Missouri

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The Show Me State is expanding its efforts to deliver competitive, integrated employment options for individuals with disabilities through innovative strategies that propel Missouri's model, "Close to Home, Far from Ordinary."

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon Missouri’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
0.33%
Change from
2014 to 2015
6,083,672
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-3.41%
Change from
2014 to 2015
463,157
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.88%
Change from
2014 to 2015
163,574
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
7.05%
Change from
2014 to 2015
35.32%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.97%
Change from
2014 to 2015
78.78%

General

2013 2014 2015
Population. 6,044,171 6,063,589 6,083,672
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 465,901 478,963 463,157
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 153,551 157,220 163,574
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 2,468,384 2,463,983 2,524,635
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 32.96% 32.83% 35.32%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 77.13% 77.23% 78.78%
Overall unemployment rate. 6.70% 6.10% 5.00%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 23.70% 23.70% 21.90%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 14.60% 14.10% 13.60%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 419,745 429,482 430,732
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 431,593 442,937 437,083
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 714,180 730,644 728,775
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 100,048 101,370 102,581
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 18,351 20,128 21,074
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 5,788 6,371 5,727
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 5,324 4,899 6,408
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A 870
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 21,547 22,706 18,411
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 3,809 5,993 5,043

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 6,766 7,003 7,252
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.00% 5.10% 5.40%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 221,430 222,218 220,596

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 5,641 4,226 6,032
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 10,036 8,782 12,624
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 41,500 37,005 44,121
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 13.60% 11.40% 13.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.90% 0.80% 1.60%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.90% 1.20% 1.40%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 489 406 832
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 458 654 712
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 10,345 7,417 5,450
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.03 0.03 0.02

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2012 2013 2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 3,567 4,647 7,474
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 1,408 1,634 2,629
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 39.00% 35.00% 35.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 23.38 27.03 43.21

 

VR OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
7,895
8,301
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 49 50 N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 788 836 N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,879 1,816 N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 2,093 2,264 N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 2,402 2,579 N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 684 756 N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 34.40% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 7,905 7,435 7,588
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 317,027 318,047 318,214
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 741 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $5,203,000 $5,099,000 $7,012,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0 $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $48,474,000 $51,925,000 $38,353,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $339,000 $815,000 $18,291,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 11.00% 12.00% 12.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 229 334 3,644
Number of people served in facility based work. 0 0 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 4,695 5,009 3,352
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 9.10 11.40 11.40

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 58.10% 58.10% 57.65%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 9.40% 9.11% 8.92%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 3.50% 3.63% 3.66%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 87.50% 88.63% 88.58%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 29.20% 29.13% 31.03%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 53.50% 55.62% 59.49%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 57.70% 60.58% 64.79%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 24.30% 26.48% 28.46%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 1,683,499
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 1,704
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 129,942
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 245,601
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 372,429
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 220
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 335
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 555
AbilityOne wages (products). $1,055,603
AbilityOne wages (services). $3,245,518

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 1 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 105 107 79
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 4 3
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 111 82
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 8,020 6,396
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 326 237
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 8,346 6,633

 

WIOA Profile

 

The material cited below is taken directly from each state’s plan for WIOA implementation. These sections of the state plan were selected because of their relevance to youth and adults with disabilities. However, all programs and services under WIOA must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Employment First State Leadership Mentor Program (EFSLMP)

Division of Developmental Disabilities has a statewide employment initiative, Employment First, for working age citizens with disabilities. Employment services include job preparation, job discovery, and community employment in a competitive integrated work setting that may include ongoing supports. The Division of Behavioral Health provides employment services to individuals with mental illnesses, histories of substance abuse, and/or criminal backgrounds. Clinical and vocational employment services are integrated through state–wide partnerships to help individuals who are interested in employment participate in the competitive labor market with the appropriate level of supports and services to be successful. RSB will continue to partner and collaborate with DMH programs in the delivery of employment services. (Page 244-245)

Customized Employment

VR’s workforce development activities are designed to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining, maintaining, or advancing in competitive integrated employment. These activities include assessments, vocational guidance and counseling, job preparation activities, which can include disability awareness, resume writing, interviewing skills. Additionally, VR provides eligible individuals with training (OJT, apprenticeships, customized employment, funding for community colleges, universities).  (Page 47)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Page 48)

MVR continually reviews its strategies to develop new employer relationships and support those who employ persons with disabilities. Some of its flexible strategies include increasing work–based learning opportunities, on–the–job training, internships and customized employment. (Page 182)

  • SE Services –– The nature of the service itself requires intensive one–on–one job training. Services are provided by CRPs and include job development, job coaching, natural supports, task analysis and assessment, counseling and advocacy services and customized employment. Usually, SE services will not exceed nine months, but MVR can provide up to 24 months of community–based job training. (Page 197)

Provide training opportunities to include the provision of pre–employment transition services and customized employment services. (Page 267)

Supported employment services are available not only to individuals after leaving their secondary education program, but to students whose IEP and IPE include these services as part of their transition plan and whose school district signs a cooperative work experience program agreement with RSB.  (Page 275)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Pages 48,197)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Page 242)

RSB has formal contract agreements with community rehabilitation providers to work with employers and assist clients with job search, job placement and customized employment opportunities. Other services include work based learning experiences, task analysis, and job coaching when needed. RSB contracts with Alphapointe Association for the Blind for an eight–week Summer Transition Employment Program (STEP) providing competitive work experience to high–school age youth. The goal is to provide each consumer with a foundation for the school–to–work transition, to enable each to practice personal independence through work and goal–setting experiences. (Pages 244, 266, 267)

Braiding/Blending Resources

Missouri partners are committed to developing new career pathways for youth and adults with barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities. Missouri’s core partner program leaders regularly meet to collaborate on braiding services for work-based learning and education funding. Through sector strategy regional business meetings and partner engagement, Missouri will work with employers to identify opportunities and services available to assist in eliminating employment barriers. (Page 62)

Local level partners are conducting asset mapping, cross training and job shadowing to better understand each other’s services. These activities have led to collaborative practices such as co-enrollment and braiding of service funding. (Page 62)

Missouri’s core and mandatory partners will collaborate to share resources to create environments to foster partnering at the local level as well as maintain resource allocations that keep existing partnerships at the local level. Specific examples include: As part of their services to individuals with disabilities, VR may provide funding for post-secondary training. As partners seek to co-enroll their customers, this will provide opportunity for leveraging of these resources through braiding of both educational dollars, as well as supportive services to ensure the customer’s success. VR also provides guidance and counseling to the job seekers, to insure that access to comparable services funding is achieved, whether through partner agencies or through Federal funding, such as the Pell grant. (Page 87)

Missouri will improve the outcomes for out-of-school youth by ensuring the 14 elements allowed under WIOA are met through a braiding of partner resources which will best meet each individuals need. The 14 program elements will be available to OSY participants, and will be funded with WIOA title I youth funds or leveraged partner resources. An agreement will be established with the partner to offer the program element and ensure that the activity is connected and coordinated with the WIOA youth program. (Page 135)

SECTION 116 OF WIOA. The Missouri workforce development system comprised of all core WIOA partners has developed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of WIOA and creating the partnerships to begin developing common referrals, the braiding of services, and data sharing. These collaborative efforts will enhance access for individuals with disabilities and improve performance for all partners. Performance accountability measures under section 116 of WIOA are new to vocational rehabilitation and have not yet been measured. RSB met all required federal performance indicators during the past two years prior to WIOA. RSB will apply the same quality of service utilized in meeting those indicators to achieve the new performance measures and provide that level of quality while moving forward. (Page 267)

Section 188/Section 188 Guide

Describe how the one-stop delivery system (including one-stop center operators and the one-stop delivery system partners), will comply with section 188 of WIOA (if applicable) and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) with regard to the physical and programmatic accessibility of facilities, programs, services, technology, and materials for individuals with disabilities (sic). This also must include a description of compliance through providing staff training and support for addressing the needs of individuals with disabilities. Describe the State’s one-stop center certification policy, particularly the accessibility criteria.

Missouri has a committee to specifically focus on one-stop certification criteria. The committee has established the criteria for certification, including accessibility. This committee includes representatives from Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind and the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) who will assist with training and technical assistance to ensure accessibility of facilities, programs, services, technology and materials for individuals with disabilities. Accessibility criteria for certification includes the accessibility requirements contained with Section 188; policy review, adaptive technology equipment availability, emergency procedures, (Pages 114)

DEI/Disability Resource Coordinators

No disability specific information found regarding this element.

Other State Programs/Pilots that Support Competitive Integrated Employment

No disability specific information found regarding this element.

Financial Literacy /Economic Advancement

Months, but can remain in the program for the life of the grant program (…in this case, six years). One adult must be working from the household. The family must make deposits monthly into their savings accounts, and they must attend financial literacy programs covering such topics as home ownership, economic education, career guidance, micro–enterprise development, etc. Successful IDA’s provide a great ‘return on investment’ by transforming a small contribution and hard work into a much larger payoff. Participants invest their IDA funds into their local communities, increase their incomes and become more self–sufficient. (Not disability specific but could be)  (Page 318)

Benefits

MVR is collaboratively funding Disability Benefits 101 with DMH’s Division of Behavioral Health Services. Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind. (Page 173)

  • Provided cross training with local CILs to include information regarding benefits planning; and
  • Is currently working in collaboration with DMH’s Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide cross training with MVR counselors and IDD case managers regarding their respective services. (Page 176)

Additional partnering activities include the sponsoring of an employment summit with the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare to facilitate clinical integration of behavioral health and community employment efforts and MVR’s and DMH–DBH’s co–funding of the customized Missouri benefits planning website DB101. (Page 184)

MVR has statewide and regional specialists that have had extensive training and experience in their area of expertise, e.g., business specialists, mental health, autism, assistive technology, AgrAbility, benefits planning, brain injury, hearing impairments, vision impairments, learning disabilities and self–employment. These specialists are available to provide direct assistance to clients as well as consultation with counselors. All counselors, regardless of their tenure, have the opportunity to work with a mentor who has expertise and experience in an area that is of interest to them. (Pages 190,  232)

Recipients of SSI/SSDI who also receive other benefits from the DSA (Pages 255)

School to Work Transition

Prepare for, obtain, maintain, advance in, or re–enter competitive integrated employment, including supported or customized employment. Extended services may be provided to youth with the most significant disabilities for a period not to exceed four years.

Supported employment services are available not only to individuals after leaving their secondary education program, but to students whose IEP and IPE include these services as part of their transition plan and whose school district signs a cooperative work experience program agreement with RSB. (Page 275)

RSB has one Job Development Specialist that works directly with employers to develop relationships and identify clients from various offices to meet employer needs. This position serves on several committees including the St. Louis Deafblind Taskforce, St. Louis County Disability Resource Committee, Employment Liaison Committee, Employment Working Group for Immigrants and refugees, St. Louis Transition Council, St. Louis Special School District Agency Collaborative, and the Urban League. This position receives and distributes job postings to VR staff and assists clients in the development of business plans required for self –employment vocational goals. (Page 48)

Research verifies that pathways from school to work or secondary to post–secondary education can be more difficult for individuals with disabilities therefore the need for transition career services and pre–employment transition services is great. (Page 202)

RSB has partnered with Lighthouse for the Blind and Alphapointe Association for the Blind through a contractual relationship to provide intensive specialized prevocational skills training to youth with disabilities who are blind or visually impaired. Lighthouse for the Blind’s summer program delivers a residential program for students who plan to live independently and seek competitive integrated employment or attend a vocational training program or college upon graduation from high school. Alphapointe offers an eight–week program providing competitive work experience to high–school age youth. The goal is to provide each consumer with a foundation for the school–to–work transition. (Pages 234)

Establishment of a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance to "develop goals and objectives to guide the improvement of...transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.” Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Social Services (RSB’s parent agency).  (Page 23, 244, 49)

Data Collection

Establishment of a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance to "develop goals and objectives to guide the improvement of...transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.” Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Social Services (RSB’s parent agency). (Page 237)

Small business/Entrepreneurship

RSB has placed the MI training via scenarios on DVD onto the agency intranet through the training application called the Employee Learning Center to allow for self–paced learning. Other sessions have focused on Comprehensive Assessment, IPE Development, the Self–Employment Resource Guide and Small Business Plans, and AgrAbility. RSB continued its Counselor Academy series of trainings in FFY 2015. The first day of the two day training was provided to both Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Rehabilitation Teachers. The staff received training on various eye diseases including diabetes, the resultant functional limitations and effects on the clients’ overall heath, eye condition, and ability to work. Other sessions included training on techniques for using low vision aids as well as a session on the Unified English Braille code. Counselor specific training focused on an introduction to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) and a session on Transition. In addition, additional training was provided to staff on how to read profit and loss statements when working with clients seeking to start their own small business. (Page 251)

Career Pathways

Occupational projections predict the number of workers needed in different educational and skill levels. In Missouri, the projections support the need for workers at all different skill and education levels. Through sector strategies, career pathways can minimize skills gaps since they are validated with the businesses in the area, leading to the success of the workforce. (Page 43)

Through sector strategies, partnerships between all parties within the workforce system are formed. Career pathways are developed through the collaboration of employers, the education system, and workforce system. Within the career pathways, an individual has multiple entry and exit points based on current skills and knowledge, as well as the person’s willingness and capacity to continue to learn on the job, or through formal classroom education and/or training programs. The continued efforts of all WIOA partners ensure that all eligible persons, including those with disabilities, obtain skills to become or remain employed in high-demand, well-paid occupations. (Page 44)

Special education, as determined by the eligible agency; Secondary school credit Integrated education and training; Career pathways; Concurrent enrollment; Peer tutoring and; Transition to re–entry initiatives and other post release services with the goal of reducing recidivism. (Page 47)

Missouri partners are committed to developing new career pathways for youth and adults with barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities. Missouri’s core partner program leaders regularly meet to collaborate on braiding services for work-based learning and education funding. Through sector strategy regional business meetings and partner engagement, Missouri will work with employers to identify opportunities and services available to assist in eliminating employment barriers. (Page 62)

  • In addition to training services, the Title I & Title IV partners have work based programs such as on-the-job training and work experience which offer the customers the opportunity to combine education, training and employment services. VR & Rehabilitation Services for the Blind supports career pathways by providing a variety of services to students, youth and adults with disabilities. (Page 75)

MVR is involved in sector strategies planning at the local and state levels to address skills gaps and create career pathways to better serve employers with their individual needs and to provide them with prepared candidates. It has been forming employment collaboratives at the local levels to ensure employers receive the best possible delivery of services. MVR will work with businesses to ensure they have resources for necessary workplace accommodations and rehabilitation technology. (Page 183)

Employment Networks

Section identified but no detailed information specifically addressing disability focused implementation. (Page 283)

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Missouri Department of Social Services “Provider Bulletin” - 03/23/2017

~~“Career Planning Service DescriptionCareer planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service. It provides consultative, evaluative assistance for waiver program participants to enter into, or advance in, competitive employment or self-employment. It is a focused, time-limited service engaging a participant in self-discovery, identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage. The outcome of this service is documentation of the participant’s stated career objective and a career plan used to guide individual employment support.Career planning includes:• Activities that are primarily directed at assisting an individual with identification of an employment goal; and• A plan to achieve this goal (e.g., job exploration, job shadowing, informational interviewing, assessment of interests, labor market research) that are associated with performing competitive work in community integrated employment.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Community Transitions Manual for Support Coordinators and Community Coordinators - 02/19/2017

~~“MFP EligibilityIndividuals who transition from a Habilitation Center or nursing home may be eligible for MFP. MFP is a demonstration grant that supports efforts to:• Provide Medicaid eligible individuals the choice of where they live and receive services;• Allow qualified individuals living in nursing facilities or Habilitation Centers to move to the community; and• Promote a system that is person-centered, based on needs, and ensures high-quality services in the community.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Empowering through Employment” - 01/24/2017

~~“The Empowering Through Employment initiative is designed to increase the number of individuals receiving employment supports and services.  This initiative has an established goal of 35% of all individuals receiving waiver services to have employment supports authorized and available for their use.  Empowering Through Employment has been deemed a priority based upon the gap between the percentage of Missourians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) accessing employment services as compared to other day services. Missouri is focused on becoming one of the high performing states and ensuring that Missourians with I/DD have the same opportunities as other individuals.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Legislator Briefing “Mental Health Highlights and Issues" - 01/01/2017

~~“In October 2016, DD announced a goal to increase the utilization of employment services for individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. This new initiative, called Empowering through Employment, is a statewide effort involving the division’s regional offices, support coordination providers and employment service providers to get 3,700 more Missourians into employment services. This increase would mean that 35% of Missourians are accessing employment services (which mirror what is occurring in other states).”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part B Compliance - 01/01/2017

~~“THE STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION is being revised during the 2016-17 school year to reflect updates in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provide clarification on a number of issues, and make substantive changes based on research and OSEP guidance. Proposed changes in both a summary chart and a mark-up of the proposed plan are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/state-plan-special-education  . The Public comment period ended on January 6, 2017. All comments received will be reviewed and a decision made to accept, accept with revisions, or reject the comment. A summary of the comments and decision will be posted on the website after January 24, 2017. The proposed plan will be presented to the State Board of Education during their February meeting.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Proposed Part B State Plan Changes for 2017 “Transition Services” - 01/01/2017

~~“A. beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is sixteen (16), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually thereafter appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals, andB. beginning not later than one year before the student reaches age eighteen (18), a statement that the child has been informed of his or her rights under Part B of IDEA and that those rights will transfer to the student upon reaching the age of majority. “ 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Equal Opportunity Demographics - 01/01/2017

~~“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) established to increase collaboration at the state, regional and local levels with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.• Show-Me Careers, a consortium of state agencies focused on supporting the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.• A regional annual Accommodation for Success event in the St. Louis area to help businesses recruit and employ individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Greater Kansas City - Disability Mentoring Day - 10/26/2016

“Join us for the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Events. Disability Mentoring Day promotes employment opportunities for all job seekers and students with disabilities through information and career exploration. As a person pursuing employment, this event gives you an excellent opportunity to: • •Increase and enhance your job readiness skills • •Network with employers to learn about different types of careers • •Visit with service organizations, providers, and government agencies to learn how they can help you in your job search • •Learn how to advocate for yourself”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Toward a Successful Transition: A Checklist for the First 21 Years - 09/01/2016

“To Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities . . . It is our hope that as parents you will always consider yourselves the experts on your child. We hope that as you seek information, help and guidance you will see your child in “people first” terms—initially as a baby to love and nurture, then as a child to raise for as independent a life as he or she can attain. Whatever the disability involved, remember it is only a part of your child’s individuality. Build on his or her strengths. High expectations are a keynote in a family’s daring to act bravely and creatively.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri HCBS Statewide Transition Plan - 07/25/2016

“Missouri administers 10 Home and Community-Based Waivers through the single State Medicaid agency, the Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD). The day-to-day operation of the waivers is through formal cooperative agreements with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health are the operational entities for the waivers. Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) is the unit within the Department of Social Services (DSS) charged with administering and maintaining Medicaid Title XIX audit and compliance initiatives, including utilization of Medicaid services and provider enrollment functions. MMAC will participate in the transition plan as described below.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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Missouri SB 174 - 06/29/2015

"There is hereby created the 'Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience [ABLE] Program'".

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
Citations

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

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Missouri Department of Social Services “Provider Bulletin” - 03/23/2017

~~“Career Planning Service DescriptionCareer planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service. It provides consultative, evaluative assistance for waiver program participants to enter into, or advance in, competitive employment or self-employment. It is a focused, time-limited service engaging a participant in self-discovery, identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage. The outcome of this service is documentation of the participant’s stated career objective and a career plan used to guide individual employment support.Career planning includes:• Activities that are primarily directed at assisting an individual with identification of an employment goal; and• A plan to achieve this goal (e.g., job exploration, job shadowing, informational interviewing, assessment of interests, labor market research) that are associated with performing competitive work in community integrated employment.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

“Empowering through Employment” - 01/24/2017

~~“The Empowering Through Employment initiative is designed to increase the number of individuals receiving employment supports and services.  This initiative has an established goal of 35% of all individuals receiving waiver services to have employment supports authorized and available for their use.  Empowering Through Employment has been deemed a priority based upon the gap between the percentage of Missourians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) accessing employment services as compared to other day services. Missouri is focused on becoming one of the high performing states and ensuring that Missourians with I/DD have the same opportunities as other individuals.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Legislator Briefing “Mental Health Highlights and Issues" - 01/01/2017

~~“In October 2016, DD announced a goal to increase the utilization of employment services for individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. This new initiative, called Empowering through Employment, is a statewide effort involving the division’s regional offices, support coordination providers and employment service providers to get 3,700 more Missourians into employment services. This increase would mean that 35% of Missourians are accessing employment services (which mirror what is occurring in other states).”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part B Compliance - 01/01/2017

~~“THE STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION is being revised during the 2016-17 school year to reflect updates in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provide clarification on a number of issues, and make substantive changes based on research and OSEP guidance. Proposed changes in both a summary chart and a mark-up of the proposed plan are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/state-plan-special-education  . The Public comment period ended on January 6, 2017. All comments received will be reviewed and a decision made to accept, accept with revisions, or reject the comment. A summary of the comments and decision will be posted on the website after January 24, 2017. The proposed plan will be presented to the State Board of Education during their February meeting.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Proposed Part B State Plan Changes for 2017 “Transition Services” - 01/01/2017

~~“A. beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is sixteen (16), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually thereafter appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals, andB. beginning not later than one year before the student reaches age eighteen (18), a statement that the child has been informed of his or her rights under Part B of IDEA and that those rights will transfer to the student upon reaching the age of majority. “ 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Equal Opportunity Demographics - 01/01/2017

~~“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) established to increase collaboration at the state, regional and local levels with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.• Show-Me Careers, a consortium of state agencies focused on supporting the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.• A regional annual Accommodation for Success event in the St. Louis area to help businesses recruit and employ individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Greater Kansas City - Disability Mentoring Day - 10/26/2016

“Join us for the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Events. Disability Mentoring Day promotes employment opportunities for all job seekers and students with disabilities through information and career exploration. As a person pursuing employment, this event gives you an excellent opportunity to: • •Increase and enhance your job readiness skills • •Network with employers to learn about different types of careers • •Visit with service organizations, providers, and government agencies to learn how they can help you in your job search • •Learn how to advocate for yourself”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education IEP Transition Planning - 03/01/2016

As a result of new legislation within the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office of Special Education (OSE), and the Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services -Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) offer the following guidance. As districts develop Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and provide transition services/activities for students with the most significant disabilities, consider the following:

1.As a part of the IEP process through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), schools will continue to be responsible for providing transition services to include work based learning opportunities.

2. Schools are encouraged to continue to conduct extensive evaluations and transition assessments, as outlined in IDEA, and work in partnership with VR and/or the Hook Center at the University of Missouri to provide pre-employment transition services to help students progress toward competitive, integrated employment goals.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Plan Guidelines - 07/01/2014

The Division of Developmental Disabilities requires that each individual eligible for Division Supports have an Individual Support Plan. Individuals, their families, providers and facilitators who write plans in cooperation with all individuals receiving supports from the Division shall use this guide. Individual support planning encourages a team approach to involve the individual and community networks in planning for the future. The process involves developing a vision for the future, while coordinating resources and supports to make the vision a reality.   The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Supports (CMS) outcome for “participant-centered support planning and delivery” clarifies: “Supports are planned and effectively implemented in accordance with each participant’s unique needs, expressed preferences and decisions concerning his/her life in the community.”   The Individual Support Plan is an investment in an individual’s life and is driven by the individual, what is important to them as designed through outcomes identified in the support plan.
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri DMH Employment Supports Guide - 07/05/2012

This guide includes information on the employment supports provided by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. It contains the service, a description, guidance, and the name of the affiliated agency and funding source.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Mental Health
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Missouri Career Guide - 05/01/2011

 

“This guide was developed through a partnership of state agencies to help Missourians of all ages, genders, and backgrounds create personal career plans that lead to fulfillment and success.”

Partners include Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, Missouri Division of Workforce Development, Missouri Department of Higher Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Missouri Center for Career Education, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) - 06/01/2007

 

“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) formed in 2007 by the Office of Special Education at the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education to increase interagency collaboration at the state, regional, and local levels. This state transition team has met quarterly to address data-driven goals for improvement and collaboration with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary education outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.”

“Consisting of a diverse membership from a variety of state agencies concerned with transition, the MITT provides a venue and mechanism to share information, network, and partner to coordinate professional development activities.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Missouri Transition Coalition - 06/01/2000

Since 2000, the Transition Coalition, located at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, has been maximizing professional development opportunities for secondary transition and college and career readiness of youth with disabilities.

Our Methods

-Use self-assessment methods including professional knowledge

-Strategically combine web-based, in-person, in-print, coaching and other assistance

-Find and share research-based practices and resources

Develop and support practitioner-to-practitioner learning methods

 

 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Business Associated Student Education (BASE) Project - 06/01/1996

The BASE Project located in Springfield, Missouri stands for Business Associated Student Education. It is a partnership with Springfield Public Schools and St. John's Health System, Cox Health System, Doctor's Hospital, Evangel University, and Missouri State University. The goal of the program is to provide students with opportunities to develop career awareness, exploration, assessment, and positive social skills. Students are set up for a successful integration into the world of work and society.

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Community Transition Teams - 06/01/1996

Community Transition Teams (CTT's) elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. Since 2008, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the KU Transition Coalition have partnered to develop and train 42 CTT's across Missouri. This process is accomplished with the collaboration of school personnel, students, families, and community stakeholders to provide seamless and transparent management of staff and resources. The University of Kansas Transition Coalition provides ongoing technical assistance to the CTT's in their development, training, and in meeting the goals of their strategic plans. 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Project SEARCH High School Transition Program - 06/01/1996

Project SEARCH serves students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. Typically, these are students who are on an Individual Education Program (IEP) and in their last year of high school eligibility. Students attend the program for a full school year in the host business/hospital. The business provides access to an on-site classroom that can accommodate up to 12 students. The site is staffed by a special education teacher and one to three job coaches to meet the educational and training needs of the students. Students are referred to the program through their schools, family member, or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and apply in the winter and spring in the year prior to entering the program. A team representative of all the partners: Project SEARCH teacher, host business liaison, VR Counselor, community rehabilitation provider staff and other appropriate staff carry out the selection process which includes tours, student interviews, hands-on assessments at the host sites and scoring on a rubric related to entrance considerations. Six sites in Missouri currently host students including University of Missouri and State Fair Community College.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Missouri Assistive Technology Council - 06/01/1992

The mission of Missouri Assistive Technology is to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages.   Programs and initiatives of Missouri Assistive Technology are directed by the Missouri Assistive Technology Council, which was established by state statute in 1993. The Council is charged to serve as an advocate for policies, regulations and programs to establish a consumer-responsive, comprehensive assistive technology service delivery system. The Council meets at least four times a year, reports annually to the Governor and the general assembly on Council activities to increase access to assistive technology, and provides programmatic direction for all activities and services.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services - 06/01/1979

The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS) is a leader in local initiatives for people with developmental disabilities. The organization is comprised of 56 county boards (including the City of St. Louis), and 8 Related Private Organizations, that provide local services for people with developmental disabilities. MACDDS is dedicated to ensuring quality community supports are available for people with developmental disabilities.   MACDDS believes having local people solving local issues results in the best services for individuals with developmental disabilities. MACDDS works to assure services and supports for people with developmental disabilities continue to be planned and carried out at the local level.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Connections Career Development & Planning Program - 06/01/1971

 

“Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs. Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Asset Development and Financial Education Initiative

“Persons with disabilities have a higher percentage of people who live in poverty than any other minority group in the country.  Missouri ranks in the bottom third of all states in the understanding of financial supports that assist persons with disabilities in working their way out of poverty.  Benefits planning and employment are just two pieces in this puzzle, the other pieces are asset development and financial education, therefore, the Missouri DD Council is partnering with the TACE, Region 7/University of MO-School of Health Professionals to promote Asset Development and Financial Education for persons with disabilities in our state by offering a variety of opportunities to learn more about this important piece of the puzzle and help people with disabilities learn more about asset development and financial education.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
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Toward a Successful Transition: A Checklist for the First 21 Years - 09/01/2016

“To Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities . . . It is our hope that as parents you will always consider yourselves the experts on your child. We hope that as you seek information, help and guidance you will see your child in “people first” terms—initially as a baby to love and nurture, then as a child to raise for as independent a life as he or she can attain. Whatever the disability involved, remember it is only a part of your child’s individuality. Build on his or her strengths. High expectations are a keynote in a family’s daring to act bravely and creatively.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MO Balancing Incentives Program - 03/28/2012

 

“The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), in partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH), proposes to leverage the Balancing Incentive Payment Program to further develop the systems of community-based care that serve older adults and individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The intent of the Missouri project is to realize the long term goal of increasing the percentage of expenditures for long term supports and services (LTSS) that are provided in community settings to equal or exceed the expenditures for facility-based LTSS.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Resource Leveraging

MO Partnerships in Employment - "Show Me Careers" - 09/30/2011

Show Me Careers: This project will address the needs of youth and young adults ages 16 to 30 with developmental and intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) who are in the process of transitioning from secondary or post-secondary education settings to community employment. The project’s goal is to scale up and sustain evidence-based practices in Missouri that support seamless transitions to integrated employment. A Leadership Consortium of state agencies…will support a statewide structure to demonstrate evidence-based practices, develop needed policies and practices, and enhance statewide collaborations.   Objectives are designed to achieve this goal include: building cross system and agency collaborations designed to exchange and transfer knowledge and effective practices between partners; review and advocate for changes to collaborative funding options, policies, and 
procedures that support broader implementation of the effective practices demonstrated within communities; develop statewide capacity to scale up demonstrations through training, dissemination and broader
implementation; and evaluate results and sustain the scaled-up practices.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Add Us In Initiative - 09/30/2010

Add Us In Kansas City has created a business-led network focused on increasing the capacity of employers, including minority owned businesses, to successfully hire and retain individuals with disabilities. Add Us In Kansas City will 1) identify and create supports needed by employers in their efforts to diversify their workforce to include this population, 2) increase the number and range of employment opportunities available to youth with disabilities, 3) develop a model continuum of career development encompassing these opportunities and supports, and 4) equip youth to successfully participate within this continuum. Urban businesses and urban youth with disabilities will be given special consideration in the development of the Add Us In model. Located in the greater Kansas City area, the program will provide a replication toolkit for nationwide dissemination at the end of year two.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Transition Liaison Program - 06/01/2008

 

The Missouri Transition Liaison Program was developed in 2007-2008 to identify secondary transition professionals from districts across Missouri who are leaders in the area of transition. The overall goal of the Transition Liaisons is to build capacity at the local level and develop a collaborative network of colleagues throughout the state.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MO Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Missouri Ticket to Work Health Assurance Program - 08/28/2007

Section 201 of the federal Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, Public Law 106-170 created a program for employed persons with disabilities. Based upon this federal law, the Health Improvement Act of 2007 (Senate Bill 577) established healthcare coverage for employed persons with disabilities in Missouri. Effective August 28, 2007, MO HealthNet implemented the new program, known as the Ticket to Work Health Assurance (TWHA) Program. Eligible participants will be enrolled under Medical Eligibility (ME) codes 85 (premium) and 86 (non-premium), and receive a limited MO HealthNet benefit package  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Money Follows the Person - 01/01/2007

The overall goal of MFP is "to support people who have disabilities and those who are aging to move from a nursing facility or habilitation center to a quality community setting that meets their needs and wants."   The objectives of MFP—My Life, My Way, My Community are:    • to move people from a facility to the community;    • identify and eliminate barriers that prevent people from being able to move to the community;    • improve the ability of MO HealthNet to provide in-home services;    • and to ensure that there is continuous quality improvement of in-home services provided.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

MO Ticket to Work - 06/01/1999

The Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Act of 1999 established an employment program for people who want to go to work that receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.  The program was designed to remove barriers that kept people with disabilities from choosing to work for fear of losing health care coverage.  The Ticket to Work program is voluntary, and it increases opportunities and choices for Social Security (SS) disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation, and other support services from public and private providers, employers, or other organizations.  SS provides a ticket to disability benefits to use in obtaining services and jobs through Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation or from an approved Employment Network.  Though SS has the overall program authority, MAXIMUS, Inc. serves as the program manager.

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri SAMHSA EDI (FY 2011 & 2012)

Goal 1: To strengthen peer delivered services in Missouri by leveraging Medicaid billing for services provided by Certified Peer Specialists in Consumer Operated Services Programs (COSP).   Goal 2: To introduce and begin implementation of peer delivered Individual Placement and Supports –Supported Employment (SE) – in Consumer Operated Services Programs.   Overall conclusions: Through this project Missouri has greatly increased its value of peers. 103 have been trained specifically under this project, with more on the way.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
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Missouri’s Cooperative Work Experience Program (COOP) - 04/12/2016

Successful transition planning for students with disabilities involves looking ahead, into the student's future, preparing not just for graduation but also for life after graduation. One of the most important aspects of a student's future involves employment. However, students often do not have any idea what type of work they would like to do or what type of career options are available. One of the best ways that a student can learn about different careers and employment is to be exposed to and participate in cooperative work experiences prior to graduation or exit from school. Cooperative work experiences provide students with direct exposure to and hands-on exploration of a variety of careers, assisting them in defining vocational choices and setting employment goals that actually seem attainable.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Plan Guide - 07/01/2014

The Division of Developmental Disabilities requires that each individual eligible for Division Supports have an Individual Support Plan. Individuals, their families, providers and facilitators who write plans in cooperation with all individuals receiving supports from the Division shall use this guide. Individual support planning encourages a team approach to involve the individual and community networks in planning for the future. The process involves developing a vision for the future, while coordinating resources and supports to make the vision a reality. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Supports (CMS) outcome for “participant-centered support planning and delivery” clarifies: “Supports are planned and effectively implemented in accordance with each participant’s unique needs, expressed preferences and decisions concerning his/her life in the community.” The Individual Support Plan is an investment in an individual’s life and is driven by the individual, what is important to them as designed through outcomes identified in the support plan

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri DoE Transition Coalition - 06/01/2000

Since 2000, the Transition Coalition, located at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, has been maximizing professional development opportunities for secondary transition and college and career readiness of youth with disabilities.

Our Methods

-Use self-assessment methods including professional knowledge

-Strategically combine web-based, in-person, in-print, coaching and other assistance

-Find and share research-based practices and resources

-Develop and support practitioner-to-practitioner learning methods

 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri Connections - Career Development & Planning Program - 06/01/1971

Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs. Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world.

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Asset Development Project

The Missouri DD Council is partnering with the TACE, Region 7/University of MO-School of Health Professionals to promote Asset Development and Financial Education for persons with disabilities in our state by offering a variety of opportunities to learn more about this important piece of the puzzle and help people with disabilities learn more about asset development and financial education.

The first opportunity was a free webinar.  (The recording of that webinar is included here.)  In early 2014 we will be offering two opportunities to learn more with "train-the-trainer" events.  This will be followed up by a statewide summit where members from the financial community will meet with a broader group of self-advocates, family members and other members from the disability community to develop an action plan that will continue this effort into the future.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Customized Employment Presentation

This presentation discusses the formalized definition of customized employment by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the history of customized employment. It also takes a glimpse at progressive employment, addresses how discovery is an important component of customized and progressive employment, and discusses how motivational interviewing can be effective during the discovery process.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

MO Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities - Career Guide

“This guide will take the job seeker and his or her support team through the career planning process by providing information he or she can use during the career planning sessions. It should be noted that since everyone is unique, the individual planning process will be unique to each person as well. The guide is simply a framework to allow the job seeker and his or her team to create a vision and a plan to achieve a career that makes sense to the job seeker. It is less about the forms and more about generating ideas, clear action steps, and moving the person closer towards his or her ultimate career goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Mental Health

MO DoE Community Transition Teams

Community Transition Teams (CTT's) elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. Since 2008, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the KU Transition Coalition have partnered to develop and train 42 CTT's across Missouri. This process is accomplished with the collaboration of school personnel, students, families, and community stakeholders to provide seamless and transparent management of staff and resources. The University of Kansas Transition Coalition provides ongoing technical assistance to the CTT's in their development, training, and in meeting the goals of their strategic plans. During the 2014 school year, training will not be held to develop new teams. Instead, focus is on technical assistance for sustainability. 

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Transition Resource Toolkit

This toolkit has been developed by an ad hoc team comprised of a small representation of individuals from across the state working in Centers for Independent Living (CIL), Local Education Agencies (LEA) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). The goal was to create a resource tool to enhance collaboration in transition planning for young adults with disabilities. A special acknowledgement to members of these three organizations for the many valuable resources and links included in this toolkit.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri DoE Regional Transition Liaison Program

The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) was formed in 2007 to promote interagency collaboration in Missouri at the state-level by establishing a group vision for improving outcomes for young adults with disabilities.  The MITT, consisting of diverse state-level membership meets monthly to share resources, develop goals and promote concrete activities to improve transition education and services.   In particular, the Transition Liaisons:    • Collaborate with other Transition Liaisons, RPDC Consultants, Transition Coalition staff, and DESE personnel;    •  Reach out to districts across the state; and,    •  Share information and resources with other district personnel.  
Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

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Community Transitions Manual for Support Coordinators and Community Coordinators - 02/19/2017

~~“MFP EligibilityIndividuals who transition from a Habilitation Center or nursing home may be eligible for MFP. MFP is a demonstration grant that supports efforts to:• Provide Medicaid eligible individuals the choice of where they live and receive services;• Allow qualified individuals living in nursing facilities or Habilitation Centers to move to the community; and• Promote a system that is person-centered, based on needs, and ensures high-quality services in the community.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri HCBS Statewide Transition Plan - 07/25/2016

“Missouri administers 10 Home and Community-Based Waivers through the single State Medicaid agency, the Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD). The day-to-day operation of the waivers is through formal cooperative agreements with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health are the operational entities for the waivers. Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) is the unit within the Department of Social Services (DSS) charged with administering and maintaining Medicaid Title XIX audit and compliance initiatives, including utilization of Medicaid services and provider enrollment functions. MMAC will participate in the transition plan as described below.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO DoE ESEA Flexibility Request Approval - 06/08/2015

The Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education's ESEA flexibility request was approved on June 29, 2012.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Citations

Missouri HCSB Transition Plan - 03/01/2014

In March 2014, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) published a final rule regarding changes to Home and Community Based Waiver Services (HCBS Waiver). The rule defines home and community based settings and person-centered planning requirements in Medicaid HCBS Waiver programs. The rule requires demonstration of how state’s HCBS Waiver programs comply with the federal HCBS rules.   Missouri’s draft transition plan incorporates all HCBS Waivers administered by Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Department of Mental Health (DMH), and Department of Social Services (DSS). The purpose of Missouri’s draft transition plan is to ensure that individuals receiving HCBS Waiver services are integrated and have access to supports in the community, including:    • opportunities to seek employment,    • work in competitive integrated settings,    • engage in community life,    • and control personal resources.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO Partnership for Hope Waiver (0841.R00.00) - 10/01/2013

The purpose of the Partnership for Hope waiver is to prevent or delay of institutional services for individuals who require minimal services in order to continue living in the community. The waiver will offer prevention services to stabilize individuals primarily living with family members who provide significant support, but are not able to meet all of the individual's needs. Goals To increase access to waiver services for children and adults at the local level in participating counties.    Objectives The objectives of the waiver are: 1) to increase the capacity of the State to meet the needs of individuals at risk of institutionalization who require minimal supports to continue living in integrated community settings; 2) to partner with local County Boards through Intergovernmental Agreements in the administration and funding of waiver services; and 3) to implement preventive services in a timely manner in order that eligible participants may continue living in the community with their families.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Waiver Manual - 07/01/2012

“The Missouri Department of Mental Health's Division of Developmental Disabilities (Division of DD) administers five Medicaid Home and Community Based (HCB) Waiver programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The five waivers are the Comprehensive Waiver; Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities Waiver (MOCDD or Lopez Waiver); Community Support Waiver; Partnership for Hope Waiver (PfH); and Autism Waiver.” This manual includes information on employment, on the job training and other pre-vocational services for people with disabilities.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Mental Health

MO Div of Developmental Disabilities Community Support (0404.R03.00) - 07/01/2011

 

“Provides community employment, in home respite, job preparation, personal assistant, assistive technology, behavior analysis service, co-worker supports, communication skills instruction, community specialist services, counseling, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations-home mods, independent living skills development, job discovery, OT, out of home respite, person centered strategies consultation, PT, professional assessment and monitoring, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, support broker, transportation for individuals w/ID Developmental Disabilities ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO MR Developmental Disabilities Comprehensive (0178.R06.00) - 07/01/2011

 

“Provides community employment, day service, group home, in home respite, individualized supported living, job preparation, personal assistant, assistive technology, behavior analysis service, communication skills instruction, community specialist services, community transition, counseling, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations, host home, job discovery, OT, out of home respite, PT, positive behavior support, professional assessment and monitoring, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, support broker, transportation for individuals w/MR Developmental Disabilities ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

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Snapshot

The Show Me State is expanding its efforts to deliver competitive, integrated employment options for individuals with disabilities through innovative strategies that propel Missouri's model, "Close to Home, Far from Ordinary."

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon Missouri’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
0.33%
Change from
2014 to 2015
6,083,672
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-3.41%
Change from
2014 to 2015
463,157
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.88%
Change from
2014 to 2015
163,574
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
7.05%
Change from
2014 to 2015
35.32%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.97%
Change from
2014 to 2015
78.78%

State Data

General

2013 2014 2015
Population. 6,044,171 6,063,589 6,083,672
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 465,901 478,963 463,157
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 153,551 157,220 163,574
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 2,468,384 2,463,983 2,524,635
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 32.96% 32.83% 35.32%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 77.13% 77.23% 78.78%
Overall unemployment rate. 6.70% 6.10% 5.00%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 23.70% 23.70% 21.90%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 14.60% 14.10% 13.60%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 419,745 429,482 430,732
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 431,593 442,937 437,083
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 714,180 730,644 728,775
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 100,048 101,370 102,581
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 18,351 20,128 21,074
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 5,788 6,371 5,727
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 5,324 4,899 6,408
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A 870
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 21,547 22,706 18,411
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 3,809 5,993 5,043

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 6,766 7,003 7,252
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.00% 5.10% 5.40%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 221,430 222,218 220,596

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 5,641 4,226 6,032
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 10,036 8,782 12,624
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 41,500 37,005 44,121
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 13.60% 11.40% 13.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.90% 0.80% 1.60%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.90% 1.20% 1.40%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 489 406 832
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 458 654 712
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 10,345 7,417 5,450
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.03 0.03 0.02

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2012 2013 2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 3,567 4,647 7,474
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 1,408 1,634 2,629
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 39.00% 35.00% 35.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 23.38 27.03 43.21

 

VR OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
7,895
8,301
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 49 50 N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 788 836 N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,879 1,816 N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 2,093 2,264 N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 2,402 2,579 N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 684 756 N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 34.40% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 7,905 7,435 7,588
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 317,027 318,047 318,214
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 741 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $5,203,000 $5,099,000 $7,012,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0 $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $48,474,000 $51,925,000 $38,353,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $339,000 $815,000 $18,291,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 11.00% 12.00% 12.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 229 334 3,644
Number of people served in facility based work. 0 0 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 4,695 5,009 3,352
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 9.10 11.40 11.40

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 58.10% 58.10% 57.65%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 9.40% 9.11% 8.92%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 3.50% 3.63% 3.66%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 87.50% 88.63% 88.58%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 29.20% 29.13% 31.03%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 53.50% 55.62% 59.49%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 57.70% 60.58% 64.79%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 24.30% 26.48% 28.46%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 1,683,499
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 1,704
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 129,942
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 245,601
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 372,429
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 220
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 335
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 555
AbilityOne wages (products). $1,055,603
AbilityOne wages (services). $3,245,518

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 1 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 105 107 79
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 4 3
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 111 82
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 8,020 6,396
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 326 237
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 8,346 6,633

 

WIOA Proflie

WIOA Profile

 

The material cited below is taken directly from each state’s plan for WIOA implementation. These sections of the state plan were selected because of their relevance to youth and adults with disabilities. However, all programs and services under WIOA must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Employment First State Leadership Mentor Program (EFSLMP)

Division of Developmental Disabilities has a statewide employment initiative, Employment First, for working age citizens with disabilities. Employment services include job preparation, job discovery, and community employment in a competitive integrated work setting that may include ongoing supports. The Division of Behavioral Health provides employment services to individuals with mental illnesses, histories of substance abuse, and/or criminal backgrounds. Clinical and vocational employment services are integrated through state–wide partnerships to help individuals who are interested in employment participate in the competitive labor market with the appropriate level of supports and services to be successful. RSB will continue to partner and collaborate with DMH programs in the delivery of employment services. (Page 244-245)

Customized Employment

VR’s workforce development activities are designed to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining, maintaining, or advancing in competitive integrated employment. These activities include assessments, vocational guidance and counseling, job preparation activities, which can include disability awareness, resume writing, interviewing skills. Additionally, VR provides eligible individuals with training (OJT, apprenticeships, customized employment, funding for community colleges, universities).  (Page 47)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Page 48)

MVR continually reviews its strategies to develop new employer relationships and support those who employ persons with disabilities. Some of its flexible strategies include increasing work–based learning opportunities, on–the–job training, internships and customized employment. (Page 182)

  • SE Services –– The nature of the service itself requires intensive one–on–one job training. Services are provided by CRPs and include job development, job coaching, natural supports, task analysis and assessment, counseling and advocacy services and customized employment. Usually, SE services will not exceed nine months, but MVR can provide up to 24 months of community–based job training. (Page 197)

Provide training opportunities to include the provision of pre–employment transition services and customized employment services. (Page 267)

Supported employment services are available not only to individuals after leaving their secondary education program, but to students whose IEP and IPE include these services as part of their transition plan and whose school district signs a cooperative work experience program agreement with RSB.  (Page 275)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Pages 48,197)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Page 242)

RSB has formal contract agreements with community rehabilitation providers to work with employers and assist clients with job search, job placement and customized employment opportunities. Other services include work based learning experiences, task analysis, and job coaching when needed. RSB contracts with Alphapointe Association for the Blind for an eight–week Summer Transition Employment Program (STEP) providing competitive work experience to high–school age youth. The goal is to provide each consumer with a foundation for the school–to–work transition, to enable each to practice personal independence through work and goal–setting experiences. (Pages 244, 266, 267)

Braiding/Blending Resources

Missouri partners are committed to developing new career pathways for youth and adults with barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities. Missouri’s core partner program leaders regularly meet to collaborate on braiding services for work-based learning and education funding. Through sector strategy regional business meetings and partner engagement, Missouri will work with employers to identify opportunities and services available to assist in eliminating employment barriers. (Page 62)

Local level partners are conducting asset mapping, cross training and job shadowing to better understand each other’s services. These activities have led to collaborative practices such as co-enrollment and braiding of service funding. (Page 62)

Missouri’s core and mandatory partners will collaborate to share resources to create environments to foster partnering at the local level as well as maintain resource allocations that keep existing partnerships at the local level. Specific examples include: As part of their services to individuals with disabilities, VR may provide funding for post-secondary training. As partners seek to co-enroll their customers, this will provide opportunity for leveraging of these resources through braiding of both educational dollars, as well as supportive services to ensure the customer’s success. VR also provides guidance and counseling to the job seekers, to insure that access to comparable services funding is achieved, whether through partner agencies or through Federal funding, such as the Pell grant. (Page 87)

Missouri will improve the outcomes for out-of-school youth by ensuring the 14 elements allowed under WIOA are met through a braiding of partner resources which will best meet each individuals need. The 14 program elements will be available to OSY participants, and will be funded with WIOA title I youth funds or leveraged partner resources. An agreement will be established with the partner to offer the program element and ensure that the activity is connected and coordinated with the WIOA youth program. (Page 135)

SECTION 116 OF WIOA. The Missouri workforce development system comprised of all core WIOA partners has developed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of WIOA and creating the partnerships to begin developing common referrals, the braiding of services, and data sharing. These collaborative efforts will enhance access for individuals with disabilities and improve performance for all partners. Performance accountability measures under section 116 of WIOA are new to vocational rehabilitation and have not yet been measured. RSB met all required federal performance indicators during the past two years prior to WIOA. RSB will apply the same quality of service utilized in meeting those indicators to achieve the new performance measures and provide that level of quality while moving forward. (Page 267)

Section 188/Section 188 Guide

Describe how the one-stop delivery system (including one-stop center operators and the one-stop delivery system partners), will comply with section 188 of WIOA (if applicable) and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) with regard to the physical and programmatic accessibility of facilities, programs, services, technology, and materials for individuals with disabilities (sic). This also must include a description of compliance through providing staff training and support for addressing the needs of individuals with disabilities. Describe the State’s one-stop center certification policy, particularly the accessibility criteria.

Missouri has a committee to specifically focus on one-stop certification criteria. The committee has established the criteria for certification, including accessibility. This committee includes representatives from Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind and the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) who will assist with training and technical assistance to ensure accessibility of facilities, programs, services, technology and materials for individuals with disabilities. Accessibility criteria for certification includes the accessibility requirements contained with Section 188; policy review, adaptive technology equipment availability, emergency procedures, (Pages 114)

DEI/Disability Resource Coordinators

No disability specific information found regarding this element.

Other State Programs/Pilots that Support Competitive Integrated Employment

No disability specific information found regarding this element.

Financial Literacy /Economic Advancement

Months, but can remain in the program for the life of the grant program (…in this case, six years). One adult must be working from the household. The family must make deposits monthly into their savings accounts, and they must attend financial literacy programs covering such topics as home ownership, economic education, career guidance, micro–enterprise development, etc. Successful IDA’s provide a great ‘return on investment’ by transforming a small contribution and hard work into a much larger payoff. Participants invest their IDA funds into their local communities, increase their incomes and become more self–sufficient. (Not disability specific but could be)  (Page 318)

Benefits

MVR is collaboratively funding Disability Benefits 101 with DMH’s Division of Behavioral Health Services. Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind. (Page 173)

  • Provided cross training with local CILs to include information regarding benefits planning; and
  • Is currently working in collaboration with DMH’s Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide cross training with MVR counselors and IDD case managers regarding their respective services. (Page 176)

Additional partnering activities include the sponsoring of an employment summit with the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare to facilitate clinical integration of behavioral health and community employment efforts and MVR’s and DMH–DBH’s co–funding of the customized Missouri benefits planning website DB101. (Page 184)

MVR has statewide and regional specialists that have had extensive training and experience in their area of expertise, e.g., business specialists, mental health, autism, assistive technology, AgrAbility, benefits planning, brain injury, hearing impairments, vision impairments, learning disabilities and self–employment. These specialists are available to provide direct assistance to clients as well as consultation with counselors. All counselors, regardless of their tenure, have the opportunity to work with a mentor who has expertise and experience in an area that is of interest to them. (Pages 190,  232)

Recipients of SSI/SSDI who also receive other benefits from the DSA (Pages 255)

School to Work Transition

Prepare for, obtain, maintain, advance in, or re–enter competitive integrated employment, including supported or customized employment. Extended services may be provided to youth with the most significant disabilities for a period not to exceed four years.

Supported employment services are available not only to individuals after leaving their secondary education program, but to students whose IEP and IPE include these services as part of their transition plan and whose school district signs a cooperative work experience program agreement with RSB. (Page 275)

RSB has one Job Development Specialist that works directly with employers to develop relationships and identify clients from various offices to meet employer needs. This position serves on several committees including the St. Louis Deafblind Taskforce, St. Louis County Disability Resource Committee, Employment Liaison Committee, Employment Working Group for Immigrants and refugees, St. Louis Transition Council, St. Louis Special School District Agency Collaborative, and the Urban League. This position receives and distributes job postings to VR staff and assists clients in the development of business plans required for self –employment vocational goals. (Page 48)

Research verifies that pathways from school to work or secondary to post–secondary education can be more difficult for individuals with disabilities therefore the need for transition career services and pre–employment transition services is great. (Page 202)

RSB has partnered with Lighthouse for the Blind and Alphapointe Association for the Blind through a contractual relationship to provide intensive specialized prevocational skills training to youth with disabilities who are blind or visually impaired. Lighthouse for the Blind’s summer program delivers a residential program for students who plan to live independently and seek competitive integrated employment or attend a vocational training program or college upon graduation from high school. Alphapointe offers an eight–week program providing competitive work experience to high–school age youth. The goal is to provide each consumer with a foundation for the school–to–work transition. (Pages 234)

Establishment of a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance to "develop goals and objectives to guide the improvement of...transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.” Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Social Services (RSB’s parent agency).  (Page 23, 244, 49)

Data Collection

Establishment of a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance to "develop goals and objectives to guide the improvement of...transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.” Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Social Services (RSB’s parent agency). (Page 237)

Small business/Entrepreneurship

RSB has placed the MI training via scenarios on DVD onto the agency intranet through the training application called the Employee Learning Center to allow for self–paced learning. Other sessions have focused on Comprehensive Assessment, IPE Development, the Self–Employment Resource Guide and Small Business Plans, and AgrAbility. RSB continued its Counselor Academy series of trainings in FFY 2015. The first day of the two day training was provided to both Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Rehabilitation Teachers. The staff received training on various eye diseases including diabetes, the resultant functional limitations and effects on the clients’ overall heath, eye condition, and ability to work. Other sessions included training on techniques for using low vision aids as well as a session on the Unified English Braille code. Counselor specific training focused on an introduction to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) and a session on Transition. In addition, additional training was provided to staff on how to read profit and loss statements when working with clients seeking to start their own small business. (Page 251)

Career Pathways

Occupational projections predict the number of workers needed in different educational and skill levels. In Missouri, the projections support the need for workers at all different skill and education levels. Through sector strategies, career pathways can minimize skills gaps since they are validated with the businesses in the area, leading to the success of the workforce. (Page 43)

Through sector strategies, partnerships between all parties within the workforce system are formed. Career pathways are developed through the collaboration of employers, the education system, and workforce system. Within the career pathways, an individual has multiple entry and exit points based on current skills and knowledge, as well as the person’s willingness and capacity to continue to learn on the job, or through formal classroom education and/or training programs. The continued efforts of all WIOA partners ensure that all eligible persons, including those with disabilities, obtain skills to become or remain employed in high-demand, well-paid occupations. (Page 44)

Special education, as determined by the eligible agency; Secondary school credit Integrated education and training; Career pathways; Concurrent enrollment; Peer tutoring and; Transition to re–entry initiatives and other post release services with the goal of reducing recidivism. (Page 47)

Missouri partners are committed to developing new career pathways for youth and adults with barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities. Missouri’s core partner program leaders regularly meet to collaborate on braiding services for work-based learning and education funding. Through sector strategy regional business meetings and partner engagement, Missouri will work with employers to identify opportunities and services available to assist in eliminating employment barriers. (Page 62)

  • In addition to training services, the Title I & Title IV partners have work based programs such as on-the-job training and work experience which offer the customers the opportunity to combine education, training and employment services. VR & Rehabilitation Services for the Blind supports career pathways by providing a variety of services to students, youth and adults with disabilities. (Page 75)

MVR is involved in sector strategies planning at the local and state levels to address skills gaps and create career pathways to better serve employers with their individual needs and to provide them with prepared candidates. It has been forming employment collaboratives at the local levels to ensure employers receive the best possible delivery of services. MVR will work with businesses to ensure they have resources for necessary workplace accommodations and rehabilitation technology. (Page 183)

Employment Networks

Section identified but no detailed information specifically addressing disability focused implementation. (Page 283)

Policies and Initiatives

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Missouri Department of Social Services “Provider Bulletin” - 03/23/2017

~~“Career Planning Service DescriptionCareer planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service. It provides consultative, evaluative assistance for waiver program participants to enter into, or advance in, competitive employment or self-employment. It is a focused, time-limited service engaging a participant in self-discovery, identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage. The outcome of this service is documentation of the participant’s stated career objective and a career plan used to guide individual employment support.Career planning includes:• Activities that are primarily directed at assisting an individual with identification of an employment goal; and• A plan to achieve this goal (e.g., job exploration, job shadowing, informational interviewing, assessment of interests, labor market research) that are associated with performing competitive work in community integrated employment.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Community Transitions Manual for Support Coordinators and Community Coordinators - 02/19/2017

~~“MFP EligibilityIndividuals who transition from a Habilitation Center or nursing home may be eligible for MFP. MFP is a demonstration grant that supports efforts to:• Provide Medicaid eligible individuals the choice of where they live and receive services;• Allow qualified individuals living in nursing facilities or Habilitation Centers to move to the community; and• Promote a system that is person-centered, based on needs, and ensures high-quality services in the community.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Empowering through Employment” - 01/24/2017

~~“The Empowering Through Employment initiative is designed to increase the number of individuals receiving employment supports and services.  This initiative has an established goal of 35% of all individuals receiving waiver services to have employment supports authorized and available for their use.  Empowering Through Employment has been deemed a priority based upon the gap between the percentage of Missourians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) accessing employment services as compared to other day services. Missouri is focused on becoming one of the high performing states and ensuring that Missourians with I/DD have the same opportunities as other individuals.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Legislator Briefing “Mental Health Highlights and Issues" - 01/01/2017

~~“In October 2016, DD announced a goal to increase the utilization of employment services for individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. This new initiative, called Empowering through Employment, is a statewide effort involving the division’s regional offices, support coordination providers and employment service providers to get 3,700 more Missourians into employment services. This increase would mean that 35% of Missourians are accessing employment services (which mirror what is occurring in other states).”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part B Compliance - 01/01/2017

~~“THE STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION is being revised during the 2016-17 school year to reflect updates in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provide clarification on a number of issues, and make substantive changes based on research and OSEP guidance. Proposed changes in both a summary chart and a mark-up of the proposed plan are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/state-plan-special-education  . The Public comment period ended on January 6, 2017. All comments received will be reviewed and a decision made to accept, accept with revisions, or reject the comment. A summary of the comments and decision will be posted on the website after January 24, 2017. The proposed plan will be presented to the State Board of Education during their February meeting.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Proposed Part B State Plan Changes for 2017 “Transition Services” - 01/01/2017

~~“A. beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is sixteen (16), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually thereafter appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals, andB. beginning not later than one year before the student reaches age eighteen (18), a statement that the child has been informed of his or her rights under Part B of IDEA and that those rights will transfer to the student upon reaching the age of majority. “ 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Equal Opportunity Demographics - 01/01/2017

~~“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) established to increase collaboration at the state, regional and local levels with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.• Show-Me Careers, a consortium of state agencies focused on supporting the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.• A regional annual Accommodation for Success event in the St. Louis area to help businesses recruit and employ individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Greater Kansas City - Disability Mentoring Day - 10/26/2016

“Join us for the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Events. Disability Mentoring Day promotes employment opportunities for all job seekers and students with disabilities through information and career exploration. As a person pursuing employment, this event gives you an excellent opportunity to: • •Increase and enhance your job readiness skills • •Network with employers to learn about different types of careers • •Visit with service organizations, providers, and government agencies to learn how they can help you in your job search • •Learn how to advocate for yourself”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Toward a Successful Transition: A Checklist for the First 21 Years - 09/01/2016

“To Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities . . . It is our hope that as parents you will always consider yourselves the experts on your child. We hope that as you seek information, help and guidance you will see your child in “people first” terms—initially as a baby to love and nurture, then as a child to raise for as independent a life as he or she can attain. Whatever the disability involved, remember it is only a part of your child’s individuality. Build on his or her strengths. High expectations are a keynote in a family’s daring to act bravely and creatively.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri HCBS Statewide Transition Plan - 07/25/2016

“Missouri administers 10 Home and Community-Based Waivers through the single State Medicaid agency, the Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD). The day-to-day operation of the waivers is through formal cooperative agreements with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health are the operational entities for the waivers. Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) is the unit within the Department of Social Services (DSS) charged with administering and maintaining Medicaid Title XIX audit and compliance initiatives, including utilization of Medicaid services and provider enrollment functions. MMAC will participate in the transition plan as described below.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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Missouri SB 174 - 06/29/2015

"There is hereby created the 'Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience [ABLE] Program'".

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
Citations

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

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Missouri Department of Social Services “Provider Bulletin” - 03/23/2017

~~“Career Planning Service DescriptionCareer planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service. It provides consultative, evaluative assistance for waiver program participants to enter into, or advance in, competitive employment or self-employment. It is a focused, time-limited service engaging a participant in self-discovery, identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage. The outcome of this service is documentation of the participant’s stated career objective and a career plan used to guide individual employment support.Career planning includes:• Activities that are primarily directed at assisting an individual with identification of an employment goal; and• A plan to achieve this goal (e.g., job exploration, job shadowing, informational interviewing, assessment of interests, labor market research) that are associated with performing competitive work in community integrated employment.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

“Empowering through Employment” - 01/24/2017

~~“The Empowering Through Employment initiative is designed to increase the number of individuals receiving employment supports and services.  This initiative has an established goal of 35% of all individuals receiving waiver services to have employment supports authorized and available for their use.  Empowering Through Employment has been deemed a priority based upon the gap between the percentage of Missourians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) accessing employment services as compared to other day services. Missouri is focused on becoming one of the high performing states and ensuring that Missourians with I/DD have the same opportunities as other individuals.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Legislator Briefing “Mental Health Highlights and Issues" - 01/01/2017

~~“In October 2016, DD announced a goal to increase the utilization of employment services for individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. This new initiative, called Empowering through Employment, is a statewide effort involving the division’s regional offices, support coordination providers and employment service providers to get 3,700 more Missourians into employment services. This increase would mean that 35% of Missourians are accessing employment services (which mirror what is occurring in other states).”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part B Compliance - 01/01/2017

~~“THE STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION is being revised during the 2016-17 school year to reflect updates in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provide clarification on a number of issues, and make substantive changes based on research and OSEP guidance. Proposed changes in both a summary chart and a mark-up of the proposed plan are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/state-plan-special-education  . The Public comment period ended on January 6, 2017. All comments received will be reviewed and a decision made to accept, accept with revisions, or reject the comment. A summary of the comments and decision will be posted on the website after January 24, 2017. The proposed plan will be presented to the State Board of Education during their February meeting.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Proposed Part B State Plan Changes for 2017 “Transition Services” - 01/01/2017

~~“A. beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is sixteen (16), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually thereafter appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals, andB. beginning not later than one year before the student reaches age eighteen (18), a statement that the child has been informed of his or her rights under Part B of IDEA and that those rights will transfer to the student upon reaching the age of majority. “ 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Equal Opportunity Demographics - 01/01/2017

~~“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) established to increase collaboration at the state, regional and local levels with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.• Show-Me Careers, a consortium of state agencies focused on supporting the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.• A regional annual Accommodation for Success event in the St. Louis area to help businesses recruit and employ individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Greater Kansas City - Disability Mentoring Day - 10/26/2016

“Join us for the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Events. Disability Mentoring Day promotes employment opportunities for all job seekers and students with disabilities through information and career exploration. As a person pursuing employment, this event gives you an excellent opportunity to: • •Increase and enhance your job readiness skills • •Network with employers to learn about different types of careers • •Visit with service organizations, providers, and government agencies to learn how they can help you in your job search • •Learn how to advocate for yourself”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education IEP Transition Planning - 03/01/2016

As a result of new legislation within the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office of Special Education (OSE), and the Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services -Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) offer the following guidance. As districts develop Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and provide transition services/activities for students with the most significant disabilities, consider the following:

1.As a part of the IEP process through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), schools will continue to be responsible for providing transition services to include work based learning opportunities.

2. Schools are encouraged to continue to conduct extensive evaluations and transition assessments, as outlined in IDEA, and work in partnership with VR and/or the Hook Center at the University of Missouri to provide pre-employment transition services to help students progress toward competitive, integrated employment goals.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Plan Guidelines - 07/01/2014

The Division of Developmental Disabilities requires that each individual eligible for Division Supports have an Individual Support Plan. Individuals, their families, providers and facilitators who write plans in cooperation with all individuals receiving supports from the Division shall use this guide. Individual support planning encourages a team approach to involve the individual and community networks in planning for the future. The process involves developing a vision for the future, while coordinating resources and supports to make the vision a reality.   The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Supports (CMS) outcome for “participant-centered support planning and delivery” clarifies: “Supports are planned and effectively implemented in accordance with each participant’s unique needs, expressed preferences and decisions concerning his/her life in the community.”   The Individual Support Plan is an investment in an individual’s life and is driven by the individual, what is important to them as designed through outcomes identified in the support plan.
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri DMH Employment Supports Guide - 07/05/2012

This guide includes information on the employment supports provided by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. It contains the service, a description, guidance, and the name of the affiliated agency and funding source.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Mental Health
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Missouri Career Guide - 05/01/2011

 

“This guide was developed through a partnership of state agencies to help Missourians of all ages, genders, and backgrounds create personal career plans that lead to fulfillment and success.”

Partners include Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, Missouri Division of Workforce Development, Missouri Department of Higher Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Missouri Center for Career Education, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) - 06/01/2007

 

“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) formed in 2007 by the Office of Special Education at the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education to increase interagency collaboration at the state, regional, and local levels. This state transition team has met quarterly to address data-driven goals for improvement and collaboration with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary education outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.”

“Consisting of a diverse membership from a variety of state agencies concerned with transition, the MITT provides a venue and mechanism to share information, network, and partner to coordinate professional development activities.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Missouri Transition Coalition - 06/01/2000

Since 2000, the Transition Coalition, located at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, has been maximizing professional development opportunities for secondary transition and college and career readiness of youth with disabilities.

Our Methods

-Use self-assessment methods including professional knowledge

-Strategically combine web-based, in-person, in-print, coaching and other assistance

-Find and share research-based practices and resources

Develop and support practitioner-to-practitioner learning methods

 

 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Business Associated Student Education (BASE) Project - 06/01/1996

The BASE Project located in Springfield, Missouri stands for Business Associated Student Education. It is a partnership with Springfield Public Schools and St. John's Health System, Cox Health System, Doctor's Hospital, Evangel University, and Missouri State University. The goal of the program is to provide students with opportunities to develop career awareness, exploration, assessment, and positive social skills. Students are set up for a successful integration into the world of work and society.

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Community Transition Teams - 06/01/1996

Community Transition Teams (CTT's) elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. Since 2008, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the KU Transition Coalition have partnered to develop and train 42 CTT's across Missouri. This process is accomplished with the collaboration of school personnel, students, families, and community stakeholders to provide seamless and transparent management of staff and resources. The University of Kansas Transition Coalition provides ongoing technical assistance to the CTT's in their development, training, and in meeting the goals of their strategic plans. 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Project SEARCH High School Transition Program - 06/01/1996

Project SEARCH serves students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. Typically, these are students who are on an Individual Education Program (IEP) and in their last year of high school eligibility. Students attend the program for a full school year in the host business/hospital. The business provides access to an on-site classroom that can accommodate up to 12 students. The site is staffed by a special education teacher and one to three job coaches to meet the educational and training needs of the students. Students are referred to the program through their schools, family member, or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and apply in the winter and spring in the year prior to entering the program. A team representative of all the partners: Project SEARCH teacher, host business liaison, VR Counselor, community rehabilitation provider staff and other appropriate staff carry out the selection process which includes tours, student interviews, hands-on assessments at the host sites and scoring on a rubric related to entrance considerations. Six sites in Missouri currently host students including University of Missouri and State Fair Community College.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Missouri Assistive Technology Council - 06/01/1992

The mission of Missouri Assistive Technology is to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages.   Programs and initiatives of Missouri Assistive Technology are directed by the Missouri Assistive Technology Council, which was established by state statute in 1993. The Council is charged to serve as an advocate for policies, regulations and programs to establish a consumer-responsive, comprehensive assistive technology service delivery system. The Council meets at least four times a year, reports annually to the Governor and the general assembly on Council activities to increase access to assistive technology, and provides programmatic direction for all activities and services.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services - 06/01/1979

The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS) is a leader in local initiatives for people with developmental disabilities. The organization is comprised of 56 county boards (including the City of St. Louis), and 8 Related Private Organizations, that provide local services for people with developmental disabilities. MACDDS is dedicated to ensuring quality community supports are available for people with developmental disabilities.   MACDDS believes having local people solving local issues results in the best services for individuals with developmental disabilities. MACDDS works to assure services and supports for people with developmental disabilities continue to be planned and carried out at the local level.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Connections Career Development & Planning Program - 06/01/1971

 

“Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs. Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Asset Development and Financial Education Initiative

“Persons with disabilities have a higher percentage of people who live in poverty than any other minority group in the country.  Missouri ranks in the bottom third of all states in the understanding of financial supports that assist persons with disabilities in working their way out of poverty.  Benefits planning and employment are just two pieces in this puzzle, the other pieces are asset development and financial education, therefore, the Missouri DD Council is partnering with the TACE, Region 7/University of MO-School of Health Professionals to promote Asset Development and Financial Education for persons with disabilities in our state by offering a variety of opportunities to learn more about this important piece of the puzzle and help people with disabilities learn more about asset development and financial education.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
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Toward a Successful Transition: A Checklist for the First 21 Years - 09/01/2016

“To Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities . . . It is our hope that as parents you will always consider yourselves the experts on your child. We hope that as you seek information, help and guidance you will see your child in “people first” terms—initially as a baby to love and nurture, then as a child to raise for as independent a life as he or she can attain. Whatever the disability involved, remember it is only a part of your child’s individuality. Build on his or her strengths. High expectations are a keynote in a family’s daring to act bravely and creatively.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MO Balancing Incentives Program - 03/28/2012

 

“The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), in partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH), proposes to leverage the Balancing Incentive Payment Program to further develop the systems of community-based care that serve older adults and individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The intent of the Missouri project is to realize the long term goal of increasing the percentage of expenditures for long term supports and services (LTSS) that are provided in community settings to equal or exceed the expenditures for facility-based LTSS.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Resource Leveraging

MO Partnerships in Employment - "Show Me Careers" - 09/30/2011

Show Me Careers: This project will address the needs of youth and young adults ages 16 to 30 with developmental and intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) who are in the process of transitioning from secondary or post-secondary education settings to community employment. The project’s goal is to scale up and sustain evidence-based practices in Missouri that support seamless transitions to integrated employment. A Leadership Consortium of state agencies…will support a statewide structure to demonstrate evidence-based practices, develop needed policies and practices, and enhance statewide collaborations.   Objectives are designed to achieve this goal include: building cross system and agency collaborations designed to exchange and transfer knowledge and effective practices between partners; review and advocate for changes to collaborative funding options, policies, and 
procedures that support broader implementation of the effective practices demonstrated within communities; develop statewide capacity to scale up demonstrations through training, dissemination and broader
implementation; and evaluate results and sustain the scaled-up practices.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Add Us In Initiative - 09/30/2010

Add Us In Kansas City has created a business-led network focused on increasing the capacity of employers, including minority owned businesses, to successfully hire and retain individuals with disabilities. Add Us In Kansas City will 1) identify and create supports needed by employers in their efforts to diversify their workforce to include this population, 2) increase the number and range of employment opportunities available to youth with disabilities, 3) develop a model continuum of career development encompassing these opportunities and supports, and 4) equip youth to successfully participate within this continuum. Urban businesses and urban youth with disabilities will be given special consideration in the development of the Add Us In model. Located in the greater Kansas City area, the program will provide a replication toolkit for nationwide dissemination at the end of year two.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Transition Liaison Program - 06/01/2008

 

The Missouri Transition Liaison Program was developed in 2007-2008 to identify secondary transition professionals from districts across Missouri who are leaders in the area of transition. The overall goal of the Transition Liaisons is to build capacity at the local level and develop a collaborative network of colleagues throughout the state.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MO Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Missouri Ticket to Work Health Assurance Program - 08/28/2007

Section 201 of the federal Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, Public Law 106-170 created a program for employed persons with disabilities. Based upon this federal law, the Health Improvement Act of 2007 (Senate Bill 577) established healthcare coverage for employed persons with disabilities in Missouri. Effective August 28, 2007, MO HealthNet implemented the new program, known as the Ticket to Work Health Assurance (TWHA) Program. Eligible participants will be enrolled under Medical Eligibility (ME) codes 85 (premium) and 86 (non-premium), and receive a limited MO HealthNet benefit package  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Money Follows the Person - 01/01/2007

The overall goal of MFP is "to support people who have disabilities and those who are aging to move from a nursing facility or habilitation center to a quality community setting that meets their needs and wants."   The objectives of MFP—My Life, My Way, My Community are:    • to move people from a facility to the community;    • identify and eliminate barriers that prevent people from being able to move to the community;    • improve the ability of MO HealthNet to provide in-home services;    • and to ensure that there is continuous quality improvement of in-home services provided.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

MO Ticket to Work - 06/01/1999

The Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Act of 1999 established an employment program for people who want to go to work that receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.  The program was designed to remove barriers that kept people with disabilities from choosing to work for fear of losing health care coverage.  The Ticket to Work program is voluntary, and it increases opportunities and choices for Social Security (SS) disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation, and other support services from public and private providers, employers, or other organizations.  SS provides a ticket to disability benefits to use in obtaining services and jobs through Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation or from an approved Employment Network.  Though SS has the overall program authority, MAXIMUS, Inc. serves as the program manager.

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri SAMHSA EDI (FY 2011 & 2012)

Goal 1: To strengthen peer delivered services in Missouri by leveraging Medicaid billing for services provided by Certified Peer Specialists in Consumer Operated Services Programs (COSP).   Goal 2: To introduce and begin implementation of peer delivered Individual Placement and Supports –Supported Employment (SE) – in Consumer Operated Services Programs.   Overall conclusions: Through this project Missouri has greatly increased its value of peers. 103 have been trained specifically under this project, with more on the way.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
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Missouri’s Cooperative Work Experience Program (COOP) - 04/12/2016

Successful transition planning for students with disabilities involves looking ahead, into the student's future, preparing not just for graduation but also for life after graduation. One of the most important aspects of a student's future involves employment. However, students often do not have any idea what type of work they would like to do or what type of career options are available. One of the best ways that a student can learn about different careers and employment is to be exposed to and participate in cooperative work experiences prior to graduation or exit from school. Cooperative work experiences provide students with direct exposure to and hands-on exploration of a variety of careers, assisting them in defining vocational choices and setting employment goals that actually seem attainable.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Plan Guide - 07/01/2014

The Division of Developmental Disabilities requires that each individual eligible for Division Supports have an Individual Support Plan. Individuals, their families, providers and facilitators who write plans in cooperation with all individuals receiving supports from the Division shall use this guide. Individual support planning encourages a team approach to involve the individual and community networks in planning for the future. The process involves developing a vision for the future, while coordinating resources and supports to make the vision a reality. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Supports (CMS) outcome for “participant-centered support planning and delivery” clarifies: “Supports are planned and effectively implemented in accordance with each participant’s unique needs, expressed preferences and decisions concerning his/her life in the community.” The Individual Support Plan is an investment in an individual’s life and is driven by the individual, what is important to them as designed through outcomes identified in the support plan

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri DoE Transition Coalition - 06/01/2000

Since 2000, the Transition Coalition, located at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, has been maximizing professional development opportunities for secondary transition and college and career readiness of youth with disabilities.

Our Methods

-Use self-assessment methods including professional knowledge

-Strategically combine web-based, in-person, in-print, coaching and other assistance

-Find and share research-based practices and resources

-Develop and support practitioner-to-practitioner learning methods

 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri Connections - Career Development & Planning Program - 06/01/1971

Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs. Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world.

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Asset Development Project

The Missouri DD Council is partnering with the TACE, Region 7/University of MO-School of Health Professionals to promote Asset Development and Financial Education for persons with disabilities in our state by offering a variety of opportunities to learn more about this important piece of the puzzle and help people with disabilities learn more about asset development and financial education.

The first opportunity was a free webinar.  (The recording of that webinar is included here.)  In early 2014 we will be offering two opportunities to learn more with "train-the-trainer" events.  This will be followed up by a statewide summit where members from the financial community will meet with a broader group of self-advocates, family members and other members from the disability community to develop an action plan that will continue this effort into the future.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Customized Employment Presentation

This presentation discusses the formalized definition of customized employment by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the history of customized employment. It also takes a glimpse at progressive employment, addresses how discovery is an important component of customized and progressive employment, and discusses how motivational interviewing can be effective during the discovery process.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

MO Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities - Career Guide

“This guide will take the job seeker and his or her support team through the career planning process by providing information he or she can use during the career planning sessions. It should be noted that since everyone is unique, the individual planning process will be unique to each person as well. The guide is simply a framework to allow the job seeker and his or her team to create a vision and a plan to achieve a career that makes sense to the job seeker. It is less about the forms and more about generating ideas, clear action steps, and moving the person closer towards his or her ultimate career goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Mental Health

MO DoE Community Transition Teams

Community Transition Teams (CTT's) elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. Since 2008, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the KU Transition Coalition have partnered to develop and train 42 CTT's across Missouri. This process is accomplished with the collaboration of school personnel, students, families, and community stakeholders to provide seamless and transparent management of staff and resources. The University of Kansas Transition Coalition provides ongoing technical assistance to the CTT's in their development, training, and in meeting the goals of their strategic plans. During the 2014 school year, training will not be held to develop new teams. Instead, focus is on technical assistance for sustainability. 

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Transition Resource Toolkit

This toolkit has been developed by an ad hoc team comprised of a small representation of individuals from across the state working in Centers for Independent Living (CIL), Local Education Agencies (LEA) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). The goal was to create a resource tool to enhance collaboration in transition planning for young adults with disabilities. A special acknowledgement to members of these three organizations for the many valuable resources and links included in this toolkit.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri DoE Regional Transition Liaison Program

The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) was formed in 2007 to promote interagency collaboration in Missouri at the state-level by establishing a group vision for improving outcomes for young adults with disabilities.  The MITT, consisting of diverse state-level membership meets monthly to share resources, develop goals and promote concrete activities to improve transition education and services.   In particular, the Transition Liaisons:    • Collaborate with other Transition Liaisons, RPDC Consultants, Transition Coalition staff, and DESE personnel;    •  Reach out to districts across the state; and,    •  Share information and resources with other district personnel.  
Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

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Community Transitions Manual for Support Coordinators and Community Coordinators - 02/19/2017

~~“MFP EligibilityIndividuals who transition from a Habilitation Center or nursing home may be eligible for MFP. MFP is a demonstration grant that supports efforts to:• Provide Medicaid eligible individuals the choice of where they live and receive services;• Allow qualified individuals living in nursing facilities or Habilitation Centers to move to the community; and• Promote a system that is person-centered, based on needs, and ensures high-quality services in the community.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri HCBS Statewide Transition Plan - 07/25/2016

“Missouri administers 10 Home and Community-Based Waivers through the single State Medicaid agency, the Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD). The day-to-day operation of the waivers is through formal cooperative agreements with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health are the operational entities for the waivers. Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) is the unit within the Department of Social Services (DSS) charged with administering and maintaining Medicaid Title XIX audit and compliance initiatives, including utilization of Medicaid services and provider enrollment functions. MMAC will participate in the transition plan as described below.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO DoE ESEA Flexibility Request Approval - 06/08/2015

The Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education's ESEA flexibility request was approved on June 29, 2012.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Citations

Missouri HCSB Transition Plan - 03/01/2014

In March 2014, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) published a final rule regarding changes to Home and Community Based Waiver Services (HCBS Waiver). The rule defines home and community based settings and person-centered planning requirements in Medicaid HCBS Waiver programs. The rule requires demonstration of how state’s HCBS Waiver programs comply with the federal HCBS rules.   Missouri’s draft transition plan incorporates all HCBS Waivers administered by Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Department of Mental Health (DMH), and Department of Social Services (DSS). The purpose of Missouri’s draft transition plan is to ensure that individuals receiving HCBS Waiver services are integrated and have access to supports in the community, including:    • opportunities to seek employment,    • work in competitive integrated settings,    • engage in community life,    • and control personal resources.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO Partnership for Hope Waiver (0841.R00.00) - 10/01/2013

The purpose of the Partnership for Hope waiver is to prevent or delay of institutional services for individuals who require minimal services in order to continue living in the community. The waiver will offer prevention services to stabilize individuals primarily living with family members who provide significant support, but are not able to meet all of the individual's needs. Goals To increase access to waiver services for children and adults at the local level in participating counties.    Objectives The objectives of the waiver are: 1) to increase the capacity of the State to meet the needs of individuals at risk of institutionalization who require minimal supports to continue living in integrated community settings; 2) to partner with local County Boards through Intergovernmental Agreements in the administration and funding of waiver services; and 3) to implement preventive services in a timely manner in order that eligible participants may continue living in the community with their families.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Waiver Manual - 07/01/2012

“The Missouri Department of Mental Health's Division of Developmental Disabilities (Division of DD) administers five Medicaid Home and Community Based (HCB) Waiver programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The five waivers are the Comprehensive Waiver; Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities Waiver (MOCDD or Lopez Waiver); Community Support Waiver; Partnership for Hope Waiver (PfH); and Autism Waiver.” This manual includes information on employment, on the job training and other pre-vocational services for people with disabilities.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Mental Health

MO Div of Developmental Disabilities Community Support (0404.R03.00) - 07/01/2011

 

“Provides community employment, in home respite, job preparation, personal assistant, assistive technology, behavior analysis service, co-worker supports, communication skills instruction, community specialist services, counseling, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations-home mods, independent living skills development, job discovery, OT, out of home respite, person centered strategies consultation, PT, professional assessment and monitoring, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, support broker, transportation for individuals w/ID Developmental Disabilities ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO MR Developmental Disabilities Comprehensive (0178.R06.00) - 07/01/2011

 

“Provides community employment, day service, group home, in home respite, individualized supported living, job preparation, personal assistant, assistive technology, behavior analysis service, communication skills instruction, community specialist services, community transition, counseling, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations, host home, job discovery, OT, out of home respite, PT, positive behavior support, professional assessment and monitoring, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, support broker, transportation for individuals w/MR Developmental Disabilities ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Small Tablet

Snapshot

The Show Me State is expanding its efforts to deliver competitive, integrated employment options for individuals with disabilities through innovative strategies that propel Missouri's model, "Close to Home, Far from Ordinary."

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon Missouri’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
0.33%
Change from
2014 to 2015
6,083,672
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-3.41%
Change from
2014 to 2015
463,157
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.88%
Change from
2014 to 2015
163,574
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
7.05%
Change from
2014 to 2015
35.32%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.97%
Change from
2014 to 2015
78.78%

State Data

General

2013 2014 2015
Population. 6,044,171 6,063,589 6,083,672
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 465,901 478,963 463,157
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 153,551 157,220 163,574
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 2,468,384 2,463,983 2,524,635
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 32.96% 32.83% 35.32%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 77.13% 77.23% 78.78%
Overall unemployment rate. 6.70% 6.10% 5.00%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 23.70% 23.70% 21.90%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 14.60% 14.10% 13.60%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 419,745 429,482 430,732
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 431,593 442,937 437,083
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 714,180 730,644 728,775
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 100,048 101,370 102,581
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 18,351 20,128 21,074
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 5,788 6,371 5,727
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 5,324 4,899 6,408
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A 870
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 21,547 22,706 18,411
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 3,809 5,993 5,043

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 6,766 7,003 7,252
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.00% 5.10% 5.40%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 221,430 222,218 220,596

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 5,641 4,226 6,032
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 10,036 8,782 12,624
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 41,500 37,005 44,121
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 13.60% 11.40% 13.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.90% 0.80% 1.60%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.90% 1.20% 1.40%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 489 406 832
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 458 654 712
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 10,345 7,417 5,450
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.03 0.03 0.02

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2012 2013 2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 3,567 4,647 7,474
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 1,408 1,634 2,629
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 39.00% 35.00% 35.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 23.38 27.03 43.21

 

VR OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
7,895
8,301
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 49 50 N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 788 836 N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,879 1,816 N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 2,093 2,264 N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 2,402 2,579 N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 684 756 N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 34.40% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 7,905 7,435 7,588
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 317,027 318,047 318,214
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 741 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $5,203,000 $5,099,000 $7,012,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0 $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $48,474,000 $51,925,000 $38,353,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $339,000 $815,000 $18,291,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 11.00% 12.00% 12.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 229 334 3,644
Number of people served in facility based work. 0 0 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 4,695 5,009 3,352
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 9.10 11.40 11.40

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 58.10% 58.10% 57.65%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 9.40% 9.11% 8.92%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 3.50% 3.63% 3.66%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 87.50% 88.63% 88.58%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 29.20% 29.13% 31.03%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 53.50% 55.62% 59.49%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 57.70% 60.58% 64.79%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 24.30% 26.48% 28.46%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 1,683,499
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 1,704
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 129,942
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 245,601
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 372,429
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 220
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 335
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 555
AbilityOne wages (products). $1,055,603
AbilityOne wages (services). $3,245,518

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 1 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 105 107 79
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 4 3
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 111 82
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 8,020 6,396
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 326 237
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 8,346 6,633

 

WIOA Profile

WIOA Profile

 

The material cited below is taken directly from each state’s plan for WIOA implementation. These sections of the state plan were selected because of their relevance to youth and adults with disabilities. However, all programs and services under WIOA must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Employment First State Leadership Mentor Program (EFSLMP)

Division of Developmental Disabilities has a statewide employment initiative, Employment First, for working age citizens with disabilities. Employment services include job preparation, job discovery, and community employment in a competitive integrated work setting that may include ongoing supports. The Division of Behavioral Health provides employment services to individuals with mental illnesses, histories of substance abuse, and/or criminal backgrounds. Clinical and vocational employment services are integrated through state–wide partnerships to help individuals who are interested in employment participate in the competitive labor market with the appropriate level of supports and services to be successful. RSB will continue to partner and collaborate with DMH programs in the delivery of employment services. (Page 244-245)

Customized Employment

VR’s workforce development activities are designed to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining, maintaining, or advancing in competitive integrated employment. These activities include assessments, vocational guidance and counseling, job preparation activities, which can include disability awareness, resume writing, interviewing skills. Additionally, VR provides eligible individuals with training (OJT, apprenticeships, customized employment, funding for community colleges, universities).  (Page 47)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Page 48)

MVR continually reviews its strategies to develop new employer relationships and support those who employ persons with disabilities. Some of its flexible strategies include increasing work–based learning opportunities, on–the–job training, internships and customized employment. (Page 182)

  • SE Services –– The nature of the service itself requires intensive one–on–one job training. Services are provided by CRPs and include job development, job coaching, natural supports, task analysis and assessment, counseling and advocacy services and customized employment. Usually, SE services will not exceed nine months, but MVR can provide up to 24 months of community–based job training. (Page 197)

Provide training opportunities to include the provision of pre–employment transition services and customized employment services. (Page 267)

Supported employment services are available not only to individuals after leaving their secondary education program, but to students whose IEP and IPE include these services as part of their transition plan and whose school district signs a cooperative work experience program agreement with RSB.  (Page 275)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Pages 48,197)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Page 242)

RSB has formal contract agreements with community rehabilitation providers to work with employers and assist clients with job search, job placement and customized employment opportunities. Other services include work based learning experiences, task analysis, and job coaching when needed. RSB contracts with Alphapointe Association for the Blind for an eight–week Summer Transition Employment Program (STEP) providing competitive work experience to high–school age youth. The goal is to provide each consumer with a foundation for the school–to–work transition, to enable each to practice personal independence through work and goal–setting experiences. (Pages 244, 266, 267)

Braiding/Blending Resources

Missouri partners are committed to developing new career pathways for youth and adults with barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities. Missouri’s core partner program leaders regularly meet to collaborate on braiding services for work-based learning and education funding. Through sector strategy regional business meetings and partner engagement, Missouri will work with employers to identify opportunities and services available to assist in eliminating employment barriers. (Page 62)

Local level partners are conducting asset mapping, cross training and job shadowing to better understand each other’s services. These activities have led to collaborative practices such as co-enrollment and braiding of service funding. (Page 62)

Missouri’s core and mandatory partners will collaborate to share resources to create environments to foster partnering at the local level as well as maintain resource allocations that keep existing partnerships at the local level. Specific examples include: As part of their services to individuals with disabilities, VR may provide funding for post-secondary training. As partners seek to co-enroll their customers, this will provide opportunity for leveraging of these resources through braiding of both educational dollars, as well as supportive services to ensure the customer’s success. VR also provides guidance and counseling to the job seekers, to insure that access to comparable services funding is achieved, whether through partner agencies or through Federal funding, such as the Pell grant. (Page 87)

Missouri will improve the outcomes for out-of-school youth by ensuring the 14 elements allowed under WIOA are met through a braiding of partner resources which will best meet each individuals need. The 14 program elements will be available to OSY participants, and will be funded with WIOA title I youth funds or leveraged partner resources. An agreement will be established with the partner to offer the program element and ensure that the activity is connected and coordinated with the WIOA youth program. (Page 135)

SECTION 116 OF WIOA. The Missouri workforce development system comprised of all core WIOA partners has developed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of WIOA and creating the partnerships to begin developing common referrals, the braiding of services, and data sharing. These collaborative efforts will enhance access for individuals with disabilities and improve performance for all partners. Performance accountability measures under section 116 of WIOA are new to vocational rehabilitation and have not yet been measured. RSB met all required federal performance indicators during the past two years prior to WIOA. RSB will apply the same quality of service utilized in meeting those indicators to achieve the new performance measures and provide that level of quality while moving forward. (Page 267)

Section 188/Section 188 Guide

Describe how the one-stop delivery system (including one-stop center operators and the one-stop delivery system partners), will comply with section 188 of WIOA (if applicable) and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) with regard to the physical and programmatic accessibility of facilities, programs, services, technology, and materials for individuals with disabilities (sic). This also must include a description of compliance through providing staff training and support for addressing the needs of individuals with disabilities. Describe the State’s one-stop center certification policy, particularly the accessibility criteria.

Missouri has a committee to specifically focus on one-stop certification criteria. The committee has established the criteria for certification, including accessibility. This committee includes representatives from Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind and the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) who will assist with training and technical assistance to ensure accessibility of facilities, programs, services, technology and materials for individuals with disabilities. Accessibility criteria for certification includes the accessibility requirements contained with Section 188; policy review, adaptive technology equipment availability, emergency procedures, (Pages 114)

DEI/Disability Resource Coordinators

No disability specific information found regarding this element.

Other State Programs/Pilots that Support Competitive Integrated Employment

No disability specific information found regarding this element.

Financial Literacy /Economic Advancement

Months, but can remain in the program for the life of the grant program (…in this case, six years). One adult must be working from the household. The family must make deposits monthly into their savings accounts, and they must attend financial literacy programs covering such topics as home ownership, economic education, career guidance, micro–enterprise development, etc. Successful IDA’s provide a great ‘return on investment’ by transforming a small contribution and hard work into a much larger payoff. Participants invest their IDA funds into their local communities, increase their incomes and become more self–sufficient. (Not disability specific but could be)  (Page 318)

Benefits

MVR is collaboratively funding Disability Benefits 101 with DMH’s Division of Behavioral Health Services. Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind. (Page 173)

  • Provided cross training with local CILs to include information regarding benefits planning; and
  • Is currently working in collaboration with DMH’s Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide cross training with MVR counselors and IDD case managers regarding their respective services. (Page 176)

Additional partnering activities include the sponsoring of an employment summit with the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare to facilitate clinical integration of behavioral health and community employment efforts and MVR’s and DMH–DBH’s co–funding of the customized Missouri benefits planning website DB101. (Page 184)

MVR has statewide and regional specialists that have had extensive training and experience in their area of expertise, e.g., business specialists, mental health, autism, assistive technology, AgrAbility, benefits planning, brain injury, hearing impairments, vision impairments, learning disabilities and self–employment. These specialists are available to provide direct assistance to clients as well as consultation with counselors. All counselors, regardless of their tenure, have the opportunity to work with a mentor who has expertise and experience in an area that is of interest to them. (Pages 190,  232)

Recipients of SSI/SSDI who also receive other benefits from the DSA (Pages 255)

School to Work Transition

Prepare for, obtain, maintain, advance in, or re–enter competitive integrated employment, including supported or customized employment. Extended services may be provided to youth with the most significant disabilities for a period not to exceed four years.

Supported employment services are available not only to individuals after leaving their secondary education program, but to students whose IEP and IPE include these services as part of their transition plan and whose school district signs a cooperative work experience program agreement with RSB. (Page 275)

RSB has one Job Development Specialist that works directly with employers to develop relationships and identify clients from various offices to meet employer needs. This position serves on several committees including the St. Louis Deafblind Taskforce, St. Louis County Disability Resource Committee, Employment Liaison Committee, Employment Working Group for Immigrants and refugees, St. Louis Transition Council, St. Louis Special School District Agency Collaborative, and the Urban League. This position receives and distributes job postings to VR staff and assists clients in the development of business plans required for self –employment vocational goals. (Page 48)

Research verifies that pathways from school to work or secondary to post–secondary education can be more difficult for individuals with disabilities therefore the need for transition career services and pre–employment transition services is great. (Page 202)

RSB has partnered with Lighthouse for the Blind and Alphapointe Association for the Blind through a contractual relationship to provide intensive specialized prevocational skills training to youth with disabilities who are blind or visually impaired. Lighthouse for the Blind’s summer program delivers a residential program for students who plan to live independently and seek competitive integrated employment or attend a vocational training program or college upon graduation from high school. Alphapointe offers an eight–week program providing competitive work experience to high–school age youth. The goal is to provide each consumer with a foundation for the school–to–work transition. (Pages 234)

Establishment of a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance to "develop goals and objectives to guide the improvement of...transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.” Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Social Services (RSB’s parent agency).  (Page 23, 244, 49)

Data Collection

Establishment of a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance to "develop goals and objectives to guide the improvement of...transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.” Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Social Services (RSB’s parent agency). (Page 237)

Small business/Entrepreneurship

RSB has placed the MI training via scenarios on DVD onto the agency intranet through the training application called the Employee Learning Center to allow for self–paced learning. Other sessions have focused on Comprehensive Assessment, IPE Development, the Self–Employment Resource Guide and Small Business Plans, and AgrAbility. RSB continued its Counselor Academy series of trainings in FFY 2015. The first day of the two day training was provided to both Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Rehabilitation Teachers. The staff received training on various eye diseases including diabetes, the resultant functional limitations and effects on the clients’ overall heath, eye condition, and ability to work. Other sessions included training on techniques for using low vision aids as well as a session on the Unified English Braille code. Counselor specific training focused on an introduction to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) and a session on Transition. In addition, additional training was provided to staff on how to read profit and loss statements when working with clients seeking to start their own small business. (Page 251)

Career Pathways

Occupational projections predict the number of workers needed in different educational and skill levels. In Missouri, the projections support the need for workers at all different skill and education levels. Through sector strategies, career pathways can minimize skills gaps since they are validated with the businesses in the area, leading to the success of the workforce. (Page 43)

Through sector strategies, partnerships between all parties within the workforce system are formed. Career pathways are developed through the collaboration of employers, the education system, and workforce system. Within the career pathways, an individual has multiple entry and exit points based on current skills and knowledge, as well as the person’s willingness and capacity to continue to learn on the job, or through formal classroom education and/or training programs. The continued efforts of all WIOA partners ensure that all eligible persons, including those with disabilities, obtain skills to become or remain employed in high-demand, well-paid occupations. (Page 44)

Special education, as determined by the eligible agency; Secondary school credit Integrated education and training; Career pathways; Concurrent enrollment; Peer tutoring and; Transition to re–entry initiatives and other post release services with the goal of reducing recidivism. (Page 47)

Missouri partners are committed to developing new career pathways for youth and adults with barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities. Missouri’s core partner program leaders regularly meet to collaborate on braiding services for work-based learning and education funding. Through sector strategy regional business meetings and partner engagement, Missouri will work with employers to identify opportunities and services available to assist in eliminating employment barriers. (Page 62)

  • In addition to training services, the Title I & Title IV partners have work based programs such as on-the-job training and work experience which offer the customers the opportunity to combine education, training and employment services. VR & Rehabilitation Services for the Blind supports career pathways by providing a variety of services to students, youth and adults with disabilities. (Page 75)

MVR is involved in sector strategies planning at the local and state levels to address skills gaps and create career pathways to better serve employers with their individual needs and to provide them with prepared candidates. It has been forming employment collaboratives at the local levels to ensure employers receive the best possible delivery of services. MVR will work with businesses to ensure they have resources for necessary workplace accommodations and rehabilitation technology. (Page 183)

Employment Networks

Section identified but no detailed information specifically addressing disability focused implementation. (Page 283)

Policies and Initiatives

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Missouri Department of Social Services “Provider Bulletin” - 03/23/2017

~~“Career Planning Service DescriptionCareer planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service. It provides consultative, evaluative assistance for waiver program participants to enter into, or advance in, competitive employment or self-employment. It is a focused, time-limited service engaging a participant in self-discovery, identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage. The outcome of this service is documentation of the participant’s stated career objective and a career plan used to guide individual employment support.Career planning includes:• Activities that are primarily directed at assisting an individual with identification of an employment goal; and• A plan to achieve this goal (e.g., job exploration, job shadowing, informational interviewing, assessment of interests, labor market research) that are associated with performing competitive work in community integrated employment.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Community Transitions Manual for Support Coordinators and Community Coordinators - 02/19/2017

~~“MFP EligibilityIndividuals who transition from a Habilitation Center or nursing home may be eligible for MFP. MFP is a demonstration grant that supports efforts to:• Provide Medicaid eligible individuals the choice of where they live and receive services;• Allow qualified individuals living in nursing facilities or Habilitation Centers to move to the community; and• Promote a system that is person-centered, based on needs, and ensures high-quality services in the community.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Empowering through Employment” - 01/24/2017

~~“The Empowering Through Employment initiative is designed to increase the number of individuals receiving employment supports and services.  This initiative has an established goal of 35% of all individuals receiving waiver services to have employment supports authorized and available for their use.  Empowering Through Employment has been deemed a priority based upon the gap between the percentage of Missourians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) accessing employment services as compared to other day services. Missouri is focused on becoming one of the high performing states and ensuring that Missourians with I/DD have the same opportunities as other individuals.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Legislator Briefing “Mental Health Highlights and Issues" - 01/01/2017

~~“In October 2016, DD announced a goal to increase the utilization of employment services for individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. This new initiative, called Empowering through Employment, is a statewide effort involving the division’s regional offices, support coordination providers and employment service providers to get 3,700 more Missourians into employment services. This increase would mean that 35% of Missourians are accessing employment services (which mirror what is occurring in other states).”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part B Compliance - 01/01/2017

~~“THE STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION is being revised during the 2016-17 school year to reflect updates in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provide clarification on a number of issues, and make substantive changes based on research and OSEP guidance. Proposed changes in both a summary chart and a mark-up of the proposed plan are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/state-plan-special-education  . The Public comment period ended on January 6, 2017. All comments received will be reviewed and a decision made to accept, accept with revisions, or reject the comment. A summary of the comments and decision will be posted on the website after January 24, 2017. The proposed plan will be presented to the State Board of Education during their February meeting.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Proposed Part B State Plan Changes for 2017 “Transition Services” - 01/01/2017

~~“A. beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is sixteen (16), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually thereafter appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals, andB. beginning not later than one year before the student reaches age eighteen (18), a statement that the child has been informed of his or her rights under Part B of IDEA and that those rights will transfer to the student upon reaching the age of majority. “ 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Equal Opportunity Demographics - 01/01/2017

~~“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) established to increase collaboration at the state, regional and local levels with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.• Show-Me Careers, a consortium of state agencies focused on supporting the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.• A regional annual Accommodation for Success event in the St. Louis area to help businesses recruit and employ individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Greater Kansas City - Disability Mentoring Day - 10/26/2016

“Join us for the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Events. Disability Mentoring Day promotes employment opportunities for all job seekers and students with disabilities through information and career exploration. As a person pursuing employment, this event gives you an excellent opportunity to: • •Increase and enhance your job readiness skills • •Network with employers to learn about different types of careers • •Visit with service organizations, providers, and government agencies to learn how they can help you in your job search • •Learn how to advocate for yourself”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Toward a Successful Transition: A Checklist for the First 21 Years - 09/01/2016

“To Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities . . . It is our hope that as parents you will always consider yourselves the experts on your child. We hope that as you seek information, help and guidance you will see your child in “people first” terms—initially as a baby to love and nurture, then as a child to raise for as independent a life as he or she can attain. Whatever the disability involved, remember it is only a part of your child’s individuality. Build on his or her strengths. High expectations are a keynote in a family’s daring to act bravely and creatively.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri HCBS Statewide Transition Plan - 07/25/2016

“Missouri administers 10 Home and Community-Based Waivers through the single State Medicaid agency, the Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD). The day-to-day operation of the waivers is through formal cooperative agreements with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health are the operational entities for the waivers. Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) is the unit within the Department of Social Services (DSS) charged with administering and maintaining Medicaid Title XIX audit and compliance initiatives, including utilization of Medicaid services and provider enrollment functions. MMAC will participate in the transition plan as described below.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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Missouri SB 174 - 06/29/2015

"There is hereby created the 'Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience [ABLE] Program'".

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
Citations

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

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Missouri Department of Social Services “Provider Bulletin” - 03/23/2017

~~“Career Planning Service DescriptionCareer planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service. It provides consultative, evaluative assistance for waiver program participants to enter into, or advance in, competitive employment or self-employment. It is a focused, time-limited service engaging a participant in self-discovery, identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage. The outcome of this service is documentation of the participant’s stated career objective and a career plan used to guide individual employment support.Career planning includes:• Activities that are primarily directed at assisting an individual with identification of an employment goal; and• A plan to achieve this goal (e.g., job exploration, job shadowing, informational interviewing, assessment of interests, labor market research) that are associated with performing competitive work in community integrated employment.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

“Empowering through Employment” - 01/24/2017

~~“The Empowering Through Employment initiative is designed to increase the number of individuals receiving employment supports and services.  This initiative has an established goal of 35% of all individuals receiving waiver services to have employment supports authorized and available for their use.  Empowering Through Employment has been deemed a priority based upon the gap between the percentage of Missourians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) accessing employment services as compared to other day services. Missouri is focused on becoming one of the high performing states and ensuring that Missourians with I/DD have the same opportunities as other individuals.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Legislator Briefing “Mental Health Highlights and Issues" - 01/01/2017

~~“In October 2016, DD announced a goal to increase the utilization of employment services for individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. This new initiative, called Empowering through Employment, is a statewide effort involving the division’s regional offices, support coordination providers and employment service providers to get 3,700 more Missourians into employment services. This increase would mean that 35% of Missourians are accessing employment services (which mirror what is occurring in other states).”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part B Compliance - 01/01/2017

~~“THE STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION is being revised during the 2016-17 school year to reflect updates in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provide clarification on a number of issues, and make substantive changes based on research and OSEP guidance. Proposed changes in both a summary chart and a mark-up of the proposed plan are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/state-plan-special-education  . The Public comment period ended on January 6, 2017. All comments received will be reviewed and a decision made to accept, accept with revisions, or reject the comment. A summary of the comments and decision will be posted on the website after January 24, 2017. The proposed plan will be presented to the State Board of Education during their February meeting.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Proposed Part B State Plan Changes for 2017 “Transition Services” - 01/01/2017

~~“A. beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is sixteen (16), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually thereafter appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals, andB. beginning not later than one year before the student reaches age eighteen (18), a statement that the child has been informed of his or her rights under Part B of IDEA and that those rights will transfer to the student upon reaching the age of majority. “ 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Equal Opportunity Demographics - 01/01/2017

~~“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) established to increase collaboration at the state, regional and local levels with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.• Show-Me Careers, a consortium of state agencies focused on supporting the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.• A regional annual Accommodation for Success event in the St. Louis area to help businesses recruit and employ individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Greater Kansas City - Disability Mentoring Day - 10/26/2016

“Join us for the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Events. Disability Mentoring Day promotes employment opportunities for all job seekers and students with disabilities through information and career exploration. As a person pursuing employment, this event gives you an excellent opportunity to: • •Increase and enhance your job readiness skills • •Network with employers to learn about different types of careers • •Visit with service organizations, providers, and government agencies to learn how they can help you in your job search • •Learn how to advocate for yourself”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education IEP Transition Planning - 03/01/2016

As a result of new legislation within the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office of Special Education (OSE), and the Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services -Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) offer the following guidance. As districts develop Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and provide transition services/activities for students with the most significant disabilities, consider the following:

1.As a part of the IEP process through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), schools will continue to be responsible for providing transition services to include work based learning opportunities.

2. Schools are encouraged to continue to conduct extensive evaluations and transition assessments, as outlined in IDEA, and work in partnership with VR and/or the Hook Center at the University of Missouri to provide pre-employment transition services to help students progress toward competitive, integrated employment goals.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Plan Guidelines - 07/01/2014

The Division of Developmental Disabilities requires that each individual eligible for Division Supports have an Individual Support Plan. Individuals, their families, providers and facilitators who write plans in cooperation with all individuals receiving supports from the Division shall use this guide. Individual support planning encourages a team approach to involve the individual and community networks in planning for the future. The process involves developing a vision for the future, while coordinating resources and supports to make the vision a reality.   The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Supports (CMS) outcome for “participant-centered support planning and delivery” clarifies: “Supports are planned and effectively implemented in accordance with each participant’s unique needs, expressed preferences and decisions concerning his/her life in the community.”   The Individual Support Plan is an investment in an individual’s life and is driven by the individual, what is important to them as designed through outcomes identified in the support plan.
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri DMH Employment Supports Guide - 07/05/2012

This guide includes information on the employment supports provided by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. It contains the service, a description, guidance, and the name of the affiliated agency and funding source.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Mental Health
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Missouri Career Guide - 05/01/2011

 

“This guide was developed through a partnership of state agencies to help Missourians of all ages, genders, and backgrounds create personal career plans that lead to fulfillment and success.”

Partners include Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, Missouri Division of Workforce Development, Missouri Department of Higher Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Missouri Center for Career Education, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) - 06/01/2007

 

“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) formed in 2007 by the Office of Special Education at the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education to increase interagency collaboration at the state, regional, and local levels. This state transition team has met quarterly to address data-driven goals for improvement and collaboration with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary education outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.”

“Consisting of a diverse membership from a variety of state agencies concerned with transition, the MITT provides a venue and mechanism to share information, network, and partner to coordinate professional development activities.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Missouri Transition Coalition - 06/01/2000

Since 2000, the Transition Coalition, located at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, has been maximizing professional development opportunities for secondary transition and college and career readiness of youth with disabilities.

Our Methods

-Use self-assessment methods including professional knowledge

-Strategically combine web-based, in-person, in-print, coaching and other assistance

-Find and share research-based practices and resources

Develop and support practitioner-to-practitioner learning methods

 

 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Business Associated Student Education (BASE) Project - 06/01/1996

The BASE Project located in Springfield, Missouri stands for Business Associated Student Education. It is a partnership with Springfield Public Schools and St. John's Health System, Cox Health System, Doctor's Hospital, Evangel University, and Missouri State University. The goal of the program is to provide students with opportunities to develop career awareness, exploration, assessment, and positive social skills. Students are set up for a successful integration into the world of work and society.

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Community Transition Teams - 06/01/1996

Community Transition Teams (CTT's) elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. Since 2008, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the KU Transition Coalition have partnered to develop and train 42 CTT's across Missouri. This process is accomplished with the collaboration of school personnel, students, families, and community stakeholders to provide seamless and transparent management of staff and resources. The University of Kansas Transition Coalition provides ongoing technical assistance to the CTT's in their development, training, and in meeting the goals of their strategic plans. 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Project SEARCH High School Transition Program - 06/01/1996

Project SEARCH serves students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. Typically, these are students who are on an Individual Education Program (IEP) and in their last year of high school eligibility. Students attend the program for a full school year in the host business/hospital. The business provides access to an on-site classroom that can accommodate up to 12 students. The site is staffed by a special education teacher and one to three job coaches to meet the educational and training needs of the students. Students are referred to the program through their schools, family member, or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and apply in the winter and spring in the year prior to entering the program. A team representative of all the partners: Project SEARCH teacher, host business liaison, VR Counselor, community rehabilitation provider staff and other appropriate staff carry out the selection process which includes tours, student interviews, hands-on assessments at the host sites and scoring on a rubric related to entrance considerations. Six sites in Missouri currently host students including University of Missouri and State Fair Community College.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Missouri Assistive Technology Council - 06/01/1992

The mission of Missouri Assistive Technology is to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages.   Programs and initiatives of Missouri Assistive Technology are directed by the Missouri Assistive Technology Council, which was established by state statute in 1993. The Council is charged to serve as an advocate for policies, regulations and programs to establish a consumer-responsive, comprehensive assistive technology service delivery system. The Council meets at least four times a year, reports annually to the Governor and the general assembly on Council activities to increase access to assistive technology, and provides programmatic direction for all activities and services.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services - 06/01/1979

The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS) is a leader in local initiatives for people with developmental disabilities. The organization is comprised of 56 county boards (including the City of St. Louis), and 8 Related Private Organizations, that provide local services for people with developmental disabilities. MACDDS is dedicated to ensuring quality community supports are available for people with developmental disabilities.   MACDDS believes having local people solving local issues results in the best services for individuals with developmental disabilities. MACDDS works to assure services and supports for people with developmental disabilities continue to be planned and carried out at the local level.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Connections Career Development & Planning Program - 06/01/1971

 

“Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs. Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Asset Development and Financial Education Initiative

“Persons with disabilities have a higher percentage of people who live in poverty than any other minority group in the country.  Missouri ranks in the bottom third of all states in the understanding of financial supports that assist persons with disabilities in working their way out of poverty.  Benefits planning and employment are just two pieces in this puzzle, the other pieces are asset development and financial education, therefore, the Missouri DD Council is partnering with the TACE, Region 7/University of MO-School of Health Professionals to promote Asset Development and Financial Education for persons with disabilities in our state by offering a variety of opportunities to learn more about this important piece of the puzzle and help people with disabilities learn more about asset development and financial education.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
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Toward a Successful Transition: A Checklist for the First 21 Years - 09/01/2016

“To Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities . . . It is our hope that as parents you will always consider yourselves the experts on your child. We hope that as you seek information, help and guidance you will see your child in “people first” terms—initially as a baby to love and nurture, then as a child to raise for as independent a life as he or she can attain. Whatever the disability involved, remember it is only a part of your child’s individuality. Build on his or her strengths. High expectations are a keynote in a family’s daring to act bravely and creatively.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MO Balancing Incentives Program - 03/28/2012

 

“The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), in partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH), proposes to leverage the Balancing Incentive Payment Program to further develop the systems of community-based care that serve older adults and individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The intent of the Missouri project is to realize the long term goal of increasing the percentage of expenditures for long term supports and services (LTSS) that are provided in community settings to equal or exceed the expenditures for facility-based LTSS.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Resource Leveraging

MO Partnerships in Employment - "Show Me Careers" - 09/30/2011

Show Me Careers: This project will address the needs of youth and young adults ages 16 to 30 with developmental and intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) who are in the process of transitioning from secondary or post-secondary education settings to community employment. The project’s goal is to scale up and sustain evidence-based practices in Missouri that support seamless transitions to integrated employment. A Leadership Consortium of state agencies…will support a statewide structure to demonstrate evidence-based practices, develop needed policies and practices, and enhance statewide collaborations.   Objectives are designed to achieve this goal include: building cross system and agency collaborations designed to exchange and transfer knowledge and effective practices between partners; review and advocate for changes to collaborative funding options, policies, and 
procedures that support broader implementation of the effective practices demonstrated within communities; develop statewide capacity to scale up demonstrations through training, dissemination and broader
implementation; and evaluate results and sustain the scaled-up practices.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Add Us In Initiative - 09/30/2010

Add Us In Kansas City has created a business-led network focused on increasing the capacity of employers, including minority owned businesses, to successfully hire and retain individuals with disabilities. Add Us In Kansas City will 1) identify and create supports needed by employers in their efforts to diversify their workforce to include this population, 2) increase the number and range of employment opportunities available to youth with disabilities, 3) develop a model continuum of career development encompassing these opportunities and supports, and 4) equip youth to successfully participate within this continuum. Urban businesses and urban youth with disabilities will be given special consideration in the development of the Add Us In model. Located in the greater Kansas City area, the program will provide a replication toolkit for nationwide dissemination at the end of year two.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Transition Liaison Program - 06/01/2008

 

The Missouri Transition Liaison Program was developed in 2007-2008 to identify secondary transition professionals from districts across Missouri who are leaders in the area of transition. The overall goal of the Transition Liaisons is to build capacity at the local level and develop a collaborative network of colleagues throughout the state.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MO Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Missouri Ticket to Work Health Assurance Program - 08/28/2007

Section 201 of the federal Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, Public Law 106-170 created a program for employed persons with disabilities. Based upon this federal law, the Health Improvement Act of 2007 (Senate Bill 577) established healthcare coverage for employed persons with disabilities in Missouri. Effective August 28, 2007, MO HealthNet implemented the new program, known as the Ticket to Work Health Assurance (TWHA) Program. Eligible participants will be enrolled under Medical Eligibility (ME) codes 85 (premium) and 86 (non-premium), and receive a limited MO HealthNet benefit package  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Money Follows the Person - 01/01/2007

The overall goal of MFP is "to support people who have disabilities and those who are aging to move from a nursing facility or habilitation center to a quality community setting that meets their needs and wants."   The objectives of MFP—My Life, My Way, My Community are:    • to move people from a facility to the community;    • identify and eliminate barriers that prevent people from being able to move to the community;    • improve the ability of MO HealthNet to provide in-home services;    • and to ensure that there is continuous quality improvement of in-home services provided.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

MO Ticket to Work - 06/01/1999

The Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Act of 1999 established an employment program for people who want to go to work that receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.  The program was designed to remove barriers that kept people with disabilities from choosing to work for fear of losing health care coverage.  The Ticket to Work program is voluntary, and it increases opportunities and choices for Social Security (SS) disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation, and other support services from public and private providers, employers, or other organizations.  SS provides a ticket to disability benefits to use in obtaining services and jobs through Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation or from an approved Employment Network.  Though SS has the overall program authority, MAXIMUS, Inc. serves as the program manager.

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri SAMHSA EDI (FY 2011 & 2012)

Goal 1: To strengthen peer delivered services in Missouri by leveraging Medicaid billing for services provided by Certified Peer Specialists in Consumer Operated Services Programs (COSP).   Goal 2: To introduce and begin implementation of peer delivered Individual Placement and Supports –Supported Employment (SE) – in Consumer Operated Services Programs.   Overall conclusions: Through this project Missouri has greatly increased its value of peers. 103 have been trained specifically under this project, with more on the way.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
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Missouri’s Cooperative Work Experience Program (COOP) - 04/12/2016

Successful transition planning for students with disabilities involves looking ahead, into the student's future, preparing not just for graduation but also for life after graduation. One of the most important aspects of a student's future involves employment. However, students often do not have any idea what type of work they would like to do or what type of career options are available. One of the best ways that a student can learn about different careers and employment is to be exposed to and participate in cooperative work experiences prior to graduation or exit from school. Cooperative work experiences provide students with direct exposure to and hands-on exploration of a variety of careers, assisting them in defining vocational choices and setting employment goals that actually seem attainable.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Plan Guide - 07/01/2014

The Division of Developmental Disabilities requires that each individual eligible for Division Supports have an Individual Support Plan. Individuals, their families, providers and facilitators who write plans in cooperation with all individuals receiving supports from the Division shall use this guide. Individual support planning encourages a team approach to involve the individual and community networks in planning for the future. The process involves developing a vision for the future, while coordinating resources and supports to make the vision a reality. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Supports (CMS) outcome for “participant-centered support planning and delivery” clarifies: “Supports are planned and effectively implemented in accordance with each participant’s unique needs, expressed preferences and decisions concerning his/her life in the community.” The Individual Support Plan is an investment in an individual’s life and is driven by the individual, what is important to them as designed through outcomes identified in the support plan

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri DoE Transition Coalition - 06/01/2000

Since 2000, the Transition Coalition, located at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, has been maximizing professional development opportunities for secondary transition and college and career readiness of youth with disabilities.

Our Methods

-Use self-assessment methods including professional knowledge

-Strategically combine web-based, in-person, in-print, coaching and other assistance

-Find and share research-based practices and resources

-Develop and support practitioner-to-practitioner learning methods

 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri Connections - Career Development & Planning Program - 06/01/1971

Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs. Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world.

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Asset Development Project

The Missouri DD Council is partnering with the TACE, Region 7/University of MO-School of Health Professionals to promote Asset Development and Financial Education for persons with disabilities in our state by offering a variety of opportunities to learn more about this important piece of the puzzle and help people with disabilities learn more about asset development and financial education.

The first opportunity was a free webinar.  (The recording of that webinar is included here.)  In early 2014 we will be offering two opportunities to learn more with "train-the-trainer" events.  This will be followed up by a statewide summit where members from the financial community will meet with a broader group of self-advocates, family members and other members from the disability community to develop an action plan that will continue this effort into the future.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Customized Employment Presentation

This presentation discusses the formalized definition of customized employment by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the history of customized employment. It also takes a glimpse at progressive employment, addresses how discovery is an important component of customized and progressive employment, and discusses how motivational interviewing can be effective during the discovery process.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

MO Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities - Career Guide

“This guide will take the job seeker and his or her support team through the career planning process by providing information he or she can use during the career planning sessions. It should be noted that since everyone is unique, the individual planning process will be unique to each person as well. The guide is simply a framework to allow the job seeker and his or her team to create a vision and a plan to achieve a career that makes sense to the job seeker. It is less about the forms and more about generating ideas, clear action steps, and moving the person closer towards his or her ultimate career goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Mental Health

MO DoE Community Transition Teams

Community Transition Teams (CTT's) elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. Since 2008, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the KU Transition Coalition have partnered to develop and train 42 CTT's across Missouri. This process is accomplished with the collaboration of school personnel, students, families, and community stakeholders to provide seamless and transparent management of staff and resources. The University of Kansas Transition Coalition provides ongoing technical assistance to the CTT's in their development, training, and in meeting the goals of their strategic plans. During the 2014 school year, training will not be held to develop new teams. Instead, focus is on technical assistance for sustainability. 

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Transition Resource Toolkit

This toolkit has been developed by an ad hoc team comprised of a small representation of individuals from across the state working in Centers for Independent Living (CIL), Local Education Agencies (LEA) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). The goal was to create a resource tool to enhance collaboration in transition planning for young adults with disabilities. A special acknowledgement to members of these three organizations for the many valuable resources and links included in this toolkit.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri DoE Regional Transition Liaison Program

The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) was formed in 2007 to promote interagency collaboration in Missouri at the state-level by establishing a group vision for improving outcomes for young adults with disabilities.  The MITT, consisting of diverse state-level membership meets monthly to share resources, develop goals and promote concrete activities to improve transition education and services.   In particular, the Transition Liaisons:    • Collaborate with other Transition Liaisons, RPDC Consultants, Transition Coalition staff, and DESE personnel;    •  Reach out to districts across the state; and,    •  Share information and resources with other district personnel.  
Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

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Community Transitions Manual for Support Coordinators and Community Coordinators - 02/19/2017

~~“MFP EligibilityIndividuals who transition from a Habilitation Center or nursing home may be eligible for MFP. MFP is a demonstration grant that supports efforts to:• Provide Medicaid eligible individuals the choice of where they live and receive services;• Allow qualified individuals living in nursing facilities or Habilitation Centers to move to the community; and• Promote a system that is person-centered, based on needs, and ensures high-quality services in the community.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri HCBS Statewide Transition Plan - 07/25/2016

“Missouri administers 10 Home and Community-Based Waivers through the single State Medicaid agency, the Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD). The day-to-day operation of the waivers is through formal cooperative agreements with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health are the operational entities for the waivers. Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) is the unit within the Department of Social Services (DSS) charged with administering and maintaining Medicaid Title XIX audit and compliance initiatives, including utilization of Medicaid services and provider enrollment functions. MMAC will participate in the transition plan as described below.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO DoE ESEA Flexibility Request Approval - 06/08/2015

The Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education's ESEA flexibility request was approved on June 29, 2012.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Citations

Missouri HCSB Transition Plan - 03/01/2014

In March 2014, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) published a final rule regarding changes to Home and Community Based Waiver Services (HCBS Waiver). The rule defines home and community based settings and person-centered planning requirements in Medicaid HCBS Waiver programs. The rule requires demonstration of how state’s HCBS Waiver programs comply with the federal HCBS rules.   Missouri’s draft transition plan incorporates all HCBS Waivers administered by Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Department of Mental Health (DMH), and Department of Social Services (DSS). The purpose of Missouri’s draft transition plan is to ensure that individuals receiving HCBS Waiver services are integrated and have access to supports in the community, including:    • opportunities to seek employment,    • work in competitive integrated settings,    • engage in community life,    • and control personal resources.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO Partnership for Hope Waiver (0841.R00.00) - 10/01/2013

The purpose of the Partnership for Hope waiver is to prevent or delay of institutional services for individuals who require minimal services in order to continue living in the community. The waiver will offer prevention services to stabilize individuals primarily living with family members who provide significant support, but are not able to meet all of the individual's needs. Goals To increase access to waiver services for children and adults at the local level in participating counties.    Objectives The objectives of the waiver are: 1) to increase the capacity of the State to meet the needs of individuals at risk of institutionalization who require minimal supports to continue living in integrated community settings; 2) to partner with local County Boards through Intergovernmental Agreements in the administration and funding of waiver services; and 3) to implement preventive services in a timely manner in order that eligible participants may continue living in the community with their families.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Waiver Manual - 07/01/2012

“The Missouri Department of Mental Health's Division of Developmental Disabilities (Division of DD) administers five Medicaid Home and Community Based (HCB) Waiver programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The five waivers are the Comprehensive Waiver; Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities Waiver (MOCDD or Lopez Waiver); Community Support Waiver; Partnership for Hope Waiver (PfH); and Autism Waiver.” This manual includes information on employment, on the job training and other pre-vocational services for people with disabilities.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Mental Health

MO Div of Developmental Disabilities Community Support (0404.R03.00) - 07/01/2011

 

“Provides community employment, in home respite, job preparation, personal assistant, assistive technology, behavior analysis service, co-worker supports, communication skills instruction, community specialist services, counseling, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations-home mods, independent living skills development, job discovery, OT, out of home respite, person centered strategies consultation, PT, professional assessment and monitoring, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, support broker, transportation for individuals w/ID Developmental Disabilities ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO MR Developmental Disabilities Comprehensive (0178.R06.00) - 07/01/2011

 

“Provides community employment, day service, group home, in home respite, individualized supported living, job preparation, personal assistant, assistive technology, behavior analysis service, communication skills instruction, community specialist services, community transition, counseling, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations, host home, job discovery, OT, out of home respite, PT, positive behavior support, professional assessment and monitoring, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, support broker, transportation for individuals w/MR Developmental Disabilities ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Phablet

Snapshot

The Show Me State is expanding its efforts to deliver competitive, integrated employment options for individuals with disabilities through innovative strategies that propel Missouri's model, "Close to Home, Far from Ordinary."

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon Missouri’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
0.33%
Change from
2014 to 2015
6,083,672
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-3.41%
Change from
2014 to 2015
463,157
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.88%
Change from
2014 to 2015
163,574
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
7.05%
Change from
2014 to 2015
35.32%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.97%
Change from
2014 to 2015
78.78%

State Data

General

2015
Population. 6,083,672
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 463,157
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 163,574
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 2,524,635
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 35.32%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 78.78%
Overall unemployment rate. 5.00%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 21.90%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 13.60%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 430,732
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 437,083
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 728,775
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 102,581
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 21,074
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 5,727
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 6,408
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). 870
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 18,411
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 5,043

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 7,252
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.40%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 220,596

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 6,032
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 12,624
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 44,121
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 13.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.60%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.40%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 832
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 712
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 5,450
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.02

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 7,474
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 2,629
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 35.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 43.21

 

VR OUTCOMES

2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 7,588
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 318,214
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $7,012,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $38,353,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $18,291,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 12.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 3,644
Number of people served in facility based work. 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 3,352
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 11.40

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 57.65%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 8.92%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 3.66%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 88.58%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 31.03%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 59.49%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 64.79%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 28.46%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 1,683,499
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 1,704
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 129,942
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 245,601
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 372,429
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 220
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 335
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 555
AbilityOne wages (products). $1,055,603
AbilityOne wages (services). $3,245,518

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 79
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 3
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 82
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 6,396
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 237
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 6,633

 

WIOA Proflie

WIOA Profile

 

The material cited below is taken directly from each state’s plan for WIOA implementation. These sections of the state plan were selected because of their relevance to youth and adults with disabilities. However, all programs and services under WIOA must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Employment First State Leadership Mentor Program (EFSLMP)

Division of Developmental Disabilities has a statewide employment initiative, Employment First, for working age citizens with disabilities. Employment services include job preparation, job discovery, and community employment in a competitive integrated work setting that may include ongoing supports. The Division of Behavioral Health provides employment services to individuals with mental illnesses, histories of substance abuse, and/or criminal backgrounds. Clinical and vocational employment services are integrated through state–wide partnerships to help individuals who are interested in employment participate in the competitive labor market with the appropriate level of supports and services to be successful. RSB will continue to partner and collaborate with DMH programs in the delivery of employment services. (Page 244-245)

Customized Employment

VR’s workforce development activities are designed to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining, maintaining, or advancing in competitive integrated employment. These activities include assessments, vocational guidance and counseling, job preparation activities, which can include disability awareness, resume writing, interviewing skills. Additionally, VR provides eligible individuals with training (OJT, apprenticeships, customized employment, funding for community colleges, universities).  (Page 47)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Page 48)

MVR continually reviews its strategies to develop new employer relationships and support those who employ persons with disabilities. Some of its flexible strategies include increasing work–based learning opportunities, on–the–job training, internships and customized employment. (Page 182)

  • SE Services –– The nature of the service itself requires intensive one–on–one job training. Services are provided by CRPs and include job development, job coaching, natural supports, task analysis and assessment, counseling and advocacy services and customized employment. Usually, SE services will not exceed nine months, but MVR can provide up to 24 months of community–based job training. (Page 197)

Provide training opportunities to include the provision of pre–employment transition services and customized employment services. (Page 267)

Supported employment services are available not only to individuals after leaving their secondary education program, but to students whose IEP and IPE include these services as part of their transition plan and whose school district signs a cooperative work experience program agreement with RSB.  (Page 275)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Pages 48,197)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Page 242)

RSB has formal contract agreements with community rehabilitation providers to work with employers and assist clients with job search, job placement and customized employment opportunities. Other services include work based learning experiences, task analysis, and job coaching when needed. RSB contracts with Alphapointe Association for the Blind for an eight–week Summer Transition Employment Program (STEP) providing competitive work experience to high–school age youth. The goal is to provide each consumer with a foundation for the school–to–work transition, to enable each to practice personal independence through work and goal–setting experiences. (Pages 244, 266, 267)

Braiding/Blending Resources

Missouri partners are committed to developing new career pathways for youth and adults with barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities. Missouri’s core partner program leaders regularly meet to collaborate on braiding services for work-based learning and education funding. Through sector strategy regional business meetings and partner engagement, Missouri will work with employers to identify opportunities and services available to assist in eliminating employment barriers. (Page 62)

Local level partners are conducting asset mapping, cross training and job shadowing to better understand each other’s services. These activities have led to collaborative practices such as co-enrollment and braiding of service funding. (Page 62)

Missouri’s core and mandatory partners will collaborate to share resources to create environments to foster partnering at the local level as well as maintain resource allocations that keep existing partnerships at the local level. Specific examples include: As part of their services to individuals with disabilities, VR may provide funding for post-secondary training. As partners seek to co-enroll their customers, this will provide opportunity for leveraging of these resources through braiding of both educational dollars, as well as supportive services to ensure the customer’s success. VR also provides guidance and counseling to the job seekers, to insure that access to comparable services funding is achieved, whether through partner agencies or through Federal funding, such as the Pell grant. (Page 87)

Missouri will improve the outcomes for out-of-school youth by ensuring the 14 elements allowed under WIOA are met through a braiding of partner resources which will best meet each individuals need. The 14 program elements will be available to OSY participants, and will be funded with WIOA title I youth funds or leveraged partner resources. An agreement will be established with the partner to offer the program element and ensure that the activity is connected and coordinated with the WIOA youth program. (Page 135)

SECTION 116 OF WIOA. The Missouri workforce development system comprised of all core WIOA partners has developed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of WIOA and creating the partnerships to begin developing common referrals, the braiding of services, and data sharing. These collaborative efforts will enhance access for individuals with disabilities and improve performance for all partners. Performance accountability measures under section 116 of WIOA are new to vocational rehabilitation and have not yet been measured. RSB met all required federal performance indicators during the past two years prior to WIOA. RSB will apply the same quality of service utilized in meeting those indicators to achieve the new performance measures and provide that level of quality while moving forward. (Page 267)

Section 188/Section 188 Guide

Describe how the one-stop delivery system (including one-stop center operators and the one-stop delivery system partners), will comply with section 188 of WIOA (if applicable) and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) with regard to the physical and programmatic accessibility of facilities, programs, services, technology, and materials for individuals with disabilities (sic). This also must include a description of compliance through providing staff training and support for addressing the needs of individuals with disabilities. Describe the State’s one-stop center certification policy, particularly the accessibility criteria.

Missouri has a committee to specifically focus on one-stop certification criteria. The committee has established the criteria for certification, including accessibility. This committee includes representatives from Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind and the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) who will assist with training and technical assistance to ensure accessibility of facilities, programs, services, technology and materials for individuals with disabilities. Accessibility criteria for certification includes the accessibility requirements contained with Section 188; policy review, adaptive technology equipment availability, emergency procedures, (Pages 114)

DEI/Disability Resource Coordinators

No disability specific information found regarding this element.

Other State Programs/Pilots that Support Competitive Integrated Employment

No disability specific information found regarding this element.

Financial Literacy /Economic Advancement

Months, but can remain in the program for the life of the grant program (…in this case, six years). One adult must be working from the household. The family must make deposits monthly into their savings accounts, and they must attend financial literacy programs covering such topics as home ownership, economic education, career guidance, micro–enterprise development, etc. Successful IDA’s provide a great ‘return on investment’ by transforming a small contribution and hard work into a much larger payoff. Participants invest their IDA funds into their local communities, increase their incomes and become more self–sufficient. (Not disability specific but could be)  (Page 318)

Benefits

MVR is collaboratively funding Disability Benefits 101 with DMH’s Division of Behavioral Health Services. Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind. (Page 173)

  • Provided cross training with local CILs to include information regarding benefits planning; and
  • Is currently working in collaboration with DMH’s Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide cross training with MVR counselors and IDD case managers regarding their respective services. (Page 176)

Additional partnering activities include the sponsoring of an employment summit with the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare to facilitate clinical integration of behavioral health and community employment efforts and MVR’s and DMH–DBH’s co–funding of the customized Missouri benefits planning website DB101. (Page 184)

MVR has statewide and regional specialists that have had extensive training and experience in their area of expertise, e.g., business specialists, mental health, autism, assistive technology, AgrAbility, benefits planning, brain injury, hearing impairments, vision impairments, learning disabilities and self–employment. These specialists are available to provide direct assistance to clients as well as consultation with counselors. All counselors, regardless of their tenure, have the opportunity to work with a mentor who has expertise and experience in an area that is of interest to them. (Pages 190,  232)

Recipients of SSI/SSDI who also receive other benefits from the DSA (Pages 255)

School to Work Transition

Prepare for, obtain, maintain, advance in, or re–enter competitive integrated employment, including supported or customized employment. Extended services may be provided to youth with the most significant disabilities for a period not to exceed four years.

Supported employment services are available not only to individuals after leaving their secondary education program, but to students whose IEP and IPE include these services as part of their transition plan and whose school district signs a cooperative work experience program agreement with RSB. (Page 275)

RSB has one Job Development Specialist that works directly with employers to develop relationships and identify clients from various offices to meet employer needs. This position serves on several committees including the St. Louis Deafblind Taskforce, St. Louis County Disability Resource Committee, Employment Liaison Committee, Employment Working Group for Immigrants and refugees, St. Louis Transition Council, St. Louis Special School District Agency Collaborative, and the Urban League. This position receives and distributes job postings to VR staff and assists clients in the development of business plans required for self –employment vocational goals. (Page 48)

Research verifies that pathways from school to work or secondary to post–secondary education can be more difficult for individuals with disabilities therefore the need for transition career services and pre–employment transition services is great. (Page 202)

RSB has partnered with Lighthouse for the Blind and Alphapointe Association for the Blind through a contractual relationship to provide intensive specialized prevocational skills training to youth with disabilities who are blind or visually impaired. Lighthouse for the Blind’s summer program delivers a residential program for students who plan to live independently and seek competitive integrated employment or attend a vocational training program or college upon graduation from high school. Alphapointe offers an eight–week program providing competitive work experience to high–school age youth. The goal is to provide each consumer with a foundation for the school–to–work transition. (Pages 234)

Establishment of a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance to "develop goals and objectives to guide the improvement of...transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.” Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Social Services (RSB’s parent agency).  (Page 23, 244, 49)

Data Collection

Establishment of a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance to "develop goals and objectives to guide the improvement of...transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.” Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Social Services (RSB’s parent agency). (Page 237)

Small business/Entrepreneurship

RSB has placed the MI training via scenarios on DVD onto the agency intranet through the training application called the Employee Learning Center to allow for self–paced learning. Other sessions have focused on Comprehensive Assessment, IPE Development, the Self–Employment Resource Guide and Small Business Plans, and AgrAbility. RSB continued its Counselor Academy series of trainings in FFY 2015. The first day of the two day training was provided to both Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Rehabilitation Teachers. The staff received training on various eye diseases including diabetes, the resultant functional limitations and effects on the clients’ overall heath, eye condition, and ability to work. Other sessions included training on techniques for using low vision aids as well as a session on the Unified English Braille code. Counselor specific training focused on an introduction to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) and a session on Transition. In addition, additional training was provided to staff on how to read profit and loss statements when working with clients seeking to start their own small business. (Page 251)

Career Pathways

Occupational projections predict the number of workers needed in different educational and skill levels. In Missouri, the projections support the need for workers at all different skill and education levels. Through sector strategies, career pathways can minimize skills gaps since they are validated with the businesses in the area, leading to the success of the workforce. (Page 43)

Through sector strategies, partnerships between all parties within the workforce system are formed. Career pathways are developed through the collaboration of employers, the education system, and workforce system. Within the career pathways, an individual has multiple entry and exit points based on current skills and knowledge, as well as the person’s willingness and capacity to continue to learn on the job, or through formal classroom education and/or training programs. The continued efforts of all WIOA partners ensure that all eligible persons, including those with disabilities, obtain skills to become or remain employed in high-demand, well-paid occupations. (Page 44)

Special education, as determined by the eligible agency; Secondary school credit Integrated education and training; Career pathways; Concurrent enrollment; Peer tutoring and; Transition to re–entry initiatives and other post release services with the goal of reducing recidivism. (Page 47)

Missouri partners are committed to developing new career pathways for youth and adults with barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities. Missouri’s core partner program leaders regularly meet to collaborate on braiding services for work-based learning and education funding. Through sector strategy regional business meetings and partner engagement, Missouri will work with employers to identify opportunities and services available to assist in eliminating employment barriers. (Page 62)

  • In addition to training services, the Title I & Title IV partners have work based programs such as on-the-job training and work experience which offer the customers the opportunity to combine education, training and employment services. VR & Rehabilitation Services for the Blind supports career pathways by providing a variety of services to students, youth and adults with disabilities. (Page 75)

MVR is involved in sector strategies planning at the local and state levels to address skills gaps and create career pathways to better serve employers with their individual needs and to provide them with prepared candidates. It has been forming employment collaboratives at the local levels to ensure employers receive the best possible delivery of services. MVR will work with businesses to ensure they have resources for necessary workplace accommodations and rehabilitation technology. (Page 183)

Employment Networks

Section identified but no detailed information specifically addressing disability focused implementation. (Page 283)

Policies and Initiatives

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Missouri Department of Social Services “Provider Bulletin” - 03/23/2017

~~“Career Planning Service DescriptionCareer planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service. It provides consultative, evaluative assistance for waiver program participants to enter into, or advance in, competitive employment or self-employment. It is a focused, time-limited service engaging a participant in self-discovery, identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage. The outcome of this service is documentation of the participant’s stated career objective and a career plan used to guide individual employment support.Career planning includes:• Activities that are primarily directed at assisting an individual with identification of an employment goal; and• A plan to achieve this goal (e.g., job exploration, job shadowing, informational interviewing, assessment of interests, labor market research) that are associated with performing competitive work in community integrated employment.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Community Transitions Manual for Support Coordinators and Community Coordinators - 02/19/2017

~~“MFP EligibilityIndividuals who transition from a Habilitation Center or nursing home may be eligible for MFP. MFP is a demonstration grant that supports efforts to:• Provide Medicaid eligible individuals the choice of where they live and receive services;• Allow qualified individuals living in nursing facilities or Habilitation Centers to move to the community; and• Promote a system that is person-centered, based on needs, and ensures high-quality services in the community.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Empowering through Employment” - 01/24/2017

~~“The Empowering Through Employment initiative is designed to increase the number of individuals receiving employment supports and services.  This initiative has an established goal of 35% of all individuals receiving waiver services to have employment supports authorized and available for their use.  Empowering Through Employment has been deemed a priority based upon the gap between the percentage of Missourians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) accessing employment services as compared to other day services. Missouri is focused on becoming one of the high performing states and ensuring that Missourians with I/DD have the same opportunities as other individuals.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Legislator Briefing “Mental Health Highlights and Issues" - 01/01/2017

~~“In October 2016, DD announced a goal to increase the utilization of employment services for individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. This new initiative, called Empowering through Employment, is a statewide effort involving the division’s regional offices, support coordination providers and employment service providers to get 3,700 more Missourians into employment services. This increase would mean that 35% of Missourians are accessing employment services (which mirror what is occurring in other states).”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part B Compliance - 01/01/2017

~~“THE STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION is being revised during the 2016-17 school year to reflect updates in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provide clarification on a number of issues, and make substantive changes based on research and OSEP guidance. Proposed changes in both a summary chart and a mark-up of the proposed plan are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/state-plan-special-education  . The Public comment period ended on January 6, 2017. All comments received will be reviewed and a decision made to accept, accept with revisions, or reject the comment. A summary of the comments and decision will be posted on the website after January 24, 2017. The proposed plan will be presented to the State Board of Education during their February meeting.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Proposed Part B State Plan Changes for 2017 “Transition Services” - 01/01/2017

~~“A. beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is sixteen (16), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually thereafter appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals, andB. beginning not later than one year before the student reaches age eighteen (18), a statement that the child has been informed of his or her rights under Part B of IDEA and that those rights will transfer to the student upon reaching the age of majority. “ 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Equal Opportunity Demographics - 01/01/2017

~~“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) established to increase collaboration at the state, regional and local levels with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.• Show-Me Careers, a consortium of state agencies focused on supporting the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.• A regional annual Accommodation for Success event in the St. Louis area to help businesses recruit and employ individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Greater Kansas City - Disability Mentoring Day - 10/26/2016

“Join us for the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Events. Disability Mentoring Day promotes employment opportunities for all job seekers and students with disabilities through information and career exploration. As a person pursuing employment, this event gives you an excellent opportunity to: • •Increase and enhance your job readiness skills • •Network with employers to learn about different types of careers • •Visit with service organizations, providers, and government agencies to learn how they can help you in your job search • •Learn how to advocate for yourself”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Toward a Successful Transition: A Checklist for the First 21 Years - 09/01/2016

“To Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities . . . It is our hope that as parents you will always consider yourselves the experts on your child. We hope that as you seek information, help and guidance you will see your child in “people first” terms—initially as a baby to love and nurture, then as a child to raise for as independent a life as he or she can attain. Whatever the disability involved, remember it is only a part of your child’s individuality. Build on his or her strengths. High expectations are a keynote in a family’s daring to act bravely and creatively.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri HCBS Statewide Transition Plan - 07/25/2016

“Missouri administers 10 Home and Community-Based Waivers through the single State Medicaid agency, the Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD). The day-to-day operation of the waivers is through formal cooperative agreements with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health are the operational entities for the waivers. Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) is the unit within the Department of Social Services (DSS) charged with administering and maintaining Medicaid Title XIX audit and compliance initiatives, including utilization of Medicaid services and provider enrollment functions. MMAC will participate in the transition plan as described below.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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Missouri SB 174 - 06/29/2015

"There is hereby created the 'Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience [ABLE] Program'".

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
Citations

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

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Missouri Department of Social Services “Provider Bulletin” - 03/23/2017

~~“Career Planning Service DescriptionCareer planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service. It provides consultative, evaluative assistance for waiver program participants to enter into, or advance in, competitive employment or self-employment. It is a focused, time-limited service engaging a participant in self-discovery, identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage. The outcome of this service is documentation of the participant’s stated career objective and a career plan used to guide individual employment support.Career planning includes:• Activities that are primarily directed at assisting an individual with identification of an employment goal; and• A plan to achieve this goal (e.g., job exploration, job shadowing, informational interviewing, assessment of interests, labor market research) that are associated with performing competitive work in community integrated employment.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

“Empowering through Employment” - 01/24/2017

~~“The Empowering Through Employment initiative is designed to increase the number of individuals receiving employment supports and services.  This initiative has an established goal of 35% of all individuals receiving waiver services to have employment supports authorized and available for their use.  Empowering Through Employment has been deemed a priority based upon the gap between the percentage of Missourians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) accessing employment services as compared to other day services. Missouri is focused on becoming one of the high performing states and ensuring that Missourians with I/DD have the same opportunities as other individuals.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Legislator Briefing “Mental Health Highlights and Issues" - 01/01/2017

~~“In October 2016, DD announced a goal to increase the utilization of employment services for individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. This new initiative, called Empowering through Employment, is a statewide effort involving the division’s regional offices, support coordination providers and employment service providers to get 3,700 more Missourians into employment services. This increase would mean that 35% of Missourians are accessing employment services (which mirror what is occurring in other states).”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part B Compliance - 01/01/2017

~~“THE STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION is being revised during the 2016-17 school year to reflect updates in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provide clarification on a number of issues, and make substantive changes based on research and OSEP guidance. Proposed changes in both a summary chart and a mark-up of the proposed plan are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/state-plan-special-education  . The Public comment period ended on January 6, 2017. All comments received will be reviewed and a decision made to accept, accept with revisions, or reject the comment. A summary of the comments and decision will be posted on the website after January 24, 2017. The proposed plan will be presented to the State Board of Education during their February meeting.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Proposed Part B State Plan Changes for 2017 “Transition Services” - 01/01/2017

~~“A. beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is sixteen (16), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually thereafter appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals, andB. beginning not later than one year before the student reaches age eighteen (18), a statement that the child has been informed of his or her rights under Part B of IDEA and that those rights will transfer to the student upon reaching the age of majority. “ 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Equal Opportunity Demographics - 01/01/2017

~~“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) established to increase collaboration at the state, regional and local levels with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.• Show-Me Careers, a consortium of state agencies focused on supporting the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.• A regional annual Accommodation for Success event in the St. Louis area to help businesses recruit and employ individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Greater Kansas City - Disability Mentoring Day - 10/26/2016

“Join us for the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Events. Disability Mentoring Day promotes employment opportunities for all job seekers and students with disabilities through information and career exploration. As a person pursuing employment, this event gives you an excellent opportunity to: • •Increase and enhance your job readiness skills • •Network with employers to learn about different types of careers • •Visit with service organizations, providers, and government agencies to learn how they can help you in your job search • •Learn how to advocate for yourself”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education IEP Transition Planning - 03/01/2016

As a result of new legislation within the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office of Special Education (OSE), and the Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services -Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) offer the following guidance. As districts develop Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and provide transition services/activities for students with the most significant disabilities, consider the following:

1.As a part of the IEP process through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), schools will continue to be responsible for providing transition services to include work based learning opportunities.

2. Schools are encouraged to continue to conduct extensive evaluations and transition assessments, as outlined in IDEA, and work in partnership with VR and/or the Hook Center at the University of Missouri to provide pre-employment transition services to help students progress toward competitive, integrated employment goals.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Plan Guidelines - 07/01/2014

The Division of Developmental Disabilities requires that each individual eligible for Division Supports have an Individual Support Plan. Individuals, their families, providers and facilitators who write plans in cooperation with all individuals receiving supports from the Division shall use this guide. Individual support planning encourages a team approach to involve the individual and community networks in planning for the future. The process involves developing a vision for the future, while coordinating resources and supports to make the vision a reality.   The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Supports (CMS) outcome for “participant-centered support planning and delivery” clarifies: “Supports are planned and effectively implemented in accordance with each participant’s unique needs, expressed preferences and decisions concerning his/her life in the community.”   The Individual Support Plan is an investment in an individual’s life and is driven by the individual, what is important to them as designed through outcomes identified in the support plan.
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri DMH Employment Supports Guide - 07/05/2012

This guide includes information on the employment supports provided by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. It contains the service, a description, guidance, and the name of the affiliated agency and funding source.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Mental Health
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Missouri Career Guide - 05/01/2011

 

“This guide was developed through a partnership of state agencies to help Missourians of all ages, genders, and backgrounds create personal career plans that lead to fulfillment and success.”

Partners include Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, Missouri Division of Workforce Development, Missouri Department of Higher Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Missouri Center for Career Education, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) - 06/01/2007

 

“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) formed in 2007 by the Office of Special Education at the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education to increase interagency collaboration at the state, regional, and local levels. This state transition team has met quarterly to address data-driven goals for improvement and collaboration with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary education outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.”

“Consisting of a diverse membership from a variety of state agencies concerned with transition, the MITT provides a venue and mechanism to share information, network, and partner to coordinate professional development activities.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Missouri Transition Coalition - 06/01/2000

Since 2000, the Transition Coalition, located at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, has been maximizing professional development opportunities for secondary transition and college and career readiness of youth with disabilities.

Our Methods

-Use self-assessment methods including professional knowledge

-Strategically combine web-based, in-person, in-print, coaching and other assistance

-Find and share research-based practices and resources

Develop and support practitioner-to-practitioner learning methods

 

 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Business Associated Student Education (BASE) Project - 06/01/1996

The BASE Project located in Springfield, Missouri stands for Business Associated Student Education. It is a partnership with Springfield Public Schools and St. John's Health System, Cox Health System, Doctor's Hospital, Evangel University, and Missouri State University. The goal of the program is to provide students with opportunities to develop career awareness, exploration, assessment, and positive social skills. Students are set up for a successful integration into the world of work and society.

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Community Transition Teams - 06/01/1996

Community Transition Teams (CTT's) elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. Since 2008, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the KU Transition Coalition have partnered to develop and train 42 CTT's across Missouri. This process is accomplished with the collaboration of school personnel, students, families, and community stakeholders to provide seamless and transparent management of staff and resources. The University of Kansas Transition Coalition provides ongoing technical assistance to the CTT's in their development, training, and in meeting the goals of their strategic plans. 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Project SEARCH High School Transition Program - 06/01/1996

Project SEARCH serves students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. Typically, these are students who are on an Individual Education Program (IEP) and in their last year of high school eligibility. Students attend the program for a full school year in the host business/hospital. The business provides access to an on-site classroom that can accommodate up to 12 students. The site is staffed by a special education teacher and one to three job coaches to meet the educational and training needs of the students. Students are referred to the program through their schools, family member, or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and apply in the winter and spring in the year prior to entering the program. A team representative of all the partners: Project SEARCH teacher, host business liaison, VR Counselor, community rehabilitation provider staff and other appropriate staff carry out the selection process which includes tours, student interviews, hands-on assessments at the host sites and scoring on a rubric related to entrance considerations. Six sites in Missouri currently host students including University of Missouri and State Fair Community College.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Missouri Assistive Technology Council - 06/01/1992

The mission of Missouri Assistive Technology is to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages.   Programs and initiatives of Missouri Assistive Technology are directed by the Missouri Assistive Technology Council, which was established by state statute in 1993. The Council is charged to serve as an advocate for policies, regulations and programs to establish a consumer-responsive, comprehensive assistive technology service delivery system. The Council meets at least four times a year, reports annually to the Governor and the general assembly on Council activities to increase access to assistive technology, and provides programmatic direction for all activities and services.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services - 06/01/1979

The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS) is a leader in local initiatives for people with developmental disabilities. The organization is comprised of 56 county boards (including the City of St. Louis), and 8 Related Private Organizations, that provide local services for people with developmental disabilities. MACDDS is dedicated to ensuring quality community supports are available for people with developmental disabilities.   MACDDS believes having local people solving local issues results in the best services for individuals with developmental disabilities. MACDDS works to assure services and supports for people with developmental disabilities continue to be planned and carried out at the local level.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Connections Career Development & Planning Program - 06/01/1971

 

“Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs. Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Asset Development and Financial Education Initiative

“Persons with disabilities have a higher percentage of people who live in poverty than any other minority group in the country.  Missouri ranks in the bottom third of all states in the understanding of financial supports that assist persons with disabilities in working their way out of poverty.  Benefits planning and employment are just two pieces in this puzzle, the other pieces are asset development and financial education, therefore, the Missouri DD Council is partnering with the TACE, Region 7/University of MO-School of Health Professionals to promote Asset Development and Financial Education for persons with disabilities in our state by offering a variety of opportunities to learn more about this important piece of the puzzle and help people with disabilities learn more about asset development and financial education.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
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Toward a Successful Transition: A Checklist for the First 21 Years - 09/01/2016

“To Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities . . . It is our hope that as parents you will always consider yourselves the experts on your child. We hope that as you seek information, help and guidance you will see your child in “people first” terms—initially as a baby to love and nurture, then as a child to raise for as independent a life as he or she can attain. Whatever the disability involved, remember it is only a part of your child’s individuality. Build on his or her strengths. High expectations are a keynote in a family’s daring to act bravely and creatively.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MO Balancing Incentives Program - 03/28/2012

 

“The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), in partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH), proposes to leverage the Balancing Incentive Payment Program to further develop the systems of community-based care that serve older adults and individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The intent of the Missouri project is to realize the long term goal of increasing the percentage of expenditures for long term supports and services (LTSS) that are provided in community settings to equal or exceed the expenditures for facility-based LTSS.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Resource Leveraging

MO Partnerships in Employment - "Show Me Careers" - 09/30/2011

Show Me Careers: This project will address the needs of youth and young adults ages 16 to 30 with developmental and intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) who are in the process of transitioning from secondary or post-secondary education settings to community employment. The project’s goal is to scale up and sustain evidence-based practices in Missouri that support seamless transitions to integrated employment. A Leadership Consortium of state agencies…will support a statewide structure to demonstrate evidence-based practices, develop needed policies and practices, and enhance statewide collaborations.   Objectives are designed to achieve this goal include: building cross system and agency collaborations designed to exchange and transfer knowledge and effective practices between partners; review and advocate for changes to collaborative funding options, policies, and 
procedures that support broader implementation of the effective practices demonstrated within communities; develop statewide capacity to scale up demonstrations through training, dissemination and broader
implementation; and evaluate results and sustain the scaled-up practices.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Add Us In Initiative - 09/30/2010

Add Us In Kansas City has created a business-led network focused on increasing the capacity of employers, including minority owned businesses, to successfully hire and retain individuals with disabilities. Add Us In Kansas City will 1) identify and create supports needed by employers in their efforts to diversify their workforce to include this population, 2) increase the number and range of employment opportunities available to youth with disabilities, 3) develop a model continuum of career development encompassing these opportunities and supports, and 4) equip youth to successfully participate within this continuum. Urban businesses and urban youth with disabilities will be given special consideration in the development of the Add Us In model. Located in the greater Kansas City area, the program will provide a replication toolkit for nationwide dissemination at the end of year two.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Transition Liaison Program - 06/01/2008

 

The Missouri Transition Liaison Program was developed in 2007-2008 to identify secondary transition professionals from districts across Missouri who are leaders in the area of transition. The overall goal of the Transition Liaisons is to build capacity at the local level and develop a collaborative network of colleagues throughout the state.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MO Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Missouri Ticket to Work Health Assurance Program - 08/28/2007

Section 201 of the federal Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, Public Law 106-170 created a program for employed persons with disabilities. Based upon this federal law, the Health Improvement Act of 2007 (Senate Bill 577) established healthcare coverage for employed persons with disabilities in Missouri. Effective August 28, 2007, MO HealthNet implemented the new program, known as the Ticket to Work Health Assurance (TWHA) Program. Eligible participants will be enrolled under Medical Eligibility (ME) codes 85 (premium) and 86 (non-premium), and receive a limited MO HealthNet benefit package  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Money Follows the Person - 01/01/2007

The overall goal of MFP is "to support people who have disabilities and those who are aging to move from a nursing facility or habilitation center to a quality community setting that meets their needs and wants."   The objectives of MFP—My Life, My Way, My Community are:    • to move people from a facility to the community;    • identify and eliminate barriers that prevent people from being able to move to the community;    • improve the ability of MO HealthNet to provide in-home services;    • and to ensure that there is continuous quality improvement of in-home services provided.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

MO Ticket to Work - 06/01/1999

The Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Act of 1999 established an employment program for people who want to go to work that receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.  The program was designed to remove barriers that kept people with disabilities from choosing to work for fear of losing health care coverage.  The Ticket to Work program is voluntary, and it increases opportunities and choices for Social Security (SS) disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation, and other support services from public and private providers, employers, or other organizations.  SS provides a ticket to disability benefits to use in obtaining services and jobs through Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation or from an approved Employment Network.  Though SS has the overall program authority, MAXIMUS, Inc. serves as the program manager.

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri SAMHSA EDI (FY 2011 & 2012)

Goal 1: To strengthen peer delivered services in Missouri by leveraging Medicaid billing for services provided by Certified Peer Specialists in Consumer Operated Services Programs (COSP).   Goal 2: To introduce and begin implementation of peer delivered Individual Placement and Supports –Supported Employment (SE) – in Consumer Operated Services Programs.   Overall conclusions: Through this project Missouri has greatly increased its value of peers. 103 have been trained specifically under this project, with more on the way.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
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Missouri’s Cooperative Work Experience Program (COOP) - 04/12/2016

Successful transition planning for students with disabilities involves looking ahead, into the student's future, preparing not just for graduation but also for life after graduation. One of the most important aspects of a student's future involves employment. However, students often do not have any idea what type of work they would like to do or what type of career options are available. One of the best ways that a student can learn about different careers and employment is to be exposed to and participate in cooperative work experiences prior to graduation or exit from school. Cooperative work experiences provide students with direct exposure to and hands-on exploration of a variety of careers, assisting them in defining vocational choices and setting employment goals that actually seem attainable.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Plan Guide - 07/01/2014

The Division of Developmental Disabilities requires that each individual eligible for Division Supports have an Individual Support Plan. Individuals, their families, providers and facilitators who write plans in cooperation with all individuals receiving supports from the Division shall use this guide. Individual support planning encourages a team approach to involve the individual and community networks in planning for the future. The process involves developing a vision for the future, while coordinating resources and supports to make the vision a reality. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Supports (CMS) outcome for “participant-centered support planning and delivery” clarifies: “Supports are planned and effectively implemented in accordance with each participant’s unique needs, expressed preferences and decisions concerning his/her life in the community.” The Individual Support Plan is an investment in an individual’s life and is driven by the individual, what is important to them as designed through outcomes identified in the support plan

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri DoE Transition Coalition - 06/01/2000

Since 2000, the Transition Coalition, located at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, has been maximizing professional development opportunities for secondary transition and college and career readiness of youth with disabilities.

Our Methods

-Use self-assessment methods including professional knowledge

-Strategically combine web-based, in-person, in-print, coaching and other assistance

-Find and share research-based practices and resources

-Develop and support practitioner-to-practitioner learning methods

 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri Connections - Career Development & Planning Program - 06/01/1971

Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs. Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world.

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Asset Development Project

The Missouri DD Council is partnering with the TACE, Region 7/University of MO-School of Health Professionals to promote Asset Development and Financial Education for persons with disabilities in our state by offering a variety of opportunities to learn more about this important piece of the puzzle and help people with disabilities learn more about asset development and financial education.

The first opportunity was a free webinar.  (The recording of that webinar is included here.)  In early 2014 we will be offering two opportunities to learn more with "train-the-trainer" events.  This will be followed up by a statewide summit where members from the financial community will meet with a broader group of self-advocates, family members and other members from the disability community to develop an action plan that will continue this effort into the future.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Customized Employment Presentation

This presentation discusses the formalized definition of customized employment by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the history of customized employment. It also takes a glimpse at progressive employment, addresses how discovery is an important component of customized and progressive employment, and discusses how motivational interviewing can be effective during the discovery process.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

MO Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities - Career Guide

“This guide will take the job seeker and his or her support team through the career planning process by providing information he or she can use during the career planning sessions. It should be noted that since everyone is unique, the individual planning process will be unique to each person as well. The guide is simply a framework to allow the job seeker and his or her team to create a vision and a plan to achieve a career that makes sense to the job seeker. It is less about the forms and more about generating ideas, clear action steps, and moving the person closer towards his or her ultimate career goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Mental Health

MO DoE Community Transition Teams

Community Transition Teams (CTT's) elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. Since 2008, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the KU Transition Coalition have partnered to develop and train 42 CTT's across Missouri. This process is accomplished with the collaboration of school personnel, students, families, and community stakeholders to provide seamless and transparent management of staff and resources. The University of Kansas Transition Coalition provides ongoing technical assistance to the CTT's in their development, training, and in meeting the goals of their strategic plans. During the 2014 school year, training will not be held to develop new teams. Instead, focus is on technical assistance for sustainability. 

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri Transition Resource Toolkit

This toolkit has been developed by an ad hoc team comprised of a small representation of individuals from across the state working in Centers for Independent Living (CIL), Local Education Agencies (LEA) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). The goal was to create a resource tool to enhance collaboration in transition planning for young adults with disabilities. A special acknowledgement to members of these three organizations for the many valuable resources and links included in this toolkit.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri DoE Regional Transition Liaison Program

The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) was formed in 2007 to promote interagency collaboration in Missouri at the state-level by establishing a group vision for improving outcomes for young adults with disabilities.  The MITT, consisting of diverse state-level membership meets monthly to share resources, develop goals and promote concrete activities to improve transition education and services.   In particular, the Transition Liaisons:    • Collaborate with other Transition Liaisons, RPDC Consultants, Transition Coalition staff, and DESE personnel;    •  Reach out to districts across the state; and,    •  Share information and resources with other district personnel.  
Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

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Community Transitions Manual for Support Coordinators and Community Coordinators - 02/19/2017

~~“MFP EligibilityIndividuals who transition from a Habilitation Center or nursing home may be eligible for MFP. MFP is a demonstration grant that supports efforts to:• Provide Medicaid eligible individuals the choice of where they live and receive services;• Allow qualified individuals living in nursing facilities or Habilitation Centers to move to the community; and• Promote a system that is person-centered, based on needs, and ensures high-quality services in the community.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri HCBS Statewide Transition Plan - 07/25/2016

“Missouri administers 10 Home and Community-Based Waivers through the single State Medicaid agency, the Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD). The day-to-day operation of the waivers is through formal cooperative agreements with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health are the operational entities for the waivers. Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) is the unit within the Department of Social Services (DSS) charged with administering and maintaining Medicaid Title XIX audit and compliance initiatives, including utilization of Medicaid services and provider enrollment functions. MMAC will participate in the transition plan as described below.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO DoE ESEA Flexibility Request Approval - 06/08/2015

The Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education's ESEA flexibility request was approved on June 29, 2012.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Citations

Missouri HCSB Transition Plan - 03/01/2014

In March 2014, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) published a final rule regarding changes to Home and Community Based Waiver Services (HCBS Waiver). The rule defines home and community based settings and person-centered planning requirements in Medicaid HCBS Waiver programs. The rule requires demonstration of how state’s HCBS Waiver programs comply with the federal HCBS rules.   Missouri’s draft transition plan incorporates all HCBS Waivers administered by Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Department of Mental Health (DMH), and Department of Social Services (DSS). The purpose of Missouri’s draft transition plan is to ensure that individuals receiving HCBS Waiver services are integrated and have access to supports in the community, including:    • opportunities to seek employment,    • work in competitive integrated settings,    • engage in community life,    • and control personal resources.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO Partnership for Hope Waiver (0841.R00.00) - 10/01/2013

The purpose of the Partnership for Hope waiver is to prevent or delay of institutional services for individuals who require minimal services in order to continue living in the community. The waiver will offer prevention services to stabilize individuals primarily living with family members who provide significant support, but are not able to meet all of the individual's needs. Goals To increase access to waiver services for children and adults at the local level in participating counties.    Objectives The objectives of the waiver are: 1) to increase the capacity of the State to meet the needs of individuals at risk of institutionalization who require minimal supports to continue living in integrated community settings; 2) to partner with local County Boards through Intergovernmental Agreements in the administration and funding of waiver services; and 3) to implement preventive services in a timely manner in order that eligible participants may continue living in the community with their families.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Waiver Manual - 07/01/2012

“The Missouri Department of Mental Health's Division of Developmental Disabilities (Division of DD) administers five Medicaid Home and Community Based (HCB) Waiver programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The five waivers are the Comprehensive Waiver; Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities Waiver (MOCDD or Lopez Waiver); Community Support Waiver; Partnership for Hope Waiver (PfH); and Autism Waiver.” This manual includes information on employment, on the job training and other pre-vocational services for people with disabilities.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Mental Health

MO Div of Developmental Disabilities Community Support (0404.R03.00) - 07/01/2011

 

“Provides community employment, in home respite, job preparation, personal assistant, assistive technology, behavior analysis service, co-worker supports, communication skills instruction, community specialist services, counseling, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations-home mods, independent living skills development, job discovery, OT, out of home respite, person centered strategies consultation, PT, professional assessment and monitoring, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, support broker, transportation for individuals w/ID Developmental Disabilities ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

MO MR Developmental Disabilities Comprehensive (0178.R06.00) - 07/01/2011

 

“Provides community employment, day service, group home, in home respite, individualized supported living, job preparation, personal assistant, assistive technology, behavior analysis service, communication skills instruction, community specialist services, community transition, counseling, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations, host home, job discovery, OT, out of home respite, PT, positive behavior support, professional assessment and monitoring, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, support broker, transportation for individuals w/MR Developmental Disabilities ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

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Snapshot

The Show Me State is expanding its efforts to deliver competitive, integrated employment options for individuals with disabilities through innovative strategies that propel Missouri's model, "Close to Home, Far from Ordinary."

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon Missouri’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
0.33%
Change from
2014 to 2015
6,083,672
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-3.41%
Change from
2014 to 2015
463,157
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.88%
Change from
2014 to 2015
163,574
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
7.05%
Change from
2014 to 2015
35.32%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.97%
Change from
2014 to 2015
78.78%

State Data

General

2015
Population. 6,083,672
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 463,157
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 163,574
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 2,524,635
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 35.32%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 78.78%
Overall unemployment rate. 5.00%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 21.90%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 13.60%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 430,732
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 437,083
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 728,775
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 102,581
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 21,074
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 5,727
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 6,408
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). 870
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 18,411
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 5,043

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 7,252
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.40%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 220,596

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 6,032
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 12,624
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 44,121
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 13.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.60%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.40%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 832
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 712
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 5,450
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.02

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 7,474
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 2,629
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 35.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 43.21

 

VR OUTCOMES

2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 7,588
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 318,214
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $7,012,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $38,353,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $18,291,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 12.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 3,644
Number of people served in facility based work. 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 3,352
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 11.40

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 57.65%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 8.92%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 3.66%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 88.58%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 31.03%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 59.49%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 64.79%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 28.46%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 1,683,499
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 1,704
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 129,942
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 245,601
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 372,429
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 220
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 335
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 555
AbilityOne wages (products). $1,055,603
AbilityOne wages (services). $3,245,518

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 79
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 3
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 82
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 6,396
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 237
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 6,633

 

WIOA Profile

WIOA Profile

 

The material cited below is taken directly from each state’s plan for WIOA implementation. These sections of the state plan were selected because of their relevance to youth and adults with disabilities. However, all programs and services under WIOA must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Employment First State Leadership Mentor Program (EFSLMP)

Division of Developmental Disabilities has a statewide employment initiative, Employment First, for working age citizens with disabilities. Employment services include job preparation, job discovery, and community employment in a competitive integrated work setting that may include ongoing supports. The Division of Behavioral Health provides employment services to individuals with mental illnesses, histories of substance abuse, and/or criminal backgrounds. Clinical and vocational employment services are integrated through state–wide partnerships to help individuals who are interested in employment participate in the competitive labor market with the appropriate level of supports and services to be successful. RSB will continue to partner and collaborate with DMH programs in the delivery of employment services. (Page 244-245)

Customized Employment

VR’s workforce development activities are designed to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining, maintaining, or advancing in competitive integrated employment. These activities include assessments, vocational guidance and counseling, job preparation activities, which can include disability awareness, resume writing, interviewing skills. Additionally, VR provides eligible individuals with training (OJT, apprenticeships, customized employment, funding for community colleges, universities).  (Page 47)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Page 48)

MVR continually reviews its strategies to develop new employer relationships and support those who employ persons with disabilities. Some of its flexible strategies include increasing work–based learning opportunities, on–the–job training, internships and customized employment. (Page 182)

  • SE Services –– The nature of the service itself requires intensive one–on–one job training. Services are provided by CRPs and include job development, job coaching, natural supports, task analysis and assessment, counseling and advocacy services and customized employment. Usually, SE services will not exceed nine months, but MVR can provide up to 24 months of community–based job training. (Page 197)

Provide training opportunities to include the provision of pre–employment transition services and customized employment services. (Page 267)

Supported employment services are available not only to individuals after leaving their secondary education program, but to students whose IEP and IPE include these services as part of their transition plan and whose school district signs a cooperative work experience program agreement with RSB.  (Page 275)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Pages 48,197)

RSB has developed relationships with several employers across the state communicating directly with HR staff on employment needs, identify customized employment opportunities, and provide disability/blindness awareness and sensitivity training. Outreach activities have resulted in competitive integrated employment outcomes and work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, for youth and students with disabilities and adult clients. (Page 242)

RSB has formal contract agreements with community rehabilitation providers to work with employers and assist clients with job search, job placement and customized employment opportunities. Other services include work based learning experiences, task analysis, and job coaching when needed. RSB contracts with Alphapointe Association for the Blind for an eight–week Summer Transition Employment Program (STEP) providing competitive work experience to high–school age youth. The goal is to provide each consumer with a foundation for the school–to–work transition, to enable each to practice personal independence through work and goal–setting experiences. (Pages 244, 266, 267)

Braiding/Blending Resources

Missouri partners are committed to developing new career pathways for youth and adults with barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities. Missouri’s core partner program leaders regularly meet to collaborate on braiding services for work-based learning and education funding. Through sector strategy regional business meetings and partner engagement, Missouri will work with employers to identify opportunities and services available to assist in eliminating employment barriers. (Page 62)

Local level partners are conducting asset mapping, cross training and job shadowing to better understand each other’s services. These activities have led to collaborative practices such as co-enrollment and braiding of service funding. (Page 62)

Missouri’s core and mandatory partners will collaborate to share resources to create environments to foster partnering at the local level as well as maintain resource allocations that keep existing partnerships at the local level. Specific examples include: As part of their services to individuals with disabilities, VR may provide funding for post-secondary training. As partners seek to co-enroll their customers, this will provide opportunity for leveraging of these resources through braiding of both educational dollars, as well as supportive services to ensure the customer’s success. VR also provides guidance and counseling to the job seekers, to insure that access to comparable services funding is achieved, whether through partner agencies or through Federal funding, such as the Pell grant. (Page 87)

Missouri will improve the outcomes for out-of-school youth by ensuring the 14 elements allowed under WIOA are met through a braiding of partner resources which will best meet each individuals need. The 14 program elements will be available to OSY participants, and will be funded with WIOA title I youth funds or leveraged partner resources. An agreement will be established with the partner to offer the program element and ensure that the activity is connected and coordinated with the WIOA youth program. (Page 135)

SECTION 116 OF WIOA. The Missouri workforce development system comprised of all core WIOA partners has developed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of WIOA and creating the partnerships to begin developing common referrals, the braiding of services, and data sharing. These collaborative efforts will enhance access for individuals with disabilities and improve performance for all partners. Performance accountability measures under section 116 of WIOA are new to vocational rehabilitation and have not yet been measured. RSB met all required federal performance indicators during the past two years prior to WIOA. RSB will apply the same quality of service utilized in meeting those indicators to achieve the new performance measures and provide that level of quality while moving forward. (Page 267)

Section 188/Section 188 Guide

Describe how the one-stop delivery system (including one-stop center operators and the one-stop delivery system partners), will comply with section 188 of WIOA (if applicable) and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) with regard to the physical and programmatic accessibility of facilities, programs, services, technology, and materials for individuals with disabilities (sic). This also must include a description of compliance through providing staff training and support for addressing the needs of individuals with disabilities. Describe the State’s one-stop center certification policy, particularly the accessibility criteria.

Missouri has a committee to specifically focus on one-stop certification criteria. The committee has established the criteria for certification, including accessibility. This committee includes representatives from Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind and the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) who will assist with training and technical assistance to ensure accessibility of facilities, programs, services, technology and materials for individuals with disabilities. Accessibility criteria for certification includes the accessibility requirements contained with Section 188; policy review, adaptive technology equipment availability, emergency procedures, (Pages 114)

DEI/Disability Resource Coordinators

No disability specific information found regarding this element.

Other State Programs/Pilots that Support Competitive Integrated Employment

No disability specific information found regarding this element.

Financial Literacy /Economic Advancement

Months, but can remain in the program for the life of the grant program (…in this case, six years). One adult must be working from the household. The family must make deposits monthly into their savings accounts, and they must attend financial literacy programs covering such topics as home ownership, economic education, career guidance, micro–enterprise development, etc. Successful IDA’s provide a great ‘return on investment’ by transforming a small contribution and hard work into a much larger payoff. Participants invest their IDA funds into their local communities, increase their incomes and become more self–sufficient. (Not disability specific but could be)  (Page 318)

Benefits

MVR is collaboratively funding Disability Benefits 101 with DMH’s Division of Behavioral Health Services. Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind. (Page 173)

  • Provided cross training with local CILs to include information regarding benefits planning; and
  • Is currently working in collaboration with DMH’s Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide cross training with MVR counselors and IDD case managers regarding their respective services. (Page 176)

Additional partnering activities include the sponsoring of an employment summit with the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare to facilitate clinical integration of behavioral health and community employment efforts and MVR’s and DMH–DBH’s co–funding of the customized Missouri benefits planning website DB101. (Page 184)

MVR has statewide and regional specialists that have had extensive training and experience in their area of expertise, e.g., business specialists, mental health, autism, assistive technology, AgrAbility, benefits planning, brain injury, hearing impairments, vision impairments, learning disabilities and self–employment. These specialists are available to provide direct assistance to clients as well as consultation with counselors. All counselors, regardless of their tenure, have the opportunity to work with a mentor who has expertise and experience in an area that is of interest to them. (Pages 190,  232)

Recipients of SSI/SSDI who also receive other benefits from the DSA (Pages 255)

School to Work Transition

Prepare for, obtain, maintain, advance in, or re–enter competitive integrated employment, including supported or customized employment. Extended services may be provided to youth with the most significant disabilities for a period not to exceed four years.

Supported employment services are available not only to individuals after leaving their secondary education program, but to students whose IEP and IPE include these services as part of their transition plan and whose school district signs a cooperative work experience program agreement with RSB. (Page 275)

RSB has one Job Development Specialist that works directly with employers to develop relationships and identify clients from various offices to meet employer needs. This position serves on several committees including the St. Louis Deafblind Taskforce, St. Louis County Disability Resource Committee, Employment Liaison Committee, Employment Working Group for Immigrants and refugees, St. Louis Transition Council, St. Louis Special School District Agency Collaborative, and the Urban League. This position receives and distributes job postings to VR staff and assists clients in the development of business plans required for self –employment vocational goals. (Page 48)

Research verifies that pathways from school to work or secondary to post–secondary education can be more difficult for individuals with disabilities therefore the need for transition career services and pre–employment transition services is great. (Page 202)

RSB has partnered with Lighthouse for the Blind and Alphapointe Association for the Blind through a contractual relationship to provide intensive specialized prevocational skills training to youth with disabilities who are blind or visually impaired. Lighthouse for the Blind’s summer program delivers a residential program for students who plan to live independently and seek competitive integrated employment or attend a vocational training program or college upon graduation from high school. Alphapointe offers an eight–week program providing competitive work experience to high–school age youth. The goal is to provide each consumer with a foundation for the school–to–work transition. (Pages 234)

Establishment of a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance to "develop goals and objectives to guide the improvement of...transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.” Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Social Services (RSB’s parent agency).  (Page 23, 244, 49)

Data Collection

Establishment of a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance to "develop goals and objectives to guide the improvement of...transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.” Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Social Services (RSB’s parent agency). (Page 237)

Small business/Entrepreneurship

RSB has placed the MI training via scenarios on DVD onto the agency intranet through the training application called the Employee Learning Center to allow for self–paced learning. Other sessions have focused on Comprehensive Assessment, IPE Development, the Self–Employment Resource Guide and Small Business Plans, and AgrAbility. RSB continued its Counselor Academy series of trainings in FFY 2015. The first day of the two day training was provided to both Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Rehabilitation Teachers. The staff received training on various eye diseases including diabetes, the resultant functional limitations and effects on the clients’ overall heath, eye condition, and ability to work. Other sessions included training on techniques for using low vision aids as well as a session on the Unified English Braille code. Counselor specific training focused on an introduction to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) and a session on Transition. In addition, additional training was provided to staff on how to read profit and loss statements when working with clients seeking to start their own small business. (Page 251)

Career Pathways

Occupational projections predict the number of workers needed in different educational and skill levels. In Missouri, the projections support the need for workers at all different skill and education levels. Through sector strategies, career pathways can minimize skills gaps since they are validated with the businesses in the area, leading to the success of the workforce. (Page 43)

Through sector strategies, partnerships between all parties within the workforce system are formed. Career pathways are developed through the collaboration of employers, the education system, and workforce system. Within the career pathways, an individual has multiple entry and exit points based on current skills and knowledge, as well as the person’s willingness and capacity to continue to learn on the job, or through formal classroom education and/or training programs. The continued efforts of all WIOA partners ensure that all eligible persons, including those with disabilities, obtain skills to become or remain employed in high-demand, well-paid occupations. (Page 44)

Special education, as determined by the eligible agency; Secondary school credit Integrated education and training; Career pathways; Concurrent enrollment; Peer tutoring and; Transition to re–entry initiatives and other post release services with the goal of reducing recidivism. (Page 47)

Missouri partners are committed to developing new career pathways for youth and adults with barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities. Missouri’s core partner program leaders regularly meet to collaborate on braiding services for work-based learning and education funding. Through sector strategy regional business meetings and partner engagement, Missouri will work with employers to identify opportunities and services available to assist in eliminating employment barriers. (Page 62)

  • In addition to training services, the Title I & Title IV partners have work based programs such as on-the-job training and work experience which offer the customers the opportunity to combine education, training and employment services. VR & Rehabilitation Services for the Blind supports career pathways by providing a variety of services to students, youth and adults with disabilities. (Page 75)

MVR is involved in sector strategies planning at the local and state levels to address skills gaps and create career pathways to better serve employers with their individual needs and to provide them with prepared candidates. It has been forming employment collaboratives at the local levels to ensure employers receive the best possible delivery of services. MVR will work with businesses to ensure they have resources for necessary workplace accommodations and rehabilitation technology. (Page 183)

Employment Networks

Section identified but no detailed information specifically addressing disability focused implementation. (Page 283)

Policies and Initiatives

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Missouri Department of Social Services “Provider Bulletin” - 03/23/2017

~~“Career Planning Service DescriptionCareer planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service. It provides consultative, evaluative assistance for waiver program participants to enter into, or advance in, competitive employment or self-employment. It is a focused, time-limited service engaging a participant in self-discovery, identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage. The outcome of this service is documentation of the participant’s stated career objective and a career plan used to guide individual employment support.Career planning includes:• Activities that are primarily directed at assisting an individual with identification of an employment goal; and• A plan to achieve this goal (e.g., job exploration, job shadowing, informational interviewing, assessment of interests, labor market research) that are associated with performing competitive work in community integrated employment.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Community Transitions Manual for Support Coordinators and Community Coordinators - 02/19/2017

~~“MFP EligibilityIndividuals who transition from a Habilitation Center or nursing home may be eligible for MFP. MFP is a demonstration grant that supports efforts to:• Provide Medicaid eligible individuals the choice of where they live and receive services;• Allow qualified individuals living in nursing facilities or Habilitation Centers to move to the community; and• Promote a system that is person-centered, based on needs, and ensures high-quality services in the community.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Empowering through Employment” - 01/24/2017

~~“The Empowering Through Employment initiative is designed to increase the number of individuals receiving employment supports and services.  This initiative has an established goal of 35% of all individuals receiving waiver services to have employment supports authorized and available for their use.  Empowering Through Employment has been deemed a priority based upon the gap between the percentage of Missourians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) accessing employment services as compared to other day services. Missouri is focused on becoming one of the high performing states and ensuring that Missourians with I/DD have the same opportunities as other individuals.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Legislator Briefing “Mental Health Highlights and Issues" - 01/01/2017

~~“In October 2016, DD announced a goal to increase the utilization of employment services for individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. This new initiative, called Empowering through Employment, is a statewide effort involving the division’s regional offices, support coordination providers and employment service providers to get 3,700 more Missourians into employment services. This increase would mean that 35% of Missourians are accessing employment services (which mirror what is occurring in other states).”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part B Compliance - 01/01/2017

~~“THE STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION is being revised during the 2016-17 school year to reflect updates in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provide clarification on a number of issues, and make substantive changes based on research and OSEP guidance. Proposed changes in both a summary chart and a mark-up of the proposed plan are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/state-plan-special-education  . The Public comment period ended on January 6, 2017. All comments received will be reviewed and a decision made to accept, accept with revisions, or reject the comment. A summary of the comments and decision will be posted on the website after January 24, 2017. The proposed plan will be presented to the State Board of Education during their February meeting.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Proposed Part B State Plan Changes for 2017 “Transition Services” - 01/01/2017

~~“A. beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is sixteen (16), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually thereafter appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals, andB. beginning not later than one year before the student reaches age eighteen (18), a statement that the child has been informed of his or her rights under Part B of IDEA and that those rights will transfer to the student upon reaching the age of majority. “ 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Equal Opportunity Demographics - 01/01/2017

~~“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) established to increase collaboration at the state, regional and local levels with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.• Show-Me Careers, a consortium of state agencies focused on supporting the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.• A regional annual Accommodation for Success event in the St. Louis area to help businesses recruit and employ individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Greater Kansas City - Disability Mentoring Day - 10/26/2016

“Join us for the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Events. Disability Mentoring Day promotes employment opportunities for all job seekers and students with disabilities through information and career exploration. As a person pursuing employment, this event gives you an excellent opportunity to: • •Increase and enhance your job readiness skills • •Network with employers to learn about different types of careers • •Visit with service organizations, providers, and government agencies to learn how they can help you in your job search • •Learn how to advocate for yourself”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Toward a Successful Transition: A Checklist for the First 21 Years - 09/01/2016

“To Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities . . . It is our hope that as parents you will always consider yourselves the experts on your child. We hope that as you seek information, help and guidance you will see your child in “people first” terms—initially as a baby to love and nurture, then as a child to raise for as independent a life as he or she can attain. Whatever the disability involved, remember it is only a part of your child’s individuality. Build on his or her strengths. High expectations are a keynote in a family’s daring to act bravely and creatively.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Missouri HCBS Statewide Transition Plan - 07/25/2016

“Missouri administers 10 Home and Community-Based Waivers through the single State Medicaid agency, the Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD). The day-to-day operation of the waivers is through formal cooperative agreements with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health are the operational entities for the waivers. Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) is the unit within the Department of Social Services (DSS) charged with administering and maintaining Medicaid Title XIX audit and compliance initiatives, including utilization of Medicaid services and provider enrollment functions. MMAC will participate in the transition plan as described below.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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Missouri SB 174 - 06/29/2015

"There is hereby created the 'Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience [ABLE] Program'".

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
Citations

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

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Missouri Department of Social Services “Provider Bulletin” - 03/23/2017

~~“Career Planning Service DescriptionCareer planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service. It provides consultative, evaluative assistance for waiver program participants to enter into, or advance in, competitive employment or self-employment. It is a focused, time-limited service engaging a participant in self-discovery, identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage. The outcome of this service is documentation of the participant’s stated career objective and a career plan used to guide individual employment support.Career planning includes:• Activities that are primarily directed at assisting an individual with identification of an employment goal; and• A plan to achieve this goal (e.g., job exploration, job shadowing, informational interviewing, assessment of interests, labor market research) that are associated with performing competitive work in community integrated employment.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

“Empowering through Employment” - 01/24/2017

~~“The Empowering Through Employment initiative is designed to increase the number of individuals receiving employment supports and services.  This initiative has an established goal of 35% of all individuals receiving waiver services to have employment supports authorized and available for their use.  Empowering Through Employment has been deemed a priority based upon the gap between the percentage of Missourians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) accessing employment services as compared to other day services. Missouri is focused on becoming one of the high performing states and ensuring that Missourians with I/DD have the same opportunities as other individuals.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Legislator Briefing “Mental Health Highlights and Issues" - 01/01/2017

~~“In October 2016, DD announced a goal to increase the utilization of employment services for individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. This new initiative, called Empowering through Employment, is a statewide effort involving the division’s regional offices, support coordination providers and employment service providers to get 3,700 more Missourians into employment services. This increase would mean that 35% of Missourians are accessing employment services (which mirror what is occurring in other states).”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part B Compliance - 01/01/2017

~~“THE STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION is being revised during the 2016-17 school year to reflect updates in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provide clarification on a number of issues, and make substantive changes based on research and OSEP guidance. Proposed changes in both a summary chart and a mark-up of the proposed plan are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/state-plan-special-education  . The Public comment period ended on January 6, 2017. All comments received will be reviewed and a decision made to accept, accept with revisions, or reject the comment. A summary of the comments and decision will be posted on the website after January 24, 2017. The proposed plan will be presented to the State Board of Education during their February meeting.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Proposed Part B State Plan Changes for 2017 “Transition Services” - 01/01/2017

~~“A. beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is sixteen (16), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually thereafter appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals, andB. beginning not later than one year before the student reaches age eighteen (18), a statement that the child has been informed of his or her rights under Part B of IDEA and that those rights will transfer to the student upon reaching the age of majority. “ 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Equal Opportunity Demographics - 01/01/2017

~~“The Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) established to increase collaboration at the state, regional and local levels with the shared vision of improving employment, independent living, and postsecondary outcomes for Missouri students with disabilities.• Show-Me Careers, a consortium of state agencies focused on supporting the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.• A regional annual Accommodation for Success event in the St. Louis area to help businesses recruit and employ individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Greater Kansas City - Disability Mentoring Day - 10/26/2016

“Join us for the 12th anniversary of Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Events. Disability Mentoring Day promotes employment opportunities for all job seekers and students with disabilities through information and career exploration. As a person pursuing employment, this event gives you an excellent opportunity to: • •Increase and enhance your job readiness skills • •Network with employers to learn about different types of careers • •Visit with service organizations, providers, and government agencies to learn how they can help you in your job search • •Learn how to advocate for yourself”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education IEP Transition Planning - 03/01/2016

As a result of new legislation within the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office of Special Education (OSE), and the Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services -Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) offer the following guidance. As districts develop Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and provide transition services/activities for students with the most significant disabilities, consider the following:

1.As a part of the IEP process through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), schools will continue to be responsible for providing transition services to include work based learning opportunities.

2. Schools are encouraged to continue to conduct extensive evaluations and transition assessments, as outlined in IDEA, and work in partnership with VR and/or the Hook Center at the University of Missouri to provide pre-employment transition services to help students progress toward competitive, integrated employment goals.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MO Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Plan Guidelines - 07/01/2014

The Division of Developmental Disabilities requires that each individual eligible for Division Supports have an Individual Support Plan. Individuals, their families, providers and facilitators who write plans in cooperation with all individuals receiving supports from the Division shall use this guide. Individual support planning encourages a team approach to involve the individual and community networks in planning for the future. The process involves developing a vision for the future, while coordinating resources and supports to make the vision a reality.   The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Supports (CMS) outcome for “participant-centered support planning and delivery” clarifies: “Supports are planned and effectively implemented in accordance with each participant’s unique needs, expressed preferences and decisions concerning his/her life in the community.”   The Individual Support Plan is an investment in an individual’s life and is driven by the individual, what is important to them as designed through outcomes identified in the support plan.
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Missouri DMH Employment Supports Guide - 07/05/2012

This guide includes information on the employment supports provided by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. It contains the service, a description, guidance, and the name of the affiliated agency and funding