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Learn more about the Olmstead Decision and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Register Today for the Missouri Transportation Virtual Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023

Advocacy Opportunity: Share your experiences with healthcare and discrimination.

Guardianship 101: Learning Your Rights and Responsibilities – Upcoming Training Opportunity on Wed. Oct. 11, 2023

Adults with disabilities are invited to take their leadership and advocacy skills to the next level

Recording Now Available – Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) Online Training

Recording Now Available – Using Work Incentives to Pay for Work-Related Expenses Training

Attention:  Public Comment Due Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023 for the MO HealthNet Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver

Recording Now Available – “Accessible Transportation:  How Do We Get There?” Webinar June 14

MODDC strives to create communities of equitable access and inclusion for Missourians with disabilities during Disability Pride Month

Time to Celebrate: Ticket to Work and Employment First legislation signed into law!

Advocacy Interviews: Reporting Abuse and Neglect

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) supports organizations that are inclusive of race and ethnicity. 

Register Today for the Upcoming Emergency Management Disability Awareness Training for Region B in Adair County

Register Today for the Upcoming Emergency Management Disability Awareness Training for Region C in Warren County

First Responder Disability Awareness Training available online free of cost for Missouri Emergency Medical Services

The energy! The advocacy! The excitement!

MODDC’s 2023 Legislative Session Summary and Moving Forward

Recording Now Available – Make Informed Employment Decisions with Missouri Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) Online Training

MODDC, in partnership with KultureCity, brings mobile sensory space for people with sensory needs to NFL Draft in Kansas City April 28-29

Mobile Dental Services available for people with developmental disabilities in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties

How the HCBS Settings Rule Protects Your Rights

MODDC strives to achieve language access in schools with online training opportunity for school leaders and educators

El Consejo de Discapacidades del Desarrollo de Misuri anuncia una oportunidad de financiación de 20 000 dólares para una innovadora asociación de autosuficiencia

National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL) awarded $200,000 for Supporting Language Access in Schools

MODDC shares restraint and seclusion recommendations; MO DESE publishes Seclusion and Restraint Data

People with disabilities have the right to receive supports and reasonable accommodations to achieve competitive employment

Missourians with disabilities encouraged to use online estimator tool, Disability Benefits 101 (DB101), when making employment decisions

MODDC and Mo P&A support the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent announcement of the disability rights investigation of Missouri’s use of skilled nursing facilities

Disability Benefits 101 website enhanced to assist people with disabilities in making informed employment decisions

Missouri Juvenile Justice Association awarded $275,000 grant for Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline (SToPP) Project

MODDC awards Paraquad in St. Louis with $150,000 sexuality education grant for people with developmental disabilities

MODDC IN THE NEWS:  How a Missouri Council is looking to combat the school-to-prison pipeline for students with disabilities

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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.

Click here to choose your county and access the videos.

Competitive Employment

Everyone who identifies work as a goal is employable, with the right opportunities and support. Click here to learn more.

Creating a Culture of Coordinated Support

Missouri state agencies serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities must collaborate and coordinate their work.  Click here to learn more.

Digital Divide

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.

Diversity

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.

Inclusive Education

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.

Outreach

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.

Personal Safety and Well-Being

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.

Self-Determination and Guardianship

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.

Transportation

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

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.

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Members

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.

Council News

Upcoming Events

MODDC COUNCIL MEETINGS

November 15, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

MODDC COUNCIL MEETINGS

November 14, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MODDC COUNCIL MEETINGS

September 20, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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September 19, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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July 19, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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July 18, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MODDC COUNCIL MEETINGS

May 17, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

MODDC COUNCIL MEETINGS

May 16, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MODDC COUNCIL MEETINGS

March 15, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

MODDC COUNCIL MEETINGS

March 14, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Position Statements

Supported Decision Making Booklets