Founded in 1949 as the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and later becoming the Harry S. Truman Children’s Neurological Center, we now operate under the name TNC Community. We’re a non-profit dedicated to providing support and care for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in homes like mine and yours nestled into neighborhoods across Missouri.

Our agency is rich in history. In fact, our namesake, President Harry S. Truman once sat on our Board of Directors. Over our seven decades, our agency has seen a culture shift and observed the empowerment of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Advocating for interdependent living, education and community inclusion through caring support is the mission of TNC Community.

TNC Community provides habilitation services to individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities from its group homes and Individual Supported Living (ISL) locations. Our administrative offices are located at 12404 E. US Highway 40, Independence, Missouri. View Our Brochure.

TNC Community is administered by an executive director under the guidance of a volunteer board of directors. We have been accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and are active members in Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (MARF). TNC Community is registered with GuideStar, a service of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation which allows donors to view company profiles.

TNC Community receives partial funding from Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – EitasDevelopmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay CountyUnited Way of Greater Kansas City, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. We also rely on contributions from the community.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation you can donate on-line to us through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation or through our Donate page. We acknowledge all donations with a letter and receipt. If you do not receive one, please let us know.


Notice To The Public

Harry S. Truman Children’s Neurological Center dba TNC Community operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with TNC Community.  A complaint must be filed within 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination.

Contact Us for information on TNC Community’s civil rights program or call 816-373-5060. You may also file a complaint through our Contact Us form or in person or by mail through our administrative office at: 12404 E. US Highway 40, Independence, Missouri, 64055.

If information is needed in another language, call 816-373-5060 or Contact Us.


Founders Robert E. Bruner, M.D. and
Mrs. Virginia C. Bruner, R.N.

President Harry S. Truman was Once a Member of Our Board of Directors

TNC Community’s Original Location at Woods Chapel Road in Kansas City, Missouri