Missouri APSE - Employment First, Employment for All

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State Agencies

Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

The DMH serves persons with 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.

Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities

The Division's mission is to improve lives of Missourians with Developmental Disabilities through supports and services that foster self-determination.

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.


Other Employment Related Websites

National APSE

The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE), founded in 1988, is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

This is an advocacy organization providing support to persons with mental illness and their friends and families.

Missouri Rehabilitation Association (MRA)

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.

Governor’s Council on Disability

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 (MO-AT)

Missouri Assistive Technology touches the lives of 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 Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (MARF)

MARF improves the lives of Missourians with disabilities by driving public policy and strengthening member organizations through advocacy, education and collaboration.


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Monroe City, MO 63456

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