May 2017 News 
Throughout most of April, we were unsure if spring was going to come.  We are hoping for some beautiful weather and the ability to get outside even more in May.  

Read on to see upcoming events at DPI and in the community, enjoy photos that make us smile, learn about the great financial and volunteer support DPI is receiving, 
and more!  

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Upcoming Events:

May 4:  Developing Potential Community Breakfast
Do you have friends or colleagues who would like to know more about DPI's services in the community?  We are hosting a Community Breakfast to introduce individuals to our services and share our story.  
Contact Amy Cox at for more details.

May 5:  Jackson County Parks and Rec Special Populations Services presents:  Lemonade Dance at Harris Park Community Center, Lee's Summit.   Click here for flyer.

May 9:  DPI at Independence Social Service Summit

May 11:  DPI at Independence Chamber Business Expo

May 17:  Employment Conversations for Providers at DPI Lee's Summit

May 22-23: Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference:  Register by May 4 by clicking here!

June 2:  Mark your calendars for a fun evening on the Country Club Plaza with our Kendra Scott jewelry and art event!  Plan for a fun First Friday on the town. 

July 3 and 4:  DPI closed for Independence Day holiday

August 19:  Midwest Ability Summit!  Save the date.

September 29:  DPI closed for Staff In Service
DPI in the Community
Individuals at our Independence location 
participating in Meals on Wheels in April.
Individuals at our Lee's Summit location 
enjoying outdoor yoga.
Individuals riding the streetcar for the first time!
Individuals stretching and participating in
healthy lifestyle activities.

DPI Employment Connections

DPI hosted a Reverse Job Fair March 30 - 31
in cooperation with other service providers in Kansas City.  
The job fair was a great success.
Special thanks to Connell Insurance, Missouri Department of Mental Health and Developing Potential for sponsoring this event.

Are you a job seeker interested in receiving services from
DPI Employment Connections?
For more information, contact Lori Oxborough at or 816.525.6000 ext.112.
Summer Opportunities!

UMKC Institute for Human Development
ACED (Adult Continuing Education) Summer Programs

Missouri School for the Blind (MSB) is pleased to offer Missouri students who are blind or visually impaired six (6) summer sessions focused on developing abilities in Sports, Travel, Culinary Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Performing Arts, and Activities of Daily Living. Through Summer Explorations, MSB provides a non-traditional, high-quality, academic, and functional program designed to supplement the student's educational experience with an emphasis on the Expanded Core Curriculum for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Click here!
MO ABLE has launched!
Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience (MO ABLE) program will allow Missourians with disabilities to sign up for tax-advantaged savings accounts without having to risk losing Federal benefits. With these accounts, individuals in the disability community will be able to save money for things like education, medical expenses, housing, and much more.  More information and registration is available by clicking here.
In April, DPI celebrated our volunteers for Volunteer Appreciation Week.  We appreciate our staff and supporters who volunteer their time to make our organization stronger.

DPI extends a big thank you to Janna Walden and Melisa Hendren
for their volunteer support at DPI's prom!
DPI Recycles!
Please bring your used print cartridges to any
DPI location and we will recycle them. 
Cartridge World makes a donation to
DPI for each cartridge we recycle!
Give Back to DPI Every Time You Shop!
Go to and choose Developing Potential, Inc. as your charity of choice.

Each time you shop, DPI receives a donation.

It's that easy!
Thank you to the following for donations
April 2016:
Hy-Vee Garden Grant Funding


Services funded in part by:
DPI is a nationally accredited agency:

 Find out more about Missouri Quality Outcomes
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