Missouri Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Missouri Web Resources


STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
EDUCATION:  Special
Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL
Rehabilitation Agency.
DEVELOPMENTAL 
DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5.  STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
 
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH  
for children and youth.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS Training and
Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL
Health 
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care
Needs.

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Melodie Friedebach, Coordinator
Division of Special Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
            (573) 751-2965      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Paula Goff, ECSE Director
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
            (573) 751-0187      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Paula Goff, ECSE Director
Section of Early Childhood Special Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
            (573) 751-0187      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Don L. Gann, Assistant Commissioner
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Education
3024 W. Trauma Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0525
            (573) 751-3251      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Jean Cole, Director
Vocational Special Needs
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
            (573) 751-3500      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Roy Wilson, Director
Department of Mental Health
1706 East Elm, P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
            (573) 751-3070      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Ed Morris, Coordinator
Children & Youth Services/
Department of Mental Health
1706 East Elm, P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
            (573) 751-9482      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

John Solomon, Acting Director
Division of MR/DD
1706 East Elm, P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
            (573) 751-4054      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Kay Conklin, Director
MO Planning Council for DD
Division of MR/DD, Department of Mental Health
1706 East Elm, P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
            (573) 751-8611      ;             (800) 500-7878       (In MO)

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Shawn de Loyola, Acting Director
MO Protection & Advocacy Services
925 South Country Club Drive, Unit B-1
Jefferson City, MO 65109
            (573) 893-3333      ;             (800) 392-8667       (In MO)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Angela Ford, Chief
Bureau of Special Health Care Needs/Department of Health
P.O. Box 570, 1730 East Elm
Jefferson City, MO 65102
            (573) 751-6246      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Sally Howard, Deputy Director
Rehabilitation Service for the Blind
Division of Family Services/Department of Social Services
619 East Capital Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
            (573) 751-4249      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Gerald Covell, Executive Director
MO Commission for the Deaf
915 Leslie Boulevard, Suite E
Jefferson City, MO 65101
            (573) 526-5205       (V/TTY)
            (800) 796-6499       (V/TTY)

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Department of Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
            (573) 751-4426      

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Lori Winter, Chief Executive Officer
Brain Injury Association of Missouri
10270 Page, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63132
            (314) 862-4466      ;             (800) 377-6442      

Cerebral Palsy
Jean Bailey Smith, Director of Family Support
United Cerebral Palsy of MO
c/o UCP of Greater Kansas City
106 East 31st Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64111
            (816) 531-4189      ;             (800) 325-8173       (in MO)
            (816) 531-3825       (TTY)

Epilepsy
Darla Templeton, Executive Vice President
Epilepsy Foundation of the St. Louis Region
7100 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63117
            (314) 645-6969      ;             (800) 264-6970      

Learning Disabilities
B. J. Wiemer, President
Learning Disibilities Association of MO
P.O. Box 3303
1942 East Meadowmere, #104
Springfield, MO 65804
            (417) 864-5110      

Mental Health
James House, Executive Director
Mental Health Association of St. Louis
1905 S. Grand Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104
            (314) 773-1399      

Cindi Keele, Executive Director
MO Coalition of Alliances for the Mentally Ill
230 W. Dunklin, Room 204
Jefferson City, MO 65101
            (573) 634-7727      ;             (800) 374-2138      

Speech and Hearing
Gina L. Shelley, President
MO Speech-Language-Hearing Association
713 PCA Road, P.O. Box 45
Warrensburg, MO 64093
            (816) 747-9544      

Spina Bifida
Chris Guzdial, President
Spina Bifida Association of Greater St. Louis (SBAGSL)
5609 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109
            1-800-784-0983      ;             (314) 353-7079      
URL: http://members.aol.com/sbastl

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Pat Jones, President
Missouri Easter Seal Society
5025 Northrup Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
            (314) 664-5025      Jim de Jong, Executive Director
Great Plains Disability and Business
Technical Assistance Center
ADA Project
4816 Santana Circle
Columbia, MO 65203
            (573) 882-3600      ;             (800) 949-4232      

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Carl F. Calkins, Director
Institute for Human Development
University of MO at Kansas City
2220 Holmes Street, 3rd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108
            (816) 235-1770      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Diane Golden, Project Director
Missouri Assistive Technology Project
4731 South Cochise, Suite 114
Independence, MO 64055-6975
            (800) 647-8557      ;             (816) 373-5193      

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECTS

Kent Kolaga, Program Director
Missouri Parents Act (MPACT)
1901 Wind River Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
            (573) 635-1189      ;             (573) 635-7802      Sonia Moran, Program Director
Missouri Parents Act (MPACT)
2100 South Brentwood, Suite G
Springfield, MO 63108
            (417) 882-7434      ;             (800) 743-7634       (in MO only)

Christine Higgs, Regional Coodinator
Missouri Parents Act (MPACT)
4144 Lindell Boulevard, Suite 405
St. Louis, MO 63108
            (314) 531-5922      ;             (800) 995-3160       (in MO only)

Carolyn Stewart, Regional Coordinator
Missouri Parents Act (MPACT)
3100 Main St., Suite 303
Kansas City, MO 64111
            (816) 531-7070      ;             (816) 931-2992       (TTY)
E-mail: mpactcs@coop.crn.org

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Teresa Lupton, President
Missouri Congress of Parents and Teachers
2101 Burlington Street
Columbia, MO 65202-1997
(573) 474-8631

 


Missouri Web
 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights  
ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri   Community 
Lebanon-Laclade Information Online Network 
Missouri State and Local Government 
Community Resources Network 

Disaster Relief  
American Red Cross – Greater Kansas City 

Disability Information  
Central Missouri Special Olympics 
Marillac 
Missouri Special Olympics 
MUAccess 
St. Louis Association for Retarded Citizens Health, Mental  
Butterfield Youth Services
Education  
Learning Disabilities Association of Missouri 
Learning Exchange 
Missouri Head Start 
Young Scientist Program Job Training and Workplace  
Advent Enterprises, Inc. 

Community Service (Volunteering)  
Kansas City Cares 
Lions Club – Belton Missouri 

Recovery, Addiction, And Abuse  
Kansas City Help Chapter 
Life Crisis Services 
Ozarks Fighting Back 

Family and Parenting  
Coalition for Positive Family Relationships 
ParentLink Community Connection   Children and Youth  
Advocates For Children, Inc 
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City   
Butterfield Youth Services 
Earth Angels of Guardian Angel 
Heartland Council of Campfire Boys and Girls 

Homelessness, Housing and Poverty  
ShowMe Central Habitat for Humanity 
Feed My People 
St. Louis Area Food Bank 

Health  
CH.A.D.D. of Mid-Missouri. MO 
CH.A.D.D. of South County St. Louis, MO 
CH.A.D.D. of Missouri Tri-County (serving the counties of Stone, Christian, and Taney), MO 
Epilepsy Foundation of the St. Louis Region 
Missouri Chapter Lupus Foundation 
Missouri Osteoporosis Foundation 
St. Louis Alzheimer’s Association
  


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