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Community Developmental Disabilities Organization

What is your CDDO?

A Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) is the single point of entry for anyone seeking to obtain Intellectual and Developmental Disability services in the State of Kansas. The intake and eligibility process will determine whether a person qualifies for services by collecting necessary documentation such as an application, documentation of the person’s disability meeting the criteria set forth in the DD Reform Act and available school and other records.

Our friendly CDDO staff will work with you and your family members to ensure you receive information about the available services in your community. If services are needed outside of the developmental disability service system you will be referred to community resources available to meet your needs.

Kansas currently has 27 CDDO’s throughout the State that serve single and multiple counties performing a gatekeeping role. Currently, we serve only the residents of Wyandotte County.

What is our responsibility as your local CDDO?

We are contracted with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) to perform the following:

  • Work in collaboration and report to KDADS
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures
  • Monitor and oversee all affiliated providers
  • Ensure uniform access to services
  • Annually provide you with information about all available services and your rights
  • Establish a Council of Community Members (volunteer committee )
  • Establish a local Quality Assurance Committee (volunteer committee)

If you want more information about your Wyandotte CDDO feel free to contact us at: 913 573-5502 or email

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WCDDO Hours Gordon Criswell Phone Numbers
City Hall 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Director P: (913) 573-5502
701 N 7th Street Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 573-5511
Suite 346   Phyllis Wallace  
Kansas City, KS    Acting Deputy Director  
66101    Email  

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