Friday, April 27, 2007

Rep. Jason Grill Visits With Developmental Disabilities Council to Discuss Their Needs

Jefferson City – Members of the Metropolitan Council on Developmental Disabilities for Region IV recently made the trip to Jefferson City to visit with Rep. Jason Grill, D-Parkville, to discuss some of the priority items on their agenda. Some of the key issues discussed were Medicaid reform, per diem increases for sheltered workshops, improving local transportation options and strengthening community providers.

“One of my top priorities is to ensure our disabled Missourians can continue to live healthy and productive lives that allow them to be the contributing members of society they want and hope to be,” said Rep. Grill. “It was a great opportunity to be able to meet with members of the council to discuss their needs and issues so that I can better represent their interests here at the State Capitol. We had a productive and enjoyable visit and I look forward to meeting with them again back in the district.”

Also on hand for the trip to the Capitol were disabled Missourians Ruth Brenner and Tom Welliver, who like Rep. Grill is a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Janice Tilman of the Platte County Board of Services for the Developmentally Disabled also made the trip to Jefferson City.