Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Current Projects

  • The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council's (MODDC) mission is to assist individuals, families, and the community to include all people with developmental disabilities (DD) in every aspect of life.
  • DD Councils are groups that advocate for change. This change brings more equity to people with developmental disabilities. Each state has a DD Council.

  • MODDC is led by and for people with disabilities and their families. The work of the Council is guided by the experiences of individuals and families navigating Missouri systems.

  • MODDC works to make processes equal for Missourians with DD and Missourians without DD.

  • This is accomplished by funding innovative projects and collaborating with universities, non-profits, and state government agencies.

Upcoming Events

MODDC COMMITTEE MEETINGS

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MODDC FULL COUNCIL MEETING

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

MODDC COMMITTEE MEETINGS

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MODDC FULL COUNCIL MEETING

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

MODDC COMMITTEE MEETINGS

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MODDC FULL COUNCIL MEETING

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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

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.

October 10, 2023

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced aĀ historic noticeĀ 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

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

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

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.Ā 

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

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!

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

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

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…