Category Archives: Good Business

Training for Life—Businesses rally in support of Special Olympics

Watching 40-year-old Special Olympics Missouri athlete Bobby Williams play tennis, you might not notice he lives with an intellectual disability. Williams, who is from Lee’s Summit, has been smashing balls over the net during Special Olympics tennis matches for more than 12 years, clinching three gold medals during two appearances at the Special Olympics USA Games. This summer, Williams brought

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Leadership Missouri donates to restorative justice program

The 2015 Leadership Missouri class has made a donation to the Jefferson City Correctional Center. During a visit to the facility in April, Leadership Missouri participants learned of a restorative justice class that makes weighted blankets and vests for children with special needs. They rely on donations of fabric and other material to make those blankets, which they give away

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Project SEARCH: Empowering Students with Disabilities

For individuals who have a physical or intellectual disablity, living independently and finding employment can be challenging. One program that has come to Missouri assists these individuals in learning life and job skills to ensure their success. Project SEARCH was created in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and has locations throughout the country, including six in Missouri. The program

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