FROM READERS: Disability Rights Legislative Day, ADA Legacy Tour promote inclusion

One Lucky Dog

Princess truly embodies her name. She is treated like royalty and enjoys being spoiled daily by her owner and the staff members at Team 16. She loves walks and playing in the park and, of course, treats. A corgi, golden retriever mix, Princess has been living in the Team 16 apartment building now for about […]

Plain Talk About Sex

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) face high risks for victimization and sexual assault.  Some studies indicate that within their lifetimes, over 80% of women and over 30% of men with I/DD will be sexually assaulted. A course offered this spring through Transition Network hopes to knock some wind out of those statistics — recognizing […]

Get to Know Lanny

Lanny, like many teens his age, enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing video games and bemoaning school. He loves to ride his bike and play baseball and pick on his little sister. At the ripe old age of 15, he’s full of wisdom and corny jokes and describes himself as “a character.” Lanny was […]

Disability Rights Legislative Day & the ADA Legacy Tour

Written by Mark Satterwhite, Director of Life & Work Connections  Tuesday, March 31 was a big day for disability rights in Missouri. Hundreds of people with disabilities and their advocates gathered at the Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City for the concurrence of two events: Disability Rights Legislative Day, and The ADA Legacy Tour. Event […]