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
such as light assembly, packaging,
  shredding and collating.

Team members schedule medical
transport individuals to such
make wellness visits for
health and medical issues.

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


This dynamic and exciting new
program offers person-driven
experiences focused on community
access and opportunities.


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.