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Welcome to the Missouri Association of Workshop Managers' pages of news and information. Many of the items on this and following pages are taken from the MASWM Quarterly Newsletter. This information will be updated regularly with news on Missouri's sheltered workshops, their services for people with disabilities, their products and services for businesses, and issues affecting their operation.

NEW: DESE January, 2014 Workshop Report (download PDF)

January 2014 MASWM Newsletter (download the PDF)

Workshops are More than Just a Job

14 (c) Debate Includes Many Questions and Challenges

Workshops in Missouri Full of Surprises

DOL Wage Calculators Online

• A short video explains well Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and what it means to workshops.

Rural Missouri magazine recently 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.

• "Segregated and Exploited." This PDF (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) was released by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).

Survey Shows Workers Referred to Competitive Jobs

• Earning a Paycheck: Beyond Value

• Study Shows Recycling Important to Workshops

Workshop Recycling Efforts Cover Missouri

One Workshop's Success with Recycling

• Behind the Workshops is one of the most important groups of all: parents and guardians of people with disabilities.

• Funding: The greatest hurdle for workshop success

• Who do we really serve?

Rural Shops face unique challenge

• This Q&A will surprise you!

• Where did it all begin?

• Here's a letter that just about says it all.
A newspaper's letter to the editor is one of the best examples of really describing workshops' true services that we've ever seen.

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