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Central Connections, Inc.
3236 Emerald Lane, Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65109
573-635-6804 Fax: 573-635-7681

Central Connections provides case management for individuals in Cole County with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  
Eligibility:  Individuals must have a developmental disability that began before the age of 22, and is likely to continue indefinitely.  The disability results in substantial limitations with two or more of the following:  living and working independently; written or verbal communication, self-direction, learning, mobility, or self-care.

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

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

Cole County Residential Services, INC
1908 Boggs Creek Road Jefferson City, MO 65109          
573-634-4555 Fax: 573-634-4352  

Residential facilities provide 24/7 support and assistance to adults with developmental disabilities in all activities of daily care. Respite services provider for temporary and short term oversight of the safety, well-being and daily living care needs of a person with developmental disabilities ages thirteen and older.

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

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

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

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 Helpline (International)

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

MORE Group (Missouri Rehabilition and Employment Group)           
1401 South West Blvd., Ste. 101, Jefferson City, MO 65109                   
573-635-6621 Fax: 573-635-6623

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.

Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
1500 A. South ridge Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109 
573-751-2343 Fax: 573-526-4474

Voc Rehab specializes in employment and training services that can assist you in becoming employed. A VR counselor will determine your eligibility for services. To be eligible, you need to have a physical or mental impairment that causes problems with working and need VR services to be successfully employed. Once eligible, you will work with a counselor who will help you develop a plan for your rehabilitation.

New Horizons Community Support Services, Inc.
2013 William Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109 

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Mon.-Fri.) 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. New Horizons is a nonprofit corporation certified by the MO Dept. of Mental Health and accredited by CARF. 
Eligibility: Adults residing in Cole County with severe and persistent mental illness. 
Funding: Dept. of Mental Health, Medicaid, Medicare. 
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-833-3915.
Intake Procedures: Phone, walk-in, or by referral to get a screening appointment.
New Horizons provides people with support so they can learn to manage the impact that mental illness has on their daily life. We find that people with mental illness and substance use disorders often need support with finding a psychiatrist, obtaining medication, and learning to manage their symptoms; finding and keeping housing; finding and keeping a job; and learning to manage their time in productive ways. We assist people with severe and persistent mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders by providing quality psychiatric rehabilitation services. We offer people hope, kindness, and respect for their process of recovery, while helping them effectively manage their lives.

The Special Learning Center
1115 Fairgrounds Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65109
573-634-3070   FAX 573-636-3247
The Special Learning Center provides comprehensive, early intervention services for children with developmental delays and disabilities. Children served in the Special Learning Center program have delays ranging from mild to severe. Children without delays also attend the Special Learning Center and serve as friends and role models to their peers. In this program, our classrooms offer a warm, caring environment where individualized and appropriate learning activities for each child are offered. Students are grouped by developmental and age levels into early childhood classes. Sign language classes, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy are offered on site and in the outlying school district. We also have a childcare center called Crayon Kids.  Student/teacher ratios are kept to a minimum to maximize each student’s progress and help prepare students for entry into public school or their next educational placement.

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