Legislative Update: Employment And Health Assurance

February 17, 2023

We had a busy week advocating with lawmakers regarding¬†¬†HB 971 on Competitive Integrated Employment¬†and¬†HB 970 on Ticket to Work Health Assurance.¬†MODDC has been providing updates and information on these two…

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Legislative Update:  MODDC Welcomes Missouri State Treasurer Vivek Malek

January 19, 2023

Council Chair Animesh Shah, Executive Director Vicky Davidson, and Project Coordinator Leigh Anne Haun attended the swearing-in ceremony of Missouri’s 48th State Treasurer, Vivek Malek. State Treasurer Vivek Malek is tasked…

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Jan. 6 Legislative Update and Advocacy Training

January 11, 2023

The 2023 Legislative Session began this week! Now is a great time to start getting to know some of the bills that have been filed by our elected officials. There…

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MODDC shares restraint and seclusion recommendations; MO DESE publishes Seclusion and Restraint Data

January 5, 2023

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council stresses the importance of Missourians acknowledging that restraint, seclusion and other aversive interventions do not improve students‚Äô academic performance or behavior. Therefore, schools should only…

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People with disabilities have the right to receive supports and reasonable accommodations to achieve competitive employment

January 4, 2023

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) believes everyone who identifies work as a goal is employable, with the right opportunities and support. People with disabilities have the right to, and…

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The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) establishes priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session

December 2, 2022

It is the goal of the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) to advocate for items in the budget and legislation that will further impact these priorities. MODDC will advocate for…

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MODDC and Mo P&A support the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent announcement of the disability rights investigation of Missouri’s use of skilled nursing facilities

November 23, 2022

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) and Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services (Mo P&A) support the Department of Justice‚Äôs (DOJ) recent announcement of the disability rights investigation of Missouri‚Äôs use…

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graphic with text that says "Accessible Voting Equipment Tutorials with a voting ballot box, QR code, and MODDC logo. "Short tutorial videos for voting equipment used in the State of Missouri. We encourage votes and election judges to access videos both on and before election day. Scan the QR code or visit moddcouncil.org/voting. Print and bring this card with you to vote!

MODDC develops Accessible Voting Equipment Tutorials in preparation of Midterm Election

October 25, 2022

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) funded a project to connect voters and election workers in Missouri with quick, overview videos on how to use the accessible voting equipment in…

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Build the power of the disability vote this week, during Disability Voting Rights Week

September 14, 2022

As a partner of Disability Voting Rights Week, the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) is building the power of the disability vote in Missouri communities during the week of September…

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House Bill 1878 and What it Means for Missouri Voters

September 6, 2022

During the 2022 legislative session, a piece of voting legislation passed, House Bill 1878. This bill has created some changes for Missouri voters and election authorities and recently went into…

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