Our Programs

DSF offers a variety of programs throughout our community and surrounding areas. Additionally, we do our best to serve to help connect and provide information to families about other programs, benefits and helpful resources to the families and caretakers of those with special needs. 


Camp scholarships

DSF began offering both full week and weekend special needs camp scholarships in 2016. In 2017, DSF initiated the creation of a Missouri Specialty License Plate, Uniting All Abilities, to create a permanent source of funding for these scholarships. 

somo athlete funds assistance

In 2018, DSF partnered with Special Olympics of Missouri to create a source of funding for athletes struggling to pay local fees to participate in sporting events in the Central Missouri Area. 


social skills speech group

In 2017, DSF partnered with Speak Easy, LLC to bring a social skills group to Jefferson City where individuals with developmental disabilities could practiced learned social skills and speech with their peers. 

after school tutoring

In 2018, DSF began offering free and customized tutoring to provide additional assistance to help clients reach their educational goals. Education plans are customized based on individual needs and this program does require registration. 

Special events

DSF and ILRC partnered in January 2018 to join forces in bringing cost free, fun, social engagement opportunities to both teens and adults with special needs in our community. 


community integration grants

DSF offers grants, when available, to day programs in Jefferson City, to cover client portion of community integration outings. For more information on application and grant availability, please contact Tiffany at 573-691-7242.