consumers2Legislative Priorities

In our efforts to maintain quality supports for people with developmental disabilities in our community, the leadership and staff at Developmental Connections are closely involved in shaping policy at the state and local level. Through association with organizations like the Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS), we are able to be on the cutting edge of policy and give input in related legislative issues. We have hosted Legislative Awareness Tours for our local, county and state representatives and senators to ensure they are educated about what we do and the needs of out clients and their families. Developing good relationships with our legislators is a priority.

Training and Education

Our team regularly attends on and off-site training to keep up-to-date on current treatment protocol and industry best practices. This additional training allows us to bring our clients new resources and services.

Support of Self-Advocacy

People First of Missouri is a self-advocacy organization that was formed by, is run by, and exists for people with developmental disabilities in the state of Missouri. People First of Missouri is a non-profit organization that promotes equality for people with disabilities so they can live the life they want in the community. Meetings are held the first ednesday of each month, from 5pm-6:30pm at Jesus Was Homeless (310 Gretna Rd., Branson) Click here for more information.