Shawnee County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization (CDDO) A division of TARC


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2701 SW Randolph Avenue
Topeka, KS  66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-5083
Fax: (785) 235-8041

Sabrina Winston, Director



Mission Statement: TARC enhances the lives of people affected by intellectual, developmental and related disabilities through commitment to excellence in service, support and advocacy.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday


  • Single point of contact (entry) for people seeking developmental disability services
  • Determine eligibility for developmental disability services
  • Provide annual Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver eligibility screenings
  • Provide information and referral services to affiliated agencies
  • Coordinate the relocation of people living in state hospitals who wish to move back to their home
  • Assist persons with a developmental disability to access services
  • Quality oversight to ensure services that are customer-driven
  • Fiscal management of the funding
  • Community training

Eligibility:  Children and adults with developmental disabilities

How to Apply:  Call Wendy Gatewood, CDDO Liaison (785) 506-8677 or email

Fees:  None

Funding:  Federal and state funding through the Kansas Department of Children and Families and Shawnee County Mill Levy