We are licensed and certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health as a provider of community-based services to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. We offer residential and personal assistant services to individuals and their families in the Greater Kansas City and St. Louis metropolitan areas.
Community Choice is unique in that we began as a provider of Emergency and Temporary Staffing Supports to other agencies across the state serving individuals with Developmental Disabilities. We used our experience, knowledge and compassion to begin offering Community-based Services as an independent/licensed provider for the Department of Mental Health/Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Our mission is to empower people with disabilities to maximize their potential, to be happy and healthy, and to participate meaningfully in the community.
Community Choice is committed to providing empathic, respectful, and responsible community-based services. Our goal is to be the respected first choice of providers. We progressively seek to increase the impact we have in the community and to explore opportunities to develop new services and programs where we have the resources and expertise.
Intellectual Disability refers to a group of disorders characterized by a limited mental capacity and difficulty with adaptive behaviors such as managing money, schedules and routines, or social interactions. Intellectual disability originates before the age of 18 and may result from physical causes, such as autism or cerebral palsy, or from nonphysical causes, such as lack of stimulation and adult responsiveness.
Developmental Disability is a severe, long term disability that can affect cognitive ability, physical functioning, or both. These disabilities appear before age 22 and are likely to be life-long. The term “developmental disability” encompasses intellectual disability but also includes physical disabilities. Some developmental disabilities may be solely physical, such as blindness from birth. Others involve both physical and intellectual disabilities stemming from genetic or other causes, such as Down syndrome and fetal alcohol syndrome