Developmental Disabilities

Missouri Department of Mental Health

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Offering support across the lifespan, the Division implements a statewide system of supportive services that focus on assuring health and safety, supporting access to community participation, and increasing opportunities for meaningful employment. Visit Website

MARF

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

Missouri Association of County Disabilities Services (MACDDS)

The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS) is a leader in local initiatives for people with developmental disabilities. The organization is comprised of 66 county boards (including the City of St. Louis), and 17 Related Private Organizations and one Targeted Case Management Organization that provide local services for people with developmental disabilities. Visit Website →

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council

The Council’s Mission is: “To assist individuals, families, and the community to include all people with developmental disabilities in every aspect of life.” MODDC also believes that individuals, parents, and family members are the most powerful forces in forging a responsive and flexible support network for people with developmental disabilities. Visit Website →

People First Missouri

People First of Missouri is a self-advocacy organization that was formed by, is run by, and exists for people with developmental disabilities in the state of Missouri. People First of Missouri is a non-profit organization that promotes equality for people with disabilities so they can live the life they want in the community. Visit Website →

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Visit Website →

Operation Autism

Operation Autism is a web-based resource specifically designed and created to support military families that have children with autism. It is the shared product of the vision and energy of the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and the funding support of the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Visit Website →

Sesame Street and Autism

Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to manage common challenges, to simplify everyday activities, and to grow connections and support from family, friends, and community. Visit Website →

National Association of State Developmental Disabilities Services

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) represents the nation’s agencies in 50 states and the District of Columbia providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. NASDDDS promotes visionary leadership, systems innovation, and the development of national policies that support home and community-based services for individuals with disabilities and their families. Visit Website →

The Arc

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. We work tirelessly to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with I/DD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. Visit Website →

National Autism Association

The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential. Visit Website →

National Council on Disability

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of Presidential and Congressional appointees, an Executive Director appointed by the Chair, and a full-time professional staff. Visit Website →

Epilepsy Foundation

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Visit Website →

United Cerebral Palsy Association

The purpose of the United Cerebral Palsy Association shall be to promote the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other conditions, through an affiliate network. Visit Website →

National Down Syndrome Congress

The National Down Syndrome Congress is dedicated to an improved world for individuals with Down syndrome. We are the leading national resource of support and information for anyone touched by or seeking to learn about Down syndrome. Visit Website →