• Housing Options

    Housing Options

    It is a human right to have adequate housing. We need it not only for shelter from the elements, but also for a space to live and develop, and a place to create and take care of families, friendships and community. Living in a home of one’s own is the foundation of independence. With stable housing people can achieve other life goals such as education and employment. Housing for people with disabilities is a major concern. Many have little chance of finding safe, affordable housing. Those who rely on SSI cannot afford housing without government assistance.  Read More
  • Sign Our Petition

    Sign Our Petition

    We've started the petition "Protect Sheltered Workshops" and need your help to get it off the ground. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:  Protect Sheltered Workshops Here's why it's important: People with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), which includes mental retardation, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, have the right to choose where they work and where they live.  Read More
  • Cri du Chat Syndrome

    Cri du Chat Syndrome

    Cri du Chat syndrome (CdCS) is a genetic condition caused by the deletion of genetic material on the small arm (the “p” arm) of chromosome 5. Alternative names include 5p- syndrome, 5p minus syndrome, and 5p deletion syndrome. It is one of the most common syndromes caused by chromosomal deletion. CdCS is a rare syndrome with an estimated incidence rate of one in 35,000. Named in 1963 by French geneticist Jerome Lejeune, “Cri du Chat” is French for “cry of the cat” and is so named because of the distinctive cry in infancy which resembles the mewing of a cat. Read More
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Missouri AID Highlights

  • Alicia's Story

    Alicia's Story When Alicia was ready to join the workforce, she did not know the sheltered workshop in Fruitland existed. While still Read More
  • Jeff's Story

    Jeff's Story After graduating from high school, Jeff went to work at a sheltered workshop in Southeast Missouri. He performed a variety Read More
  • Marcus' Story

    Marcus' Story When Marcus first started school, “I was told I was retarded and wouldn’t amount to anything.” Throughout his 43 years Read More
  • Joe's Story

    Joe's Story After working at a sheltered workshop for nearly 20 years, Joe decided it was time for a change. “I have Read More
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