About Us


This website was created to share materials that inform and empower people with disabilities. The site is designed to support abuse survivors throughout the reporting and investigation process.


In 2021, the MAANIS Map was made to help state and local professionals work together to improve responses to individuals with disabilities who have been abused. It also serves as a resource for advocates, family members, and other professionals to help them understand and follow Missouri’s reporting systems.

In 2022, the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) wanted a new map made specifically for adults with disabilities who have been abused. The After Abuse Map, with its supportive toolkits and videos, guides survivors and their allies through the process of understanding abuse, how to make a report, participating in the investigation, and working with allies through what might happen because of the report.


After Abuse: Resources for Missourians with Disabilities is a series of toolkits for adults with disabilities who have been abused. Sometimes it can be hard to know what to expect after abuse happens. This series helps guide you along your journey if you have been abused.

These toolkits include an overview of each phase, an Easy Reader to help you understand important ideas, and videos that will give you further insight about the different phases, what you might expect, and some of the people you may talk to through the process. These materials will discuss:

  • Information about the different phases of the process
  • Some important words and people to know
  • Helpful tips for allies who are supporting you
  • Information to help you talk about your feelings
  • Information about choices you can make
  • Resources and supports for survivors of abuse
  • Easy Readers and Info Videos to help you understand important ideas

Both the After Abuse Map and MAANIS Map, along with their supplementary materials, were developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Institute for Human Development in partnership with and funding from the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council.