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.

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.

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.

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