The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council hosts “Learning with MODDC” online workshop titled “Make Informed Employment Decisions with Missouri Disability Benefits 101” with Nicholas Love, community inclusion director at the World Institute on Disability (WID). This workshop will be virtual, hosted by Zoom, at 3 p.m. CT, Monday, August 22.
Anyone can join this workshop; however, the training will provide tools and resources for self-advocates and caregivers to understand benefit options and make informed employment decisions.
Accurate information on health coverage and disability benefits is a key factor for people with disabilities when making career decisions. Missouri Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) is a digital tool that helps navigate through the confusion of Social Security to make informed decisions about career planning. DB101 provides information on employment and career planning, health coverage, and disability benefits all in one place.
Meet the Presenter
Love is the community inclusion director at the World Institute on Disability (WID). WID advances the inclusion, rights and justice of people with disabilities with the design and delivery of whole community solutions. At WID, Love works to drive policy, system change and provider transformation to reduce inclusion barrier. WID is the creator of Disability Benefits 101 (DB101). Love views educating on employment issues for people with disabilities as part of the fight for disability rights and social justice. Through his two decades in competitive integrated employment, specializing in Social Security disability benefits, he has created and managed several programs/projects to improve economic wellbeing for people with disabilities.
The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) 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.
To learn more or to get involved, visit www.moddcouncil.org.