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. The association is a leader in the field of disability awareness through education, advocacy and active involvement in the legislative process.

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


Recent Updates

New: October 2015 Meeting Agenda and Registration form

The latest DESE Report Issued

Missouri Budget Passed and Signed with Workshop Funding

14C PowerPoint Helps Explain Compliance Questions

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

News of Note

Recent articles on 14c and issues surrounding it:

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


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If you have questions, please contact: Legislative Co-Chair Randy Hylton: Phone (816) 781-6292 or E-mail
rhylton@vsiserve.org; Legislative Co-Chair Jim Guyre, Phone (314) 731-1771 or e-mail jim@valleyind.net; or President Brent Blackwell: Phone: (660) 542-1401 Fax: (660) 542-1688; E-mail: brent.blackwell@att.net