The 70s



The dream comes true

Woodhaven School, Inc. is established with the goal of providing educational services for children with disabilities. The school is guided by the following original statement of purpose:

To provide for the physical, moral and intellectual welfare, training, development and education of children and adults with disabilities.



Work and inclusion emerge as goals
A federal grant triggers a strong program to meet the needs of 55 youth attending Woodhaven School, Inc. Known as the Vocational Habilitation Project, it breaks new ground by emphasizing the belief that individuals with disabilities can be gainfully employed in the community. The University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Special Education is a project partner with the school.


ACT in the 1980s