Community Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities is a tax-exempt political subdivision enabled by the citizens of Lincoln County to provide and/or contract for services for individuals with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities. Currently, we serve approximately 300 clients and employ 90 individuals.

Our Mission

Supporting people with developmental disabilities to live healthy productive lives in the way they choose.

Our Goals

  1. To include people with disabilities into the community
  2. To employ and develop quality staff
  3. To educate the public about available services and to educate the public about individuals who have developmental disabilities
  4. To develop an array of services and a variety of funding sources

Exceeding The Standard

  • All of our staff meet and/or exceed the standards set forth by our contracting state agencies and complete a three month/equivalent training orientation period and on-going training throughout their employment.
  • All direct support staff maintain current certifications in CPR, First Aid, training in Abuse & Neglect prevention, working with difficult behaviors, HIPAA (confidentiality) and Emergency Preparedness.
  • All direct support staff are required to complete a Positive Behavior Support curriculum.
  • Staff are offered the opportunity to complete advanced courses through an on-line curriculum specifically for direct support and are also offered the opportunity to obtain a Certified Direct Support Professional (CDSP) certification through our DSP Apprenticeship Program. This program is nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • All staff who administer medications are certified in Level I Medication Administration.
  • Our Employment Specialists are Certified Employment Training Specialists.
  • Services are developed and actively supervised by Professional Managers (PM), who have a Bachelor’s Degree and have worked at least one year with individuals with developmental disabilities.