About Us

As a statutorily-created taxing authority of Jackson County, Missouri, we provide funding and services for Jackson County citizens with developmental disabilities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families with services that respect their choices, increase their opportunities, encourage their independence, and assist their inclusion in all aspects of the community.

Our Value Statements

At eitas we:

  • will advocate for a wide range of services and funding to meet the needs of persons with developmental disabilities.

  • will promote a culture of inclusion and individualized supports.

  • will support individuals with developmental disabilities through cutting-edge programs and  empowered staff and providers.

  • will provide the highest quality of supports and services by listening to the people it supports and the people who know them best.

  • will support people to be active, full members of their communities.

  • will be a Missouri leader in developing, supporting and furthering a community free of attitudinal and physical barriers and where persons with developmental disabilities participate in the full, rich life of their community without fear and prejudice.

  • will conduct itself with integrity, propriety and honesty in carrying out the Board’s mission, values and responsibilities.

  • will seek to insure the health, safety, and quality of life for the persons we support through  proactive oversight of the programs we fund.

  • will, whenever possible, leverage its resources to enhance funding and forge local, state and federal partnerships to expand available funding and services for individuals with developmental disabilities.