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.

News & Updates


Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay County (DDRB) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for funding in FY2020 to nonprofit agencies interested in providing services to persons with developmental disabilities who reside in Clay County.

Applicants must be a 501©3 corporation in good standing in the state of Missouri.  The Agency must be accredited by CARF or a similar accrediting body. Any Agency interested in applying for funding or to learn more about the DDRB may call the Board Office at 816-792-5255 or email the Administrative Director at The DDRB Funding Policy is available at the bottom of this page, under the header "Bylaws, Policies and Financials". Application packets can be picked up at the Board Office located at 920 Kent Street, Liberty, Missouri between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, or request an electronic copy by email.

Deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Public Notices

Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay County

Finance Committee Meeting - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
- Review of Captial Grant Request
- Review NEEC Request for additional funding

DDRB Board-Owned Property Committee Meeting - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
- Review 2nd Board-Owned Property Inspection Report
- Review Clay County Residential Homes Inspection Report

DDRB Board Meeting - Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm


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


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

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

Additional Information

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

2019 Meeting Schedule / 2019 Holiday Schedule

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