MO Division of Developmental Disabilities - Employment First


State Policies & Initiatives: 

~~“The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities along with our partners, including the individuals we support, community provider agencies, other state and local funding agencies are committed to enhancing community employment
options for persons with developmental disabilities. The Division believes that all individuals who want to work can work and contribute to their community when given
informed choice, opportunity, training, and supports that build upon one’s strengths, talents and skills. Our expectation is that everyone of working age, and those supporting them, should consider employment as the first option as fully participating community members and develop career pathways consistent with one’s preferences and interests. “


  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships