MODDC reimagines sexuality education for people with developmental disabilities with a $150,000 funding opportunity

Sexual Education Training - Notice of Funding Available

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) has approved $150,000 to fund a three-year sexuality education project for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). MODDC is currently seeking a partner to implement a comprehensive sexuality education training for self-advocates and advocates. The deadline for project applications is 5 p.m. CST, Wednesday, June 8. “The Council…

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Developmental disability advocates, self-advocates and elected officials meet at the Capitol for Disability Rights Legislative Day

More than 200 disability advocates from around Missouri rallied together at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on Wednesday, March, 9, for Disability Rights Legislative Day. The day, themed Power in Unity, featured speakers focused on issues including education, Employment First, residential provider and care, infrastructure and voting accessibility. Elected officials Gov. Mike Parson, treasurer…

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Emily Hartley appointed to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Advisory Committee


Emily Hartley, Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Deputy Director, was appointed to the Missouri Advisory Committee by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, effective Feb. 18, 2022.   Advisory Committees have recently examined water affordability, school discipline disparities, policing practices, mental health and the criminal justice system, legal financial obligations, fair housing, hate crimes, voting rights, maternal…

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