Near St. Clair in Franklin County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
This Rest Area is maintained through an Extended Employment Sheltered Workshop
Extended employment sheltered workshop programs in America began in the state of Missouri, in the city of Sedalia in 1965, when a parent campaigned for a vocational program to better the life of his disabled child; who was finished with school and entering adulthood. That parent's campaign led to the passage of Senate Bill 52 and the creation of an extended employment program, which created an alternative choice, for people with developmental disabilities.
Today, there are 90 non-profits that offer extended employment sheltered workshop programs in the state of Missouri and combined they employ nearly 7,500 individuals with varying disabilities.
The State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides some funding, regulations and guidelines for the establishment and operation of Sheltered Workshops. For further information about this program please visit dese.mo.gov
Erected by Missouri Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work Education • Government & Politics • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
Location. 38° 18.999′ N, 91° 2.67′ W. Marker is near St. Clair, Missouri, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 44, 14 miles west of Gravois Road (Missouri Route 30), in the median. Marker is in the St. Clair Rest Area - Westbound 44. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1786 South Service Road, Saint Clair MO 63077, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. POW & MIA Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Franklin County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial Benches (approx. 3.4 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Panhorst Feed Store (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Clair.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.