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.
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.
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.
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