Founded in 1969, Lakemary Center is in America’s Heartland. Our main campus and ranch are on 32 acres in the quiet town of Paola, KS just south of Kansas City. Our Johnson County headquarters provide adult programs and services with our same mission.

Lakemary Center has been a leader in providing individualized services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual/developmental differences. Our distinguished, nationally recognized programs and services touch the lives of more than 450 people and their families from all over the United States.

The Lakemary difference is building lives of possibility EVERY day.

Lakemary has served students from 24 states

  • 450+

    Children & Adults Supported Annually

    Lakemary Center provides educational, mental and behavioral health, and social services to children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

  • 300+


    It is not uncommon for our employees to devote their entire work life to Lakemary Center. It is our Lakemary team that are passionate and dedicated to their work that make our company a success.

  • 53

    Years of Service

    In 1969, the Ursuline Sisters of Paola, KS came together with community members, parents and friends to advance the need to build a school for children with special needs.

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