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Seeking parents and caregivers of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a study! (Must be over 18 years old and live in the US)

I am conducting an online survey for my graduate project, which I must complete to get my master's degree.
The study is about person-centered planning and social inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities. The online survey should only take about 5 minutes of your time.

Follow this link if you are over 18 and wish to participate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LNNPCL9

Participants will have to opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.

Feel free to share this link with others!
Thank you for connecting us to Variety Club! J has had fun at Virtual Camp! He was so excited to see other kids and participate in the activities. Thank you, Variety Club and all who made this possible!
Exciting News for those with Special Needs, Disabilities, and/or Low Income -- who qualify. Applicants must and have Missouri HealthNet or Medicaid, and must have Medicare A & B. One of the Leading Insurance Companies has a new “Zero cost” plan for those that qualify; this new 2018 plan doesn’t change or alter any of their current benefits; it adds to, and enhances them. If they qualify for this plan they would receive $175 per quarter (every three months) for OTC (Over the Counter) medical supplies, such as First Aid, diapers, disposable under garments, changing pads, canes, walkers, wheelchairs and so much more – delivered straight to their home. It also adds A Personal Emergency Response System, and $1500 per year in preventive and comprehensive covered Dental services annually for the qualified beneficiary. These and many more additional benefits that will help you, help the ones you love who qualify. Age is not a factor. To see if your friend or loved one qualifies call Elaine Willingham at 314-799-1724. Thank you, my goal is to reach as many who might qualify as possible. This is a Godsend for them.
*If someone has been on disability for at least two full years, they may qualify for Medicare, tell them to call me. Age is not a factor, just the qualifiers mentioned.
Elaine Willingham
American Republic Insurance Services
232 Vance Road # 206
Valley Park, MO 63088
314-799-1724 or 314-909-6617]
If you or a loved one needs information on getting Missouri HealthNet & Medicare:
Fill out this form:https://dss.mo.gov/fsd/formsmanual/pdf/im1ma.pdf
ASAP and mail it to:
MO Dept. Of Social Services, Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, MO 65102-2320
Telephone: (573) 751-3221
Fax: (573) 751-3091 See the phone numbers to call for assistance! Call and they will guide you. Once he has both Medicare & MO Healthnet he will get "QMB" status - call me and we'll get his on the new plan that will be a Godsend for you. Elaine 314-799-1724 https://www.facebook.com/AGENT4ARISElaineWillinghamSTLMO/
Case Manager Appreciation Week has been very fun!! I hope everyone at JCDDRB enjoyed their treats!

DD Advocates is a local governmental entity who manages county property tax dollars for services that benefit individuals with developmental disabilities.

JCDDRB is a local governmental entity responsible for administering county funds for services that benefit individuals with developmental disabilities.

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10/12/2021

Today we continued celebrating Case Manager Appreciation week with Dippin' Dots! Thanks Dippin' Dots for helping us honor our staff!

Today we continued celebrating Case Manager Appreciation week with Dippin' Dots! Thanks Dippin' Dots for helping us honor our staff!

Photos from Developmental Disability Advocates's post 10/11/2021

This week we celebrate our AMAZING staff! If you work with someone on our team, comment below to let them know you appreciate them!

Photos from Dunklin R5 School District's post 10/06/2021

Check out some pics from Special Olympics Bowling today!

Luke Spaugh's Story - Developmental Disability Advocates 10/05/2021

Luke Spaugh's Story - Developmental Disability Advocates

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Developmental Disability Advocates would like to share Luke’s story. His passion for his family, work and politics is so inspiring! https://youtu.be/MK3kRVkp04w

Luke Spaugh's Story - Developmental Disability Advocates Meet Luke! He recently shared his story with us including his love for his family, his hobbies, interests, and his employment experience at Jimmy John’s in A...

10/01/2021

We can’t wait to introduce you to Luke! He recently shared his story with us including his love for his family, his hobbies, interests, and his employment experience at Jimmy John’s in Arnold. Stay tuned for more of Luke’s story! #DDawareness2021

We can’t wait to introduce you to Luke! He recently shared his story with us including his love for his family, his hobbies, interests, and his employment experience at Jimmy John’s in Arnold. Stay tuned for more of Luke’s story! #DDawareness2021

10/01/2021

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! For more information on what you can do to bring awareness, head over to https://dsagsl.org/
#DDAwareness2021

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! For more information on what you can do to bring awareness, head over to https://dsagsl.org/
#DDAwareness2021

Photos from Developmental Disability Advocates's post 09/29/2021

Who will win the coveted trophy to display in their office for the year???? #teamfun

09/28/2021

We can’t wait to introduce you to Luke! He recently shared his story with us including his love for his family, his hobbies, interests, and his employment experience at Jimmy John’s in Arnold. Stay tuned for more of Luke’s story! #DDawareness2021

We can’t wait to introduce you to Luke! He recently shared his story with us including his love for his family, his hobbies, interests, and his employment experience at Jimmy John’s in Arnold. Stay tuned for more of Luke’s story! #DDawareness2021

09/24/2021

Our monthly Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:30pm. This meeting is being held in person with a virtual option. If attending in person the meeting is located at 1615 Vine School Road, Herculaneum. If you would like to view the posted agenda or access the zoom link, check out the Board of Directors page on our website at www.ddadvocates.org

Our monthly Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:30pm. This meeting is being held in person with a virtual option. If attending in person the meeting is located at 1615 Vine School Road, Herculaneum. If you would like to view the posted agenda or access the zoom link, check out the Board of Directors page on our website at www.ddadvocates.org

09/23/2021

Today we had a little fun celebrating our AMAZING team!

Today we had a little fun celebrating our AMAZING team!

09/22/2021

Today we share our Shining Star for September - Becky Fincher! Check out her story by heading over to our website www.ddadvocates.org

Today we share our Shining Star for September - Becky Fincher! Check out her story by heading over to our website www.ddadvocates.org

09/17/2021
09/17/2021

HAPPY FRIDAY!! THANK YOU DSPs!! Who is going to win the last prize of the week?? Like, share and comment on this post to be entered.

HAPPY FRIDAY!! THANK YOU DSPs!! Who is going to win the last prize of the week?? Like, share and comment on this post to be entered.

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Check out our ad in the Jefferson County Leader today! https://www.myleaderpaper.com/eedition/jefferson_county_leader/page-05/page_c7ec3a13-c1bf-5e79-be89-5d187f92309d.html

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Becca Tincknell's Story - Developmental Disability Advocates 09/16/2021

Becca Tincknell's Story - Developmental Disability Advocates

As we continue to celebrate DSP Appreciation week, check out Becca's story. Becca is very independent and has had a pretty successful sports career! Many people have helped along the way. Find out about her story by watching this video. https://youtu.be/d-kznWXepjc

Becca Tincknell's Story - Developmental Disability Advocates See Becca's story about her accomplishments as a valued employee and a multi-sport athlete. Learn how Becca and her family have partnered with Developmental...

09/16/2021

It's Thursday and we are almost to the weekend! If you are a proud DSP, like and share this post and comment that you are a proud DSP. Don't forget to let us know the organization you work for too. We will draw at the end of the day for a great prize!!

It's Thursday and we are almost to the weekend! If you are a proud DSP, like and share this post and comment that you are a proud DSP. Don't forget to let us know the organization you work for too. We will draw at the end of the day for a great prize!!

09/15/2021

Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week is September 12-18, 2021. It is a time for everyone to highlight the dedication of your DSP workers. They are dealing with the effects of Covid-19 not only with persons served but at home in their own families and communities. Given the incredible amount of stress placed upon the DSPs right now, there is no better time to support and show appreciation for their hard work. ANCHOR, in partnership with the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota has developed a DSP Toolkit for DSPs and Employers. This toolkit has been designed with the needs and challenges of DSPs and Employers in mind. Check it out. https://www.ancor.org/toolkit
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2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress | NADSP 09/15/2021

2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress | NADSP

Have you checked the NADSP website to see what presentations are being shared today? Head over to https://nadsp.org/2021-virtual-event-from-promise-to-progress/ for all the information!

2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress | NADSP 2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To ProgressAug 3, 2021 | Events, News Schedule Become A Sponsor Current Sponsors About The 2021 Virtual Event From September 12th – 15th, NADSP and the Research and Training Center on Community Living from the Institute on Community Integration at the University of...

09/15/2021

Happy Wednesday!!!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NADSP Virtual Event: What we’ve learned through this Pandemic – What comes next!. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 09/14/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NADSP Virtual Event: What we’ve learned through this Pandemic – What comes next!. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

On Wednesday, September 15th register to hear John Dickerson, CEO/Founder, myQuillo present a Keynote entitled: What we’ve learned through this Pandemic – What comes next! You can register by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_itNhVBUASuyf1u5CTSu8Lw

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NADSP Virtual Event: What we’ve learned through this Pandemic – What comes next!. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. We have all been through an intense trauma together this past year. Many have lost loved ones and friends. Through it all we have learned a great deal about ourselves, those we support and the systems that are built around them. How do we take what we have learned; make the system changes, use techn...

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NADSP Virtual Event: Connecting The Dots: People Receiving Services, Staffing Decisions, & DSP Turnover. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 09/14/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NADSP Virtual Event: Connecting The Dots: People Receiving Services, Staffing Decisions, & DSP Turnover. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Register now for the Connecting The Dots: People Receiving Services, Staffing Decisions, & DSP Turnover . Start time is Noon CST https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__AR3jNlDRIGmAjU3ylCw8A
or check out and register for Meet the NADSP DSP Advisory Council: How Can Direct Support Professionals Remain Hopeful in Challenging Times This will be presented at 2pm CST https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xBbNbbAnQQeaIVMKWDdSHw

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NADSP Virtual Event: Connecting The Dots: People Receiving Services, Staffing Decisions, & DSP Turnover. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. ​Connecting The Dots: People Receiving Services, Staffing Decisions, & DSP Turnover Doris Hayes, Quality Enhancement Specialist, CQL Carli Friedman, PH.D., Director of Research, CQL When you show up for a job interview, who is in the room? When you participate in professional training, who is lead...

09/14/2021

It's Tuesday of DSP week! Are you a proud Jefferson County Direct Support Professional? Do you like prizes? Well, like and share this post to help us spread awareness. Then comment on this post with I am a proud DSP and what organization you work for. We will draw at the end of the day for an awesome prize!

It's Tuesday of DSP week! Are you a proud Jefferson County Direct Support Professional? Do you like prizes? Well, like and share this post to help us spread awareness. Then comment on this post with I am a proud DSP and what organization you work for. We will draw at the end of the day for an awesome prize!

09/13/2021

Check out tomorrow morning's keynote address:
Are we ready to be the Change we want to be?
Dr. Monica McCall, President & CEO, Creative Options, Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rW1lIdJOTjiaCfif0WwndQ

Check out tomorrow morning's keynote address:
Are we ready to be the Change we want to be?
Dr. Monica McCall, President & CEO, Creative Options, Inc.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rW1lIdJOTjiaCfif0WwndQ

09/13/2021
09/13/2021

It is Direct Support Professionals Week!! This week we will be sharing some great resources. There will be drawings for prizes and much more! Keep checking back each day for more information.

It is Direct Support Professionals Week!! This week we will be sharing some great resources. There will be drawings for prizes and much more! Keep checking back each day for more information.

2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress | NADSP 09/12/2021

2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress | NADSP

The NADSP presents From Promise to Progress Virtual DSP Week Events. On Monday, the John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Workforce Advocacy & Leadership Presentation and Welcome event is at 10AM EST. Check out all this weeks events at https://nadsp.org/2021-virtual-event-from-promise-to-progress/

2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress | NADSP 2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To ProgressAug 3, 2021 | Events, News Schedule Become A Sponsor Current Sponsors About The 2021 Virtual Event From September 12th – 15th, NADSP and the Research and Training Center on Community Living from the Institute on Community Integration at the University of...

09/11/2021

Did you know it was Disaster Preparedness Month? How prepared are you for a disaster? MODDC is doing a survey to see how prepared people with disabilities are for a disaster. Please take a couple of minutes and complete the survey. Responses are requested by September 30th. https://moddcouncil.org/disaster-preparedness-month/

Did you know it was Disaster Preparedness Month? How prepared are you for a disaster? MODDC is doing a survey to see how prepared people with disabilities are for a disaster. Please take a couple of minutes and complete the survey. Responses are requested by September 30th. https://moddcouncil.org/disaster-preparedness-month/

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NADSP Virtual Event: Invaluable Screening. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 09/11/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NADSP Virtual Event: Invaluable Screening. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

DSP appreciation week kicks off Sunday evening. Join the NADSP for a live viewing of the acclaimed documentary Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support. Invaluable is a documentary film exploring the underappreciated and underfunded work of direct support professionals (DSPs), the people who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living full lives as members of their communities. Through stories and interviews with DSPs, family members, advocates, and people with disabilities from across the country, the film honors the complexity of the work and the immense value it provides to individuals receiving support. And it asks us to take action now in strengthening the DSP workforce before the system collapses. 7PM EST
To register go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cV_ejDRnS_Gqp5bMXw2i3Q

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NADSP Virtual Event: Invaluable Screening. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. Join the NADSP for a live viewing of the acclaimed documentary Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support. Invaluable is a documentary film exploring the underappreciated and underfunded work of direct support professionals (DSPs), the people who support individuals with intellectual....

09/10/2021
09/03/2021
High Ridge athlete earns spot in Special Olympics Hall of Fame 08/29/2021

High Ridge athlete earns spot in Special Olympics Hall of Fame

Way to go Becca!!

High Ridge athlete earns spot in Special Olympics Hall of Fame Becca Tincknell had a feeling something special was going to happen when she traveled to Jefferson City this summer for the Special Olympics Missouri banquet.

08/26/2021

Did you see our videos featuring some of the amazing people we serve? If not, head over to our website now and check them out!! https://www.ddadvocates.org/who-we-serve/

Did you see our videos featuring some of the amazing people we serve? If not, head over to our website now and check them out!! https://www.ddadvocates.org/who-we-serve/

08/19/2021

The August Board of Directors meeting will be held Monday, August 23, 2021. This meeting is in person at 1615 Vine School Road, Herculaneum. However a virtual option is also offered. Click this link to view the posted agenda and get the Zoom meeting information.https://www.ddadvocates.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/DD-Advocates-Board-Agenda-2021-08-23.pdf

The August Board of Directors meeting will be held Monday, August 23, 2021. This meeting is in person at 1615 Vine School Road, Herculaneum. However a virtual option is also offered. Click this link to view the posted agenda and get the Zoom meeting information.https://www.ddadvocates.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/DD-Advocates-Board-Agenda-2021-08-23.pdf

08/13/2021

Are you looking for a rewarding career? How would you like to be a member of a fabulous team? To find out more about our openings, head to our website at www.ddadvocates.org/careers/

Are you looking for a rewarding career? How would you like to be a member of a fabulous team? To find out more about our openings, head to our website at www.ddadvocates.org/careers/

Photos from NextStep for Life, Inc's post 08/13/2021

Congratulations to Nick and Terri!! This is very awesome to see two of our Jefferson County folks to be selected, Nick as an athlete and Terri as a coach, for Team Missouri and get to participate in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games!

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