We provide advocacy services to help individuals with IDD and their families access eligibility information, applications and community services and supports.


Home & Community Based Services

How to access Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) through the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Waiver in Kansas.  


Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) encompasses several waivers funded by KanCare (the Kansas Medicaid program) that were created to provide services to individuals with disabilities in their home community instead of an institution, such as a nursing home, hospital, or intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID.)  Services are designed to provide individuals with the least restrictive environment and to promote independence, inclusive, integration and productivity.   Additional information about Kansas HCBS waivers and eligibility requirements can be found at KDADS HCBS IDD Programs


Johnson County

Johnson County Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO)


Address: 10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219  

Phone: 913-826-2600

Eligibility and Application Information:  Gail Lauri 913-826-2509


Douglas & Jefferson Counties

Cottonwood CDDO 


Address: 2801 W 31st Street, Lawrence, KS 66047

Phone: 785-576-1124

Eligibility and Application information:  Application

Point of Contact: Angela Drake   785-840-1614


Shawnee County 

Shawnee County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization (CDDO)


Address: 2701 SW Randolph, Topeka, KS 66611

Phone: 785-232-5083

Eligibility and Application information:  Application

Point of Contact: Tiffanie Krentz 785-506-8677


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