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Legislative Update:  MODDC Welcomes Missouri State Treasurer Vivek Malek

By Miranda Fredrick | January 19, 2023

Council Chair Animesh Shah, Executive Director Vicky Davidson, and Project Coordinator Leigh Anne Haun attended the swearing-in ceremony of Missouri’s 48th State Treasurer, Vivek Malek. State Treasurer Vivek Malek is tasked…

Register Today for Disability Rights Legislative Day Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at the Capitol

By Miranda Fredrick | January 18, 2023

Self-advocates and advocates from across the state are invited to the Missouri State Capitol 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2023 for Disability Rights Legislative Day. Participants will…

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

By Miranda Fredrick | January 11, 2023

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) awarded the National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL) with a $200,000 grant to support language access in schools. “I…

Jan. 6 Legislative Update and Advocacy Training

By Miranda Fredrick | January 11, 2023

The 2023 Legislative Session began this week! Now is a great time to start getting to know some of the bills that have been filed by our elected officials. There…

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

By Miranda Fredrick | January 5, 2023

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council stresses the importance of Missourians acknowledging that restraint, seclusion and other aversive interventions do not improve students’ academic performance or behavior. Therefore, schools should only…

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

By Miranda Fredrick | January 4, 2023

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) believes everyone who identifies work as a goal is employable, with the right opportunities and support. People with disabilities have the right to, and…

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

By Miranda Fredrick | December 6, 2022

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) encourages Missourians with disabilities to use the newly designed estimator tool, Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) when making employment decisions. When a person wants to…

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) establishes priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session

By Miranda Fredrick | December 2, 2022

It is the goal of the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) to advocate for items in the budget and legislation that will further impact these priorities. MODDC will advocate for…

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

By Miranda Fredrick | November 23, 2022

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) and Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services (Mo P&A) support the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent announcement of the disability rights investigation of Missouri’s use…

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

By Miranda Fredrick | November 10, 2022

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC), Department of Mental Health, and Vocational Rehabilitation are pleased to release the newly designed estimator tool, Disability Benefits 101 (DB101). DB101 assists people with…