Developmental Disabilities Resources Board



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JULY 21, 2021 -- The Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay County (DDRB) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for funding in FY2022 to nonprofit agencies interested in providing services to persons with developmental disabilities who reside in Clay County.

Applicants must be a 501©3 not-for-profit corporation in good standing in the state of Missouri.  The Agency must be accredited by CARF or a similar licensing or accrediting body and an approved provider by the Department of Mental Health, Kansas City Regional Office.

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 on the DDRB website at under the header of 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 4:30pm Monday through Friday or request an electronic copy by email.

Deadline for Board receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m.

 Monday, October 4, 2021


DDRBCC Upcoming Meetings

DDRB October Board Meeting - Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 @ 6:30PM

Meeting ID: 876 2409 7589 // Password: 590512

Join the Zoom meeting here


DDRB Finance Committee Meeting - Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 @ 5:30PM

Meeting ID: 876 2409 7589 // Password: 590512

Join the Zoom meeting here


DDRB Finance Committee Meeting - Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 @ 5:30PM

Meeting ID: 876 1333 2547 // Password: 037069

Join the Zoom meeting here


Additional Information

As of 4/28/21, all DDRB meetings will be held in a hybrid manner.
Attendees may be join by way of Zoom or in-person at the offices of the

Developmental Disabilities Resource Board
920 S. Kent Street
Liberty, Missouri 64068


For directions, click here. Or contact the Board Office for our meeting Zoom links.

ALL in person attendees must follow the Clay County COVID-19 Guidelines and Protocols.

For more info please contact:
Sonja Bennett, Administrative Director




2021 Meeting Schedule / 2021 Holiday Schedule

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

Stephen Elliott – Chairman 

Sonja Bennett - Director

Gary Steinman – Vice Chairman 

James Gottstein – Secretary

Richard White – Treasurer

Alan Naylor

Patricia Schoenrade

Robert Sevier

Janet White

Marleen Leonce

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The Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay County, Missouri 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.

Clay County, Mo.

Contact Us

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

Stephen Elliott

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
Job One 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