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.


KCDD 2014 Program Performance Report

PPR_KS 2014[1]

KCDD 2015 Five Year Plan



The Why,How, What of Good Employment Service System

Who’s on First – Expect, Employ, Empower

History of Future

The Coming Job War


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


Kansas Council On Developmental Disabilities Holds Employment Summit

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)– A Kansas organization that has built its reputation on supporting people with disabilities, wants to ensure they’re success rate when finding employment.

The Kansas Council on Developmental Disability hosted its 2014 Employment Summit at the Capitol Plaza and Convention Center.
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Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT)

Derby FEAT

Derby High School
920 North Rock Road
Derby, KS
Part 1 – October 18, 2014 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Part 2 – October 24, 2014 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Click: 2014 FEAT Derby Flyer 131r1.copy_pdf

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

End the Wait Campaign – Disability Rights Center   – Click Here- www.endthewaitks.org.

  • Local meetings are occurring in Shawnee, Sedgwick, Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas and Jefferson counties.
  • Project continues to build their database, develop local committees and impact funding for the waiting list.
  • With the legislative session beginning soon, project staff will be soliciting information from Kansas Legislative Research to craft their legislative campaign, and they are collecting personal stories from those on the waiting list.
  • Alternatives


 Final Report to Kansas Council on

Developmental Disabilities on

Health Care Outcomes Grant Project

December 2012

In 2011, the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities (KCDD) funded the Disability Rights Center (DRC) of Kansas to gather information about the healthcare experiences and outcomes of Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). DRC partnered with the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas to meet the result targets specified in KCDD’s “Call for Investment for Health Care Outcomes.”

This report presents:

1. Results of  Town Hall Meetings and Online Survey – page 1 A. Regional meeting sites and participant numbers B. TownHallparticipantfeedback:WhatWorksandWhatDoesn’tWorkinYourCurrent

Healthcare Experience? C. Onlinesurveyresults(seeAppendixA) D. List of health information materials provided to participants

2. Recommendations to Improve Healthcare Access for Kansans with IDD – page 9

3. Suggestions for Disseminating Project Findings – page 10

Click Here - Final Report to DD Council with App. A[1]

Click Here - Certificate For Excellence in Caring for People with Disabilities



2012 Partners in Policymaking Graduates

The Partners in Policymaking class proudly graduated 18  participants on November 9, 2012.   The graduation weekend session was facilitated by Teresa Schwab.   The keynote graduation speaker was Ray Petty from the Great Plains Americans with Disabilities Act Center.  These Partners students have received a wealth of great training and will make wonderful additions to the Partners Alumni Network.

Link for online options for Partners.


 There will not be 2015 Partners In Policymaking Classes.

Federal Statute for KCDD: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/add/dd_act.pdf

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
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Topeka, KS 66612
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