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It’s Happening: Rusty’s Story

“It’s Happening” a victimization awareness campaign to educate and end violence against persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities brought to you by The Arc of Missouri and MODDC.  Click here to watch:  Rusty’s Story

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Gentleness is Good Business

Since 2007 eitas has promoted the development of gentle cultures by providing Gentle Teaching training, mentoring and consultation. For the first 6 years, until his passing, we were honored to be taught by the founder of Gentle Teaching himself, Dr. … Read More »

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Learn about eitas transportation services for Jackson County residents

Eitas recognized from its inception that safe and reliable transportation for persons with developmental disabilities was critical in supporting self-independence and integration into their communities. Therefore, in 1992 eitas implemented its own Department of Transportation (DOT). Today eitas transports over … Read More »

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eitas hosts visit by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

We were honored to host a special guest at our offices last week.  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon joined persons we support, family members, advocates and providers on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the eitas- Jackson County Developmental Disability Services offices … Read More »

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Ability 5K Run, Walk and Roll 2016- a wrap up

Thanks to all who joined us on April 2 for the 5th Annual Ability 5K Run, Walk and Roll!  There were approximately 150 participants registered for the event, held at beautiful Longview Lake. The proceeds from this event will go … Read More »

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Recognizing Autism Awareness Month

Did you know that the month of April is Autism Awareness Month?  It provides an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.   So what … Read More »

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MONDAY! Jake Jacobs to appear on KC Live along with Mike and Laura Kelly from Films for Humanity

Make sure you tune into Kansas City Live on KSHB-TV (Channel 41) between 10-11am THIS MONDAY! Eitas Executive Director Jake Jacobs will be live on air, joined by local filmmakers Mike and Laura Kelly.   Mike and Laura own Films … Read More »

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The Dance: Nia and Marshall’s love story

I am proud to report that eitas has released its first-ever short film, The Dance, that tells the love story of Nia and Marshall, two persons supported by Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County. Footage of the film’s stars, Nia … Read More »

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Eitas recognizes Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” and the presidential proclamation called upon Americans to provide the encouragement and opportunities necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. This seems like a great opportunity … Read More »

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