Our Mission: "To assist individuals, families, and the community to include all people with developmental disabilities in every aspect of life."
Individuals with Disabilities
Families & Guardians
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MODDC funded a project to connect voters and election workers in Missouri with quick, overview videos on how to use the accessible voting equipment in their county.
These videos are designed to:
- prepare voters on what to expect when they go vote,
- provide additional support to election judges on how to operate the machines, and
- serve as a way to trouble shoot any issues encountered by election judges or voters the day of voting.
Everyone who identifies work as a goal is employable, with the right opportunities and support. Click here to learn more.
Missouri state agencies serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities must collaborate and coordinate their work. Click here to learn more.
Missouri must make sure that, to the maximum extent possible, all citizens have access to the technology they need to take part in all facets of life. Click here to learn more.
Missouri should develop and implement laws, policies, and practices that ensure equal rights to all including full and equal access to goods and services. Click here to learn more.
All students benefit from Inclusive Education: where students with disabilities are full and equal members of the general education classroom and receive the services and supports they need to access, progress, and succeed in the general curriculum. Click here to learn more.
Missouri must develop effective means of communicating with people with disabilities and their families, and educate them about state, local, and natural supports that can help them lead full, healthy, independent, and community-included lives. Click here to learn more.
People with disabilities have the right to be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation including, but not limited to, physical, emotional, sexual, fiscal, and cyber victimization. Click here to learn more.
Because everyone has the right to make their own choices and direct their lives to the maximum of their abilities, people should not be ordered or kept under guardianship just because they have a disability, need (or want) support, or live (or want to live) in a particular place. Click here to learn more.
Without accessible, reliable public and private transportation, hundreds of thousands of Missourians – with and without disabilities – cannot access their communities, work, vote, socialize, shop, attend medical and other appointments, or participate in community-based activities and services. Therefore, Missouri should enact and implement legislation, policies, and practices that expand transportation options and opportunities for all. Click here to learn more.
Voting is a fundamental right and the bedrock of our democracy. Therefore, Missouri must make sure that citizens – with and without disabilities – have a full, fair, and equal opportunity to vote accessibly and privately in local, state, and national elections. Click here to learn more.
Welcome to the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council is a federally-funded, 23-member, consumer-driven council appointed by the Governor. Its mandate under P.L. 106-402, the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration in all aspects of community life.
Goals & Objectives 2022-2026 5-Year State Plan
The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council is required by federal law to develop a five-year plan to guide our efforts in planning, advocacy, and providing advice as to programs and services for persons with developmental disabilities that will increase their opportunities for self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration into communities.
Our planning was initiated with a comprehensive review and analysis of the unmet needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by completing a statewide needs assessment. Council members prioritized the planning areas based on impact and feasibility during the five year plan. The final plan contains statewide goals that describe the areas the Council hopes to impact along with measurable objectives to be achieved.
Supported Decision Making Booklets
- Do I Have to Get Guardianship? (PDF)
- Education, Employment, and Independent Living (PDF)
- Special Education Transition Services (PDF)
- Vocational Rehabilitation Programs (PDF)
- Health Care (PDF)
- Person-Centered Planning (PDF)
- Managing Your Money (PDF)
- AGING (PDF)
- EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (PDF)
- Stay Healthy, Staying Connected in a Pandemic