January 6, 2021

Dear Consumer, Parent, Guardian:

Onsite Day Services offered at Cottonwood’s Retirement & Building #2 will reopen on Monday, January 11, 2021 to a limited number of consumers who receive Residential Services through Cottonwood as well as some other residential providers (based on the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) capacity limit guidance).

Day Services offered at Cottonwood’s Building #3 will reopen as well. Current comprehensive measures to lessen exposure risk in the Day Service areas including wearing of masks, frequent sanitizing, use of dividers to separate individuals, re-configuring work spaces, changes in work protocols, consideration given to drop off and pick up times, lunch breaks, etc. to avoid anything other than incidental and infrequent proximity of closer than 6 feet of distance amongst individuals will continue.

Should we find that we need to go back to more stringent social distancing based on our own assessment or advice from state partners, including returning to providing day services in the homes, we will not hesitate to do so.  Also, until further notice, there is no visitation being allowed to 2801 W. 31st Street.

Thank you for your support, understanding and trust.


Case managers serve as valuable resources. They have the knowledge, the training, and the experience to help individuals find services in the community and access benefits.

Unique among employment agencies in the Lawrence, Kansas area, we analyze job requirements and customize a job match with qualified and reliable workers.

Individuals develop a range of vocational skills
such as light assembly, packaging,
  shredding and collating.


Cottonwood, Incorporated’s Residential Department provides services and supports to individuals in varied settings throughout Lawrence.


Work Enrichment serves adults with multiple challenges who desire options for paid work, volunteer experiences, and opportunities for personal achievement.

Retirement Services are offered to adults over the age of 62 who no longer want or need full-time, work-oriented services.

Cottonwood, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that was established in 1972 to provide services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Over the years, Cottonwood has earned a reputation for quality services and care as a community service provider. In 1995, Cottonwood was awarded an additional responsibility through the Developmental Disability Reform Act. It became the Community Developmental Disabilities Organization (CDDO) for Douglas and Jefferson counties. As the CDDO, Cottonwood is the single point of entry connecting individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities to the network of services in this area.