Phelps County SB-40 Board for the Developmentally Disabled

With agencies and families
working together in Phelps County,
we can change disabilities into abilities.

Are you in need of Services ?

To apply for admission to the programs provided or supported by The Phelps County Board, a person must:

  • Be a resident of Phelps County
  • Be deemed eligible as a person with a developmental disability by the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities.
  • Individuals shall be considered for services without regards to race, sex, religion, national origin, age ancestry or political affiliation.

What is a Developmental Disability ?

The state of Missouri defines a Developmental Disability as:

Mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury or autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction; or any other mental or physical impairments, or combination of mental or physical impairments; and is manifested before the person attains age twenty-two; is likely to continue indefinitely; and results in substantial functional limitations in two or more of the following areas of major life activities:

  • Self Care
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Development and Use
  • Learning
  • Self Direction
  • Mobility
  • Capacity for Independent Living or Economic Self-Sufficiency
  • And reflects the person's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, habilitation or other services which may be of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.