Missouri Consumer Direct
Consumer Direct began providing self-directed services in Missouri in 2012. Our goal is to provide quality support so you and your team are successful in managing your service and supports.
Self-directed services give you:
- More choice
- More flexibility
- More control
- More independence
This results in a higher level of satisfaction and quality of life in your home and community.
You are responsible for directing your own care or for choosing a representative to assist you.
For information about Missouri Consumer Direct, call toll free: 1 (877) 532-8565.
Missouri Consumer Direct has recently received clarification from The Division of Developmental Disabilities regarding acceptable form(s) of CPR training for employees working in the Self-Directed Supports program. Effective 02/01/2014 only training from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association can be accepted to meet CPR requirements. Please contact our office with any questions.
The Charitable Trust has more grant money in 2014 because investment earnings improved. The Board of the Midwest Special Needs Trust invites Missourians with disabilities to apply for financial awards up to $1,000 to assist with unmet needs such as wheelchair ramps, wheelchair repairs or batteries, camps for people with disabilities, GED or other educational programs, adapted vehicle lift repairs, communication devices, assistive devices & technology, orthotics, DME, dental treatment, hearing aids, family education & support activities, safety equipment and transportation.
More information, grant applications, and instructions for completing the application are available on the MWSNT website at http://midwestspecialneedstrust.org/charProgGrants/default.htm.
Conference Date: August 17-19, 2014
Tan Tar-A Resort & Conference Center, Osage Beach, Missouri
The Conference Planning Committee is accepting workshop presentation applications for the 2014 Real Voices, Real Choices Conference. Self-advocates, persons in recovery, family members, and mental health professionals (who have lived experience) are encouraged to submit an application. The planning committee would like to challenge everyone to develop presentations that will empower people to take action that will improve their lives.
March 7th is the deadline to submit your presentation, so act now!
To begin the presentation registration please follow this link:
If you need additional assistance you may visit the DMH online page at http://dmh.mo.gov/constituentservices/ConsumerConference.htm
or you may call the Conference coordinator at 573-645-7103