The DDRB is a public taxing entity, commonly known as a “Senate Bill 40 Board” that enters into funding contracts with agencies that serve individuals with developmental disabilities in St. Charles County. This public tax was established in 1977 when voters of St. Charles County approved to tax themselves up to sixteen cents per $100.00 of assessed property valuation to provide community based programs and supports for citizens with developmental disabilities.
Funded services include: adult day programs, residential services, advocacy services, supported daycare, early intervention, family support, transitional programs, respite, sheltered workshop, adaptive equipment, supported employment and recreation.
A nine member volunteer Board of Directors (the DDRB) appointed by the St. Charles County Executive sets the financial and administrative framework for the agency and hires and directs the Executive Director to conduct the everyday operations of the agency. The Board delegates administrative responsibilities and accountability to the Executive Director, while maintaining constant check of the agency to assure that actions are within the framework of Board established policies and procedures.
In May of 2006, the DDRB began providing case management to individuals 18 years of age and older through an agreement with the Department of Mental Health Division of Developmental Disabilities.
The DDRB now provides case management services to individuals 17 years of age and older.