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

By Miranda Fredrick | October 11, 2023

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to learn more about the Olmstead Decision and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).  MODDC recently received a training on Olmstead and Home…

Advocacy Opportunity: Share your experiences with healthcare and discrimination.

By Miranda Fredrick | October 10, 2023

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a¬†historic notice¬†of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Once enacted, this rule will be…

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

By Miranda Fredrick | September 19, 2023

The Missouri Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) virtual training hosted Sept. 28 is now available. The training, presented by Stacy Morse, MODDC, and Gina Griffiths, World Institute on Disability (WID), was…

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

By Miranda Fredrick | September 19, 2023

Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWEs) and the Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) Did you know that you can use work incentives to help pay for work-related expenses like transportation? You…

Recording Now Available – Partners in Policymaking 2023 Employment Summit

By Miranda Fredrick | September 11, 2023

This August, the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) and the University of Missouri Pre-Employment Transition Services hosted a free two-day virtual webinar for Missouri Partners in Policymaking graduates. Participants learned…

How prepared are you for a disaster? Please take our short Disaster Preparedness Survey. 

By Miranda Fredrick | September 6, 2023

The 2023 Missouri Disaster Preparedness Survey, conducted by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC), is collecting data on how prepared people with disabilities are for a disaster. The short survey asks about:…

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

By Miranda Fredrick | July 13, 2023

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council acknowledges the need for progress toward full and equitable access and inclusion for Missourians with disabilities during Disability Pride Month. Disability Pride Month is celebrated…

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

By Miranda Fredrick | July 7, 2023

Yesterday, Governor Parson signed all but one of the remaining Truly Agreed and Finally Passed (TAFP) bills into law.  The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) tracked legislation in each of our…

Advocacy Update: Ticket to Work and Employment First

By Miranda Fredrick | July 6, 2023

Reminder: The Governor has 8 more days to either sign or veto bills that were Truly Agreed and Finally Passed (TAFP). SB45 and SB106 both contain language about Ticket to Work and Employment…

Advocacy Interviews: Reporting Abuse and Neglect

By Miranda Fredrick | July 6, 2023

If you have experienced and reported abuse, we want to hear from you. We need your help in advocating for residents in long-term care in order to create elder-focused education and…