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Night to Shine Prom is a Big Hit in Supported Living

The Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, Night to Shine celebrated it’s eighth anniversary as thousands from around the world came together to honor those with disabilities. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Night to Shine 2022 entailed […]

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Overcoming Obstacles

Lydia is 20 years old and loves to give back to her community. She volunteers regularly at the Missouri Disability Empowerment Foundation (MoDE) , is on the City of Columbia’s Disability Commission, is a new board member to Local Motion (formally known as PedNet), and is a member of Children’s Grove organization. Her passion for […]

IPS leads to a successful career transition for Brittany

After Brittany lost her job at Compass Health she wasn’t sure she would find another job that suited her needs. With the help of her IPS team, Brittany found a position at Parentlink in less than one month. The Individual Placement and Support program, or IPS, is a zero-exclusion, evidence-based practice that helps people with […]

DRLD 2021: In This Together!

This year marked the 20th anniversary of Disability Rights Legislative Day, when typically hundreds of people with disabilities and advocates gather at the capitol for a rally, then disperse to meet with their legislators.  Due to the pandemic, we pulled off this year’s event virtually, via Zoom Webinar.  This year’s theme was “In This Together”, […]