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Training and Technical Assistance For Providers (T-Tap): funded by Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in partnership with the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, has been awarded a cooperative agreement from The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). This cooperative agreement provides funds for the implementation of a national technical assistance and training effort designed to increase the capacity of Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs) and other community-based service providers. This site has a wealth of information for all stakeholders interested in employment issues.
National APSE: The Network on Employment is a membership organization formed in 1988 as the Association for Persons in Supported Employment to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for persons experiencing disabilities.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: This is an advocacy organization providing support to persons with mental illness and their friends and families.
Missouri Rehabilitation Association: MRA promotes an environment in the state of Missouri which gives persons with disabilities a fair opportunity to achieve quality of life through: Support of appropriate legislation and adequate funding, Support of the goals and purposes of the National Rehabilitation Association, Quality of services provided, Research and training and Public awareness in education.
Governors Counsel on Disabilities: The Council offers assistance to other state agencies for compliance with all laws regarding persons with disabilities. It maintains communication with disability advocates and service providers to disseminate information and receive feedback on problems affecting people with disabilities in order to recommend policy improvements. The Council aims to promote positive images and protect persons with disabilities through equal access to services and employment opportunities.
Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS): MACDDS is dedicated to the promotion of county initiatives in developmental disability services.
Missouri Assistive Technology Council (MO-AT): Missouri Assistive Technology touches the lives of almost thousands of Missourians with disabilities each year; children, adults and older persons obtain assistive technology needed for independence through MoAT services and programs.
Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council: The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council is a federally funded, 22-member, consumer-driven council appointed by the Governor. Its mandate is to plan, advocate for, and give advice concerning programs and services for persons with developmental disabilities that will increase their opportunities for independence, productivity, and integration into communities.
Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH): The DMH service persons with Alcohol and Drug Addictions, Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities. The DMH Employment Team offers a variety of training for provider staff. Programs are available to fund employment supports. The Division of Developmental Disabilities has employment coordiantors in each regional office to promote employment at the local level.
Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: (MDVR): VR offers employment services to persons with disabilities.
Missouri Division of Workforce Development: The Division operates programs for job training and skills development through the Missouri Career Centers located throughout the state.