community and individual service providers, as well as investigate complaints by individuals and/or families. Contact CDDO Quality Assurance
Call 913-826-2600 for additional information.
Services and Supports...
Case Management is provided by a licensed individual or agency that assists the person and support network to identify, develop, select, obtain, coordinate, utilize and monitor paid services and natural supports to enhance the person’s independence, integration, productivity and community inclusion consistent with the person’s needs and lifestyle preferences as outlined in the person-centered support plan.
Day Supports are provided by a licensed agency to individuals 18 years of age and older. Activities include facility-based work services, work crews, jobs in the community, and alternative day supports and activities. These opportunities involve socialization, recreation, community inclusion, adult education, and skill development.
Supported Employment is provided by a licensed agency to individuals 18 years of age and older. It is competitive work in an integrated setting similar to that of the general work force.
Personal Assistant Services (PAS) allows the person or guardian to self-direct residential supports, day supports, or supports in the family home. These services provide necessary one-on-one assistance both in the home and in the community. Activities include assisting with daily living tasks and household chores and providing social and recreational opportunities. Workers may accompany and transport individuals to accomplish any of these activities.
Residential Supports are provided by a licensed agency to individuals 18 years of age and older who live outside the family home. Services can range from a few hours of support to live-in, around-the-clock care. Activities include assisting with daily living tasks and household chores and providing social and recreational opportunities. Workers provide assistance, attainment, retention and/or improvement in skills related to independent living.
In-Home Family Supports are provided to persons who live with their families. Services may include Supportive Home Care, Respite Care, and Sleep Cycle Support.
Assistive Services improve or promote the person’s health, independence, and integration in the community. Services include wheelchair modifications, communication devices, home modifications, van lifts, and equipment.
Wellness Monitoring provides for an evaluation by a registered nurse for individuals who have medical conditions that require ongoing oversight. The nurse determines if the person is properly using medical health services as recommended by the physician and if the person is maintaining a stable health status without frequent skilled nursing intervention.
Medical Alert Device is a small instrument carried or worn by the person which, by the push of a button, automatically dials the telephone of a predetermined responder who will answer the call for help. This service is available to individuals who have a medical need that could become critical at any time.
The complete definitions for Services and Supports can be found at
under Manuals and Handbook.
For additional information, please e-mail
Community Developmental Disability Organization
10501 Lackman Road
Lenexa, KS 66219