St. Charles County Resident

Developmental Disabilities Resource Board (DDRB) Funding Eligibility

For PTI’s basic service eligibility, please see our eligibility page.  Participation fees are required for all participants, the fees vary based on the county of residence, availability of funded spots and funding eligibility.  

Forms needed to apply include:

Consumer_Information_Form_REVISED Dec 2016

Dept of Mental Health Authorization for Disclosure

DDRB Client Information Release Form

Pathways to Independence (PTI) is funded in part by the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County (DDRB).  DDRB partially funds participation for up to 30 individuals in skills related to:

  • building relationships and/or natural supports and/or
  • improving skills to more fully participate in the community and/or
  • improving skills that will increase their potential for successful employment outcomes (social interaction, decision making, problem solving, transportation planning, etc… – PTI does not place individuals in jobs or coach while on the job)

PTI provides this through group learning opportunities in the community where each member present supported by PTI is working together to improve skills in these areas.
PTI encourages individuals fill out the Consumer Information Form and supply PTI with the documentation requested in our Intro Letter (see links above).

Eligibility for DDRB funding as described in the DDRB Funding Manual revised 2012 is as follows:

Eligible Service Recipients

Individuals with developmental disabilities as defined in Missouri Revised Statutes, and residents of St. Charles County are eligible to receive services funded by the DDRB. The Agency shall not utilize DDRB funds to provide services to ineligible recipients.

1. Agencies must verify that individuals served have a developmental disability by acquiring the customer’s DMH ID number. – Please have your Case Manager supply PTI with this information.

2. For individuals who do not meet any of the above criteria the agency can make a preliminary determination of eligibility upon intake of an individual. This preliminary determination by the agency must be recorded and kept in the individual’s file. Services may be provided for no more than 45 days or until final determination of eligibility. Individuals must initiate eligibility determination within the first 30 days of receiving DDRB funded services. The agency must complete the DDRB Request for Exception Form prior to billing on the individual.

It is the agency’s responsibility to understand and comply with current Regional Office eligibility requirements.

The Department of Mental Health currently uses the following state statute to determine eligibility.
Section 630.005(9) RSMo

“Developmental disability”, a disability:

(a) Which is attributable to:
a. Mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury or autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction; or

b. Any other mental or physical impairment or combination of mental or physical impairments; and

(b) Is manifested before the person attains age twenty-two; and

(c)Is likely to continue indefinitely; and

(d) Results in substantial functional limitations in two or more of the following areas of major life activities:

a. Self-care;

b. Receptive and expressive language development and use;

c. Learning; d. Self-direction;

e. Capacity for independent living or economic self-sufficiency;

f. Mobility; and

(e) Reflects the person’s need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, habilitation or other services which may be of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated…”


You have the right:

  1. To be treated with dignity and respect.
  2. To choose the goals in your Individual Support Plan (ISP).
  3. To receive the support you need to help you to do your best and to achieve your goals.
  4. To have information about you kept private.
  5. To have friends of your choice.
  6. To seek help and encouragement to try new things.
  7. To be informed of your rights and responsibilities within the group.
  8. To be able to make a complaint and have people help you resolve an issue.
  9. To participate or to refuse to participate in things you believe are beyond your capability.
  10. To choose which agency you want to provide you with specific services.
  11. To receive services no matter what your gender, race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or type of learning disability.
  12. To vote on activities offered for Pathways programming or other issues that may be brought to a vote.
  13. To be free of any type of unlawful harassment while participating in Pathways events.