Welcome to Kansas Council on

Developmental Disabilities!

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

Our mission:

“To ensure the opportunity to make choices regarding participation in society and quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.”

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:

Self Advocacy



Quality Assurance

 5 Year Plan 2017-2021/Annual Work Plans for 2017-2018

2016-ppr-ks1-copy – KCDD 2016 Program Performance Report


5YR PLAN 2017-2021 

 Annual State WorkPlan 2017

Annual State WorkPlan 2018

KCDD State Plan FFY 2016


KCDD 2015 Five Year Plan


KCDD Program Performance Report FFY 2015


KCDD 2014 Program Performance Report

PPR_KS 2014[1]


If you would like more information about the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities,
please visit our website at: http://www.kcdd.org/ or by calling us at 785-296-2608
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RoadMap To Employment

Chapter 1– Current Policy Analysis

Chapter 2– Missing Tools

Chapter 3 – A Simple To Use Rate Methodology

Chapter 4 – Comments From Community And Stakeholder Forums

Chapter 5 – Long-Term And Short-Term Revisions

Chapter 6 – Moving Towards Self-Direction

Chapter 7 – Kansas RoadMap To Employment


KCDD PowerPoints 

Kansas Leadership Training – NACDD 2016

Interhab 2016 System Change

KCDD Current Projects Powerpoint

WIOA Promise Powerpoint 162.1

Interhab 2015 System Change

The Why,How, What of Good Employment Service System

Who’s on First – Expect, Employ, Empower

History of Future

The Coming Job War



KanCare Eligibility

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

Salina Project SEARCH: Job Training Program Announced for adults with DD

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


Federal Statute for KCDD; Public Law 106-402 as amended


State Statute for KCDD; Article 74-5501-5505 (scroll to next to see all five parts): 


The Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilties
915 SW Harrison, DSOB Rm 141
Topeka, KS 66612
(877)431-4604 Toll Free
(785)296-2861 FAX