MODDC is currently seeking passionate people to help improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) is currently accepting applications for people with developmental disabilities (DD), or their family members, who are passionate about improving the lives of people with DD in Missouri.

Individuals with DD who are interested in advocacy and disability policy issues or individuals with lived experience or technical expertise that could inform projects or policies that impact people with DD are highly encouraged to apply.

Edited: The application period will close Tuesday, June 13, 2023.

Please note: At this time, MODDC has Council membership positions to fill by individuals residing in northern Missouri and rural counties throughout the state, and for a self-advocate who has lived in an institution so they can bring their unique experience to the Council. MODDC is not currently accepting applications from people living in St. Louis County or the City of St. Louis.

MODDC is a federally-funded state government agency with a mission to assist individuals, families, and the community to include all people with DD in every aspect of life. Twenty-three governor-appointed Council members, 60% of whom are people with DD or family members, guide the work of MODDC. Each person on the Council brings their unique perspective and experience to the full Council.

Council members serve three-year terms, and the Council meets every other month to make important decisions about projects and policies that impact people with DD. This is a volunteer position.

In addition to looking for applicants who are self-advocates and family members of people with disabilities, the Council is also looking for:

  • people of color,
  • people who speak languages other than English,
  • people from the LGBTQ+ community, and
  • people who live in rural areas.

Individuals interested in applying to become a Council member or learning more, can visit or call 1-800-500-7878 to get started.