The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council meets its federal mandate to engage in planning, advocacy and capacity building efforts contributing to persons with developmental disabilities leading to more self-determined, inclusive and productive lives in their community by completing projects and releasing Calls for Investments (CFIs). The outcomes of these projects often lead to reports of findings that the Council uses to drive systems change, organize advocacy efforts, and educate legislators, policymakers, individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members or others about best practice and state-of-the-art services. The resources developed through the project and the final reports from Council projects are listed below. More infomration may be obtained on the resources and project reports by contacting the Council office at 800-500-7878.
This Guide was made possible by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council's continued commitment towards full community participation for persons with disabilities. It is designed to support job seekers to plan and achieve integrated community-based employment earning competitive wages and benefits like other members of the community.
Guardianship Manual (2010)
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
People First Language
Words are powerful and if used respectfully, can go a long way toward breaking down barriers.
Shattering Myths (2005)
The Council partnered with Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services, UMKC Institute for Human Development and People First of Missouri to publish this researched-based document that describes how all people can live in the community with the proper supports.