|Empower Missouri Making It Happen||
Empower Missouri (EmpowerMO) is an education and resource program within the University of Missouri, Kansas City's Institute of Human Development. Empower Missouri is designed to increase competitive opportunities and improve diversity in the Missouri workplace.
Americans With Disabilities Act
Over the last 20 years, great strides have been made in expanding opportunity for the full range of American workers without regard to race, religion, or other factors. It is now time to improve opportunities for employers to take advantage of an under-utilized pool of quality workers.
Yet, many businesses find the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) intimidating. Empower Missouri provides information and resources like our plain language summary of the ADA will help dispel myths and raise employer comfort with the requirements of the legislation.
Institute for Human Development
The University of Missouri, Kansas City, Institute for Human Development was established in 1985 to strengthen The University Center for Excellence and to help expand opportunity for Missouri employers and the under-utilized pool of workers through community based programs for people with disabilities. IHD maintains the Missouri Developmental Disability Resource Center (MODDRC) web page.
Medicaid Infrastructure Grant
Empower Missouri is funded by a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) which is overseen by the United States Centers for Medicaid and Medicare. Established in 1999, the purpose of the program is to assist states to develop Medicaid infrastructures to support the competitive employment of individuals with disabilities.
|Institute for Human Development, UCE | 2220 Holmes, Room 342, Kansas City, MO 64108
816.235.1763 (Kansas City) | 1.800.444.0821 (toll free) | (888) 503-3107 | email now
We believe in meeting and exceeding the standards for Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act.
We test our site regularly to make sure it is easy to use and accessible for all our users.
If you have any additional needs, please let us know.