Success Stories

Nova Center of the Ozarks strives to make possible the potential for positive change in the quality of life for every individual with a developmental disability.


Jason ....

has always expressed his interest in taking college courses, and we are excited to announce that Jason was able to enroll in the Fall 2017 semester at OTC. In prep for attending classes, Jason went to the AEL classes at OTC to get in the hang of attending classes and doing homework. Jason is currently enrolled as a part time student and is taking computer drafting classes. 




came to placement with Nova Center of the Ozarks in April 2017 after choosing to live in an ISL with two other roommates. He came to the ISL grieving the loss of his father and main support system who had passed away just months before. During his time with Nova Center of the Ozarks, Jamie has experienced tremendous growth. Nova staff have supported him with community volunteer activities and assisted him with finding competitive employment within the community. Jamie is proud to say that he has recently secured a food service job at Missouri State University! He has been employed for over a month now and recently received his first paycheck! 


For individuals with Autism and other behavioral needs, music is a creative medium that offers a motivating and safe way to make social connections through a mutual shared interest. If you are ever given the pleasure of meeting one of our community support individuals, Destin, you will inherently notice his unique attraction to music, especially anything he hears on the radio. Destin has an amazing memory and vocal talent. When in his presence you will most likely be graced with hearing a perfect rendition of one of the top tracks that he has heard on Morning KIX 102.5 with Randy and Kaylee.

This Fall, Destin’s team organized a trip for him to meet Randy and Kaylee at the radio station during their morning broadcast.  The duo asked Destin if he would like to be on the radio and he eagerly accepted.