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MASWM News

Register Today for Missouri Day on the Hill, July 24-26 2018.

SAVE THE DATE: The MASWM MESA Board of Directors will meet July 18. Members are welcome.

Cutting Edge Program at Workshop – Lafayette Industries is utilizing high technology to help workers with disabilities.

Sedalia Workshop To Close June 30 – Originally opened as Missouri's first workshop, the former Cooperative Workshops Inc., will focus entirely on community employment.

TV Feature Highlights Great Workshop Strategy – Manager Jim Guyre of Valley Industries shared a great story aired on KSDK-TV St. Louis about the workshop and the Mayor’s Shamrock Ball.

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 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 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 Aaron Martin – (816) 796-7070 or amartin@job1one.org;
or Legislative Co-Chairs: Kit Brewer – (660) 263-6202 or kbrewer@icanmo.org
and Brian Hogan – (816) 483-1620 or bhogan@bvinds.org