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Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 687
1706 E. Elm Street 
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: 573-751-8611
Toll free: 800-500-7878
Fax: 573-526-2755

If you have general questions or need further information about the Council or one of our initiatives, please contact our staff:

Contact  David Githinji, Education Specialist, for issues regarding:

  • Inclusive Education
  • Transition from School
  • Family-to-Family Network/Family-to-Family Resource Center

Contact  Dolores Sparks, Advocacy Specialist, Home & Communty Living, for issues regarding:

  • Home and Community Living Issues/Barriers
  • Transition to Community Settings
  • Guardianship
  • Self-Directed Services
  • Self-Determination
  • Affordable, Accessible, Integrated Housing

Contact  Katheryne Staeger-Wilson, Leadership Training & Family Support Specialisst, for issues regarding:

  • Partners in Policymaking
  • People First
  • SEEDS Projects
  • Arc of Missouri
  • Missouri TASH

Contact  Chaz Nickolaus, Employment/Transportation Specialist, for issues regarding:

  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Social Security

Contact Rebecca Bax, Public Policy Specialisst, for issues regarding:

  • Legislative Initiatives
  • Disability Rights Legislative Day
  • Health Initiatives and Medicaid
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Congress on Disability Policy

Council meeting Dates

Position Statements


* Guardianship Resource Guide

* Victimization Awareness Campaign

Community Living and the New HCBS Rule

Conference Sponsorship Request form

DD Awareness Month

DD System Redesign/Family Voice

Disability Rights Legislative Day

First Responder Disability Awareness Training

Good Golly, Miss Molly: A Family's Transition Story

Governors Proclamation for Disability Employment Awarenss Month

Grants / NoFA's

Guardianship Update

HCBS Advocacy

Missouri Proclamation of Equal Rights for People with Disabilities as Members of Society


National Disability Employment Awareness Month

New 5-year State Plan 2017-2021 Goals & Objectives


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1706 E. Elm Street • P.O. Box 687 • Jefferson City, MO 65102
1-800-500-7878 • 573-751-8611 (Voice or TT) • 573-526-2755 (Fax) • cholterman@moddcouncil.org