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

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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). 

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.

Letter from Our Executive Director regarding COVID-19

18 March 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian: My name is Troy W. Rasmussen and I’ve recently accepted the Executive Director’s position at Developmental Connections. One of my priorities for this next year, is to make a concerted effort to meet each of you in person. With the concerns about COVID-19 coronavirus, those plans may be delayed. However, […]

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah…

By Kurt Nantz, Dignity Now/ Developmental Connections Intern I am hoping some of you get the reference to the title. In 1963 Alan Sherman released his novelty hit which is also the title for this blog “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah”. It is a letter home from a young man begging to be sent home to […]

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 […]