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…

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Advocacy Opportunity: Share your experiences with healthcare and discrimination.

October 10, 2023

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a¬†historic notice¬†of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Once enacted, this rule will be…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) supports organizations that are inclusive of race and ethnicity. 

June 30, 2023

In light of the recent decision from the Supreme Court, we are reminded that: Missouri public and private agencies and organizations should value and reflect the rich and diverse demographics…

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The energy! The advocacy! The excitement!

June 16, 2023

On March 1, 2023, more than 500 disability self-advocates and advocates from across the state came together in person and virtually to have their voices heard. The day consisted of…

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May 5 Legislative Update: Things are moving fast!

May 5, 2023

It was a busy week at the Capitol and continues to be! With session wrapping up on May 12th, things are starting to move quickly. The Budget Conference Committee convened…

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How the HCBS Settings Rule Protects Your Rights

March 15, 2023

As of March 17, 2023, Missouri providers must be compliant with the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule. HCBS is when people get long-term services and supports (LTSS) in their…

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