In 1988, citizens in Callaway County voted to exercise the provisions of 205.968-205.972 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, more commonly known as “Senate Bill 40.” This state law allows counties in Missouri to levy a local property tax to support services for persons with developmental disabilities. The tax levy was proposed by a group of people who became known as the “Opportunities to Be” Committee.
This committee sought to build a foundation of funding and services for Callawegians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In 1989, Callaway County Special Services began providing services and supports to individuals living in Callaway County.
CCSS is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors who invest their time and energy to ensure opportunities for their fellow citizens.