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Employment & Day Service Options for Adults

Lakemary operates day service centers in both Johnson & Miami counties in Kansas, all of which provide a full continuum of supports, Monday through Friday. Many of the adults served by LakemaryDay Services have community employment as a goal. For some, basic skill development is key. For others, pursuing meaningful leisure activities is most important. It is our goal to make every pursuit achievable for our adult clients, through our flexible menu of services.

Community Employment

Typically, about half of the adults who receive day supports from Lakemary work in community jobs. Their success is supported by Lakemary staff’s skilled assistance in the development and maintenance of Janitorialthese jobs. Community employers have come to recognize the quality of employees they can hire through Lakemary, and appreciate the level of support that our staff provides as needed.  Community Employment can be an individual working at their own job in the community, or an individual working on one of Lakemary's various work teams where a Job Coach remains on-site for the duration of the shift.

Organizational Employment

Through subcontracts with local companies, individuals have the opportunity to do paid work either in our service centers or in enclaves that go to local businesses. Individuals can work at the pace, and for the period of time that is comfortable for them; while allowing time and opportunity to pursue other important activities.

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Lifestyles & Valued Activities

For some individuals, employment is not a current goal. Lakemary supports this choice by providing alternative programs in which individuals can enjoy meaningful leisure activities, both in the community and in a warm, homelike day program environment.

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour of our facilities.

About the Admission Process:

Lakemary provides support to more than 200 adults who work in a variety of settings in Paola and Olathe.  We accept adults, age 18 and over, who have a diagnosis of an intellectual/developmental disability prior to age 18 or a diagnosis of other developmental disabiltities prior to age 22. Referrals to Lakemary come from a number of sources including families, community developmental disability organizations (CDDO), and mental health professionals.  Kansas has set up each county to have a CDDO which is the point of entry for individuals seeking services.  The CDDO assists individuals in accessing state funding through a Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waiver.  To qualify for the funding, an individual needs to be a resident of Kansas or have a guardian who is.

Johnson County CDDO Referral Coordinator:   Rebecca Payne   (913) 826-2506
Miami County CDDO Referral Coordinator:     Paula Ford-Miller (913) 755-3025