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Our Mission


The Mission of the Adair County SB40 is to engage in ADVOCACY, promote INCLUSION, and provide essential RESOURCES to assist people with developmental disabilities to live self-determined lives.

DD Resource Center:  Service Coordination

The Adair County SB40 service coordinators work with individuals in Adair, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, and Sullivan Counties to develop comprehensive person-centered support plans which outline steps and access resources necessary to achieve each person's own unique life goals. Please see information under Service Coordination for more details.


Not-for-profit organizations located in Adair county, and residents of Adair, Putnam Schuyler, Scotland, and Sullivan Counties who have developmental disabilities and qualify for services, may request funding through the Adair County SB40 for disability-related programs and needs. Please see specific policies under Funding tab.


Community Learning Center
The Community Learning Center focuses on offering programs to help individuals increase their independence and knowledge as well as providing social and recreational opportunities.  Please click the Community Learning Center tab for more information.

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Adair County SB40 Developmental Disability Board announces October's Spotlight Award Winner!

Adair County SB40 is pleased to announce that Joseph Smith of Kirksville has been selected to receive the October 2023 Spotlight Award for his long-time work as a loyal employee in the community and for his community volunteerism. Joseph was nominated for this award by his Adair County SB40 Service Coordinator, Laura Morrow and Chariton Valley Association/CHS Program Director, Linda Bowers.

Morrow said, “Joseph demonstrates loyalty, dedication, and a strong work ethic as he just celebrated his 25th work anniversary with Sodexo this year. He rarely if ever says no to taking an extra shift, as it is important for him to take care of his family and have the resources to take care of his responsibilities.” When asked what he likes about working with Sodexo, Joseph says he enjoys his co-workers, his bosses and considers them to be his friends. He says that he wants to work with Sodexo as long as possible.

Bowers noted that Joseph completed his education with achieving his GED while still working. She also said that “Joseph is a wonderful volunteer for his church family at First Baptist Church in Kirksville. He helps other people in his class with getting them coffee, bringing their supplies downstairs and guiding people to their classroom. During class time, he helps others find Bible passages and frequently volunteers to pray for other students. Joe helped start a weekly dinner for fellowship within the church. He also assists people to the church bakery to participate in free bakery items. He just generously offers his assistance in any way that he can.”

Adair County SB40 Executive Director, Crystal Aminirad, offered the Board’s congratulations, stating that “Joe is known throughout our community as someone who loves to help others, such as offering to mow yards for free. He is a dedicated participant in Special Olympics in Northeast Missouri. He has a huge heart for giving to others and sharing his many talents. He is one of the kindest people you would ever meet. We are all so blessed to have Joseph and his wife Amanda in our community!”

If you would like to nominate a great candidate for a monthly Spotlight Award, Adair County SB40 is accepting nominations. Anyone can make a nomination. Nominations can be made in any of the four following categories:

  • Kids Inclusion Spotlight Award for children in kindergarten - 8th grade

  • Youth Leadership Spotlight Award for youth in grades 9-12

  • Community Volunteer Spotlight Award (any age)

  • Entrepreneur or Employee Spotlight Award (any age)

In March 2024, an Spotlight Award of the Year winners will be selected from all of the monthly winners. Nominations can be made throughout the year by visiting the Adair County SB40 website or by contacting a SB40 staff member to assist you at (660) 665 - 9400. You can also find more information about the four nomination categories by visiting Adair County SB40’s website,

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