MODDC hosts Accessible Voting Summit for individuals with developmental disabilities June 29

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council invites to the public to the Accessible Voting Summit from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at Boone County Family Resources in Columbia. The summit is part of the “Learning with MODDC” series, providing advocacy trainings and education for self-advocates with developmental disabilities. The Accessible Voting Summit will be in-person with…

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MODDC hosts Q&A Webinar for $275,000 Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline funding opportunity June 27

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) invites interested applicants to join a question and answer webinar for their “Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline (SToPP)” project at 1 p.m. CST, Monday, June 27, 2022. Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline MODDC has approved $275,000 to fund a three-year project titled “Disrupting the School to Prison…

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The right to vote for Missourians, with or without a developmental disability, is a civil right – what happened in Phelps County and what we learned

On May 26, 2022, Phelps County clerk, Pamela K. Grow, told the Phelps County Commission, that she would be deleting the voter registrations of individuals who have guardians; even if a court order expressly states that, those individuals retain their rights to vote. Fortunately, because of the work of Sheltered Workshop advocates and self-advocates throughout…

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MODDC hosts storyteller Shannon M. Turner “My Journey: Mapping and Cultivating Personal Stories for Advocacy” on June 27

photo of Shannon Turner with arms crossed and leaning against a pole

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) invites the public to their “Learning with MODDC” online workshop with storyteller Shannon M. Turner with StoryMuse at 3 p.m. CT, Monday, June 27. This workshop is virtual, hosted by Zoom. Turner will cover storytelling for advocacy, increasing the participant’s skills in storytelling. Self-advocates and advocates are encouraged to…

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MODDC aims to disrupt Missouri’s School to Prison Pipeline with a $275,000 funding opportunity

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) has approved $275,000 to fund a three-year project titled “Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline (SToPP)” for students of color who have developmental disabilities. MODDC is currently seeking a partner to develop and implement a series of restorative justice trainings for educators and school resource officers. This project will…

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MODDC seeks Partners in Policymaking graduate for upcoming advocacy project

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) is seeking an advocate to guide Missouri laws, policies and practices. The advocate’s role will be to inform decision-makers and educate the public about challenges and solutions for people with developmental disabilities. Project Details MODDC has approved funding for a one-year project of $10,000 for up to two grantees…

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