Q: What is a developmental disability?
A: The state of Missouri defines a developmental disability as: “Developmental Disability”, a disability which is attributable to:
1. Mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury or autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction; or autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction; or
2. Any other mental or physical impairment or combination of mental or physical impairments; and
Is manifested before the person attains age twenty-two; and
Is likely to continue indefinitely; and
Results in substantial functional limitations in two or more of the following areas of major life activities:
2. Receptive and expressive language development and use;
5. Capacity for independent living or economic self-sufficiency;
6. Mobility; 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
Q: Who does IM currently serve?
A: Consumer Demographics
- • All individuals served are diagnosed with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities.
- • Twenty need assistance in bathing themselves.
- • Three are unable to feed themselves.
- • None are able to self-administer medication.
- • None can cook for themselves without assistance.
- • Only 11 can communicate a need for medical attention.
- • None are able to transport themselves.
- • Twenty-nine are adult women ranging in ages from 40 to 73.
- • Two are adult men ranging in ages from 20-25.
- • All require 24-hours per day, 7-day per week care.
- • Twenty-two are able to assist minimally with cleaning.
- • Two are able to work in supported employment.
- • Three consumers do not have families that participate in their lives.
- • Twenty-nine are able to volunteer for community organizations.
- • Thirteen have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities (IQ 35-69).
- • Sixteen have severe to profound intellectual disabilities (IQ ≤34).
- • One has a severe chronic disability that occurred before the age of 22 limiting capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency.
- • Thirteen have been IM consumers for less than 10 years.
- • Six have been IM consumers for 10 to 20 years.
- • Twelve have been IM consumers for 20 years or more.
- • All are Missouri Medicaid/waiver funded.
Q: What regional area do you serve?
A: IM and My Day serve the Clay County, Missouri area.
Q: What makes Immacolata Manor different from other agencies or institutions?
A: Within Clay County, Missouri, other agencies providing residential services include Concerned Care, Inc. and TNC Community. The only other agency providing adult day habilitation services is Triality, Inc. Services we provide that set us apart from other residential programs include a dedicated campus with HUDD approved homes designed and built specifically for the special needs of persons with disabilities. A heart healthy menu program offering variety and flavor while meeting the weight and nutritional needs of our residents. A dedicated team managing the health care of each individual; providing continuous care, companionship and advocacy beyond State of Missouri requirements.
Q: Who are your major funders?
1. State of Missouri (Medicaid Waivers) (group homes & day habilitation)
2. Department of Mental Health
3. Developmental Disabilities Resource Board (Clay County)
4. Manor Thrift Shop
5. Janey’s Ride
Principal funders of the My Day program are the Developmental Disabilities Resources Board (Clay County) and the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities (State of Missouri).
Q: How do I place my loved one with you?
A: IM contracts with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH); Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) at their Kansas City Regional Office(KCRO) 816-889-3400 to provide funding to pay for the full time care of the people we serve. This funding, which is supplemented by the Clay County Developmental Disabilities Resource Board, is used to pay for residential care as well as day habilitation services, and where needed transportation. IM does not maintain a waiting list; it is important to determine a person’s eligibility for services through these funding agencies and to request needed services as there is a waitlist established by the DDD based upon level of need by the person and their family. If you are not receiving case management services from KCRO you are encouraged to call and make your needs known. Visits by individuals and their families usually happen at the request of KCRO once funding will be approved.