The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS) has been in existence since 1979. Our mission is to champion inclusive communities through the leadership, collaboration, and education of our member organizations. Our vision is for all people to lead full, meaningful lives as valued members of their communities. The goals of MACDDS are consistently person- and community-centered. MACDDS supports the concept of providing persons with developmental disabilities with individualized, quality services as close to home as possible. MACDDS recognizes and promotes the individuality and autonomy of local county boards in the structure and provision of services within their communities.
MACDDS holds monthly membership meetings, and members are also involved in committee work and special purpose groups to improve services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, MACDDS works with several Affiliated Public Agencies to improve the quality of life of those Missouri citizens with developmental disabilities and creates opportunities that will facilitate communication among major governmental/quasi-governmental agencies that are responsible for the development and implementation of public policy, which affects the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Note: For the sake of the system, we've marked the SB40 membership as FREE; however, there is a dues structure based on the annual tax levy, and you will invoiced manually.
A. Membership in MACDDS, and all privileges thereof, shall be limited to and granted to any County Board or a Board in a City not within a County. Member Boards shall be defined as those Boards formed under the statutory authority of RSMO. 205.968 - 205.972. B. Any qualified Board organized under the RSMO. 205.968 - 205.972 that is not a member may apply in writing to the MACDDS Office for membership. Notification of application for membership shall be brought to the existing membership at the next regularly scheduled meeting of MACDDS, by the sponsoring member.
C. Member Boards shall designate a primary voting County Delegate representative and may designate up to two alternate voting County Delegates. The voting representatives may be a board member or employee of the County Board or an employee of a non-profit acting on behalf of the County Board whose primary purpose is to provide services to persons with a developmental disability and their families. On any vote of the membership, each member Board will get only one County Delegate vote. County Delegates eligible to vote must be present in person or by means of electronic communication in which persons can simultaneously hear each other in order to exercise that privilege. A member Board in good standing is one whose dues are paid by March 1st of each year and who abides by the bylaws, policies, and the Code of Ethics of the Association. If a County Delegate represents more than one member county board, the delegate will have one vote for each board which they represent. D. The membership year shall be January 1 through December 31. County Delegates are entitled to attend MACDDS meetings, committee meetings and sub-committee meetings. Only designated representatives of counties in good standing and invited guests and presenters of the Association may attend. Representatives of Affiliated Public Agencies, Related Private Organizations, Targeted Case Management Specialty Purpose Groups, and Life Members may attend as stated in Article III. E. Existing counties in good standing may renew their membership for the upcoming year by providing payment of their dues and updated delegate and contact information prior to March 1st. New applications will be submitted to the MACDDS Office for review and recommendation to the existing membership regarding approval.
Dues are based on projected tax levy income from the previous year's rate as certified from the Missouri State Auditor's Office.
Annual Tax Levy Amount Dues Rate
a. Less than $100,000 $500
b. $100,000 - $272,817 $1500
c. $272,818 - $2,272,726 Tax levy multiplied by $0.0055
d. $2,272,727 - $5,000,000 $12,500
e. $5,000,001 and up $15,000
Related Private Organizations shall be defined as those not-for-profit agencies whose primary purpose is to advocate and/or provide and/or cause to create support services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. This does not include boards authorized under RSMO 205.968 – 205.972. RPO membership applications must have a county board sponsor to recommend the agency for RPO membership.
The annual participation fee is $1,500.
As per MACDDS bylaws, RPO applications and sponsor letter must be submitted and approved by the county board membership. Approvals will be completed at the MACDDS meeting immediately following receipt of the application. The completed application form and sponsor letter must be sent to the address listed below. Once the application is approved, a request will be made for payment. Payment must be received prior to attending meetings.
As per MACDDS bylaws, initial TCM entity applications and sponsor letter must be submitted and approved by the county board membership. Approvals will be completed at the MACDDS meeting immediately following receipt of the application. The completed application form and sponsor letter must be sent to the address listed below. Once the application is approved, a request will be made for payment. Payment must be received prior to attending the TCM Special Purpose meetings.