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Community Day Services


Community Day Services are goal-oriented with an emphasis on developmental skills, daily living skills, and vocational training. Individualized, person-centered goals are developed to promote skill acquisition and foster independence. 

Specialized Services for Older Adults

Services are provided on a self-contained unit where emphasis is placed on the needs of older adults, including reminiscing, health and aging related issues, socialization opportunities, and retention of skills. Specific services are provided to meet the needs of individuals with dementia.

Staff Qualifications

Direct support professionals receive extensive orientation and on-the-job training, including ninety hours of formal classroom instruction. Regularly scheduled training is provided throughout the year on topics pertinent to the services provided. As needed, staff members are trained to work with the special needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related disorders.


  • Paid work training

  • Individualized programming and future planning

  • Community integration

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Public transportation and pedestrian safety

  • Multi-sensory environment

  • Special interest classes

  • Visual arts

  • Jewelry making

  • Nursing services

  • Self-Advocacy Training

  • Communication training

  • Assistive Technology

  • Social organizations and events

  • Behavior development

  • Vocational exploration, development and advancement

  • Independent living skills

  • Personal care and hygiene

  • Human rights training

  • Transportation services

  • Referral to other services

We tailor our training to address not only our individuals' needs, but we strive to help them fulfill their dreams and desires, too. Each client is able to choose classes of their interest and spend the day learning and doing things that they enjoy while knowing that their voice is heard. 

REACH - Retention and Education for Achievement in the Community and Home

REACH strives to increase opportunities for education, provide unique opportunities to volunteer in the community, and expand employment options for our clients. REACH also operates our on-campus coffee shop, Vitale's. Grab a friend and come join us for a cup of coffee on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday morning - Vitale's is open from 9:00am - 10:30am! 

BEYOND - Building Expectations. Your Opportunities. New Dreams. 

BEYOND is a new program that extends beyond our walls and emphasizes greater community-based services and activities. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement coming soon! 

Volunteer Services

We are always looking at ways to give back to our community. Currently, we volunteer at almost 20 places in our area including: FISH Food Pantry, Knox Prairie Community Kitchen, Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank, and more. If your business or organization is in need of some volunteers, please contact us - we would love to help! 


BEST Fit is a partnership between DD Homes and KCCDD, Inc. The program provides tailored exercise routines, led by trained fitness coordinators, to individuals with various intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The program concentrates on increasing individuals' strength and stamina, while helping them meet personal fitness goals. 

Best Time  |  Best Place  |  Best Exercise

"They help me learn how to speak up for myself and others. I get to volunteer, go to classes, and do projects. Thrive is a good place to be."          - Shelley, KCCDD Client

Does your organization have a volunteer opportunity for our participants?

We would love to chat about how we can help and give back to our community! Please e-mail us or call us at 309-344-2600

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