Tag: disabilities

Schmitt prepares to roll out MO ABLE program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt will roll out the Missouri Achieving a Better Life (MO ABLE) program Monday. The program will allow families and individuals with either physical or mental disabilities to set up designated savings accounts to pay for expenses related to their special needs. The savings accounts […]

Schmitt joins partnership to expand MO ABLE program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt announced Wednesday a new initiative to join with four other states to expand the Missouri Achieving a Better Life (MO ABLE) program, which will allow families and individuals with disabilities to set up special savings accounts to pay for expenses related to their […]

House passes Rowland’s resolution supporting sheltered workshops

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri House resolution could provide some much-needed support for sheltered workshops in Missouri while changing the federal guidelines that surround them. More than 6,300 people living with developmental disabilities work at such sheltered workshops across the Show-Me State, but the federal laws present a major […]

Release: Gov. Nixon receives MACDDS President’s award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 21, 2016   Governor addresses advocates and caregivers for developmental disabilities at the annual conference OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today addressed the Missouri Association of County Developmental Disability Services (MACDDS) conference to highlight the state’s progress on ensuring that Missourians with disabilities have […]

Missouri to enter nine-state coalition to establish ABLE program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced Thursday Missouri’s involvement in a nine-state consortium to establish an “Achieving a Better Life Experience,” or ABLE, program. The ABLE program allows states to make savings programs for the disabled or those with special needs as it relates to their disability. Zweifel […]