Intellectual Disabilities

Missouri Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
“Improving the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families by providing services which enable those with developmental disabilities to live independently and productively.” We are a statewide independent parent advocacy group for persons with developmental disabilities. The Missouri Association for persons with Intellectual Disabilities (Missouri AID), formerly known as Mentally Retarded Citizens of Missouri (MRC), has been working for over 50 years to improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities.


President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)
The mission of PCPID is to provide advice and assistance to the President of the United States and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad range of topics that impact people with intellectual disabilities and the field of Intellectual Disabilities. Undergirding the Committee’s mission is the goal to improve the quality of life that is experienced by people with intellectual disabilities, by upholding their full citizenship rights, independence, self-determination, and life-long participation in their respective communities.


The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of mental retardation. We’re a powerful community of leaders with a strong voice and important mission. AAIDD, (formerly AAMR — American Association of Mental Retardation) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities. We’re tireless promoters of progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


The ARC – Missouri Chapter
The Arc of the United States Missouri Chapter is a grassroots organization working to support and empower persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy and education, expanding individual choices and promoting community inclusion.

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