What is a CDDO? As a result of the DD Reform Act, each county in the state of Kansas has been designated to a
Community Developmental Disability Organization to assist individuals with coordinating and accessing supports and
services. There are currently 27 CDDO’s.
In 1995, the Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services designated New Beginnings as the Community
Developmental Disability Organization for Chautauqua, Elk, Greenwood, and Wilson Counties.
CDDO’s have many functions that include:
- Providing a single point of entry for people seeking services
- Determining eligibility for developmental disability services
- Completing the Basic Assessment and Information System (BASIS) assessments to determine support needs and funding eligibility
- Assisting people in identifying and accessing supports and services
- Coordinating a Council of Community Members
- Working with affiliate providers to ensure quality supports are available and are being delivered in accordance with the person’s plan
It is the mission of New Beginnings to assure quality, dignity, and choice to persons having an intellectual or developmental disability.