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Potential Budget Cuts Cause Concern for CDS Participants

Apr 26th, 2017 | No Comments

Help us spread the word about the impact of these potential budget cuts for Missourians with disabilities. MERIL Participants Worry about Potential State Budget Cuts – KQ2 April 20, 2017: KQ2 Report: MERIL Participants Worry About Potential State Budget Cuts.Anchor 1: […] across the state have their eyes on Jefferson […]

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Notice of Open Meeting – April 26

Apr 22nd, 2017 | No Comments

Notice is hereby given that Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living will conduct a meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. on April 26, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Saint Joseph Public Library, 502 North Woodbine Road, Saint Joseph, Missouri. The tentative agenda of this public meeting includes: * […]

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MERIL Receives Website Accessibility Award

Apr 19th, 2017 | No Comments

If you want to make your website more accessible to people with disabilities, you may want to use MERIL’s site as an example. The Missouri Governor’s Council on Disability awarded its first annual website/IT award to MERIL for having a website that strives to be accessible to all people. MERIL […]

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Welcome Rob Honan, our new CEO!

Mar 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on Welcome Rob Honan, our new CEO!

New MERIL director hopes to prove organization’s importance By Alonzo Weston, News-Press Now Mar 16, 2017 After having three interim directors over the past several months, MERIL (the Midland Empire Resource for Independent Living) finally has a new executive director. Rob Honan, who previously served as executive director of the […]

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Funding for DeafBlind Support Services

Jun 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on Funding for DeafBlind Support Services

Governor Nixon Signs HB 1696 for DeafBlind Support Services Jefferson City, MO (June 14, 2016) – This afternoon, Missouri Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon signed House Bill 1696, known as the SSP Bill. The passage of this law will initiate training and compensation for support service providers (SSPs) for individuals who […]

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Starkloff Disability Institute Seeks Advocates to Help Eliminate Work Disincentives

Jan 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Starkloff Disability Institute Seeks Advocates to Help Eliminate Work Disincentives

The Starkloff Disability Institute is creating a grassroots advocacy group and are looking for motivated people with disabilities who want to work without the risk of losing vital health care coverage (including home and community based services). If you are interested in sharing your story, email Steve Foelsch (sfoelsch@starkloff.org) or […]

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MERIL To Be Recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

Dec 7th, 2015 | Comments Off on MERIL To Be Recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

       

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Savannah Middle School Students Explore “Attitudes” Toward People With Disabilities

Nov 19th, 2015 | Comments Off on Savannah Middle School Students Explore “Attitudes” Toward People With Disabilities

Students in Susan Whitman’s 8th grade class at Savannah Middle School wrote essays exploring “Attitudes” toward people with disabilities. Their submissions included insight into what they’ve observed and experienced. The top three essays are available below for your reading pleasure! 1st Place – “Rise Above” by James Alberty 2nd Place […]

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New Restaurant Technology Aids People With Disabilities

Mar 23rd, 2015 | Comments Off on New Restaurant Technology Aids People With Disabilities

Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015 6:00 am By Jena Sauber St. Joseph News-Press Previously, going through any restaurant drive-thru was a multi-step process for St. Joseph resident De Linda Kelly. “For myself, I am deaf, so when I went through the drive-thru at any restaurant, I always have to stop […]

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New Computer Lab

Feb 25th, 2015 | Comments Off on Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New Computer Lab

  MERIL is pleased to announce the opening of our new computer lab.  Through the generous donation of ABTU, four computers are now available for use by anyone who needs access to the internet! MERIL would like to extend a big “THANK YOU” to ABTU for their thoughtful gift, and […]

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