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Missouri Workshops Emphasize Choice
And Opportunity with Sustainable Options

The Missouri Association of Sheltered Workshop Managers is dedicated to enhancing Missouri's extended employment sheltered workshops, 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 creation of opportunities for people with disabilities.

Workshops were founded by parents and others concerned with opportunities for adult children with disabilities. Their drive to maximize real-world choice and involvement continues today.

Many of Missouri's workshops operate robust community programs, both for employment opportunities and to increase involvement. Work skills, socializing and other learning are important, along with a sense of contributing to the community.

Businesses nationwide utilize Missouri's workshop services that range from packaging to custom assembly. Many of Missouri's workshops are the proud custodians of highway rest areas, operate recycling programs, retail shops and other visible efforts that improve their communities and the state of Missouri. Still other workshops manufacture their own original products, helping expand the business opportunities that in turn provide a majority of workshop funding.


MASWM The Missouri Association of Sheltered Workshop Managers If you have questions, please contact: Legislative Co-Chair Randy Hylton: Phone (816) 781-6292 or email rhylton@vsiserve.org; Legislative Co-Chair Jim Guyre, Phone (314) 731-1771 or email jim@valleyind.net; or President Bruce Young: Phone: (573) 442-6935 or email: cmsebruce@aol.com