June 2017 News 

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Upcoming Events:

June 2:  Kendra Scott Gives Back to Developing Potential.   Click here for flyer!

July 3 and 4:  DPI closed for Independence Day holiday

July 6 - August 10:  Kansas City Regional Office Behavioral Resource Team Hosts Tools of Choice for Parents.   Click here for information and enrollment.

August 2:  Autism Acceptance Event at Kansas City Regional Office.   Click here for flyer!

August 19:  Midwest Ability Summit!  Save the date.

September 29:  DPI closed for Staff In Service
DPI in the Community

The Community at DPI
DPI is proud to have completed another rotation in cooperation with Rockhurst University Occupational Therapy Department students.  
Students from Rockhurst meet the individual served by DPI at our Kansas City site, develop relationships, and then make suggestions to DPI on ways we can enhance our services for these individuals through range of motion, stretching, lunch supports and more.  

DPI values our relationship with Rockhurst and the opportunity to provide additional supports to the individuals we serve.  

DPI Employment Connections

DPI Welcomes Baird Hatcher Group/Integrity Group Real Estate
to DPI Employment Connections

This month, DPI worked with Integrity Group Real Estate to support an individual in new employment within their organization.  The new position created within their firm allows their staff to excel and also provides another individual in the community with quality, competitive employment experiences. Thank you to Pam, Bill, Luann and all for your support!
Are you a job seeker interested in receiving services from
DPI Employment Connections?
For more information, contact Lori Oxborough at loxborough@developingpotential.org or 816.525.6000 ext.112.
Summer Opportunities!

UMKC Institute for Human Development
ACED (Adult Continuing Education) Summer Programs

Missouri School for the Blind (MSB) is pleased to offer Missouri students who are blind or visually impaired six (6) summer sessions focused on developing abilities in Sports, Travel, Culinary Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Performing Arts, and Activities of Daily Living. Through Summer Explorations, MSB provides a non-traditional, high-quality, academic, and functional program designed to supplement the student's educational experience with an emphasis on the Expanded Core Curriculum for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Click here!

Pre-Vocational Classes
Wanting to prepare for seeking a job?
Classes begin May 30 and are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Click here for more information.
MO ABLE has launched!
Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience (MO ABLE) program will allow Missourians with disabilities to sign up for tax-advantaged savings accounts without having to risk losing Federal benefits. With these accounts, individuals in the disability community will be able to save money for things like education, medical expenses, housing, and much more.  More information and registration is available by clicking here.
Confused by Medicaid?

There's help in the form of an easy to read overview of Medicaid.   Click here to view/download the Self-Advocate's Guide to Medicaid.
In April, DPI celebrated our volunteers for Volunteer Appreciation Week.  We appreciate our staff and supporters who volunteer their time to make our organization stronger.

DPI extends a big thank you to Janna Walden and Melisa Hendren
for their volunteer support at DPI's prom!
DPI Recycles!
Please bring your used print cartridges to any
DPI location and we will recycle them. 
Cartridge World makes a donation to
DPI for each cartridge we recycle!
Give Back to DPI Every Time You Shop!
Go to    smile.amazon.com and choose Developing Potential, Inc. as your charity of choice.

Each time you shop, DPI receives a donation.

It's that easy!
Thank you to the following for donations
May 2016:


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