About Us

PLEASE NOTE: As of July 1, 2017, all Case Management Services in Taney, Stone and Ozark counties will be managed by LinkAbility, Inc., to comply with the conflict-fee case management ruling by the Center for Medicaid Services. There will be no changes to your Case Manager, their contact phone number or services received by you or your family (click here for Case Manager information and a list of updated email addresses). 

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.

A Table for Two – The Importance of Valentine’s Day Every Day

By Kurt Nantz, Developmental Connections Intern and Autism Parent A November 2013 Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders article reports that, “Parents raising children with ASD (Autism Spectral Disorder), particularly mothers, have reported high degrees of stress.” Autism moms (and dads) reply with, “Tell us something we don’t know!”   Parenting is a tough gig for […]


Residential Services Director Appointed to Statewide Board

The Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (MARF) appointed its 2017-2018 Board of Directors at their May 23 meeting. Developmental Connections, the Taney County Board for the Developmentally Disabled, is excited to announce that its Director of Residential Services, Melody Case, was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Community Living Group. Developmental Connections provides […]


Return on Disability – Hiring Disabled Workers

“It’s not about charity. It’s not about special jobs for special people. There is real profitability in driving this forward.” Rich Donovan, financial analyst.