Eligibility

We serve persons of all ages and income levels with a diagnosed developmental disability who reside in Boone County.

Who is eligible?

Boone County residents may be eligible to receive services from Boone County Family Resources if they have a diagnosed developmental disability.

What is a development disability?

Developmental Disability is defined in state statute and Federal Medicaid regulations* and eligibility is determined by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. A developmental disability:

  • is a mental or physical impairment (excludes mental illness)
  • happens while the person was developing (before age 22)
  • results in major difficulties with two or more of the following:
    • walking
    • talking
    • self-care
    • self-direction
    • learning
    • living independently
    • getting and keeping a job
  • is lifelong or of extended duration
  • requires individually planned and coordinated services and assistance

*There are additional eligibility requirements under Federal Medicaid regulations

How do I apply for services?

Central Missouri Regional Office of the Missouri Department of Mental Health is responsible for developmental disability determination. TEligibilityo apply for services, contact Central Missouri Regional Office of the Missouri Department of Mental Health at:

900 West Nifong Blvd., Suite 200
Columbia, MO 65203

Phone: (573) 441-6278
Toll Free: (888) 671-1041
Fax: 573-884-4294

You or the responsible party will be asked to complete an application packet. If requested, assistance in completing the packet will be provided.

A home visit will be made. You or the responsible party will be asked to release past medical, school or vocational records to determine eligibility and identify needs.

Boone County residents may be eligible for the Boone County Family & Community Living Support Program if they have needs and conditions best met by our services.

Participation in the Family & Community Living Support Program is voluntary and program participants must agree to abide by agency policies, procedures and conditions for participation in the program.

For additional information about developmental disabilities, visit the Developmental Disabilities section of the Missouri Department of Mental Health website.