Individual and Family Guides

DDD and You Easy Reader Series

The DDD and You Easy Readers were developed to provide individuals and families with plain language, easy-to-read information about the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities, resources, and supports. 

Click the links below to see easy read guides on topics that have to do with rights, housing, safety, and understanding services and supports that people can get.

Training for Self-Advocates

Charting My LifeCourse

Charting My LifeCourse is a set of online interactive trainings produced by self-advocates for self-advocates specifically for advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. 

The Charting My LifeCourse trainings are organized around the following topics:

  • Topic 1. Discovering Charting the LifeCourse
  • Topic 2. Discovering the Support Star
  • Topic 3. Discovering Your Good Life

The production of the series was sponsored and funded by the Missouri Department of Developmental Disabilities (MoDDD) and the University of Missouri Institute for Human Development's (UMKC IHD) Charting the LifeCourse Nexus team. The interactive trainings below are provided for free, there are no charges or fees associated with these presentations. If you would like a free Charting My LifeCourse Certificate of Completion,  a companion online course is available by clicking here.

Find more tools, training, and information to help you plan your good life at

Connecting and Networking

For peer and family support and resources, check out the Missouri Family to Family Resource Center.

If you're looking for local information about self-advocacy, go to to find a nearby chapter of Missouri People First. 

How does MO-DDD support my good life?

Click here to learn more

Go to the Division's Website