• Employment & Much More

    Employment & Much More

    Through employment, vocational training, advocacy, supported living, transitioning services, and recreation, VIP Industries and its affiliate programs have improved the lives of hundreds of individuals and their families, as well as enhanced the community’s understanding about individuals with developmental disabilities. One of the many programs made available to employees at VIP is Off-Site Day Habilitation (OSDH). Through OSDH, employees are given opportunities to experience things they may not otherwise get to experience. For example, one new OSDH activity that has been added to the calendar is a quilting class. Read More
  • Capturing Creativity

    Capturing Creativity

    Five employees recently completed a Basic Photography class offered through the Off-Site Day Habilitation (OSDH) program at VIP. The classes began in August and were held once a month through December. Patrick, Patsy, Mike, Wendy, and Steve all completed the five-class course. Each class took part at various locations throughout Cape Girardeau including the Mississippi River Walk and Trail of Tears State Park. Participants learned the basics of digital photography, including composition, lighting, and how to use a camera. Read More
  • Protect Sheltered Workshops

    Protect Sheltered Workshops

    Missouri AID has started the online petition "Protect Sheltered Workshops" and needs your help. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? No matter where you live, sheltered workshops need your support throughout the United States. Here's the link: Protect Sheltered Workshops Here's why it's important . . .People with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), which includes mental retardation, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, have the right to choose where they work and where they live. We believe that sheltered workshops are the only places where some individuals can work and function as productive members of the community. Read More
  • At Home with Regency

    At Home with Regency

    Regency Management is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed to provide subsidized semi-independent housing for adults with disabilities. This type of housing allows the person to experience independence, while still receiving the necessary assistance in the form of case management, and Direct Care staff to provide help with home living skills, community involvement, recreation, medical needs, and money management. Read More
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Friday, May 26, 2017

About AID

The Association for persons with Intellectual Disabilities, or AID, formerly known as The Cape Girardeau County Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc., (ARC), is a local organization dedicated to the welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages. It was established in 1958 as a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization, by a small group of interested people who wanted and needed programs for all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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