We Connect Franklin County Families
with Special Needs Resources
News Release–Effective immediately, Kimberlyn MacDonald has been appointed as the Interim Executive Director and she may be reached at 636-584-7240 ext. 1231. We wish to take this opportunity to assure you that our quality and consistency of services will not be interrupted. It is our desire to continue providing supportive services to our residents of Franklin County. We will endeavor to keep you posted on the status of the position replacement. Thank you for your understanding during this period of transition.
Disability Resource Connection, formerly known as the Franklin County SB40 Resource Board, provides support, resources and advocacy for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers, living in Franklin County. Under the Senate Bill 40 (SB40) legislation in 1987 the government organization was developed to connect services for persons with developmental disabilities with those in need. A board appointed by the County Commission is responsible for overall operations.
Eligibility is determined by the Department of Mental Health. A developmental disability includes intellectual disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism or a similar condition diagnosed before the age of 22; however, Disability Resource Connection will work with disabled persons throughout their lifetime. They work closely with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri First Steps.
How We Do It
Our highly trained and experienced service coordinators will visit to gain a full understanding of a person's challenges and opportunities for growth.
We connect to resources like: employment, transportation, therapies, summer camps, day programming, supportive living and personal assistance.
We raise public awareness and help attain funding for the services provided in our region, supported by primarily by county taxes.
The Franklin County SB40 Resource Board is searching for volunteers to serve on the Due Process Committee. This committee ensures that individuals receiving services from Franklin County SB40 Resource Board exercise or are assisted in exercising all rights under the United States Constitution as well as those stated in statute. The committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am to review and ensure due process has occurred when rights restrictions or limitations are imposed.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, please contact:
Due Process Committee Chair
636-584-7240, extension 1294
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We estimate we are only serving a fraction of those in our community in need. Help us spread the word in Franklin County that we are here to help caretakers and individuals with disabilities connect with resources to help them.
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