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.
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 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.