MODDC seeks Partners in Policymaking graduate for upcoming advocacy project

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) is seeking an advocate to guide Missouri laws, policies and practices. The advocate’s role will be to inform decision-makers and educate the public about challenges and solutions for people with developmental disabilities.

Project Details

MODDC has approved funding for a one-year project of $10,000 for up to two grantees per federal fiscal year. The goal of the upcoming project is to promote systems change related to the Councilā€™s five-year plan. This grant is only available to graduates of Missouriā€™s Partners in Policymaking Course.

Learn More in Q&A Webinar

MODDC is hosting a question and answer webinar at 2 p.m. CT, Monday, Aug. 1. Missouriā€™s Partners in Policymaking graduates interested in attending, should register in advance here:

Those interested in learning more about the application process and project requirements,

Missouri’s Partners in Policymaking

MODDC offers an annual course of Partners in Policymaking to learn how to advocate. Eligible participants must be an adult with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) or have a child under fourteen years old with IDD. People apply for the program and are chosen based on eligibility and diversity. To learn more, visit:


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