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Access Arts-School of Services, Inc.
1724 McAlester Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 875-0275
accessarts@schoolofservice.org

Hours: Studio Hours 9:00 am- 5:00 pm. Daily class schedules available
Services: Quality art classes accessible to people of all ages, incomes, backgrounds and abilities, including people with disabilities, to elevate people to a higher level of creativity in which art becomes a threshold to life.
Eligibility: Anyone with interest in the classes from age 4 through senior citizens
Fees: Sliding scale (free to full cost based on ability to pay)


Alternative Community Training, Inc
Address: 2200 Burlington Columbia, MO 65202
(573)474-9446 - (573) 474-7458
mhassemer@actservices.org

Hours:   Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday.  All services are designed to meet the needs of individuals, which can be anywhere from a few hours a day (or week) to twenty-four hours per day. 

Services:  Supported Employment, Employment Services, Pre-Vocational Services, Transition Services, Day Program, Community Living, Community Integration, Respite.

Eligibility:   Must have sponsorship or referral organization to pay fees.  Referring organizations include:  Central Missouri Regional Office, Boone County Family Resources, Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Rehabilitation Services for the Blind.

Fees:  Funded through state and federal sources.  Self-pay is an option




Boone County Family Resources
1209 East Walnut, Columbia, MO 65201
(573)874-1995   (573)443-2864

Hours: 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday
Services: Supported living residential programs, life skills training, early intervention services, family and community living support services, and case management/service coordination.
Eligibility: Boone County residents with a developmental disability: mental or physical impairment (excludes mental illness) ; occurred before age 22; results in major difficulties with either: walking ,talking, self care, self-direction-learning, living independently; or getting and keeping a job; is lifelong or of extended duration; requires individualized and coordinated services and assistance
Fees: Sliding scale



Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
4895 E. Highway 163 Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 875-8556    Fax: (573)442-6186
cedarcreektrc@gmail.com

Hours:3-5 pm and 5-7 pm Wednesday, 2-4 pm and 4:30-6:30 pm Thursday, 4:30-6:30 pm
Friday, and 9:30-11:30 am Saturday
Services: Horseback riding for children and adults with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities; classes include: recreation riding, equestrian occupational therapy and sport therapy
Eligibility: Riders usually begin at 2, all types of disabilities
Fees: Call for information, funding can be provided by BCFR, DMH, and CMCR; scholarships available



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



Central MO Subcontracting Enterprises
4040 S. Bearfield Rd., Columbia, MO 65201
(573)442-6935    Fax: (573)499-0586

Hours: 8-4pm Monday through Friday
Services: Employment opportunities for adults with disabilities who have state certification
Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older, have a mental or physical disability, and be certified with Vocational Rehabilitation
Fees: No cost to the employee, actual contract work pays for bulk or workshop operations



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



Columbia Public Schools, Special Education Program
1818 West Worley, Columbia, MO 65203
(573)214-3400   Fax: (73)214-3401

Hours: 7:30-4:30 Monday-Friday
Services: A variety of special education programs for children ages 3-21 with disabilities
Fee: None
Eligibility: Contact agency for details


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



Hearing Aid Helpline (International)
800-521-5247



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



Missouri First Steps
N 1st St, Columbia, MO 65203
866-583-2392

https://www.mofirststeps.com/

First Steps is Missouri's Early Intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or developmental delays. The program is designed to meet the needs of families related to enhancing their child's development, learning, and participation in family and community life.



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



Missouri State Office of Administration, Governor’s Council on Disability
301 W. High St., Room 250A, PO Box 1668 Jefferson City, MO 65102
800-877-8249   Fax: (573)526-4109
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F) 

Services: Advocate training, civil rights, community education services, community resource referral, conferences, consumer education, disability awareness, resources, referrals, and services, resource directory.
Fee: None
Eligibility: Anyone who needs assistance



MORE Group (Missouri Rehabilition and Employment Group) 
1900 N. Providence Rd. Ste. 327, Columbia, MO 65202
573-499-1220    fax: 573-499-1227

This agency promotes individualized, quality services, resulting in successful relationships between persons with disabilities and businesses. MORE Group, operating as a private community rehabilitation provider, shall provide 1) access and delivery of services to persons with disabilities and other employment barriers and 2) employment, compensation be it rate of pay or fringe benefits, job-related training, career advancement, demotion, transfer, and other conditions of employment to eligible or qualified individuals.



MU Adult Day Connection
137 Clark Hall,Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-7070 FAX: 573-884-4797 
kieslingjw@health.missouri.edu 
adcshp.missouri.edu 

Hours: Campus: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (M-F) 
Services: Daytime health care for adults 18 and over: nursing supervision, exercise, therapeutic activities, educational experiences, hot lunch; access to therapeutic exercise and social services; respite for caregivers 
Fee: Yes, accepts Medicaid, VA, limited number of scholarships, and CMAAA funding available 
Eligibility: Seniors and adults with disabling conditions that need assistance of one person 
Intake Procedures: Inquiry by phone, appointment required 
Required Documentation for Services: Doctor’s orders for adult day health care, TB test, Medicaid authorization for services if applicable, documentation of need for sliding scale fee or scholarship 
Geographic Area Served: Central Missouri with focus on Boone Co



MU Assessment and Consultation Clinic
701 S. 5th (205 Lewis Hall), Columbia, MO 65211
(573)882-5092    Fax: (573)884-3399
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

Services: Comprehensive psychological evaluations and interventions for children, adults, couples and families, Services for; giftedness, learning disabilities, ADHD, behavioral and emotional difficulties, and disability and vocational preparedness; Counseling for depression, anxiety, trauma, death and bereavement, coping with life transitions, eating/body image concerns, sexual orientation, dual career issues, social skills, infertility/pregnancy, post-partum
adjustment and parenting, children’s behavioral and emotional difficulties
Fee: Varies, private referrals are paid by clients
Eligibility: Preschool to adult, all income levels



MU Library Services for Persons with Disabilities
104 Ellis Library, University of Missouri Campus
Phone: (573)882-4701  Fax: (573)882-6034
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

Services: Tours of Ellis Library; assistance with MU Library’s on-line catalog and computerized reference tools, retrieval of materials from the library stacks; assistance in photocopying
materials
Fee: None
Eligibility: Must be a person with a disability



MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders
205 Portland Street, Columbia, MO 65201
(573)884-6052   
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

Services: Diagnostic evaluations; health-related services; early intervention services; child and family counseling; speech/language and occupational therapies, educational consultation; integrated support services for young adults; resource identification and care coordination
Fee: Call for information
Eligibility: No limitations for services



NAMI of Columbia (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
307 Locust Street, Suite A, Columbia, MO 65201
(573)449-3777

https://www.nami.org/

Services: Support groups for mentally ill persons and their families; advocacy; educational materials (lending library of books and tapes); Courses: Provider Education, Family to Family
Training, Visions for Tomorrow for young families, Peer to Peer; volunteer opportunities; newsletters and publications; living with Schizophrenia presentation for public, clubs, groups.
Fee: None
Eligibility: No restrictions


National Federation for the Blind
3910 Tropical Lane, Columbia, MO 65202
(533)884-1774     Fax: (573)442-5617
Hours: 8:00-8:00 (7 days a week, leave message

Services: Advocacy; training in skills for the blind; generate public awareness of blindness; assistance in finding employment, referrals to community resources, can travel training, aids and appliances; braille information and assistance
Fee: None
Eligibility: No restrictions



New Horizons Community Support Services, Inc.
1408 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO 65109
(573)443-0405     Fax: (573)875-2557
Hours: 8:00-4:30 (M-F)

New Horizons assists adults with disabling mental illnesses as well as adults with co-occurring substance use disorders. Services: Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program which includes Community Support, Healthcare Home, Medication Services, Crisis Intervention and Resolution, Counseling Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation (day program), and Residential Services. In Boone County New Horizons also offers a homeless outreach program, Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH). New Horizons is a nonprofit corporation certified by the MO Dept. of Mental Health and accredited by CARF.
Eligibility: Adults residing in Boone County with severe and persistent mental illness.
Funding: Dept. of Mental Health, Medicaid, Medicare, and the PATH grant.
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-395-2132.
Intake Procedures: Phone, walk-in, or by referral to get a screening appointment.



OATS, Inc.
2501 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 101 or 103, Columbia, MO
(573)443-4516  Fax: (573)874-1914
Hours: 7:00-5:00 (M-F)

OATS transportation is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin.



Services for Independent Living
1401 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 874-1646  TDD 573-874-4121   Fax: (573) 874-3564
Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (M-F)
tchapman@silcolumbia.org

Services: Independent living services and skills development; Missouri Arts Program; information, referral, and advocacy; peer support; transportation; speaker’s bureau; recreation opportunities; volunteer opportunities; personal care attendant referral; head injury services; men’s and women’s support group; P.A.V.E. (People Advocating for the Voice of Equality);
Missouri Agr. ability project
Fee: Most services are free, may be some fees for transportation
Eligibility: Person with a disability
Geographic Area Served: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Randolph 
Foreign Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian, French, German and Chinese



UCP Child Development Center
3804 Santiago Dr., Columbia, MO 65203
573-449-6783   FAX:  573-449-8963
brookinsc@ucpheartland.org

Services: Child Development Center offers individualized early care and education for children with and without disabilities ages 6 weeks to 6 years, before/after school care with transportation to and from MillCreek, Rock Bridge and Grant, summer day camp for ages 6 to 12; Friday evening respite program for children with disabilities and their families. 
Fee: Varies by program, accepts Child Care subsidy 
Eligibility: 6 weeks to 12 years of age for early care and education, under 16 for other services 
Intake Procedure: Phone or walk-in 
Required Documentation for Services: Enrollment packet 
Geographic Area Served: Columbia and surrounding area



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



Woodhaven Learning Center, Inc.
Address: 1405 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: (573) 875-6181
Fax: (573) 876-7303
Hours: 7:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. (M-F)

Services: Community-based supported living and day program services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Fee: Yes
Eligibility: Department of Mental Health eligibility.
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