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Diversity Events

Diversity Events

Eastern Missouri

Central Missouri

  • On Oct. 27, MPACT will host the 8th Annual Tools for Life Transition Summit at the Truman Building in Jefferson City. The Summit is a one-day learning experience designed for students who have disabilities, special education transition personnel and student teams, family members, case managers, vocational rehabilitation counselors and Centers for Independent Living personnel. Sessions are focused on the preparation of youth for transition to post-secondary education, employment, independent living and community experiences. Visit the site for further detail.
  • Don’t miss Ability Week 2016, Oct. 10 – 14, hosted by the University of Missouri, Columbia campus. For specific event details honoring Disability Awareness Month, visit the site.
  • Through October, the Governor’s Council on Disability, which promotes full participation and inclusion of Missourians with disabilities in all aspects of community life, sponsors a Disability History and Awareness Month display on the second floor of the Truman Building, 301 W. High St., Jefferson City.

Western Missouri

  • Don’t miss the networking opportunities at the Twelfth Annual Greater Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day for an informative event addressing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The event will be held Oct. 26 at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo. And Nov. 3 at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Bell Cultural Events Center, 2030 College Way, Olathe. The event is free for Kansas City vicinity individuals with a disability, and lunch is complimentary with advance registration.
  • Join the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City for the Ability Quest Walk, Run, Stroll or Roll event Oct. 8, at Berkley Riverfront Park, Riverfront Dr., Kansas City, Mo. Assistive mobility devices welcome on the wide, paved race route, which provides either a one- or two-mile option for participants. Contact Lexie Humphrey at 816-751-7781 or visit the RIKC online for further details.
  • October: managed hunts for individuals with disabilities are available through the Missouri Department of Conservation. Check out the available options, dates, locations, and contact information online.
  • Celebrate with The Whole Person at the 6th Annual Expressions Arts Exhibition on Oct. 7 from 6 –10 p.m. at the Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, Kansas City. This free event showcases artists with disabilities and is open to the public. For accessibility options and additional detail, visit online.