Disability Resource Association, Inc.

Disability Resource Association, Inc.

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Happy New Year DRA! Love ya to bunches!!
Moving to festus
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Here are more big, happy smiles of kids that our wonderful stylists made happy yesterday. You all did a wonderful job. Thank you!!
Is there a flyer for the Health and Education Fair? Where do kids go to get registered? Can an organization register them, or only parents?
I write from Malawi Africa and lam interested to start DRC chapter in Malawi Africa therefore l seek your consent if you are agreement with that l have passion to work with disabilities people in Malawi
This service helps my son and I out a lot! Great people work here 😁
I finally got the resource page of up and running I have added sections of Resources:
https://www.dmkbooks.online/advocacy-resource-directory

for people with Autism,
Blindness or Low Vision,
for Children with disabilities,
for people with Cerebral Palsy,
Disability housing resources,
Down Syndrome Resources,
 Employment Rights and Resources,
Rights of people with Disabilities,
Medical information Resources,
Other Disability Resources,
 Social Security Resources
VA Resources.
Please take the time to check it out and forward this to friends who have relatives with disabilities or teachers or medical professionals you know to increase awareness and add to resources that people with disabilities have access to. I also have the links to my four books on the site two of which Why I Laugh and My Extra Chromosome are advocacy and inclusion books for children. Also please like my page Dawn M Kohler Advocate and Author and Join the Facebook Group Fans of Dmkbooks. I will be posting regular updates and hope to add at least 5 new resources a day. I also have a series of topics in which to right more children’s books about Disability and inclusion.
Jefferson county
what is your email addres for those not pc savy
Do you have an email customers that cant drive have a harder time submitting your mailing. I cant drive or go to mailbox but I can scan the document with signature but do not see an email address on the document sent to me (I.E. CACENLLING TRANSPORTATION). I signed it and wanted to email it but there is no email address to be found on the piece of mail I received. Can you please add an email address one can send to? Thank you
I'm getting SSI. I called my local social security office and reported that I have gotten a inheritance and she took all my information she said she made a note of it. Told me to save all receipts and someone would call me back...I never got a call back...I called them about 2 weeks ago...does it take that long for someone to call me back? What do I do??

DRA's mission is personal empowerment for individuals with disabilities, seniors, and those in need, in Jefferson County and its surrounding counties.

Disability Resource Association (DRA) operates as a Center for Independent Living (CIL) serving individuals in Jefferson and surrounding counties who meet the criteria of the Americans with Disabilities Act, regardless of age or type of disability. DRA became a free standing 501(c)(3) in 1998. Since that launch, DRA has grown from serving less than 100 individuals annually to over 4,000. Disabilit

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 11/30/2021

Celebrate the lives we have changed in 2021! Look forward to the celebration of DRA's 25th Anniversary in 2022! Read our current newsletter today.
https://conta.cc/3peFpcT

Celebrate the lives we have changed in 2021! Look forward to the celebration of DRA's 25th Anniversary in 2022! Read our current newsletter today.
https://conta.cc/3peFpcT

Timeline photos 11/25/2021

DRA's offices will be closed today and Friday 11/26 to allow our staff to have time with their families. We hope you enjoy this special holiday with those you love. We will be back in the office to help on Monday.

DRA's offices will be closed today and Friday 11/26 to allow our staff to have time with their families. We hope you enjoy this special holiday with those you love. We will be back in the office to help on Monday.

[11/22/21]   We promise to work together to provide care, hope, and comfort to our client

Great opportunity to be a Home Care Aide or C.N.A. in Jefferson County!

Competitive Wages and Bonuses.

Must have a minimum of 1 year of paid or unpaid experience caring for children or adults with disabilities.

DRA prides itself in helping seniors
and those with disabilities to maintain independence in their community.

Call DRA for more information at 636-931-7696.

FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY!

Disability Resource Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

11/17/2021

On Thursday morning 11/18 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. stop by the Festus Panera Bread Co. and buy an Old Newsboys Paper from our friends at Jefferson County Community Partnership. Old Newsboys Day often supports DRA's Back to School Fair and other charities for children. #oldnewsboysday

On Thursday morning 11/18 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. stop by the Festus Panera Bread Co. and buy an Old Newsboys Paper from our friends at Jefferson County Community Partnership. Old Newsboys Day often supports DRA's Back to School Fair and other charities for children. #oldnewsboysday

Timeline photos 11/17/2021

Happy Fall. Stay safe, warm and healthy as the colder weather moves in today!

Happy Fall. Stay safe, warm and healthy as the colder weather moves in today!

11/11/2021

DRA would like to thank every Veteran for your service! We live in the land of the free because of the brave.

Disability Resource Association, Inc. updated their information in their About section. 10/21/2021

Disability Resource Association, Inc. updated their information in their About section.

Disability Resource Association, Inc. updated their information in their About section.

Disability Resource Association, Inc. updated their website address. 10/21/2021

Disability Resource Association, Inc. updated their website address.

Disability Resource Association, Inc. updated their website address.

[10/21/21]   We promise to work together to provide care, hope, and comfort to our client

Great opportunity to be a Home Care Aide or C.N.A. in Jefferson County!

Competitive Wages and Bonuses.

Must have a minimum of 1 year of paid or unpaid experience caring for children or adults with disabilities.

DRA prides itself in helping seniors
and those with disabilities to maintain independence in their community.

Call DRA for more information at 636-931-7696.

FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY!

Disability Resource Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

09/17/2021

Medicaid recipients, hire your own caregiver. Choose someone you trust to provide the care you need to stay at home. Competitive wages for your attendant. Contact DRA today (636) 931-7696 or visit www.DRA4help.org

Medicaid recipients, hire your own caregiver. Choose someone you trust to provide the care you need to stay at home. Competitive wages for your attendant. Contact DRA today (636) 931-7696 or visit www.DRA4help.org

Photos from Disability Resource Association, Inc.'s post 07/30/2021

Thanks to all the volunteers who made our 2021 Back to School Fair a huge success! Thanks to generous vendors and donors, our 500+ guests left with almost more than they could carry! Well done, Jeff Co community!! Our kids should be set for success!!

07/27/2021

We need volunteer hair stylist to give free haircuts THIS Thursday 7/29 at our Back to School Fair. Call Penny at (636) 931-7696 to volunteer one hour or more.

Disability Resource Association, Inc. updated their business hours. 07/27/2021

Disability Resource Association, Inc. updated their business hours.

Disability Resource Association, Inc. updated their business hours.

Photos from Disability Resource Association, Inc.'s post 07/13/2021

This group of amazing volunteers just filled over 500 backpacks in less than TWO hours. Thank you so much for your help and hard work!

We still need a more volunteers to help on Thursday, July 29, between 7:30 am and 2:30 p.m. at the Jefferson College Field House in Hillsboro, MO. We have over 800 kids registered to come to the Fair on that day.
We are also looking for licensed hair stylists who are willing to come offer free haircuts that day to the students who attend the Fair.
Respond below or call us at (636) 931-7696 and ask for Jennifer if you want to come help at the Fair on July 29.

Photos from Disability Resource Association, Inc.'s post 07/12/2021

Thanks to the group from American Heritage Girls we have 225 backpacks full of supplies! You all worked hard! Impressive!!
We have another group coming tomorrow to pack the remaining 475 backpacks for the Back To School Fair on July 29.

07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July to everyone. Let Freedom Ring!
DRA's office is closed Monday in observance of the holiday.

Happy 4th of July to everyone. Let Freedom Ring!
DRA's office is closed Monday in observance of the holiday.

05/26/2021

DRA would like to thank Jenny Remes and Arsenal Credit Union Charitable Foundation for their Community Impact Grant that will help fund our Summer Youth Program and Simulated Driving lessons.

DRA would like to thank Jenny Remes and Arsenal Credit Union Charitable Foundation for their Community Impact Grant that will help fund our Summer Youth Program and Simulated Driving lessons.

[05/11/21]   Thanks so all the local businesses who donated to make amazing prize baskets for our 2021 Back to School Superhero Finalists! LOGO Daddy in Hillsboro, Festus Hoods, Festus Starbucks, Oil Time in Festus, Dobbs in Festus and Arnold, Festus La Pachanga, Arnold QDoba, Arnold Pasta, Arnold Texas Roadhouse, Las Brisas in Pevely, Kettelhut Steakhouse in Festus, So Co Bartolinos, Panera in Arnold and Festus, Plaza Tire Service in Festus, The Magic House and Crystal City Sports Clips. Our Superheroes will be honored with an evening out and many other gifts and services! We have such a generous community!!!

Photos from Disability Resource Association, Inc.'s post 05/11/2021

We delivered prize baskets to our final two 2021 Back to School Superhero Finalists. Mrs. Nicole Johnson, a teacher at Telegraph Intermediate in the R7 District, had over 490 votes and was our second runner up! Meghan Dismang, a Special Education Teacher at Grandview High School, had 19 different people nominate her and over 300 votes to be the winner. Congratulations to these amazing Superheroes!!

05/10/2021

Our first runner-up finalist in the 2021 Back to School Superhero Contest was Staci Venatta, special education teacher at Murphy Elementary School. She had over 550 votes from those of you who agree that she is a SUPER educator who deserves some super recognition. Congratulations Mrs. Venatta!

Our first runner-up finalist in the 2021 Back to School Superhero Contest was Staci Venatta, special education teacher at Murphy Elementary School. She had over 550 votes from those of you who agree that she is a SUPER educator who deserves some super recognition. Congratulations Mrs. Venatta!

Photos from Disability Resource Association, Inc.'s post 05/10/2021

It was a full day of honoring all of our 2021 Back to School Superhero finalists. Each of them are amazing educators who received hundreds of votes from fans who agree. Congratulations to all of our Finalists!!

Photos from Disability Resource Association, Inc.'s post 05/10/2021

Congratulations to Mrs. Tracy LaRose from the Fox School District. She is our 2021 Back to School Superhero. Over 560 of you voted for her. Obviously her enthusiasm and determination to help students keep learning through COVID has impressed and impacted a lot of people! It is our pleasure to honor her!!

Photos from Disability Resource Association, Inc.'s post 05/01/2021

Much thanks to the Blackcats who came today to help at DRA!! Our exterior looks a million times better and our backpacks are ready to fill for our Back to School Fair in July. It was a good time with great workers!! Thank you!!

04/30/2021

THANK YOU to the nearly 3,000 of you who voted for our 2021 Back to School Superhero! Stay tuned for the winner.
In the mean time, please donate $25 to sponsor a backpack full of supplies and a pair of BRAND NEW name-brand shoes for a low-income student who will attend our fair in July. Donate today:
https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

THANK YOU to the nearly 3,000 of you who voted for our 2021 Back to School Superhero! Stay tuned for the winner.
In the mean time, please donate $25 to sponsor a backpack full of supplies and a pair of BRAND NEW name-brand shoes for a low-income student who will attend our fair in July. Donate today:
https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

04/27/2021

Thanks to Edwardo and Las Brisas in Pevely for their generous donation to provide a meal for each of our Back to School Superhero finalists!! If you have a business and want to bless our Superhero finalists, please call DRA at (636) 931-7696 and ask for Jennifer. We are gathering our gift baskets this week. Next week we announce the winner and give gifts to all our finalists!

Thanks to Edwardo and Las Brisas in Pevely for their generous donation to provide a meal for each of our Back to School Superhero finalists!! If you have a business and want to bless our Superhero finalists, please call DRA at (636) 931-7696 and ask for Jennifer. We are gathering our gift baskets this week. Next week we announce the winner and give gifts to all our finalists!

04/20/2021

Thanks to Jefferson County Community Partnership for their sponsorship of our 2021 Back to School Fair and the School Superhero contest. Vote for your School Superhero winner today at https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/.

Thanks to Jefferson County Community Partnership for their sponsorship of our 2021 Back to School Fair and the School Superhero contest. Vote for your School Superhero winner today at https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/.

04/20/2021

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Staci Venatta from the Northwest District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Staci Venatta from the Northwest District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

04/20/2021

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Tracey Van Buskirk from the Sunrise District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Tracey Van Buskirk from the Sunrise District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

04/20/2021

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Stephanie Ruether from Windsor Elementary School in the Windsor District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Stephanie Ruether from Windsor Elementary School in the Windsor District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

04/20/2021

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Tracey LaRose from Antonia Middle School and Seckman Middle School in the Fox District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Tracey LaRose from Antonia Middle School and Seckman Middle School in the Fox District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

04/20/2021

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Nicole Johnson from Telegraph Intermediate School in the Jefferson R-7 District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Nicole Johnson from Telegraph Intermediate School in the Jefferson R-7 District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

04/20/2021

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Bonnie Jernigan from Pevely Elementary in the Dunklin Shool District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Bonnie Jernigan from Pevely Elementary in the Dunklin Shool District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

04/20/2021

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Lauren Genthon from Valley Middle School in the Northwest District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Lauren Genthon from Valley Middle School in the Northwest District is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

04/20/2021

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Meghan Dismang from Grandview High School is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

You voted to determine our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest. Meghan Dismang from Grandview High School is one of our finalists. Vote one more time between now and 4/30 to choose the winner! https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

04/16/2021

Congratulations to our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest!!! Over 2,400 voters chose these amazing educators as Superheroes at their schools. Vote between now and 4/30 to choose our WINNER.
https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

Congratulations to our EIGHT finalists in the 2021 Back To School Superhero Contest!!! Over 2,400 voters chose these amazing educators as Superheroes at their schools. Vote between now and 4/30 to choose our WINNER.
https://dra4help.org/home/partners/jefferson-county-health-and-education-commitee/

Our Story

Disability Resource Association, Inc. (DRA) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1996. DRA serves individuals with disabilities, seniors, and those in need in Jefferson County and its surrounding counties (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County Franklin County and St. Francis County) with over twenty programs that it has developed. DRA has served over 18,000 seniors and individuals with a myriad of disabilities (developmental, cognitive, physical).

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Announcing the 2020 Jefferson County School Superhero!
Announcing the 2020 Jefferson County School Superhero Runner Up!
Choose your own caregiver with DRA

Products

Services Offered Include: Assistive Telephone Technology, Basic Phone Rate Reduction, Consumer Directed Service, Disability Home Ownership Advocates, Equipment Loan Services, General Advocacy Assistance, Healing with Horse Power Equine-Assisted Therapy, Health Service Support, Housing Assistance, Individual and Systems Advocacy, Individual/Educational Advocacy Services, Independent Living Skills Training Program, Information and Referral, Low Vision Technology, Parent Services, Peer Consultation, Prescription Drug Assistance, Property Tax Credits, Ramp Building and Home Modification, Social Security Disability Supports, and a Transportation Assistance Program.

Telephone

Address


130 Brandon Wallace Way
Festus, MO
63028

General information

DRA is one of twenty-two CILs statewide. Please give us a call at 636-931-7696 and see how DRA may assist you! You can also reach us via twitter @DisabilityRA, on Pinterest @disabilityra, or on our website http://www.disabilityresourceassociation.org/

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm
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