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Missouri

1. State CHIP Program
MC+ for Children
Missouri Department of Social Services
(888) 275-5908

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Debby Parsons, Coordinator
Special Education Services
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 522-8762; (866) 583-2392 (First Steps)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Kate Numerick, Director
Effective Practices Section
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-0187
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
Melodie Friedebach, Assistant Commissioner
Division of Special Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-4444
Web & E-mail

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Becky Kemna, Coordinator of Federal Programs, Early Childhood, School Improvement, and Accreditation
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-4104
Web & E-mail

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Jeanne Loyd, Assistant Commissioner
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Education
3024 Dupont Circle
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0525
(573) 751-3251
Web

Coordinator for Transition Services
Julia LePage, Assistant Director
Special Education Effective Practices Section
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
(573) 751-0625
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Susan Pritchard-Green, Director
Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities
1706 E. Elm
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-8611; (800) 500-7878 (In MO)
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Agency
Dr. Ron Dittemore, Interim Director
Department of Mental Health
1706 East Elm
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-3070; (800) 364-9687
Web

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Patricia Carter, Ph.D., Clinical Director
Missouri Department of Mental Health
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-0142
Web & E-mail

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Carl F. Calkins, Director
UMKC Institute for Human Development
Health Sciences Building
2220 Holmes Street, 3rd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 235-1770; (800) 444-0821 (V)
(800) 452-1185 (TTY)
Web

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Shawn de Loyola, Executive Director
Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services
925 S. Country Club Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 659-0678; (800) 392-8667
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Gary Harbison, Chief
Special Health Care Needs
Department of Health and Senior Services
930 Wildwood Drive
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-6246; (800) 451-0669
Web

NICHCY

Updated: July, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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