The DDRB strives to keep you informed of news and information relating to developmental disabilities. In this section we share information of a timely nature or that brings context through real life examples of how we fulfill our mission.
The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council, the Arc of Missouri and Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Service (MACDDS) are seeking the artistic talents of people with developmental disabilities to submit their original artwork and theme focusing on including people in all aspects of life for the 2018 Missouri Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Poster & Bookmark.
A prize of $500 will be awarded to the artist whose design has been chosen. Entries are due by November 22, 2017.
Please download or view the document for contest rules and details.
The Coalition of Service Providers of St. Charles County Direct Support Conference Committee is seeking proposals for presentations that will be used at their annual conference to educate direct support professionals to inspire positive outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
The conference, scheduled for March 14 and 15, 2018, will now offer two tracks: one for Community Supports and another for Employment Supports. Presenters/Participants do not need to reside or work in St. Charles County.
Proposals are due November 2, 2017.
Please refer to the document below for instructions.
The Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County is seeking a Case Manager to work for individuals with developmental disabilities living in St. Charles County. This position is responsible for managing a multifaceted caseload and function as a lead person in coordinating and assisting individuals/families in developing specialized services.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Special Education, Social Work, Nursing or a related field. A minimum of 2 years experience as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that supports individuals with developmental disabilities is required. Send resume, references and salary history to:
1025 Country Club Road
St. Charles, MO 63303
Deadline for consideration is October 20, 2017. All inquires are confidential. No phone calls please.
The Coalition of Service Providers of St. Charles County is accepting nominations for their annual Direct Service Professional Recognition and Award Program scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2017. Award nominations are due by September 29, 2017.
Recipients of these awards are people who provide direct support to individuals with developmental disabilities and are dedicated to providing opportunities for the people they serve to become active, valued members of the St. Charles County community. This award is designed to recognize those individuals who demonstrate consistent dedication and who are frequently going above and beyond their typical day to day responsibilities.
The MO Office of Special Education has released its updated version of “The Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Missouri” to help clarify the special education process.
This resource was developed to assist parents and professionals to become more informed and effective in the special education process to benefit students with disabilities in Missouri.
This guide can be found any time under our Parent Resources tab, Resource Publications.
The July 20, 2017 board meeting has been CANCELLED. The next board meeting is scheduled for August 17, 2017.
The FY18 Funding Edition provides a break-out, by agency, describing each program funded by the DDRB in Fiscal Year 2018, including the contracted amount. This publication is also available in the Parent Resources section under Planning Guides on this website.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) announced the release of a plain language toolkit, A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid.
The toolkit is the third in a series of accessible policy and advocacy resources that ASAN is releasing this year. These resources equip self-advocates to participate in important conversations about their lives and the services they rely on. You can find this and other resource publications at: http://www.ddrb.org/developmental-disability-resources-st-charles/step-by-step-guides/developmental-disability-guide-books/
The 2017 legislative session is finished. Bills that were Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed will be signed by the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tem before being sent to the Governor for his consideration. As usually occurs, some bills included in the Legislative Update were incorporated into other bills that this document does not include. You can see a list of all Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed bills and what is included in each at http://www.senate.mo.gov/17info/BTS_Web/TrulyAgreed.aspx?SessionType=R.
Mental Health of America of Eastern Missouri has an expansive website of mental health articles and resources. This document provides links to a sampling of what’s on their site. You can subscribe to their weekly newsletter at: