Missouri to become a Technology First State for individuals with disabilities

Today, Mark Stringer, director of the Department of Mental Health (DMH) announced that Missouri is becoming a Technology First state.  The DMH Division of Developmental Disabilities is moving forward with an initiative that encourages the understanding and use of technology in lieu of direct support staffing, which improves the quality of life for some individuals needing services.  This initiative increases an individual’s safety and health and promotes independence.