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Beyond Interpreting, MO SSP Program
PO Box 154, Oregon, MO 64473
660-491-0146 (V/T/FT)
Hours: 8:00-5:00pm (M-F)

The MO Support Service Provider (SSP) Program is a grant funded Program, established by the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH), that provides DeafBlind(DB) individuals optimal opportunities to access their community and live autonomously through guidance, environmental information, and basic communication assistance by use of a skilled SSP.  Touch, equality, choices, and understanding are values that the individuals within the program respect and appreciate.  
Availability: The Program is funded through a grant between July - June, annually; this fiscal year, services are available to those eligible until June 6, 2021.
Program eligibility: proof of progressive hearing and vision loss, MO resident for a minimum of 1 year prior to intake, and age 15 years or older. 
Services include: receiving environmental information, basic communication assistance, public and/or private transportation assistance, and physical guidance from a Program SSP in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings.  
Participant-directed services: DB participant requests directly with their preferred SSPs, contract between participant and provider is required for Program paid services, and completed outings are confirmed to Beyond by participant.
Geographic area served: Missouri, statewide.
Fee: free.  Intake and training are free while SSP services are paid through Program funds.  Participants might experience fees for transportation services upfront; however, reimbursement is available with proper documentation.
The MO SSP Program is constantly seeking SSPs.  
Eligibility: age 18 years or older, basic DB cultural knowledge, comfortable communication skills, internet and email access, valid driver's license, and background screening fulfillment.
Fee: screening is paid through Program funds.  Specialized training is free.
Geographic areas in need: Missouri, statewide.



Center for Parent Information and Resources
P.O. Box 1492 Washington DC, 20013-1492

Services: Provides information and referral to assist children (birth-22) with disabilities
including fact sheets, state resource sheets, parent guides, bibliographies, and issue papers; many
publications in Spanish; publications available on internet (www.nichcy.org)
Fee: Some publications have small fees
Eligibility: None



Central Missouri Regional Office
900 West Nifong Blvd., Suite 200, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 441-6278 Fax(573)884-4294
anita.cline@dmh.mo.gov

Hours: 8-5 pm Monday through Friday
Services: Case management for mentally and developmentally disabled persons; residential placement; independent living services; therapy; vocational/educational programs; evaluations; consultations
Eligibility: No age/ income requirements must be developmentally disabled with mental disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or learning disability
Fees: Sliding scale




Cooper County Board of Sheltered Services
1620 Ashley Rd., Boonville, MO 65233
660-882-5112

CCBSS assists Cooper County residents with Developmental Disabilities access resources and services. An individual must be determined to have a developmental disability and reside in Cooper County. The individual must not reside in an ICF/ID or other Medicaid funded nursing facility unless the person has a plan to move to the community. A developmental disability is a disability which is attributable to intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury, autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction, or any other mental or physical impairment which occurs before the age 22. It must be determined that this disability is likely to continue indefinitely and that it results in a substantial functional limitation in two or more of the following six areas of major life activities: self-care, receptive and expressive language development and use, learning, self-direction, capacity for independent living or economic self-sufficiency, and mobility.


DeafLEAD (formerly The L.E.A.D. Institute)
2505 W. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: Voice/TTY (573)445-5005 Videophone: (573) 303-5604
Missouri Crisis/Text Line: (573)445-5035 or 888-761-4357 or text HAND to 839863
Deaf Crisis Line: 321-800-3323 or text HAND to 839863
FAX: 573-445-5088

Hours: 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday, Crisis Line 24 hours
Services: Provide education, advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, and other direct services for deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, and late-deafened individuals and families; Missouri Crisis Hotline/Text Line; Deaf Crisis Videophone Hotline, sign language classes for all ages; deaf culture training to agencies; Teen Institute (camp for deaf and hard of hearing youth) teaches alcohol and drug abuse prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness, and other issues facing youth; free counseling for hearing and deaf individuals and their families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest and child abuse, free 24-hour crisis interpreting for Deaf victims of crime.
Fee: Sign language classes – call for current fee
Eligibility: Services provided as needed



Easter Seals Midwest - Autism Services
918 Bernadette Dr., Columbia, MO 65203
573-874-3777 Fax: 573-874-3880
http://www.eastersealsmidwest.org/

Variety of training and education workshops for parents and professionals with the focus on Autism spectrum disorders, group activities, family supports, and individual therapies are offered for eligible families; assists schools in 49 counties with assistance and educational needs for their students. 



Hearing Aid Distribution Program - State of Missouri
573-526-5205 or toll free 855-783-3177
https://mcdhh.mo.gov/hadp/?fbclid=IwAR3VhocIbZAvDPNMG32jaV4vykSODJ-kZfuOHNBku_RDTqHZDWiI-79KeBw
The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) has a new Hearing Aid Distribution Program for low-income Missourians. Interested applicants may direct questions to Kristin Funk, Hearing Healthcare Program Manager, at Kristin.funk@mcdhh.mo.gov or (573) 526-5205 / Toll Free 855-783-3177.




Hearing Aid Helpline (International)
800-521-5247


How to Make a Home More User-Friendly for Deaf or Hard of Hearing People



MPACT (Missouri Parents Act)
A statewide advocacy, information, and resource organization serving children with disabilities, their families, and consumers.
800-743-7634








Missouri State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
900 W. Nifong, Suite 210, Columbia, MO 65203-4467
573-441-6327; Toll Free: 1-877-222-8961; Fax: 573-884-5250
Send Contact Questions to: Louis Gatewood, District Supervisor

Services: Vocational rehabilitation services, guidance, evaluation, job training and placement,
assistance with accommodations, other services as needed for a positive employment outcome
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Physical or mental impediment/disability which makes it difficult to obtain
employment




Services for Independent Living
1401 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO 65201
573-874-1646 Fax: 573-874-3564
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

info@silcolumbia.org
silcolumbia.org


Services for Independent Living (SIL) is a non-profit Center for Independent Living that promotes independence for persons with disabilities, seniors, and veterans by following the Independent Living Philosophy. We provide five core services: Advocacy, Independent Living Skills, Information & Referral, Peer Support, and Transition. 
Our services include:  Assistive devices/technology information, demonstration, and technical assistance, a hands-on demonstration center, equipment loans, and ramp installation. Our reutilization program accepts donations of gently used fully functional durable medical equipment.
Youth programs and services for ages 13-32 aids transition into adulthood and is provided in individualized and group settings. Year-round support groups, activities, and classes on pre-employment and work readiness, financial literacy, cooking, healthy relationships, social skills. 
Personal Care Services include Consumer-Directed Service: the consumer chooses, hires, and directs their attendant, In-Home Service: the attendant is employed by SIL but the consumer directs their activities. Applications for aides and attendants are continuously accepted.
Aging in Place assists individuals age 55+ to remain active in the community, reduce isolation, and maximize their independence.
Transportation Services provides door-to-door service.
Volunteer services is always accepting individuals to assist in our mission.
Fee: Most services are free (there may be low cost fees for transportation service).
Eligibility: People with disabilities, seniors, and veterans.
Geographic Area Served: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Randolph.



Unlimited Opportunities
1620 West Ashley Rd., PO Box 239, Boonville, MO 65233
660-882-5576  or  877-582-5576   Fax: 660- 882-7483
jennifer.waibel@uoi.org

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Services: Sheltered workshop, vocational training and development, school to work program,
and supported employment.
Eligibility: Disabled members of Cooper and Howard counties. Services provided as funding is
available.
Fee: None



Wonderland Camp
Address: 18591 Miller Circle, Rocky Mount, MO 65072
Phone: (573) 392-1000
Fax: N/A
Hours: Office: 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (M-F); Camp operation: May-August

Services: Summer residential camp for individuals who are physically and mentally challenged
Fee: Full cost $680 per week (cost subject to change)
Eligibility: For individuals age 6-80 who are physically and mentally challenged

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