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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.

Disability Advocacy and Mediation 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

Special Education Compliance
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City   MO   65102
(573) 751-4909
www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/

Mental Health Services Agencies

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

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Association of Greater St. Louis
1905 S. Grand Boulevard
St. Louis   MO   63104-1542
(314) 773-1399
www.mhagstl.org


Special Health Care Needs
Family Voices of Missouri, Inc.
811 N. Fremont Avenue
Springfield   MO   65802
(417) 619-2609
www.familyvoices.org/states.php?state=mo

 

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

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

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

Developmental Disability Programs

Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
1706 E. Elm
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City   MO   65102
(573) 751-8676
(800) 207-9329
www.dmh.mo.gov

 

Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities
1706 E. Elm
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City   MO   65102
(573) 751-8611
(800) 500-7878
www.mpcdd.com

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
UMKC Institute for Human Development
Health Sciences Building
2220 Holmes Street, 3rd Floor
Kansas City   MO   64108
(816) 235-1770
(800) 444-0821 (V)
(800) 452-1185 (TTY)
www.ihd.umkc.edu

 

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Special Health Care Needs
Department of Health and Senior Services
930 Wildwood Drive
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City   MO   65102
(573) 751-6246
(800) 451-0669

State CHIP Program
(health care for low-income uninsured children)
Missouri Department of Social Services
(888) 275-5908

(Inactive Link on Missouri Web Site)

Blind and Visual Impairment Services

Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Family Support Division
615 Howerton Court
P.O. Box 2320
Jefferson City   MO   65102-2320
(573) 751-4249
(800) 592-6004
www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/rsb/index.htm

 

Missouri School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Avenue
St. Louis   MO   63110
(314) 776-4320
(800) 622-5672
www.msb.k12.mo.us

Blind/Visual Impairments
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York   NY   10001
(212) 502-7600
(800) 232-5463
www.afb.org

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1103 Rear Southwest Boulevard
Jefferson City   MO   65109
(573) 526-5205 (V/TTY)
www.mcdhh.mo.gov

Missouri School for the Deaf
505 E. 5th Street
Fulton   MO   65251-1799
(573) 592-4000
www.msd.k12.mo.us


Telecommunications Relay Services
   
(800) 735-2466 (V)
(800) 735-2966 (TTY); 711 (TTY)
(877) 735-7877 (Speech to Speech)

Assistive Technology and Special Format Libraries

Missouri Assistive Technology
4731 South Cochise, Suite 114
Independence   MO   64055-6975
(816) 373-5193
(800) 647-8557
www.at.mo.gov

Special Format Library
Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
P.O. Box 387
Jefferson City   MO   65102-0387
(573) 751-8720
(800) 392-2614 (in MO)
(800) 347-1379 (TTY/ in MO)
http://www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner/

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