The DDRB shares announcements, upcoming conferences and time sensitive information to help families remain connected with their community and have access to current best practices in the field of developmental disabilities.
The DDRB and Coalition of Service Providers of St. Charles County are seeking nominations for the annual Direct Support Professional Awards. Recipients of the awards are people who provide direct support for individuals with developmental disabilities and who are dedicated to providing opportunities for the people they serve to become active, valued members of the St. Charles County community.
This year, the Coalition has added a COVID Hero category to give agencies an opportunity to recognize those who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. Both nomination forms can be downloaded below.
Nominations are due by October 2, 2020. Awards will be presented VIRTUALLY November 19, 2020.DSP Nomination Forms
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released a question and answer publication regarding school reopening and distance learning.DESE's COVID 19 Reopening QA
The DDRB and it’s Cultural Competency Committee is committed to providing opportunities for learning and growth around issues related to culture. With this view in mind, the committee is sharing the following list of Racial Equity Learning Resources for those who wish to gain further insight into matters of race.Racial Equity Learning Resources
Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) is welcoming applications from self-advocates, parents of individuals with disabilities and caregivers in all developmental disabilities regions, to become Council members and help us achieve our goals as we aim to increase opportunities for independence, inclusion, integration, productivity and self-determination. We especially interested in improving the diversity of our Council and welcome parents and individuals who represent diverse populations. We are also looking for improving representation of individuals and parents from rural areas of the state, especially if you live in the northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest corners of the state.
Visit their webpage for more information: https://moddcouncil.org/
If you are interested in applying, please download and complete the attached application provided in both PDF and Word for your convenience.
Completed applications can be emailed by July 27, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council, Attention: Vicky Davidson, Executive Director, 1706 East Elm Street, PO Box 687, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102.MODDC Board Membership Application
COVID-19 DRIVE-THROUGH TESTING AVAILABLE IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY MAY 26-30
Covid-19 testing available NOW in St. Charles County. The County encourages full use by developmental disability agency staff and consumers. If slots are already reserved, there is a drive in option. Please take advantage of this opportunity!
The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) and Missouri National Guard will perform drive-through testing for COVID-19 at two St. Charles County locations for five consecutive days beginning May 26. The tests are open to all residents of Missouri who register online; they do not have to have COVID-19 symptoms to be eligible for the test.
Testing will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, May 26-28, at the St. Charles County Department of Public Health, 1650 Boone’s Lick Road in St. Charles; and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, at the St. Charles County Youth Activity Park, 7801 Highway N in Dardenne Prairie.
Online registration is required through DHSS at health.mo.gov/communitytest or by calling the state hotline at 877-435-8411. Registrants will be given a 15-minute appointment block.COVID Testing 052620
Board Meeting and Access Information
The May DDRB Board Meeting is scheduled for May 21, 2020, at 7:00 PM via Zoom.
The annual public hearing related to FY2021 Funding Requests will be held. Financial documents summarizing the requests are attached to the agenda. Public comments are welcome related to requests and priorities for FY2021. You can attend the Zoom meeting to make comments and/or you can submit them in writing to me by noon on Thursday and I will forward them to the board.
Due to the closure of the DDRB office to the public on 03/17/2020, there will be no physical public access to the Board meeting. The public can, however, attend the meeting virtually by joining Zoom via video conference. Access instructions are included in the agenda.Rev 052120 Agenda
FACT (Family Advocacy and Community Training) is presenting a series of training via Zoom conferencing. Please refer to the flyer for topics, dates and details.
For DDRB Employees
Please see the attachment for information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
03-25-20 – The DDRB email system is down. However the phone system (636-939-3351) is still active and staff have forwarded their extensions to their remote locations. Please contact our office by phone until further notice.
United Way 211 has released a quick reference for COVID resources in Missouri and Illinois.