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MASWM News

January Meeting, Funding Issues and More – Board starts new year with full agenda.

PPP Reopens with New Guidelines – The SBA and Treasury have announce the re-opening of PPP the PPP program.

Federal Resources for COVID Tax Relief – Here's a collectioin of info that might help.

Board Views Local, State and National Issues – Everything from COVID to the Missouri budget was on tap for final meeting of 2020.

Some Good News for Workshops Around Missouri – A recent DESE report highlighted several positive ttrends around the state.

Fall Training Summary, Video Link – The Sept. 30 training session was an excellent presentation on Lean Management and how it can benefit workshops.

Good to know: Missouri Able accounts are a great way for people with disabilities to save. For more information, go to this link by the Missouri State Treasurer.

Missouri Workshops Emphasize Choice
And Opportunity for People with Disabilities

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 safe and sustainable 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 for businesses 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 proudly supports our friends, the Dignity Has A Voice campaign and A Team Missouri.

Dignity Has A Voice, powered by the self-advocacy organization A Team Missouri, was created to tell the real story of people with the most significant disabilities and their families, who choose employment in sheltered workshops. 
Please visit www.dignityhasavoice.org to learn more.




MASWM The Missouri Association of Sheltered Workshop Managers
If you have questions, please contact:
President Rob Libera – (636) 227-5666 or rlibera@lafayetteindustries.com
or Legislative Chair Kit Brewer – (314) 647-3300 or cbrewer@cuinc.org