Developmental Disabilities Resources Board

The Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay County, Missouri (hereinafter referred to as the "Board") derives its authority from Sections 205.968 to 205.972, RSMo., commonly called the "County Sheltered Workshop" law.  Authority is further drawn from the citizens of Clay County as per the passage of the original county tax levy on April 6, 1971 and from the Clay County Court Resolution dated May 3, 1971 which appointed the first Board of Directors of the Clay County Sheltered Facilities Board.  The name of the Board was subsequently changed officially on January 1, 1993.

The mission of the Board is to promote an environment (array of services and supports) whereby citizens of Clay County with developmental disabilities and their families have the opportunity to have productive and fulfilling lives.

Public Notices

Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay County

DDRB Board Meeting - Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Join the Zoom meeting here

Meeting ID: 837 5502 0970

Password: 389828

Agenda: Review applications received for funds from the DDRB CoVid19 Emergency Relief Fund.


All DDRB meetings will take place at the offices of the
Developmental Disabilities Resource Board
920 S. Kent Street
Liberty, Missouri 64068
For directions, click here.

For more information please contact:
Sonja Bennett, Administrative Director
920 S. Kent Street
Liberty, Missouri 64068

Additional Information

The DDRB regular meeting location is at 920 Kent, Liberty, Missouri, 64068. (Map/Directions). 

2020 Meeting Schedule / 2020 Holiday Schedule


The DDRB consists of nine members made up of residents and taxpayers that meet (RSMo) Chapter 205.970 criteria.

Sonja Bennett  (Director) 
Stephen Elliott (Treasurer) 
Gary Steinman (Chairman) 
VACANT (Vice Chairman) 
Richard White (Secretary)
Patricia Schoenrade 
Alan Naylor  
James Gottstein 
Robert Sevier 
Janet White 

Clay County, Mo.

Contact Us

920 Kent
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 792-5255

Gary Steinman

Nicole Brown
(816) 407-3650

Term Length
3 Years, Staggered

Board Type
Statutory Board, Chapter 33
Commission Appointed 

Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services

Case Management
Center for Human Services

Residential Services
Life Unlimited
TNC Community

Adult Day Habilitation
Life Unlimited
Easter Seals Midwest

Employment and Support Services
Vocational Services
Ability KC
Alphapointe Association for the Blind
Northland Early Education Center
Easter Seals Midwest
Children's Center for the Visually Impaired
Northland Therapeutic Riding Center 

UMKC - ACED Program