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About Us

Who We Are

The Adair County SB40 Developmental Disability Board is a political subdivision of Adair County, Missouri, providing essential resources for people with developmental disabilities.

Our History

In 1969 the State of Missouri enacted a statute, SB 40, allowing counties to vote on and approve a special property tax levy to support local services for people with developmental disabilities. The state boards created through the passage of this tax levy have become commonly referred to as "SB 40 Boards" in reference to the Senate Bill that created them.

The Adair County SB40 Developmental Disability Board was established with the passage of a local proposition in April, 2005. The 15 cent per $100 of assessed property tax generated $350,000 within the first year. The Adair County Commission appointed the first nine-member board in July, 2005. In February, 2006, the first Director was hired and funding began for individual needs and organizational grants to the sheltered workshop in addition to a variety of community organizations providing residential and employment supports, transportation, and advocacy.

In 2009, property was purchased and the Community Learning Center was established. On September 1, 2010, SB40 purchased a second location and began offering Targeted Case Management to the residents of Adair County along with four surrounding counties; Schuyler, Scotland, Sullivan, and Putnam. 

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

Our vision is to see people's ABILITIES and change the world so that everyone can live their best life.

Our Values

SELF-DETERMINATION - Having opportunities, respectful support, and the authority to exert control in one's own life with decisions that are honored and the opportunity to succeed or learn from failure.

COMMUNITY - The importance of community in the lives of people with developmental disabilities and the importance of people with developmental disabilities in the life of the community with emphasis on collaboration and belonging.

EQUALITY - Believing all people are of equal value and ensuring they are treated with equal dignity.

EQUITY - Believing that no one should have poorer life chances because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information, ensuring systemic barriers are removed, and helping people meet their unique needs to make the most of their lives and talents.

EXCELLENCE - Believing the organization must go beyond compliance in delivery of serices to meet current needs and anticipate future needs of the people we support. 

Our Objectives

Ensure that people with developmental disabilities receive quality, personalized services through coordination, linking, planning and monitoring of supports.

Secure funding for necessary and qualifying expenses for people with developmental disabilities and agencies supporting them.

Education to ultimately improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

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