The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council is a federally-funded, 23-member council, appointed by the Governor. Our mission is to assist the community to include all people with developmental disabilities in every aspect of life." Learn More
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SEEDs Projects are designed to plant a "SEED" and produce innovative methods of building community capacity in the areas of self-determination, youth empowerment and self-advocacy. The purpose of the SEEDs Projects are to develop local groups to work on identified changes in their communities through grassroots comunity organizing. The innovative methods SEEDs Projects cultivate lead to systems change that improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities. SEEDs Projects are funded by the Missouri DD Council (under P.L. 106-402) and are provided to people with developmental disabilities and their families or allies in Missouri. For more information and to print out an application click here.
The Missouri Inclusive Housing Development Corporation is a not-for-profit corporation with the primary goal of assisting individuals with disabilities find housing that meets their needs. The MO Housing Development Corporation can assist you in your search for the needed resources to make your dreams a reality. For more information go to www.mohousing.com or contact Wayne Crawford, Director, via email or toll free at 855-444-5100.
Thinking about Guardianship? We encourage you to explore the options available to assist you in receiving the support and or protection needed while ensuring your rights are protected to the maximum extent possible.
• Missouri Guardianship Resource Guide
• Appendix 1 (Tool)
• Appendix 2 (Options & Alternatives)
• Understanding Your Options & Alternatives, the Online Workbook
When Molly was placed in the Marshall Habilitation Center in 1951, she was only a child. She lived most of her life on the campus. At the age of 63, Molly moved to the community. “Good Golly, Miss Molly: One Family's Story of Transition” follows her and her family through the process. To request DVD versions of Molly’s Story or for more information, contact us at 800-500-7878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view an introductory of the video or to watch it in its entirety, visit www.youtube.com/MissouriDDCouncil .
If you are an individual with developmental disabilities or the family member of a person with developmental disabilities, the Council would like to hear about your successes. We have collected and published stories from people who have successfully moved to the community from institutions (Change is Good) and of individuals with developmental disabilities who have obtained work in the community (Real Lives, Real Jobs), and we would like to hear your success story on these or other topics. Click on the link below to share your story with us.