Spotlight On: Missouri Developmental Disability Council
The goal of the DD Council is for the full inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life, including school and employment.The Council believes that this goal can be best achieved in partnership with others. That is one of the reasons we are so excited to be involved with Show-Me-Careers, because of all the groups collaborating to improve transitional out comes for young adults with disabilities.
Spotlight On: Division of Workforce Development
The Missouri Division of Workforce Development supports 34 Missouri Career Centers throughout the state in cooperation with 14 Local Workforce Investment Boards that contract with local community providers for many of the workforce services that are offered. Staff in each region serve a variety of customers with a wide range of needs.
Spotlight On: Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation
Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation is proud to be a part of Show Me Careers. Our mission of putting people with disabilities to work fits in perfectly with the goals and guiding principles of the grant. We recognize the value and importance of engaging early in a person's life to not only help build self-advocacy, but offer any supportive services needed, as well as education and outreach to families. These are components which can help guide our youth to prepare and plan for the world of work.
Spotlight On: People First of Missouri
People First of Missouri is a self-advocacy, self-empowerment organization that exists for and is run by people with disabilities. Our mission is to promote equality so that people with disabilities can live the lives they want to live. The approach we use is through grassroots advocacy and partnerships at all levels of system change.
DESE Transition Institute - June 17-19
Oliver Burnette from Show-Me-Careers will be presenting. See the Link sidebar for handouts to download.
Leadership Institute - Monday, June 17th
Capital Plaza Hotel: Jefferson City, MO
Keynote Speaker: Richard G. Luecking, Ed.D.
Dr. Luecking is President of TransCen, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving employment success of people with disabilities. During his tenure in this position, which he has held since 1987, he has been responsible for the implementation of numerous model demonstration and research projects related to school-to-work transition and employment of individuals with disabilities. Dr. Luecking has held leadership positions in various national level transition and disability employment initiatives and is the author of numerous publications on related topics, including the recent book, The Way to Work: How to Facilitate Work Experiences for Youth in Transition (Brookes Publishing Company, 2009). He is currently the Co-Principal Investigator for the National Center on Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilities.
See the Link sidebar for a handout and the PowerPoint for Dr. Luecking's presentation.