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Accessing Introduction to Special Education

Introduction to Speical Education is an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) process in Missouri. This web site may be used by anyone interested in knowing more about Special Education including parents, students, advocates, and other professionals. 



Accessing Introduction to Special Education

Introduction to Speical Education is an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) process in Missouri. This web site may be used by anyone interested in knowing more about Special Education including parents, students, advocates, and other professionals. 



Add-Us-In

Add-Us-In Kansas City provides career opportunities for urban youth with disabilities through a business led network.



Alliance for Full Participation MO

 A formal partnership of leading developmental disabilities organizations with a common vision to create a better and more fulfilling quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. 



APSE-MO

  APSE-MO is the Missouri State Chapter of a national organization committed to improving and expanding integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for people experiencing disabilities.



ASD Transition

 An organization that assists youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families prepare and undertake transition.



BASE Project

 The BASE Project, in Springfield, provides students with opportunities to develop career awareness, exploration, assessment, and positive social skills.



Believe-to-Achieve

 The Believe-to-Achieve program, in Cape Girardeau, is a nine-week on-the-job training opportunity for students with disabilities and at-risk students. 



Business Leadership Network of Greater Kansas City

 A business-to-business coalition that provides business-to-business mentoring, job fairs, workshops, and other resources for both employers and job seekers.



Career Training Program

 The Career Training Program (CTP), in St. Louis, is a community-based work training program.



Center on Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilites

 The Center highlights research-based strategies that produce optimal employment and career achievement for youth with disabilities



Community Transition Teams

 Community Transition Teams offer an avenue for parents and other stakeholders to elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities.



Employment First Policy (DD)

 Read Missouri's statement of commitment to Employment First outcome for individuals with disabilities.



Empower Missouri

 An employment resource tool for businesses and job seekers about strengths in a diverse labor force.



Missouri AHEAD

 An organization focused on students with disabilities at institutions of higher education that offers Transition Training modules for parents, students, and educators.



Missouri Connections

 An on-line career planning tool available to students, parents, and transition professionals as a resource to assist with career planning. 



Missouri Family to Family Resource Center

Missouri Family to Family links you to information, parent to parent support, peer support, and volunteer opportunities.



Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT)

 MITT promotes interagency collaboration in Missouri by establishing a group vision for improving outcomes for young adults with disabilities.



Missouri Self-Determination Association

 MO-SDA provides training and resources to an association of like minded individuals with and without disabilities who are pressing toward the goals of self-determination in life.



Missouri Transition

 Missouri Transition provides online resources and training for professionals regarding all aspects of transition, including self-determination.



MPACT

 MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center with resources on a variety of topics including transition and self-determination.



Project Rise-(Children's Mercy)

 Project Rise (Reaching for Independent Successful Employment) creates employment opportunities at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for individuals with disabilities.



Project Search-(BJSPH)

 Project Search helps students transition from school to work through hands-on experience and job-skills development.



Project STELLAR

 Project STELLAR (Supporting Transition to Engaged Lives by Linking Agency Resources) trains families to be effective partners in their child's transition to adult life.



Project STIR

 Project STIR (Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility), is training for self-advocates, their families, and supporters.  



Project THRIVE

 Project THRIVE (Transition, Health, Responsibility, Independence, Vocation, Education) is a two-year residential certificate program that provides job skills training and fosters independence. 



Transition to Empowered Lifestyles

 Transition to Empowered Lifestyles for young adults with disabilities, an initiative of MPACT, enhances the capacity of students and their families to be self-determined in planning and obtaining desired lifestyles in their community upon graduation.



Vocational Rehabilitation Missouri

 VR specializes in employment and training services that can assist individuals with I/DD in becoming employed.