Welcome to Special Neighbors/CDD

A Combination of Two Extraordinary Agencies

Special Neighbors, Inc. (SNI) to combine with

Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD)


We have the great pleasure of announcing that Special Neighbors, Inc. (SNI) has combined with the Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD). The new company will be a true combination of equals – a joining of two extraordinary agencies very similar in size and culture, with practice strengths that are highly complementary.

The combining of the organizations will take effect on January 27, 2016. At that time, we will be an agency of more than 340 employees, serving 205 individuals with developmental disabilities across Jackson County, Missouri (making CDD the largest service provider in the Kanas City region). From this date the combined agencies will conduct business together under the name Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD), with their main office in Kansas City, MO and a branch office in Independence, MO. Sarah Mudd will maintain her position as Executive Director and Etta Mitchell, SNI’s current Executive Director, will provide transition consultation for a six-month period to ensure a smooth conversion and integration of the organizations.

Both agencies are extremely proud of the quality of their programs and the provision of quality care; providing quality of life and community access for the most fragile of our society. You can expect from the new company the same focus, the same commitment, to providing a positive, gentle and caring quality of living for all individuals.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this major milestone as it provides a tremendously exciting opportunity for our community and those we endeavor to serve. We look forward to providing a broad range of expertise and quality of service standards for the developmentally disabled community…together.

About CDD:

CDD is a private, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1972. CDD provides housing, residential care, day habilitation and Personal Care Assistance programs 365 days per year to adults with developmental disabilities in the greater Kansas City area. Accredited by CARF, CDD maintains a nationally recognized quality of service standards for our housing and community placement options and opportunities. The mission of CDD is to support persons with disabilities in achieving their fullest potential. CDD believes each person is unique and their personal journey should be respected and supported. With encouragement and assistance, everyone can make lifestyle choices. Lives are enriched through social relationships, active community involvement and access to comfortable and safe residential opportunities.

Visit us at www.cddkc.org

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