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Association for Persons with Disabilities


Who We Are

APD was formed in March 2002 by the merger of Cerebral Palsy of Mid-Missouri, (CPMM), a 501©(3) corporation, the Association for People with Handicaps (APH), and the Mid-Missouri Parent Support Network. These three groups were well known for serving persons with disabilities in Sedalia and Pettis counties.

The APD board is a diverse group of individuals that range from special education teachers, social workers, and physical therapists to parents of children with disabilities. This allows our board to be familiar with many of the people we serve, as well as the service delivery system and alternate funding sources. The APD board is able to take a multidisciplinary approach when considering funding requests, which allows us to make wise use of our funds.

We’re proud to be a part of the community, serving our friends and neighbors. APD often works with other service organizations within our community to assist the needs of people with disabilities within our community.

Contributions to APD are tax deductible.

What We Do

Continuing the tradition of service established by APH, CPMM, and the Parent Network, APD helps individuals with disabilities and their families in a variety of ways. Here are a few of the opportunities we provide funding for:

Assistive technology for individuals with disabilities can greatly enhance an individual’s self-esteem and independence. This can include anything from personal care items such as a shower chair or adapted eating utensils to an iPad to help an individual communicate.

Home remodeling to accommodate for a new wheelchair or lift system.

Partial funding for a seasonal recreational event for adults served by the Center for Human Services in Pettis County.

Specialized summer camps specific for individuals with disabilities. These camps allow our individuals the chance to experience many unique opportunities they would otherwise never get to experience. This also gives them the chance to meet new friends with similar situations in life.

Physical, occupational, speech therapy or therapeutic horseback riding, especially for a young child, can make a significant difference in an individual’s level of independence.

Medicaid and other programs cover a large portion of these costs, but not all items are covered, and not all families are eligible. Other very beneficial programs, such as specialized summer camp and group recreation, are usually not covered by any funding source. That’s where APD comes in. We provide funding to help meet these needs.

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Association for Persons with Disabilities

c/o James W. Rennison

1111 Water Tower Road, Apt. 9

Sedalia, Missouri 65301

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