Welcome to Disability Resource Association!

Disability Resource Association operates as a Center for Independent Living serving residents in Jefferson County, Metropolitian St. Louis and surrounding counties who meet the criteria of the Americans with Disabilities Act, regardless of age or type of disability.

With your help we can make a difference. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved. Thank you for visiting. Your support is appreciated.

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Back to School

Registration is now open for the 2016 Back to School Fair. For more information on how to qualify and to register for the Back to School Fair please call Nancy or Lauren at 636-931-7696.

News & Announcements

The Jefferson County Dress Swap is a program that started with the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and some dedicated volunteers.
Mandy Alley is the contact for the program.


  • “An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. Help yourself by helping others.”

  • “As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.”

  • “Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed on to mankind. It is the virtue that unites men and inspires their noblest efforts.”

  • “Difficult things we do quickly. The impossible takes a little longer.”

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Title VI Notice

The Independent Living Center complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Any person who believes that discrimination has occurred in violation of Title VI through any programs offered by The Independent Living Center may file a written complaint with Stephanie Brady (2639 E. 34th Street, Joplin, MO 64804 or fax 417-659-8087) within 180 days from the date of the alleged incident.