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Near St. Clair in Franklin County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

This Rest Area is maintained through an Extended Employment Sheltered Workshop

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By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. This Rest Area is maintained through an Extended Employment Sheltered Workshop Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Location. 38° 18.999′ N, 91° 2.67′ W. Marker is near St.
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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 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Panhorst Feed Store (approx. 4 miles away); International Shoe Company Building (approx. 4.1 miles away); Franklin County Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away); Shawnee Town Ford (approx. 9.1 miles away); Vitt's Mill (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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