Welcome to Audrain Developmental Disability Services
CREATING A BETTER LIFE FOR AUDRAIN COUNTY CITIZENS
Audrain Developmental Disability Services (ADDS) provides services and resources for individuals with developmental disabilities who live in and around Audrain County. We believe that individuals with developmental disabilities have the right to self-determination and to lead a life with quality and to have opportunities for community inclusion. ADDS services are designed to create appropriate options that address the individual needs of each person served while encouraging growth and social interaction in the Audrain County community and the surrounding area.
ADDS was established in 1978. ADDS administers funding authorized through Senate Bill 40 – state legislation passed in 1969 that allows counties to levy a tax for funds to be used for services for individuals with a developmental disability such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, autism, epilepsy, certain learning disabilities, etc.
ADDS serves individuals with developmental disabilities as determined by the Missouri Department of Mental Health – Division of Developmental Disabilities. The disability must have occurred before age 22, with the expectation that the disability is life-long and the individual must be substantially limited in their ability to function independently.
We hope that this website will enable you to better understand what ADDS has to offer Audrain County citizens. You will find information regarding ADDS’ services as well as recent information regarding ADDS’ accreditation, Community Newsletters, Annual Report, Outcomes Report, Strategic Plan, ADDS Policies and Procedures, Privacy Policies, and Budget with just a few “clicks.”
We have included information regarding ADDS’ Board Members and administrative staff members. There are also links to other websites such as Department of Mental Health – Developmental Disabilities that may provide you with helpful resources.
Our Developmental Training Center’s day program services are designed to support individuals by helping them maximize their potentials for development through habilitative training. This program aims to assist individuals in reaching their optimal physical, emotional, and independent functioning.
Working closely with individuals and their families, our support coordinators assess, plan, and implement the necessary supports that allow individuals to reach their goals. Support Coordinators monitor and evaluate all programs to ensure the highest quality support is provided to each individual.
Respite care is also available as temporary relief for parents/caregivers from the responsibilities of caring for someone with a developmental disability. Depending on your situation and the individual’s care needs, assistance is available for anywhere from a few hours to 24-hour respite services.
Because we believe that individuals with developmental disabilities have the right to lead lives that are community-based, our residential supported living homes foster an environment of encouragement and social interaction with 24 hour supervision and support.
Our homes each have 24 hour supervision and supports and offer community integration and inclusion services to assist individuals in participating in community activities. We staff a full-time RN to assist with medical follow up, consultation, and coordination of needed medical care, medications, etc.