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Audrain Developmental Disability Services
222 East Jackson Mexico, MO. 65265
573-581-8210 Fax: 573-581-5204
http://www.audraindds.org

Services: Residential Programs, Group Homes, Semi-Independent Apartment Living, Community Services Personal Assistance, Independent Living Services, Natural Home Supports, Developmental Training Center (Day Program), Audrain County Supported Employment Services, Transportation Services, Advocacy and Referral Family Support.


Arthur Center
321 West Promenade Mexico Mo. 65265
573-582-1234 Fax: 573-582-7304 Crisis line: 800-833-2064 
https://arthurcenter.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00; One Saturday per month Services: Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation for Adults, Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation for Children and Youth, Access Crisis Intervention, Outpatient Mental Health. Fee: Medicaid, Sliding Scale, and most insurances



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
Geographic area: 13 counties of Central Missouri
Fees: Sliding scale



Claim Program (Medicare issues)
200 N. Keene St. Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 817-8300 or (800) 390-3330   Fax: (573) 817-8341
Hours: 9-4 pm Monday through Friday

Services: Counseling for Medicare beneficiaries and their families regarding Medicare issues
Eligibility: Individuals over 65 or disabled and Medicare eligible, and their family members,
care givers, or authorized representatives
Fees: None



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.  




Evergreen Counseling Services 
118 S. Jefferson Street Mexico, MO 65265 

Services: Goal is to make sure that families have the necessary supports, services, and resources that they need to raise healthy, happy and successful children. First Steps works with Missouri families of children age birth to three by ensuring that coordinated services are provided as conveniently as possible. Fee: None


Handi-Shop, Incorporated
508 East Liberty Mexico, MO. 65265
573-581-1191 Fax: 573-581-0966
http://www.handi-shop.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00-3:00 Services: Provides employment for disabled adults. Assembly work manufacturing and recycling in an industrial atmosphere. Eligibility: Certification from Vocational Rehabilitation is required. Age 16+



Hearing Aid Helpline (International)
800-521-5247



DeafLEAD (The L.E.A.D. Institute)
2502 W. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: Voice/TTY (573)445-5005
Mid-Mo Crisis Line: (573)445-5035 or 1-888-761-4357
MO Deafline: (573)445-5059 or 1-800-380-3323  Fax: (573)445-5088
slogan@midamerica.net

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; Deafline Missouri Crisis Hotline; Crisis Video Phone, 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,
Fee: Sign language classes – call for current fee
Eligibility: Services provided as needed



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

If you want to work but have a disability that keeps you from finding, keeping or advancing in a job, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) may be able to help you.  VR specializes in employment and training services that can assist you in becoming employed.
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


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

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