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We provide personalized, quality services for people with developmental disabilities.

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Governed by Missouri Senate Bill 40 (SB40), the Taney County Board for the Developmentally Disabled, known as Developmental Connections, is a political sub-division of the county, empowered to collect a county-wide property tax for the establishment and/or operation of employment programs, residential facilities and/or related services for the care or employment of Taney County residents with developmental disabilities.

The Board’s goal is to assist and support local non-profit agencies in the development of resources to enhance the lives and opportunities available to persons with developmental disabilities in Taney County. Our vision is that Taney County residents and families of individuals with developmental disabilities will look upon Developmental Connections as a central resource of information, referral and support for services and the development of opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.


Bobbie with fellow Service Coordinator Tara Kempf and client Michael Dutton.

Meet the Team – Bobbie Wydeen, Service Coordinator

Bobbi Wydeen is a  Service Coordinator with Developmental Connections. With a caseload of 42 people, Bobbie provides a link to services and advocates strongly on behalf of her clients. How many years have you served people with developmental disabilities? I have worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for over 25 years.  In Illinois before my […]


The Great Outdoors – Enjoying Time with Your Kids

Spend family time outdoors this summer! In addition to all of the physical and social development that playing outdoors promotes, it’s just plain FUN! Our kids are naturally drawn toward being active outdoors and it allows them to explore their surroundings, improve fine and gross motor skills and coordination and gain self-confidence and self-reliance. Encourage children […]


Meet the Team – Sheri Clayton, Residential Services

How many years have you served people with developmental disabilities? Two years What is the biggest challenge you face in your position? I really don’t see it as a challenge. I love what I do, spending time with our consumers. What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?  Getting to be with the people and […]