Living Well in the Community


This initiative focuses on providing evidence-based intervention (EBI) to increase participation in evidence-based health promotion programs and improve overall quality of life/health among adults with ML and adults with IDD.

How It Works

The MODHC partnered with two Centers for Independent Living (CILs) – Paraquad and Delta Center to implement Living Well in the Community, a specific intervention known for significant health outcomes for people with disabilities. The intervention has been found to increase the health outcomes for people with disabilities.

One partner, Paraquad, has more than nine years’ experience implementing the Living Well in the Community program and is mentoring the Delta Center as a new implementation site.


How to Get Involved/Opportunities

  • Share one of these flyers if relevant for your area with people in your community who may have IDD/ML to help them live healthier lives.


Fit 5, Special Olympics MO

  • 6–8 week personal fitness course focused on physical activity, nutrition, and hydration

Healthy Living LifeCourse Tools, Life Course Nexus

  • Four online tools to explore and support personal healthy life goals

Leadership and Advocacy Skills, CP Life

  • Learn leadership and advocacy skills through easy to access videos and virtual meetings

Good Life Groups Missouri Family to Family

  • Interactive learning collaboratives centered on using the Charting the Life Course framework in your daily life. Topics include:
    • Healthy Living
    • Employment
    • Community Service
    • System Navigation