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Missouri - Where to Find State Disability Assistance in Missouri

State Disability Resources for Missouri

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If your child has a disability, and you do not know where to find help, check out this list of essential resources available in your state. These essential contacts offer the most commonly needed services and can provide you with referrals to other appropriate services as well. If you have difficulty contacting any of these resources, please feel free to email me at: learningdisabilities@aboutguide.com.

Department of Education - Special Education - Ages 3 - 21


States' departments of education oversee disability education services to children. It monitors school districts for compliance with IDEA and state special education regulations. The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings, and mediation on special education issues.

Division of Special Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City MO 65102
Telephone: (573) 751-4444
Website: Special Education

Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities


Services to children with disabilities include instruction, speech, physical, and occupational therapies.

Birth - 2:
Special Education Services
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City MO 65102
Telephone: (573)522-8762
Toll Free: (866) 583-2392
Website: Early Childhood Services


3 - 5
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City MO 65102
Telephone: (573) 751-4444
Website: Special Education

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency


Vocational rehabilitation helps people with disabilities live independently. The department works with middle schools, high schools, and higher education to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Education

3024 Dupont Circle
Jefferson City MO 65109-0525
Telephone: (573) 751-3251
Website: Vocational Rehabilitation

Mental Health Services Agency


State mental health agencies provide services to individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment, case management, and more.

Department of Mental Health
1706 East Elm
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: (573)751-3070
Toll Free: (800) 364-9687 Website: Mental Health Services

Disability Advocacy Services


Protection and advocacy offices offer information and referrals relating to disability issues, a resource database for self-advocacy, education and training in disability rights, and individual case advocacy.

Missouri Protection and Advocacy
925 S. Country Club Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Telephone: (573) 659-0678
Toll Free: (800) 392-8667
Website: Disability Advocacy

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