Welcome to MACDDS
Welcome! The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services hopes this web site can be of service to you. Please bookmark this site and visit us often for Developmental Disability information in the state of Missouri and from around the world! Please click here if you would like information about services or contact information in a particular area of the state of Missouri. The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS) is a leader in local initiatives for people with developmental disabilities. The organization is comprised of 66 county boards (including the City of St. Louis), and 17 Related Private Organizations and one (1) Targeted Case Management Organization that provide local services for people with developmental disabilities. MACDDS is dedicated to ensuring quality community supports are available for people with developmental disabilities. MACDDS believes having local people solving local issues results in the best services for individuals with developmental disabilities. MACDDS works to assure services and supports for people with developmental disabilities continue to be planned and carried out at the local level. Our vision, to be an effective catalyst—shaping public policy and practice for people with developmental disabilities continues. As anticipated, the Partnership for Hope Waiver expanded with 103 counties, and the City of St. Louis, participating, serving over 5428 individuals. County Board led and private Targeted Case Management Services are now being provided in 104 counties, plus the City of St. Louis, in the State.
Please check out this link to enjoy a video that travels down the path of MACDDS's history. A wonderful overview from some of its founding members to remind us of a dream that took place 40 years ago. A very special thank you to UMKC for the time, energy and commitment they put forth to create this valuable piece of history, and a huge thank you to the members for telling their story.