Senate Bill 40 Board of St. Francois County
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St. Francois County Board for the Developmentally Disabled is a political subdivision which is enabled by the citizens of St. Francois County to provide and/or contract for services for individuals with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities. The board is comprised of nine members who are appointed by the County Commission. The St. Francois County Board for the Developmentally Disabled currently provides an array of services as well as contracts for services.

Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Francois County Board for the Developmentally Disabled (SFCBDD) will be to conduct programs and/or provide opportunities which secure services and promotes the general welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities.


Philosophy

The St. Francois County Board for the Developmentally Disabled is committed to the philosophy that everyone has the following rights:


  • To achieve as high a quality of life as possible
  • To grow and learn in the most inclusive environment as allowed by their skill level
  • To pursue to their fullest extent, personal life styles and goals
  • To participate, as fully as possible, in all decisions about themselves, with the assistance of their family and/or guardian, as well as the staff involved

Goals

To achieve the above, we support:


  • Family involvement and the family's right to participate in the important decisions effecting the consumer
  • The enhancement and maximization of the consumer's abilities to cope within the environment and to live normally
  • The concept to enhance each consumer's behavior, appearance, experiences, status, reputation and positive sense of self
  • The concept that programs and training opportunities for everyone should contribute to increasing the individual's ability to control his or her environment and to maximize those human qualities
  • The definition of the least restrictive environment as a reasonable available setting particularly suited to the level and quality of services necessary to meet a person's individualized needs