Welcome to Kansas Council on
The purpose of the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities (KCDD) is to support people of all ages with developmental disabilities so they have the opportunity to make choices regarding both their participation in society, and their quality of life.
Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities
2017 – 2021 State Plan Goals & Objectives
Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities developed the Council’s 2017-21 Five-Year State Plan. Self- advocates, families, state agencies, providers, educators and other stakeholders contributed their ideas and suggestions relating to the Council’s charge, “to ensure the opportunity to make choices regarding participation in society and quality of life for individual with developmental disabilities.” This information was considered in the development of the 2017-21 Five-Year State Plan goals, objectives and activities.
The Council developed and approved goals and objectives that we believe will result in systems change, capacity building and increase advocacy for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities, enabling them to meaningfully participate in all aspects of life.
The 5-Year Plan will guide our activities over the next 5 years. KCDD has identified 4 Areas of Priority:
5 Year Plan 2017-2021/Annual Work Plans for 2017-2018
2016-ppr-ks1-copy – KCDD 2016 Program Performance Report
KCDD 2015 Five Year Plan
KCDD Program Performance Report FFY 2015
KCDD 2014 Program Performance Report
please visit our website at: http://www.kcdd.org/ or by calling us at 785-296-2608
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RoadMap To Employment
The eligibility process for KanCare moved to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on January 1, 2016. At the same time there has been an increase in the
number of calls going to the KanCare Clearinghouse, and wait times have increased. The Clearinghouse number is 1-800-792-4884. It is best to leave them a message and they
will respond as soon as possible. If your case is more complicated or urgent, you may send a letter explaining the details.
Please fax your letter to the fax number that is appropriate for your case:
Fax details of cases dealing with families and children to 1-800-498-1255;
Fax details of cases dealing with the elderly and disabled to 1-844-264-6285.
Thank you for your patience.
Angela de Rocha, Director of Communications, Office of the Secretary, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, 785 296-6154 – Office, 785 806-7482 Cell, Angela.deRocha@KDADS.KS.gov, Or visit our website at www.kdads.ks.gov
Articles on Project SEARCH
Newton Project SEARCH: http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140816/NEWS/140819616
Lawrence Project SEARCH: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/aug/18/project-search-helps-young-adults-developmental-di
What is Self-Determination and Why is it important to People with Developmental Disabilities?
People who are self-determined make things happen in their own lives. They know what they want and how to get it. They choose and set goals, then work to reach them. They advocate on their own behalf, and are involved in solving problems and making decisions about their lives.
Click here for more information: http://www.ngsd.org
State Statute for KCDD; Article 74-5501-5505 (scroll to next to see all five parts): http://www.kslegislature.org/li/statute/074_000_0000_chapter/074_055_000…
The Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilties
915 SW Harrison, DSOB Rm 141
Topeka, KS 66612
(877)431-4604 Toll Free