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The members of the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities are responsible to carry out the provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). Serving a maximum of two four-year terms, the 40-member Council represents the state and is composed of 60% of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD) or family members or guardians. Of those, at least 33% is required to be self-advocates. The remainder of the Council is made up of representatives from state agencies, nonprofit and professional organizations.



Current KCDD Chair

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 Karey Padding,
Andover, KS
COUNCIL CHAIR



Council Members

 

 Josh Alters

Josh Alters
Topeka, KS
VICE CHAIR

 

 Josh Alters

Kayzy Bigler
Topeka, KS 

  Daniel Decker

Stacy Crow
Goodland, KS

 

 Daniel Decker

Daniel Decker
Topeka, KS

 

 

Michael Fairchild

Shirley Fessler,
Topeka, KS

 

 

Nikki Heiman

Austin Hanson,
Topeka, KS

 

Michele Heydon
Topeka, KS

 

Alternate: Paula Morgan

  

 

Sarah Meitner

Sarah Meitner
Hays, KS 

 

 

Bert Moore, 
Topeka, KS 

Dean Zajic

Alternate: Dean Zajic

 

 

Rocky Nichols

Rocky Nichols
Topeka, KS

Alternate: Mike Burgess

 

 

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 Colin Olenick,
Olathe, KS

 

Skylar Schwindt

Skylar Schwindt
Wichita, KS

 

Kacy Seitz kcdd council member

Kacy Seitz
Shawnee, KS 

 

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Fran Seymour-Hunter,
Topeka, KS

Alternate: Lisa Goins  

 

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Karrie Shogren
Lawrence, KS

 

 

 

Bill Story

Bill Story
Overland Park, KS

 

 

 

 

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Think about what you need to know and do.
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Five Year State Plan
2022-2026

· Creating Leaders & Empowering Advocacy
· Leading Systems Change

 

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