Information on Special Committee on Social Service Program
There is a new committee meeting to discuss the funding,
structure, and eligibility for the social services programs
offered in the state of Missouri. For more information visit
Now is the time to reach out to Committee Chair, Senator
Rob Schaaf. Tell him how important funding for people with
developmental disabilities is to our community. Tell him how
these individuals are active members of society and how much
they benefit from needed supports, employment, affordable
housing, etc. Tell him your story.
LOOK! AN EASY & AFFORDABLE WAY
TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Beginning January 1, 2011, an individual or corporation may
designate at least $1 on a Missouri individual income tax
return or at least $2 on a combined return of his or her tax
refund amount to the Developmental Disabilities Waiting List
Equity Trust Fund.
A taxpayer may also donate to this fund by sending a separate
check with the payment of his or her taxes.
The fund shall be a dedicated fund and, upon appropriation,
money in the fund shall be used solely for the administration
of this section and for providing community services and support
to people with developmental disabilities and such person's
families who are on the developmental disabilities waiting
list and are eligible for but not receiving services.
ARO Council Flyer!
Albany Regional Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council
The Council is an advisory group to the ARO in regards to
needs, programs and future development of services. The Council
is comprised of individuals who are qualified to receive Division
of Developmental Disabilities services, their family members,
providers of services and SB40 Board representatives. The
Council meets from 6-8 pm every other Tuesday at MERIL, 4420
S. 40th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64503.
The application for membership is here
Completed applications for Council membership should be sent
to Tom Sinclair, ARO Director, 809 North 13th Street, Albany,
MO 64402. Questions about the Council should be directed to
Mr. Sinclair at 800.560.8774.
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