Center for Developmentally Disabled
1010 West 39th Street
Kansas City MO 64111
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 531-0045
Mission Statement
To support persons with disabilities in achieving their fullest potential.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sarah Mudd
Board Chair Ms. Karrie Duke
Board Chair Company Affiliation Jackson County CASA
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1975
Former Names
Special Neighbors, Inc.
Financial Summary
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Source: IRS Form 990

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Statements
Mission Statement To support persons with disabilities in achieving their fullest potential.
Background Statement
CDD's first group home was opened in 1972 by families supporting loved ones with developmental disabilities. CDD was incorporated in 1975. Over 40 years the agency has realized marked program development and expansion; and in other years downsizing. Overall the agency has seen significant growth in the number of people served and staff employed.
 
In 2010 CDD expanded residential services to include Day Program Service.  CDD acquired Special Neighbors Inc in early 2016, an agency with a similar mission and programming.  This consolidation of agencies resulted in nearly doubling the number of individuals served and employees, making CDD the largest provider of services to people with developmental disabilities in the Kansas City area and surrounding eight counties.
Impact Statement

Accomplishments:

  • Served 185 individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Jackson County.
  • In March 2017 we received renewal of our CARF accreditation through the year 2020. CDD has received CARF accreditation over the past 30 years.
  • Touch Technology Pilot Program was made possible through a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Clients were matched with an iPad device and the specific applications and assistive equipment to support their independent communication and functioning.
  • Identified and purchased a building that will suite the needs of our growing organization and expand our services to serve more individuals.  This building will be the site of our future expanded Day Habilitation program and serve as our central office.

 

Goals:
  • Renovation of the former ITT Technical Institute Building in Eastern Jackson County and relocation of 40+ administrative and senior program staff to the new site.
  • Expanded Day Habilitation Program to serving an additional # of people with disabilities. This program will provide care and enrichment to individuals whose care needs cannot be met through sheltered workshops or traditional day programs.
  • Expand professional trainings for our staff and other providers of services to people with intellectual disabilities.
Needs Statement
  • Our planned expanded Day Habilitation program will require special building modifications, including restroom modifications, additional disability accessible parking, as well as window and HVAC upgrades.
  • Other repairs and upgrades to our new site - retaining wall, parking lot resurfacing, roof replacement
  • Technology Upgrade - Installation of Smart Boards for Day Habilitation, new website, upgrade servers, new phone system
  • Volunteers for our walking and family meal programs
  • Funding for an additional nurse
Service Categories
Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
Programs
Description
Residential homes in the community are designed to provide 24-hour supervised care, training and support for individuals with developmental disabilities. The staff in the homes provide caring, loving supports to individuals with varying health and intellectual needs. Group living homes do provide room and board, Wi-Fi and cable television for the enjoyment of the people receiving services. Group living homes can have a varied number of individuals who live in the homes. The number of staff in the home depends on the types of supports needed by the individuals. Our group living homes are designed to serve individuals with complex medical needs, as well as those with minimal support needs.
Additional services provided include:
• Assistance with activities of daily living
• Health, medical and safety monitoring
• Transportation and food services
• Money management and oversight
• Recreation, socialization and travel
• Advocacy and legal support
Category Human Services, General/Other Residential Care for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, ,
Short-Term Success As with all of us, our individuals are aging, making it necessary for us to provide services to meet those needs, along with the other medical needs they have. We are working with more individuals who require feeding tubes and have ongoing incontinence support needs. Also, people are developing Alzheimer’s and various types of cancer many times resulting in hospice care. Our group living program is full and stays full because of our ability to keep cost down while keeping the quality of care high. The people we support are very happy in their home and it is verified in our annual Client Survey.
Long-Term Success
  • Each person is unique and their personal journey should be respected and supported.
  • With encouragement and assistance, everyone can make lifestyle choices.
  • Lives are enriched through social relationships, active community involvement and access to comfortable and safe residential opportunities.
  • Everyone has the means to express themselves, to communicate, to interact and to develop relationships, resulting in a positive self-image.
Program Success Monitored By The Missouri Quality Outcomes for Person-Centered Plans guide the life experiences for the people we support. The staff use the outcomes expressed by the people receiving services and their team to know how best to support them in fulfilling their dreams and wishes. This approach emphasizes positive life experiences for each individual through quality-of-life involvements. The staff support each individual in achieving his/her outcomes through Gentle Teaching supported by Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County-eitas. Percentages of outcomes completed are calculated and published in the Annual Report.
Examples of Program Success
CDD has assisted many individuals with learning skills to make them more independent. Those skills were developed to the point that several people were able to transition from a group home to their own apartment. However, there have been people who have chosen to remain in the group living environment because of the family-like setting and the socialization with a group of people. When Daniel has been asked if he wants to move into his own apartment, he shakes his head. When asked why, he says, “I like it here.” Buddy, who is 80 years old, talks about his housemates, he refers to them as his brothers.
Description
Supported Living Services provide individualized supports to those who live in agency-owned and operated properties. These fully furnished, one bed/one bath, apartments include room and board, Wi-Fi and phone. Individuals have the opportunity to acquire and maintain life skills to support independence; including training in interpersonal skills, shopping, recreation, budgeting and self-administration of medication.
Individualized Supported Living provides those who live in their own home or apartment individualized day activities that support the participant’s definition of a meaningful day. Services include up to 24 hours a day of training and support, to promote opportunities for individuals to be a part of and participate in their community.
Additional services include:
• Assistance with activities of daily living
• Health, medical and safety monitoring
• Transportation and food services
• Money management and oversight
• Recreation, socialization and travel
• Advocacy and legal support
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, ,
Short-Term Success Our growth area this past year has been with our Individualized Supported Living program. We grew our program quickly because of the reputation we have with the funders and guardians. We were able to take many new people in on an emergency basis from other providers were not providing the services needed to ensure a person’s health and safety.
Long-Term Success
  • Each person is unique and their personal journey should be respected and supported;
  • With encouragement and assistance, everyone can make lifestyle choices.
  • Lives are enriched through social relationships, active community involvement and access to comfortable and safe residential opportunities.
  • Everyone has the means to express themselves, to communicate, to interact and to develop relationships, resulting in a positive self-image.
Program Success Monitored By The Missouri Quality Outcomes for Person-Centered Plans guide the life experiences for the people we support. The staff use the outcomes expressed by the people receiving services and their team to know how best to support them in fulfilling their dreams and wishes. This approach emphasizes positive life experiences for each individual through quality-of-life involvements. The staff supports each individual in achieving his/her outcomes through Gentle Teaching supported by Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County-eitas. Percentages of outcomes completed are calculated and published in the Annual Report.
Examples of Program Success
My name is Nicole and I live at Kinbrook Apartments and have been for eight years. Before coming to CDD, I lived with my grandmother. My Support Coordinator told me about CDD and what a great place it was. I decided I wanted to try it out and have some independence. Some things I love about CDD are the exciting trips and outings provided to us. We go to Royals and Chiefs games and musicals at Starlight theatre. Every year we go to the Universal Circus and the Renaissance Festival. We go on picnics and to Worlds of Fun. We even went on a family vacation to Branson this year. CDD helps me to be more independent by having staff to help teach me life skills. Staff and I go grocery shopping and cook delicious and wholesome meals in my own apartment. I love having my own apartment at CDD. 
 
I love being a part of the CDD family; they let me live my life the way I want and help me to see my full potential.
Description We offer Day Habilitation services that provide individualized day activities that support the participant’s definition of a meaningful day. Participants are given the opportunity to be involved in community living skills such as shopping, recreation and socialization skills. Daytime activities are also provided to participants.
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, ,
Short-Term Success The Day program has benefitted several individuals who were not able to maintain traditional employment. The day program gives people a place to learn new skills, while helping prevent a decline in functioning levels. Many people take pride in being able to “go to work”, and have meaningful, structured activities to participate in. In addition to crafts, games, daily living skills and social skills, people go on outings in the community. Due to funding issues, it is a struggle to afford the costs associated with community inclusion.
Long-Term Success
  • Each person is unique and their personal journey should be respected and supported;
  • With encouragement and assistance, everyone can make lifestyle choices.
  • Lives are enriched through social relationships, active community involvement and access to comfortable and safe residential opportunities.
  • Everyone has the means to express themselves, to communicate, to interact and to develop relationships, resulting in a positive self-image.
Program Success Monitored By The Missouri Quality Outcomes for Person-Centered Plans guide the life experiences for the people we support. The staff use the outcomes expressed by the people receiving services and their team to know how best to support them in fulfilling their dreams and wishes. This approach emphasizes positive life experiences for each individual through quality-of-life involvements. The staff support each individual in achieving his/her outcomes through Gentle Teaching supported by Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County-eitas. Percentages of outcomes completed are calculated and published in the Annual Report.
Examples of Program Success Oscar has been with the day program since the beginning. Oscar had difficulties with handling his anger or emotions. He was not able to participate in other day programs due to his challenges. However, he is able to be in a small, familiar setting, with only 3 other individuals, Oscar has been able to make great strides. He doesn’t get as angry as he did before. His beautiful smile is much more evident. He enjoys participating in the activities in the day program, but he is able to do so at his own pace. Because of the small staff to client ratio, and the relaxed environment, Oscar has been able to flourish.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Sarah Mudd
Term Start Feb 2014
Compensation $100,001 - $125,000
Experience Sarah received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Missouri Valley College and a Master’s in Gerontology from Central Missouri State University. Sarah began her career as Support Staff at Butterfield Youth Services in August, 1988. In April, 1991 Sarah began working for Center for Developmentally Disabled as a Direct Support Staff. She worked various positions related to client care until 2014. In February 2014 Sarah was named Executive Director of CDD. In 2016 Sarah's title was changed to President/CEO.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Jim Johnson 1983 - 2014
Senior Staff
Title Chief Financial Officer
Title Human Resources Director
Title Chief Program Officer
Title Program Director
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 223
Paid Part-Time Staff 91
Volunteers 10
Paid Contractors 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Community Housing - 3 year2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Karrie Duke
Company Affiliation Jackson County CASA
Term Feb 2017 to Feb 2019
Email kduke@jacksoncountycasa-.org
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Frank Bowerman Community Volunteer
Ms. Karrie Duke Director of Volunteer Services/Legal Advocate
Mr. Peter Frick Humana Inc.
Mr. Peter Hartweger Spencer Fane Britt & Brown LLP
Mr. Justin Iske Fike
Ms. Angela Kuhlman American Century Investments
Mr. Chad Murphy Deloitte & Touche LLP
Ms. Rochelle Petway International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
Mr. Vonzel D. Sawyer Business Project Management
Mr. B. Jerome Wheeler The Law Offices of B Jerome Wheeler
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 40%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Finance
Building
Executive
CEO Comments

Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD) has the great pleasure of announcing that Special Neighbors, Inc. (SNI) will be consolidating services with CDD. This is a union of two innovative and professional companies that have a long history of providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The two organizations hold similar values and philosophies for providing services and supports. Both emphasize gentleness, dignity and respect for people receiving services. The importance of individual choice in determining satisfactory life experiences will not be lost through this consolidation. Though we will now operate as one company – Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD) – you can rely on a continuation of services at the high levels individuals and their families have come to expect.

The consolidation will result in CDD being the largest provider of services to people with developmental disabilities in the Kansas City area and surrounding eight counties. The consolidation of the organizations will take effect on January 27, 2016. At that time, CDD will be an organization of more than 340 employees, providing community living opportunities across Jackson County, Missouri to 205 individuals over the age of 16 who have developmental disabilities. The main office will be the current CDD office at 1010 West 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111, with a satellite office at 3675 South Noland Road, Suite 110, Independence, MO 64055.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this major milestone as it provides a tremendously exciting opportunity for our community and those we serve.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Sarah Mudd, Executive Director, at (816) 531-0045.

Financials
Fiscal Year Start Apr 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Mar 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $6,500,000
Projected Expenses $5,784,656
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 3/31/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$7,016$52,018$16,158
Government Contributions$6,729,312$6,069,489$5,721,700
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$6,729,312$6,069,489$5,721,700
Individual Contributions----$0
$0$0$0
$299,138$308,301$181,618
Investment Income, Net of Losses$47,940$60,033$25,146
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$5,794,463$5,244,618$4,775,962
Administration Expense$749,897$559,184$617,458
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.121.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%90%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$5,429,463$4,879,563$4,127,056
Current Assets$2,980,703$2,418,820$2,512,912
Long-Term Liabilities$36,594$42,148$20,709
Current Liabilities$415,810$373,659$335,580
Total Net Assets$4,977,059$4,463,756$3,770,767
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.176.477.49
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%1%1%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose To build a office space that is accessible, with a day program area for our growing program and that has adequate accessible parking.
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name Center for Developmentally Disabled
Address 1010 West 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Primary Phone (816) 531-0045
Contact Email Info@cddkc.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sarah Mudd
Board Chair Ms. Karrie Duke
Board Chair Company Affiliation Jackson County CASA
Year of Incorporation 1975
Former Names
Special Neighbors, Inc.