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December 17, 2017
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Developmental Disabilities Services

Mission

To promote the independence, integration and productivity of the citizens of Jackson County who experience Intellectual Disabilities(ID) or Developmental Disabilities(DD).

The Developmental Disabilities Program provides specialized case management to eligible individuals who experience Intellectual Disabilities , cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, and other Developmental Disabilities. Program responsibilities include the provision of protective service actions as well as thorough investigation of abuse and neglect for adults living in provider agencies as well as family homes; crisis intervention; quality assurance in sub-contracted residential and vocational services; licensing and monitoring of foster homes; administration of family support for minor children; and authorization of Medicaid K Plan support services for children and adults. The Developmental Disabilities Program is helping to meet County goal: (1) Protect the health, safety, and well being of all citizens.