The Adair County SB40 Developmental Disability Board is a political subdivision of Adair County, Missouri, providing essential resources for people with developmental disabilities.
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.
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 is to see people's ABILITIES and change the world so that everyone can live their best life.
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 - Ensuring that all people have equal opportunities to make the most of their lives and talents and that no one should have poorer life chances because of the way they were born, where they come from, what they believe, or whether they have a disability.
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.