MODDC hosts online discussions with autism self-advocate and educator J.R. Reed

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Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) invites self-advocates of developmental disabilities, advocates and anyone interested in learning more to online discussions with autism self-advocate J.R. Reed at 3 p.m. CT Monday, May 16 and 3 p.m. CT Monday, May 23. This is a two-part “Learning with MODDC” Zoom webinar series. J.R. Reed is also a cognitive…

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MODDC hosts Q&A webinar for $150,000 Sexuality Education Project May 4

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) has approved $150,000 to fund a three-year sexuality education project for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). MODDC is currently seeking a partner to implement a comprehensive sexuality education training for self-advocates and advocates. The MODDC will host a question and answer webinar about the project and application…

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MODDC reimagines sexuality education for people with developmental disabilities with a $150,000 funding opportunity

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The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) has approved $150,000 to fund a three-year sexuality education project for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). MODDC is currently seeking a partner to implement a comprehensive sexuality education training for self-advocates and advocates. The deadline for project applications is 5 p.m. CST, Wednesday, June 8. “The Council…

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Vicky Davidson appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters

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Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) Executive Director Vicky Davidson was recently appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. The National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters is a federal advisory committee that provides advice and guidance to…

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MODDC supports integrated and competitive employment for people with developmental disabilities

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) supports integrated and competitive employment for people with developmental disabilities. The Council’s position is that everyone who identifies work as a goal is employable, with the right opportunities and support. Therefore, people with disabilities have the right to, and should, receive services and supports to help them prepare for…

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National leader in sexual health advocacy headlines Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed., hosts online discussions about the importance of sexual self-advocacy People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are disproportionately impacted by all forms of abuse, including sexual assault. According to the U.S. Justice Department, the rate of serious violent crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) for persons with disabilities is…

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Developmental disability advocates, self-advocates and elected officials meet at the Capitol for Disability Rights Legislative Day

More than 200 disability advocates from around Missouri rallied together at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on Wednesday, March, 9, for Disability Rights Legislative Day. The day, themed Power in Unity, featured speakers focused on issues including education, Employment First, residential provider and care, infrastructure and voting accessibility. Elected officials Gov. Mike Parson, treasurer…

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Emily Hartley appointed to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Advisory Committee

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Emily Hartley, Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Deputy Director, was appointed to the Missouri Advisory Committee by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, effective Feb. 18, 2022.   Advisory Committees have recently examined water affordability, school discipline disparities, policing practices, mental health and the criminal justice system, legal financial obligations, fair housing, hate crimes, voting rights, maternal…

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