• Missourians with disabilities have a new way to save for their long term needs.  MO ABLE accounts give people with special needs more independence and financial security and families peace of mind.

  • More than 800,000 Missourians (and their families) live with a disability. On a daily basis, these individuals face challenges that those without disabilities will never know. Not the least of those challenges is the economic costs of living with a disability, from the greater health care costs to assistive technology that helps workers with disabilities fully access the workplace.  But soon Missouri will be able to assist families and individuals in meeting, and planning for, the financial difficulties of living with a disability.

  • The PLB has approved a $1.8 million appropriation to PLB funded agencies to address capacity building in their organizations.  This one-time grant of $50,000 to each of the 36 PLB funded agencies is to be used to strengthen each agency in fulfilling their mission and make a positive impact on the lives of the people they serve.

  • To take a look at the 2016 Annual Report click here or click CONTINUE READING below.

  • A St. Louis professional partnership, Inclusion Coalition for Employment of Metropolitan St. Louis (ICE), aims to create and promote jobs for people with developmental disabilities and help them achieve greater independence. Through ICE, professionals who work to find jobs for people with developmental disabilities meet regularly to share information. One professional might know of an opening but their particular agency doesn’t have an individual whose skills match the job. Letting other agencies know about the position can lead to a win-win for clients, agencies and businesses.