The Missouri Association of Sheltered Workshop Managers is comprised of professional leaders dedicated to enhancing sheltered workshops in Missouri, programs for the people we serve and the business services we provide.

Founded by parents and others deeply concerned with the wellbeing and opportunities available for Missourians with disabilities, the association is a leader in the field of disability awareness through education, advocacy and active involvement in the legislative process.

Workshop "work" is actually the tip of the iceberg. Many of Missouri's workshops operate robust community programs, both for employment opportunities and to increase involvement. Work skills and other learning is important, along with socialization and a sense of community.

Businesses nationwide also utilize Missouri's workshops for high-quality, on-demand services that range from packaging to custom assembly. Many of Missouri's workshops are the proud custodians of highway rest areas, recycling programs and other visible efforts that improve workshop communities and the state of Missouri. Many workshops also manufacture their own original products.

Recent Updates

New: MASWM Tackles Threats to Workshops

Input Sought for State Plan

Workshops Have Proud History

New officers for MASWM

See Our Special 50th Anniversary Issue.

Great PowerPoint on 50 Years of Workshop Success

Latest News Covers 50 Years of Workshop History, WIOA, Minimum Wage & More

Here's a Story We Just Had to Share

Active Shooter Threat is All Too Real

This video tells why we need workshops

SWIM Shares Workshop Safety Presentation

OSHA Presentations: Here is a PDF with two presentations from the OSHA training offered at a MASWM meeting. Originally in PowerPoint, Aaron Martin kindly converted them. Be advised the file is comprised of 137 pages.

News of Note

What would the world be like without workshops?

A short video explains well Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and what it means to workshops.

• OSHA Visit to workshop provides valuable info for others.

Rural Missouri magazine published a great two-page article on how workshops are "Turning disabilities into abilities." You may view the article online here (opens in new page) or download a high-resolution PDF here.

Health Care Act info for Workshops

Special Manager Info and Options

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