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Disability

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



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



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 (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



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 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 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: 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (M-F)

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



Unlimited Opportunities
1620 West Ashley Rd., PO Box 239, Boonville, MO 65233
877-582-5576 or 660-882-5576   Fax: 660- 882-7483
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 $475 per week (cost subject to change)
Eligibility: For individuals age 6-80 who are physically and mentally challenged

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