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

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 of the state. This can be done by implementing policies and practices that are inclusive of

  • disability,
  • race,
  • ethnicity,
  • culture,
  • age,
  • religion,
  • gender,
  • gender identity and expression,
  • sexual orientation,
  • and socio-economic status.

To create a state of inclusivity, Missouri should develop and implement laws, policies, and practices that ensure equal rights to all, including full and equal access to goods and services.
Diversity is important because it helps us learn from one another, empowering us to build upon our strengths to address common challenges and create a more equitable, effective, and inclusive society.
Inclusion and full participation is a matter of social justice for everyone. MODDC works to remove barriers and inequities to create inclusive experiences for all groups.

MODDC collaborates with allies and partners, in a common struggle, to create change that empowers everyone.