• Missouri Office 816-561-0304
    Missouri Office 816-561-0304
  • Kansas Office 913-871-4188
    Kansas Office 913-871-4188
  • Home Health Care, St. Joseph 816-364-0900
    Home Health Care, St. Joseph 816-364-0900


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Youth Services

Youth Services

The Whole Person provides services that meet the transitional, educational, and social needs of youth with disabilities. The goal is to help youth with disabilities learn the independent living skills needed to make a successful transition into adulthood.

Our current program features the following:

DIY Life Skills Class
An 8-week course for youth 18-24 years old, offered four times per year. Youth will learn to advocate for themselves, how to budget, how to cook, how to do laundry and self care.

High School Youth Transition to Independence Program
An 8-week high school course that provides students with skills and resources necessary to have for transitioning from high school into adulthood.

The Whole Family Project
Individualized instruction in sign language that seeks to increase the ability of families to communicate with their children who are deaf or nonverbal while increasing their knowledge and understanding of deafness, the deaf community and other available options for their children.

Peer Support Groups

Peer groups provide a forum for problem solving, brainstorming, sharing of concerns, successes, and ways to address issues individually and collectively.

  • Brain Injury Peer Support Group
  • Consumer Advocacy Group    
  • Deaf Peer Social and Support Group
  • Life With Spinal Cord Injuries or Related Disabilities (SCI/D)
  • Mental Health Peer Mentoring Group
  • Blindness Low Vision Experience


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Virtual Transition Classes

Parents & Teachers - The Whole Person would like to connect with you and your student through "Virtual" Transition Classes! Our classes are designed to provide enlightening topics that will prepare students with disabilities for life after High School.

Topics such as:

  • Introduction, Diversity & Disability
  • Disability Awareness & Accommodations
  • People First Language
  • Advocacy & Support Systems
  • Communication
  • Employment
  • Stress Management & Problem Solving

You may choose up to four topics. We hope you will give us a call and give us the opportunity to meet with you online.

Please call 816-561-0304 and "ask for the Youth Team."