abledSADI is a community based, non-profit, non-residential center for independent living. We are committed to providing services to persons with disabilities to enable them to remain in their own home and community, not in an institution.

Our services are designed by consumers, for consumers, through surveys and needs assessments done periodically by the center and through networking with other agencies. Over 51% of the center employees are persons of disabilities, with this same number serving on the center’s board of directors.

Our service area is predominantly rural, and includes the counties of Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Scott and Mississippi. Information and referral services by mail or telephone are offered to anyone living within the State of Missouri.

In order to provide independent living services to as many people as possible, SADI receives funding from the State of Missouri’s Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, MODOT, fee for service, private donations and fundraising. Private and corporate donations are always needed and are tax deductible. Donations of new or used assistive technology, i.e., shower chairs, bath benches, walkers, crutches, etc., are always needed and welcome. These items are provided free of charge to persons with disabilities unable to afford this equipment.


All persons within our service area, regardless of disability, age, race, color, creed, gender, income, or sexual orientation, are eligible for our services. There is no fee for our
services to consumers, other than transportation and no individual will risk loss of benefits (i.e., SSI or SSDI, Medicaid, etc.) by receiving our services.

All consumer information is confidential and no information about individuals receiving services will be released without the written consent of consumer or their legal guardian.