To ensure individuals with developmental disabilities in the City of St. Louis have quality services, choices, and full inclusion.


An inclusive community that maximizes individual abilities.



We prioritize the well-being of individuals, ensuring their needs, desires, and aspirations are the driving force behind our actions.


We promote a culture of innovation, encouraging creative solutions that are forward-thinking, grounded in research, and aligned with the evolving needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.


We are transparent, trustworthy, and accountable in our practices, building a foundation of confidence and reliability.


We foster collaboration, working together with partners and stakeholders to find collective solutions and maximize our impact.


We are committed to creating a society that is inclusive, accessible, and diverse, where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.

A Brief History

The St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources (DD Resources) is a public taxing entity, commonly known as a "Senate Bill 40 Board," that provides funding to agencies serving individuals with developmental disabilities in St. Louis City.


SB40 was passed by Missouri Legislature, allowing local taxing districts to vote on a special real estate tax for the purpose of providing services to persons who have developmental disabilities.


St. Louis City voters approved a property tax levy of 5 cents per $100 assessed valuation to develop services and supports for residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). As a result, DD Resources was established and is now one of 89 SB40 Boards in Missouri.


Proposition D was passed by City voters. This increased the property tax assessment from 5 cents to 15 cents per $100 assessed valuation.


Targeted Case Management was established.


DD Resources formed the Eastern Region Alliance in collaboration with the Senate Bill 40 Boards of St. Louis County, The City of St. Louis, Jefferson County, and St. Charles County.

Our Services


DD Resources offers Targeted Case Management to connect individuals with developmental disabilities with resources tailored to their specific needs and goals.

Our service advocates thoughtfully develop a support plan with individuals and their guardians, helping them navigate the resources available to them and empowering them to choose for themselves.

Participation in Targeted Case Management can range from a yearly face-to-face meeting to monthly visits.

Funded Services

Funding is at the core of what we do. Our portfolio of partner agencies includes both nonprofit and for-profit organizations that provide a spectrum of valuable services to City residents.

The initiatives we fund are purposeful.
We take time to see the gaps and bridge them.

Quality Assurance: As the recipients of taxpayer funds, we hold our partners to a high standard and level of accountability. DD Resources' partners undergo an application and evaluation process that helps measure the impact and effectiveness of funded services.

Who We Serve

DD Resources' funded programs serve St. Louis City residents of all ages who are eligible for Medicaid and have been diagnosed before the age of 22 with the following developmental disabilities:

  • Intellectual disability
  • Cerbral palsy
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • A learning disability related to a brain dysfunction
  • An individual who has substantial functional limitations in at least two of the following life areas:
    • Self-care
    • Learning
    • Understanding and communicating language
    • Self-direction
    • Physical mobility
    • Living independently or being economically self-sufficient