Community Outreach Program

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The Community Outreach Program

The Community Outreach Program provides support to individuals of all ages waiting for state or federally funded services; funding for this program is provided by Mill Levy dollars, grants, and donations through the SUN foundation.

Individuals accessing the Community Outreach Program are connected with a supportive coordinator to help with navigation of resources. They can receive a weekly resource newsletter, attend trainings, connect with others receiving services and receive free or discounted services and programs.

The Community Outreach team develops partnerships with many community agencies to provide caregiver trainings identified by people we serve on topics such as:

  • Sensory Processing Differences
  • Toilet Training at any age
  • Guardianship & Funding Sources
  • Caregiver Support and Leadership
  • Stress Management
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors

Trainings are available for professionals who serve or would like to serve individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities. We partner with area providers to develop supports for kids of all ages that include in or out of home respite, adaptive devices, day and overnight camps, therapeutic recreation, music or horse therapies, and social skills groups. The Community Outreach Department hosts events and activities including a monthly Parents’ Night Out as well as fun, accessible holiday celebrations.



Some of the work we are doing for each initiative includes:


3+ Online Parent Community

Group parent trainings

Respite, social and therapy group partnerships

Trainings for preschools and childcare centers

Support for Community Agencies



Survey and focus groups

Parent group support including trainings and respite

Special needs training for typical community childcare options including:
Gyms, preschools, childcare centers, recreation centers, churches

Partnering with respite providers
Weekends, camps, in-home, center-based

The Community Outreach Department has been fortunate to receive respite grant funds through DD Mill Levy Funds from Douglas County. These funds are available to individuals and families we work with who are in need of respite care and reside in Douglas County. These funds have allowed families to get a much needed break from caring for their loved one with an intellectual/developmental disability or delay. The respite grant monies allow families the freedom to choose their provider and the best way to meet their individual respite needs. Funds have been used to cover various camps, drop in care facilities, respite provided by PASA’s (program approved service agencies) and in home care from a provider the family knows and trusts. We are thrilled to be able to provide these respite funds to our Douglas County families and cover a need that would otherwise not be met by other resources.


Survey and focus groups

Potential partnership with volunteer driver program

Increase access to travel and safety training

Support for Community Agencies

For questions or concerns about the Initiatives at Developmental Pathways, please contact Dinah Frey at