Our Mission: "To assist individuals, families, and the community to include all people with developmental disabilities in every aspect of life."
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Mobile Dental Services available for people with developmental disabilities in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties
House Bill 971 will be debated TOMORROW, March 23, 2023, on the House Floor!
Emergency Management Disability Awareness Trainings in Columbia on March 27-28 and St. Louis on March 29-30
How the HCBS Settings Rule Protects Your Rights
MODDC strives to achieve language access in schools with online training opportunity for school leaders and educators
Advocacy Opportunity: House Bill 971 Hearing Scheduled for March 8, 2023
MODDC announces $20,000 funding opportunity for innovative self-advocacy partnership
El Consejo de Discapacidades del Desarrollo de Misuri anuncia una oportunidad de financiación de 20 000 dólares para una innovadora asociación de autosuficiencia
Emergency Management Disability Awareness Trainings Coming to Missouri in March
Legislative Update: MODDC Welcomes Missouri State Treasurer Vivek Malek
National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL) awarded $200,000 for Supporting Language Access in Schools
MODDC shares restraint and seclusion recommendations; MO DESE publishes Seclusion and Restraint Data
People with disabilities have the right to receive supports and reasonable accommodations to achieve competitive employment
Missourians with disabilities encouraged to use online estimator tool, Disability Benefits 101 (DB101), when making employment decisions
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
Disability Benefits 101 website enhanced to assist people with disabilities in making informed employment decisions
Missouri Juvenile Justice Association awarded $275,000 grant for Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline (SToPP) Project
MODDC awards Paraquad in St. Louis with $150,000 sexuality education grant for people with developmental disabilities
MODDC IN THE NEWS: How a Missouri Council is looking to combat the school-to-prison pipeline for students with disabilities
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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 their county.
These videos are designed to:
- prepare voters on what to expect when they go vote,
- provide additional support to election judges on how to operate the machines, and
- serve as a way to trouble shoot any issues encountered by election judges or voters the day of voting.
The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) has approved funding for a 12 month project for $20,000. The overall goal is to support innovative approaches to self-advocacy in the state of Missouri. These approaches will remove barriers for people with I/DD.
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El Consejo de Discapacidades del Desarrollo de Misuri (MODDC) aprobó la financiación de 20 000 dólares para un proyecto de 12 meses. El objetivo general es fomentar enfoques innovadores para la autosuficiencia en el estado de Misuri. Estos enfoques eliminarán barreras para las personas con I/DD.
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The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) establishes priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session
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 policies and practices addressing the following areas:
Access to Quality Care
1. Ensure that all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Missouri have access to and receive quality care. This includes both direct and indirect supports that are responsive and inclusive.
2. Address the systemic barriers that uniquely affect people with I/DD that are placed under guardianship. This includes addressing the school to guardianship pipeline and promoting alternatives to guardianship.
Restraint and Seclusion: Abuse and Neglect
3. Prevent and address the disproportionately high occurrences of abuse and neglect to individuals with I/DD.
Equitable Community Inclusion: Segregation
4. Support equitable community inclusion of people with I/DD in Missouri. This includes in schools, work places and community living.
Welcome to the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council 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.
Goals & Objectives 2022-2026 5-Year State Plan
The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council is required by federal law to develop a five-year plan to guide our efforts in planning, advocacy, and providing advice as to programs and services for persons with developmental disabilities that will increase their opportunities for self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration into communities.
Our planning was initiated with a comprehensive review and analysis of the unmet needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by completing a statewide needs assessment. Council members prioritized the planning areas based on impact and feasibility during the five year plan. The final plan contains statewide goals that describe the areas the Council hopes to impact along with measurable objectives to be achieved.
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Supported Decision Making Booklets
- Do I Have to Get Guardianship? (PDF)
- Education, Employment, and Independent Living (PDF)
- Special Education Transition Services (PDF)
- Vocational Rehabilitation Programs (PDF)
- Health Care (PDF)
- Person-Centered Planning (PDF)
- Managing Your Money (PDF)
- AGING (PDF)
- EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (PDF)
- Stay Healthy, Staying Connected in a Pandemic