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Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 687
1706 E. Elm Street 
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: 573-751-8611
Toll free: 800-500-7878
Fax: 573-526-2755

If you have general questions or need further information about the Council or one of our initiatives, please contact our staff:

Contact VACANT, Education Specialist, for issues regarding:

  • Inclusive Education
  • Transition from School
  • Family-to-Family Network/Family-to-Family Resource Center

Contact Emily Hartley, Program Coordinator, Advocacy Specialist, Home & Communty Living, for issues regarding:

  • Home and Community Living Issues/Barriers
  • Transition to Community Settings
  • Guardianship
  • Self-Directed Services
  • Self-Determination
  • Affordable, Accessible, Integrated Housing

Contact  Katheryne Staeger-Wilson, Program Coordinator, Grassroots Advocacy/Training and Outreach, for issues regarding:

  • Partners in Policymaking
  • People First
  • SEEDS Projects
  • Cultural Diversity Linguistic Competence Initiatives

Contact  Chaz Nickolaus, Program Coordinator, Employment/Transportation Specialist, for issues regarding:

  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Social Security

Contact VACANT, Public Policy Specialisst, for issues regarding:

  • Legislative Initiatives
  • Disability Rights Legislative Day
  • Health Initiatives and Medicaid
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Congress on Disability Policy


2017-2021 5-year State Plan, Goals & Objectives

Council meeting Dates

Position Statements


Supported Decision Making


Conference Sponsorship Request form


DD Awareness Month

Disability Rights Legislative Day

Good Golly, Miss Molly: A Family's Transition Story

Grants / NoFA's

Guardianship Resource Guide

Guardianship Update

HCBS Advocacy

Missouri Proclamation of Equal Rights for People with Disabilities as Members of Society

Mo ABLE Program


National Disability Employment Awareness Month


People First of Missouri Position Statement

Share Your Success Story

Victimization Awareness Campaign

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1706 E. Elm Street • P.O. Box 687 • Jefferson City, MO 65102
1-800-500-7878 • 573-751-8611 (Voice or TT) • 573-526-2755 (Fax) • cholterman@moddcouncil.org