COLUMBIA, Mo. – Easterseals Midwest has invited local members of Congress, community leaders, and other elected officials to learn more about federal funding for their work with individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Missouri.

The purpose of the visit is to inform lawmakers and community leaders about the work Easterseals does to help children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities live as independently as possible in our community. Easterseals Midwest’s programs are funded through state and federal Medicaid programs.

“Our mission is to empower people with disabilities to live happy and purposeful lives. Each program we offer equips families and individuals to do just that. I’m excited to share the impact and importance of our services with national leaders – Easterseals’ services not only support individuals with disabilities, but also the families who love them,” said Wendy Sullivan, chief executive officer of Easterseals Midwest.

The Columbia, MO event will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at 918 Bernadette Drive.

Easterseals Midwest serves individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and provides support for functional life skills, job training, therapy, communication skills, medical care, and other important needs. These services are critical for adults and children with disabilities to live in the community and maximize their self-sufficiency.