Agencies offering a service or support for people with developmental disabilities and their families

The Directory of Resources is an alphabetical listing of agencies by service category. There are 10 services categories. Many agencies are listed under two or more categories. Each of these agencies offers a service or support for people with developmental disabilities and their families. It is the hope of the DDRB that this directory will assist you in identifying programs to obtain the services needed as well as offer choices. Please feel free to contact any of the agencies listed for information or direction in meeting your needs. It is the mission of each of these agencies to provide services and programs to support you and your family.

Step 1: Select a Category

Step 2: Select an Agency

ABA Squad

ADDRESS
9530 Trescott Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63114
CONTACT
305-290-2493
786-800-5433
INFO

An ABA clinical company that provides high quality, ethically oriented applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Services include ABA therapy, early intervention, social skills groups, school-readiness preparation, tutoring, early literacy training, and parent and professionals training.

ADA Center-Great Plains Region

ADDRESS
100 Corporate Lake Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
CONTACT
1-800-949-4232
573-884-4925
INFO

Phone 573-882-3600 (V/TTY) Provides technical assistance by phone and electronically for questions relating to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Calls are confidential and knowledgeable staff is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. central time to provide compliance solutions. The Great Plains Region serves Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.

Adam Morgan Foundation

ADDRESS
2440 Executive Drive, Suite 200
Saint Charles, MO 63304
CONTACT
636-922-4800
INFO

DDRB provides funding for the following program:

TECHNOLOGY FOR INDEPENDENCE: Offers individuals and when applicable, their direct support staff, with in-person and virtual instructional sessions on the use of technology to increase accessibility in various life areas.

 

Adapt-Ability

Adapt-Ability

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
9355 Dielman Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132
CONTACT
314-432-1101
314-432-0780
INFO

Toll Free: 866-370-0001 The agency mission is to enable people with disabilities through technology. Assistive technology services include: assessment of the person, device, family, and environment; training and support for use of devices, including maintenance, repair, and modifications. Services focus on seating/mobility, home modifications, and job site accommodations. Serves persons with developmental disabilities of varying ages.

Affordable Colleges Online

ADDRESS
CONTACT
INFO

The Affordable Colleges Online link provides students with disabilities and their families with a nice succinct guide on resources and questions to explore when making college choices, exploring financial aid, securing accommodations and seeking employment.

Alzheimer's Association of St. Louis

ADDRESS
9370 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
CONTACT
314-432-3422
314-432-3824
INFO

Agency is committed to enhancing care and support services for individuals and families. Services include family support and education, community education and professional training. No referral necessary.

Americans With Disabilities Act

ADDRESS
U.S. Department of Justice
9350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section NYA
Washington,, DC 20530
CONTACT
1-800-514-0301
INFO

United States Justice Department, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) website offers information, publications, and technical assistance regarding ADA regulations.

Angel Sense GPS

ADDRESS
CONTACT
646-770-2950
INFO

A wearable GPS and voice monitoring system for individuals who may wander or elope.

Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

ADDRESS
Pamela Merkle
2385 Hampton, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63139
CONTACT
314-647-8100
314-647-8105
INFO

Services include consumer driven retirement support groups, in-home support, referral, retirement planning, an annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference, and off-site day habilitation contracts with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Individuals eligible to receive services have a diagnosis of a developmental disability, are 50 years of age or older who are recently retired or currently in some type of vocation.

DDRB provides funding for the following two projects:

RETIREMENT GROUP SUPPORT: Serves individuals age 50 and older who have been employed to increase their independence, make informed choices and exercise their leadership abilities within group settings in the community.

RETIREMENT PLANNING – INDIVIDUAL: Assists individuals age 50 and over  who are considering retirement or who are already retired. Services  encompass all life areas including retirement feasibility as well as connections for engaging in non-work activities.

 

 

AUCD Association of University Centers on Disabilities

ADDRESS
1100 Wayne Ave.
Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
CONTACT
301-588-8252
301-588-2842
INFO

Association of University Centers on Disabilities is a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. The website offers numerous resources.

AXEL Transportation

ADDRESS
46 Worthington Access Dr, Suite G
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
CONTACT
(314) 309-2006
INFO

Provides passenger transportation for the logistics needs of healthcare and education institutions. Offers transportation solutions specifically tailored to each client’s needs and is focused on the customer experience.

BCI

ADDRESS
200 Trade Center Dr. West
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-978-4300
636-978-4343
INFO

BCI is a not-for-profit packaging company that provides a choice of productive and fulfilling employment to adults with disabilities. BCI offers a range of employment opportunities, work environments and skills needed to employ people to their level of developed capability. BCI is certified by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Missouri State Department of Education. Requires referral from Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation/case manager.

DDRB provides funding for the following projects:

BENEFITS SPECIALIST: Provides benefits planning assistance regarding Social Security, Medicaid, Ticket to Work, ABLE Accounts and more.

SHELTERED WORKSHOP: Facility-based employment for adults in various packaging and light industrial jobs. 

SKILLS CENTER:: Provides vocational training in manufacturing, customer relationship  management software training, or hospitality/housekeeping to acquire the skills necessary for  competitive employment.

EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION SPECIALIST: Assists individuals with setting progressive goals that can lead to work opportunities in community employment. These goals address soft-skills, employment skills and barriers to competitive employment.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT: Provides services of up to 6 hours or less per month to support an individual in competitive community employment.

 

BCI Skills Center

ADDRESS
Todd Streff
2026 Trade Center Drive
Saint Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-875-5251
INFO

Individuals with disabilities are offered the opportunity to observe and chose from different career paths and receive individualized vocational instruction to achieve work ready skills in competitive employment. By partnering with local companies, businesses gain a pipeline of well trained, qualified and dedicated employees. In addition to vocational training, each student at the Skills Center learns vital soft skills including appearance, attitude, verbal and non-verbal communication, teamwork, problem solving, financial literacy, interviewing, networking and more. Benefits Planning is a stand-alone program to help individuals and families understand ABLE accounts, Ticket to Work Health Assurance and how work affects public benefits such as Medicaid and Social Security. It is available to anyone at no cost and regardless of enrollment to the Skills Center’s services.

Behavior Intervention Services

ADDRESS
10176 Corporate Square Dr., Suite 220
Creve Coeur, MO 63132-2924
CONTACT
314-395-9375
INFO

Provides residential services in a variety of settings through funding from the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Federal Medicaid Waiver.

Behavior Solutions

ADDRESS
Dr. Colin Peeler
44 Port West Court
St. Charles, MO 63303
CONTACT
636-493-9299
INFO

Provides effective behavior services that focus on skill building in the individual, training for the family, and staff/caregiver training. Principals of behavior, characteristics and associated symptoms of various developmental disabilities, common problems, effective strategies for teaching new skills and decreasing problem behaviors, behavior therapy techniques, and training on how to train others is offered. Individuals eligible to receive services have a diagnosis of a developmental disability and are living in their natural home. No age restrictions.

The DDRB provides funding for the following program:

TEACHING OTHERS TO TEACH:  Classroom based workshops for families and support teams that provide effective strategies for teaching new skills, decreasing problem behaviors and utilizing behavior therapy techniques.

Benchmark Human Services

ADDRESS
1215 Fern Ridge Parkway, Suite 204
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
CONTACT
314-542-9806
INFO

Provides residential services in a variety of settings through funding from the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Federal Medicaid Waiver.

BHR-Behavioral Health Response CRISIS HOTLINE

ADDRESS
CONTACT
800-811-4760
INFO

Additional Hotline numbers: 314-469-6644 and 314-469-3638 (TTY). BHR provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services, and critical incident stress management (CISM). BHR’s crisis hotline and mobile outreach services are provided free of charge to the public by paid professional staff who have masters degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines. Mobile outreach is offered on crisis calls where callers would benefit from a higher level of intervention. Master level mental health professionals are sent to caller’s residence or to a local agency to meet face to face and complete a crisis assessment for the purpose of making recommendations for care. Follow-up services are available to help facilitate callers’ connection to needed services.

BILY (Because I Love You) Parent Group

ADDRESS
Help Line
801 First Capitol
St. Charles, MO 63301
INFO

BILY is a self-help program by parents for parents of troubled children. The group can help assess the crisis in the family and help with a plan of action regarding the behavior that is acceptable in your home. Meetings are every Monday from 7:30pm-9:30pm at First United Methodist Church, 801 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, MO.

Booneslick Regional Planning Commission

ADDRESS
CONTACT
636-456-3473
INFO

The DDRB provides funding for:

MO RIDES: This program coordinates affordable rides for people with transportation challenges. Mobility managers assist with finding the most affordable public transportation options to meet your specific needs. This service especially benefits senior citizens and individuals with disabilities by helping locate transportation companies that can transport to work, medical appointments, shopping and more.

Boonslick State School

ADDRESS
Louis Freeman, Principal
321 Knaust Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-441-6465
636-272-0551
INFO

(serves St. Charles County children from 5 – 21 years)

Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc., St. Louis Chapter

ADDRESS
2265 Schuetz Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
CONTACT
314-426-4024
314-426-3290
INFO

Supports individuals with T.B.I. (Traumatic Brain Injury) and A.B.I (Acquired Brain Injury) and their families through information and referral, resource library, education and training, advocacy efforts, socialization and recreational activities, summer camp, and support group opportunities. No referral necessary.

Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

ADDRESS
Division of Medical Genetics
Department of Pediatrics
1465 South Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
CONTACT
314-577-5600
314-268-4035
INFO

Genetic evaluation and counseling, chromosome analysis, DNA testing for specific disorders, biochemical studies and referral to other medical specialists.

Caring Solutions

ADDRESS
Madeleine Hawn
1852 Craig Park Court
St. Louis, MO 63146
CONTACT
314-942-7350
314-942-7347
INFO

Provides services that support individuals with personal care, social activities, behavioral supports, health, vocation and transportation. Services are typically provided in the following community settings: In-Home Supports, Shared Living Arrangements, Individualized Supported Living (ISL), Group Homes and Independent Supported Living Assistance (ISLA). Services are customized to meet individual needs in a manner that maintains the dignity and respect of both the individual and staff providing the service.

DDRB provides funding for the following program:

INDEPENDENT SUPPORTED LIVING ASSISTANCE: Provides services of up to 50 hours per month to support an individual to live independently in the community. Supports promote the development of skills for independence for the individual to stay in their own residence and access the community.

Center for Autism Education

ADDRESS
105 Sheriff Dierker Court
O'Fallon, MO 63366
CONTACT
636-978-7785
636-978-7885
INFO

The Center for Autism Education is a non-profit organization licensed by the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education. The agency delivers education and therapy to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or developmental disabilities as contracted by local school districts. The Center implements each student’s IEP including all therapies for students age 6 to 21. The Center also offers various before and after school programs and therapies including social skills training, an Asperger’s social club, ABA therapy, O.T., P.T. and speech language therapy. For these programs individual must have a developmental disability and be between the ages of 6 to 21. Transition services are addressed in the student’s IEP. ADULT DAY SERVICES focuses on independence in all aspects of daily living for individuals age 21 and older. Vocational skills and building peer relationships are also addressed. Day Services provides community integration by participating in leisure activities such as swimming, going to the library, bowling, eating at restaurants, going to movies and making small purchases. PARENT TRAINING: Provides training to assist parents with helping their child of any age relate to others, foster speech and language development, create an optimal learning environment and handling challenging behaviors, Serves St. Charles County and all 4 surrounding counties. No referral necessary. Fees vary.

Center for Hearing & Speech

ADDRESS
9835 Manchester Road
Rock Hill, MO 63119
CONTACT
314-968-4710
314-968-4762
INFO

Hearing testing, hearing aids and repairs, assistive devices, speech evaluation, and speech therapy. All ages and abilities served. No referral necessary.

Center for Online Education

ADDRESS
P.O. Box 52755
Houston, TX 77052
CONTACT
202-367-9383
INFO

An independent organization that provides resources to college bound students with disabilities to succeed in college. This site provides advice and next steps when considering which college to attend as well as a brief list of links to web applications and software programs that aid students with various disabilities. Be sure to explore the resources tab.

Centers for Disease Control

ADDRESS
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
CONTACT
800-232-4637
INFO

Offers information and free resources regarding specific conditions with links to other websites.

Central Institute for the Deaf

ADDRESS
825 South Taylor Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
CONTACT
314-977-0132
314-977-0023
INFO

School for hearing-impaired children that provides hearing, speech and language evaluation; independent educational evaluations; advocacy; interpreting; assistive listening technology; and information and referral. No referral is necessary.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

ADDRESS
Jenna Gehrdes
3208 E. Colonial Drive, #241
Orlando, FL 32803
CONTACT
855-329-1008
INFO

Community Outreach members provide free educational information, financial options and emotional support for parents and children diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Champ Assistance Dogs

ADDRESS
4910 Parker Road
Florissant, MO 63033
CONTACT
314-653-9466
INFO

A nonprofit organization which places skilled service dogs with people who have disabilities to help them lead lives of greater independence, and places facility dogs with professionals who utilize their dogs’ special skills in healthcare facilities, courthouses, and children’s advocacy centers.

Children's Hospital Transgender Center

ADDRESS
CONTACT
INFO

The Washington University Transgender Center at Children’s Hospital St. Louis offers the only multidisciplinary care available to children and adolescents in the St. Louis region who identify as a gender different from the sex they were assigned at birth. The Center’s physicians, nurses, therapists and support staff are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive and welcoming environment in which transgender people may receive the education, medical assistance and mental-health counseling they need to make decisions that will impact their well-being throughout their lives.

Community Choice, Inc.

ADDRESS
9666 Olive Blvd., Suite 380
St. Louis, MO 63105
CONTACT
314-453-9981
INFO

Provides residential services in a variety of settings through funding from the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Federal Medicaid Waiver.

Community Council of St. Charles County

ADDRESS
Todd Barnes
427 Spencer Road, #255
St. Peters, MO 63338-0219
CONTACT
636-978-2277
636-978-6226
INFO

The Community Council leads community-based efforts in St. Charles County to address health and human service needs through planning and research, organizing coalitions, creating pilot projects, coordinating services, mobilizing community-building initiatives, engaging volunteers, and advocating for needed changes, advising funders and policy-makers, linking people with services through information and referral and directories, and much more.

Community Living, Inc.

ADDRESS
1040 St. Peters-Howell Rd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-970-2800
636-970-2810
INFO

Community Living, Inc. provides life enriching services for people of all ages with developmental disabilities. Adult program (ages 18+) include residential, recreation, out-of-home and in-home respite, employment, and support services for adults (day habilitation). Youth programs include in-home respite (all ages), facility based respite (ages 6 to 21), and after school teen club, school break camps and recreational opportunities (ages 12 to 21). School break camps are full day and available throughout the year. Referrals are necessary for all programs.

The DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

CENTER-BASED RESPITE: Serves individuals ages 6-21 who demonstrate significant aggressive and/or destructive behaviors who may otherwise be at risk for out of home placement. The program allows the caregiver periodic relief from the responsibilities of caring for their child. Services are offered from 6:00 p.m. Friday to 6:00  p.m. Sunday.

CONSULTATIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT: Behavioral consultant services for children ages 6-21 who require behavioral supports to participate in the SOAR and Respite Center programs.

IN-HOME RESPITE:  Periodic relief for parents from the responsibilities of caring for their child and offers opportunities to tend to their personal needs. Families choose their own provider.

RECREATION:  Community based recreation and leisure opportunities for adults. Individualized services are offered as needed.

RESPITE CARE HOME:  Out of home respite for individuals of any age needing short-term care for a minimum of 24 hours, including those with medical needs.  Community Living staff authorize respite hours for families. DDRB funds assist in the daily operation of the respite home.

SOAR TEEN PROGRAM: Social and therapeutic support services for teens aged 12 through the year after high school graduation needing protective oversight when after school, summer and school break child care is no longer available. Activities are offered to improve social, educational and recreational needs.

BUILDING EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TRAINING (BEST) – PILOT PROJECT: Provides individualized skill building that address an individual’s unique barriers to employment.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT: Provides services of up to 6 hours or less per month to support an individual in competitive community employment.

Compass Health Network

ADDRESS
1032 Crosswinds Court
Wentzville, MO 63385
CONTACT
636-332-6000
636-332-9950
INFO

Formerly Crider Center for Health. Provides primary health care, dental and mental health services for residents in St. Charles, Franklin, Lincoln, and Warren Counties. Services include school and home-based programs including prevention and early intervention mental health services for children and youth; rehabilitation services for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disorder; clinical services including assessment, psychiatry, medication management, and crisis intervention; and residential services for adults in a variety of settings through funding by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Federal Medicaid Waiver.

Consultants for Community

Consultants for Community

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
Rachel Morgan
2440 Executive Drive, Suite 200
St. Charles, MO 63303
CONTACT
636-922-4800
636-922-4803
INFO

This educational consulting group provides workshops on various disability related topics including, but not limited to, Social Capital and Natural Supports, Areas of Autism Competency, IDEA/504 Process and Responsibilities, and Behavior as Communication. The staff also assists in creating collaborative partnerships between families, educators, administrators, community organizations, and others to promote positive outcomes in all aspects of life.

Creative Concepts for Living, Inc.

ADDRESS
7125 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
Hazelwood, MO 63042
CONTACT
314-731-0075
314-731-0080
INFO

Individuals of all ages who have a disability are eligible for services. CCL currently provides independent supported living services to individuals who reside in St. Charles County, St. Louis County, St. Louis City and Jefferson County. A referral is necessary from DMH if Medicaid is to fund services. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Deaf and Hearing Impaired Student Guide

ADDRESS
CONTACT
INFO

The online Guide for Deaf & Hearing Impaired College Students offers helpful information geared toward hearing impaired and deaf college students. Topics include what technology is available, colleges and scholarships for the deaf, and mobile apps for students who are deaf.

Deaf Inter-Link Interpreting Services

ADDRESS
100 St. Francis St., Suite 206
Florissant, MO 63031
CONTACT
314-837-7757
314-837-0777
INFO

TTY: 314-837-7470 Non-profit organization providing sign language interpreting services. Offers a full-time administrative staff during normal business hours. Interpreting services accessible 24 hours a day through the emergency dispatch system.

Delta Center for Independent Living

ADDRESS
3833 McClay Rd., #61
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-926-8761
636-447-0341
INFO

Provides services to support individuals with disabilities in living independently, including: information & referral; training in skills needed to live independently; advocacy support; transportation to medical appointments and for essential shopping; personal care attendants. Eligibility: Person with disability able to direct own care. Serving St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren Counties. No referral necessary.

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments

ADDRESS
1750 S. Big Bend Blvd.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
CONTACT
314-776-1300
314-776-7808
INFO

Professional staff of certified educators, therapists and specialists provide a range of highly specialized services to children up to age three with diagnosed visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities. Services vary according to need and are designed to encourage each child’s optimal development. Services can be provided in the home or elsewhere if the child is attending a day care center or other program in the community. The frequency and length of the visits are determined according to the needs of the child and family.

Dentably

ADDRESS
CONTACT
INFO

A website that provides a down syndrome and dental care guide for caregivers and family members of people with down syndrome to locate and prepare for a dental visit along with tips and care for instilling good oral hygiene habits.

Developing Minds Therapy Services

Developing Minds Therapy Services

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
Clinical Director LenEll Kelley
2 Cityplace Drive, Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO 63141
CONTACT
314-626-0306
314-689-0306
INFO

Provides treatment focused on equipping pre-school and school-age children with autism with the functional skills they need to interact with the world around them. Treatment involves collaboration between the families served, staff, and outside providers to provide treatment services that are designed to best fit individual needs. Evidence-based treatments are focused on creating behavioral changes that are functional and socially significant. Both applied behavior analysis services and counseling services are provided to address skills needed to navigate everyday life challenges and stressors. Services include: Direct ABA Therapy; Counseling; Parent Training; Social Skills Groups; Parent Education; Community Integration Programs; IFSP/IEP Support; Coordination of Care; and Toilet Training. No referral necessary. Insurance and private pay accepted.

Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County (DDRB)

ADDRESS
1025 Country Club Road
St. Charles, MO 63303
CONTACT
636-939-3351
636-939-3988
INFO

A local public taxing entity that contracts with agencies to serve individuals with developmental disabilities in St. Charles County. Funded services include:  advocacy services, supported daycare, early intervention, family support, transitional programs, respite, adaptive equipment, transportation, supported employment, and recreation. DDRB provides Case Management through an agreement with the Department of Mental Health to individuals 17 years of age and older. All individuals must qualify for services through St. Louis Regional Tri-County Office, Intake Services.

Disability Benefits 101

ADDRESS
Chaz Nickolaus
Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
1706 E. Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
CONTACT
800-500-7878
INFO

Disability Benefits 101 is a website that gives you tools and information on health coverage, benefits, and employment so you can plan ahead and learn how income from employment and benefits go together. Additionally, the site offers a free Benefits and Work Calculator to find out how a job may affect your total income and your health coverage.

Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA)

ADDRESS
1236-A Jungermann Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-477-0716
INFO

Provides opportunities for children ages 5-18 who are cognitively age appropriate and have physical or visual disabilities to participate in a wide-variety of sports and fitness activities. Activities are designed to improve self-esteem and promote growth and well being. Call for current listing of sport/fitness sessions. A program registration fee is required. Scholarship funds are available to those who qualify. Volunteer coaching opportunities are available.

The DDRB provides funding for the following program:

SPORTS TRAINING: Offers a variety of recreational sports for individuals aged 5 through adult with physical or visual disabilities and who are cognitively age appropriate. Athletic skills, independence, self-esteem and sportsmanship are focus areas.

Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

ADDRESS
8531 Page Ave., Suite 120
St. Louis, MO 63114
CONTACT
314-961-2504
INFO

Provides new parent support network, family support, social activities, quarterly newsletter, monthly educational meetings, annual family conference, public awareness, local community support groups and lending library. For St. Charles County support group information contact Randa-Kay Woods at 636-485-3212 or downsyndromestc@gmail.com for meeting dates and times.

The DDRB provides funding for the following program:

FAMILY SUPPORT:  Provides education, training, advocacy, and support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families throughout the lifespan.

 

Dr. Chris's Kids' Corner

ADDRESS
Dr. Christine Rankin, Phd.
11709 Old Ballas Road, Suite 103
St. Louis, MO 63141
CONTACT
314-432-2428
314-432-2222
INFO

Dr. Christine M. Rankin is a clinical psychologist specializing in children and adolescents and those who have austim spectrum disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Individual and family counseling available.

Easterseals Midwest

ADDRESS
11933 Westline Industrial Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146
CONTACT
314-394-7100
314-394-7016
INFO

Services include community residential living supports, employment supports including employment access for job readiness skills, supported employment, and summer teen employment program.  Autism services provide an array of services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and similar behavior or communication challenges including a parent training program for families to develop strategies to support the family member with autism. Other services include respite care, clinical services, and consultation. Services are available in St. Charles County, St. Louis County, and St. Louis City. No referral necessary.

The DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

EMPLOYMENT ACCESS:  Individualized job readiness skills in areas of pre-employment, communication skills, volunteerism, work experience, job shadow opportunities, and transportation for individuals no longer in high school. Individuals receive between 4 and 6 hours of services per week.

PEERS: Teens ages 11 to 18 learn and practice social skills that lead to healthy and meaningful friendships in this 14-week group session program. Parents also learn how to assist their teen in making and keeping friends.

SUMMER TEEN EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM:  A collaborative effort of area supported employment providers offering paid summer work experiences in the community to high school students with developmental disabilities to prepare them for employment upon graduation. The service includes job skill assessment and on-the-job training.  

INDEPENDENT SUPPORTED LIVING ASSISTANCE: Provides services of up to 50 hours per month to support an individual to live independently in the community. Supports promote the development of skills for independence for the individual to stay in their own residence and access the community.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT: Provides services of up to 6 hours or less per month to support an individual in competitive community employment.

 

 

Elisa Garland Counseling Services, LLC.

Elisa Garland Counseling Services, LLC.

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
Elisa Garland, M. ED., LPC, NCC
CONTACT
314-252-8299
INFO

Provides counseling services and assessments to children and adults with varying abilities including autism, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and trauma disorders. Accepts Medicaid, MO HealthNet, Home State Health, Cigna and Mercy Behavioral Health, out of pocket pay and sliding scale fee. No referral is necessary and serves St. Charles County, St. Louis City and County and surrounding areas. Telehealth appointments provided during pandemic.

Emmaus Homes, Inc.

ADDRESS
3731 Mueller Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-534-5200
636-947-1336
INFO

Provides residential supports for men and women with developmental disabilities who are 18 years of age and older.

The DDRB provides administrative capital/one-time funding.

EMT - Express Medical Transport

ADDRESS
CONTACT
636-240-4410 or 1-844-74
INFO

Provides non-emergency transportation service with uniformed drivers who are medically certified and trained to assist with special needs. Transportation can be used to transport individuals and families to an from appointment, local grocery store or simply when a ride is needed.

Epilepsy Foundation - St. Louis Region

ADDRESS
4406 St. Vincent
St. Louis, MO 63119
CONTACT
314-781-4949
314-645-1520
INFO

Provides advocacy; information and referral; employer and general public education and speakers. Supporting persons with epilepsy, parents of children with epilepsy or persons who would like to learn more about epilepsy.

Epworth Children and Family Services

ADDRESS
110 N Elm Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119
CONTACT
314-961-5718
INFO

Offers a variety of children and family services including Foster Care, Mental Health, Housing Services, Crisis and Outreach, Home and Community Based Supports, and Virtual Care.

The DDRB provides funding for the following program:

FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK:  Provides counseling services by trained therapists to families with a child up to the age of 18 with developmental disabilities to equip families with strategies that help to prevent incidents of abuse and neglect.

Family Advocacy & Community Training (FACT)

ADDRESS
2440 Bluestone Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
CONTACT
636-949-2425
636-724-3664
INFO

The agency serves individuals and the community through parent training, direct educational advocacy, transition planning, community education, mediation, self-advocacy, and referral for individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses. Also provides Family Support Partner for families of children with developmental disabilities and a Parent Partner for families of children with serious emotional disturbance. Serves children ages 3 through 21 and their families.

ADVOCACY: Supports individuals birth through age 21 with developmental disabilities and their parents by assisting them in planning programs and/or resolving issues related to education and community inclusion. Classes are offered for families and parents to learn effective advocacy skills and pertinent information such as the IEP process, various disabilities, communication skills and parenting techniques.

FAMILY SUPPORT PARTNER:  Families are partnered with experienced staff who are also parents of individuals with developmental disabilities. Through this shared perspective the parent partner helps the family navigate service systems to secure needed services, and resources that help keep families intact.

PEOPLE FIRST OF ST. CHARLES:  Creates new opportunities for individuals aged 18 and over to develop self-advocacy skills that will lead to a better understanding of services available, how to access them, and how to advocate to solve problems and barriers experienced in the service systems.

FamilyForward

ADDRESS
1167 Corporate Lake Dr
Saint Louis, MO 63132-1716
CONTACT
314-968-2350
INFO

Education and Training: Classes are specifically designed to address emotional, behavioral, and relational difficulties caused by early trauma in an honest environment that supports and encourages. The focus is not on controlling behaviors, but partnering with parents to understand their children and help improve the quality of their family life. Parent education services are provided by Developmental Trauma Center instructors, specifically trained in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT).

First Steps Early Intervention

ADDRESS
1215 Fern Ridge Parkway, Suite 101
St. Louis, MO 63141
CONTACT
314-453-9203
314-453-0802
INFO

Program offers coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families. First Steps is designed for children, birth to age 3, who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions that are associated with developmental disabilities. The program assists families with eligible children in choosing therapists, service providers and other professionals, as well as creating a plan to assist with the overall development of their child. Serves St. Charles County and St. Louis City.

Fort Zumwalt School District

ADDRESS
555 E. Terra Lane
O'Fallon, MO 63366
CONTACT
636-240-2072
INFO

One of five public school districts in St. Charles County.

DDRB provides funding for the following program:

CHILD DAY CARE: Provides supports to students who require additional staff to fully participate in school break programs, before and after school child day care, including full day preschool before and after child care programs.

Francis Howell School District

ADDRESS
Susan Lane, Administrator of Tuition Based Programs and Parents as Teachers
4545 Central School Road
St. Charles, MO 63304
CONTACT
636-851-4060
INFO

One of five public school districts in St. Charles County.

DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

PRE-SCHOOL CHILD DAY CARE: Provides supports to pre-school students who require additional staff to fully participate in full day preschool before and after child care programs.

BEFORE/AFTER CHILD DAY CARE: Before and after school child day care for school age students who require additional staff to fully participate.

CAMP BREAKS/SUMMER: Provides supports to school age children who require additional staff to participate in full day child care that follows the school calendar for breaks and summer break.

 

 

Gateway Region YMCA

ADDRESS
Historic Carondelet YMCA
600 Loughborough
St. Louis, MO 63111
CONTACT
314-678-0162
314-678-0165
INFO

Integrated School-Age Child Care (ISACC) is designed to provide support in the YMCA School-Age Child Care programs for children ages 5-12 with developmental delays at various schools in St. Charles County. Integrated Summer Day Camp provides support in the YMCA Summer Day Camps for children ages 5-12 with developmental delays in St. Charles County. No referral necessary.

Gateway Region YMCA -  St. Charles

ADDRESS
3900 Shady Springs Lane
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-922-9321
INFO

Offers a variety of community health and fitness opportunities. Inclusion and adaptive support services are available to assist with full participation.

DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

BEFORE/AFTER CHILD DAY CARE: Integrated School-Age Child Care designed to provide support in the YMCA programs for children ages 5-12 with developmental disabilities at various schools in St Charles County.

CAMP/BREAKS SUMMER: Provides supports to children aged 5-12 who require additional staff to fully participate in YMCA Summer Day Camps.

Giant Steps of St. Louis

ADDRESS
7281 Sarah Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
CONTACT
314-932-1051
314-932-1053
INFO

Provides programs for children 3-18 years of age diagnosed with autism. Therapies provided are speech/language, occupational, music, therapeutic listening. Academic and active daily living instruction are provided. Play/social communication skills are based on sensory integration.

GoodCall,LLC

ADDRESS
1101 Red Ventures Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29707
CONTACT
INFO

Provides a guide for students with disabilities to pay for college and includes a list of disability specific scholarships and rights of students with disabilities who are attending college.  The site also provides useful information from personal finance to education and to careers for students of all abilities.

Got Transition?

ADDRESS
c/o The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health
1615 M Street N.W. Suite 290
Washington, DC 20036
CONTACT
(202) 223-1500
INFO

Got Transition is dedicated to improving health care transition supports for youth moving into the adult health care system. Many transition resources and tools have been developed for young adults, family members and health care providers that can be utilized to improve transition preparation and the transition process.

Great Circle

ADDRESS
330 North Gore
St. Louis, MO 63119
CONTACT
1-844-424-3577
314-968-8308
INFO

Formerly Edgewood Children’s Center. Residential and day treatment for severely emotionally disturbed children between the ages of 3-17, providing an array of programs including therapeutic day and residential treatment, diagnostic services, in-home and facility-based respite care, special education, family preservation & support services and therapeutic foster care.

Growing American Youth

ADDRESS
c/o Trinity Church
600 North Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63301
INFO

The organization is a social support organization for youth who live near St. Louis and who are 21 and under and may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Habitat for Humanity St. Charles

ADDRESS
186 Mid Rivers Center
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-978-5712
636-978-5724
INFO

Offers a limited amount of affordable housing for low income families. Will build accessible homes. Must have at least one child under 18 and must meet HUD income guidelines. Size of home and loan must match income of family.

Harris Westplex Transportation

Harris Westplex Transportation
WEBSITE
ADDRESS
Sam Harris
584 Buckner Road
Wentzville, MO
CONTACT
636-327-8917
636-639-6913
INFO

Provides wheelchair and ambulatory transportation for St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and parts of Pike counties.

ITNGateway

ADDRESS
17 Point West Boulevard
Suite A
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-329-0888
INFO

Provides 24 hour door to door transportation for individuals with developmental disabilities, senior citizens, and those with visual impairments. Transportation can be scheduled in advance or as needed and can be used for any purpose. Membership is required.

DDRB provides funding for driver compensation, driver mileage, and matching grant funds.

 

Kelly Storck, LCSW

Kelly Storck, LCSW

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
Kelly Storck, LCSW
7902 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63119
CONTACT
314-540-8593
INFO

A licensed clinical social worker with a private therapy practice in St. Louis whose focus is in gender care across the lifespan and advocacy for the rights of people who are trans, gender-expansive and non-binary. Along with this work, Kelly presents on issues relevant to gender diversity and is the author of, The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids: A Guide to Exploring Who You Are.

Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at Cardinal Glennon

ADDRESS
1465 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
CONTACT
314-577-5609
INFO

Provides examinations, assessments and referrals for medical consultation for children up to 18 years of age with a number of developmental disabilities. The Center is designated as a Missouri Autism Center by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and is dedicated to treating children with access to a wide range of specialties.

Latitude Therapy

ADDRESS
CONTACT
314-410-9670
INFO

Specializes in providing individualized, evidence-based ABA therapy care to children and their families. Services are dedicated to making therapy and parent training easily accessible to families from the comfort of their home.

DDRB provides funding for the following program:

VIRTUAL BEHAVIORAL CAREGIVER TRAINING: Provides instruction on Applied Behavior Analysis for parents and caregivers to decrease maladaptive behaviors and increase skills for children and young adults across multiple settings.

Lewis & Clark Career Center

ADDRESS
Kathy Frederking
2400 Zumbehl Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-443-4950
636-443-541
INFO

This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative.The center enrolls approximately 500 junior and senior students from high schools in St. Charles County. Students spend three class periods each school day at the center. The remainder of their day is spent at the student’s home school in academic and/or other classes that are required for graduation. Students are able to earn both a technical skills certificate and a high school diploma. Fifteen technical programs are offered through an application and competitive selection process. Vocational counseling and job placement services are provided. Level 3 screening for students with special needs is performed when requested by the home school special education teacher and prior to applying to Lewis & Clark Career Center. The screening includes: in-depth work samples, situational assessments, simulated job stations, student interview, behavior observation, and job readiness skills. Once a student with special needs has been accepted, a vocational resource educator is available to serve as a resource to the student and their family as well as a liaison between Lewis & Clark and the home school. Transition services are addressed in the student’s IEP.

LifeBridge Partnership

ADDRESS
1187 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63132
CONTACT
314-989-1188
314-989-1199
INFO

Agency offers a sport camp and recreation to individuals with physical and intellectual developmental disabilities.

DDRB provides funding for the following program:

SUMMER SPORTS CAMP: Sports and recreational opportunities for youth ages 6 to 21 with  developmental disabilities during a one-week summer day camp that includes door-to-door transportation.

 

Lindenwood University Disability Support Services

ADDRESS
Ms. Toni Rincon-Gallardo
209 South Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301
INFO

It is the guiding philosophy of Lindenwood University to make its facilities, programs, and classes as accessible to individuals with disabilities as practical. Students who need assistance or accommodations regarding certified disabilities should contact the Lindenwood University’s Disabilities Services Office.

LoveU2Pieces

ADDRESS
Leigh Rolnicki, Ph.D.
8790 Manchester Rd.
Suite 200A
St. Louis, MO 63144
CONTACT
314-526-8616
INFO

Supports families living with autism spectrum and related disorders.  Offers a unique approach by focusing specifically on families of children ages 3-17 who are high functioning on the autism spectrum. This specialized focus allows staff to more effectively partner, connect, and thrive with the families in their care.  Their Social Connections social skills groups help children learn to more successfully interact with their peers to make and keep friends, and they give the kids a chance to practice those learned skills in a group setting.

Maryville University Online

ADDRESS
CONTACT
INFO

This website offers information and guides regarding several post-high school educational possibilities for students with disabilities.

Mercy Kids Autism Center

ADDRESS
12680 Olive Blvd
Suite 200
St. Louis , MO 63141
CONTACT
314-872-3345
314-872-3180
INFO

Provides autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and assessment, medical consultations and follow up, as well as ongoing resources, early intervention services for children 18-60 months and therapeutic services including speech and language pathology, occupational therapy and applied behavior analysis for children and adolescents.

Mercy Kids Therapy Services

ADDRESS
4525 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Suite 40
Cottleville, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-229-3370
636-229-3371
INFO

Services include physical, occupational and speech pathology therapy, autism related programs including individual therapies and social communication groups. Additional services include adolescent sports injury rehabilitation, orthotics and splinting, feeding team and an exterior therapeutic playground for children and adolescents.

Mercy Neighborhood Ministry

ADDRESS
655 Maryville Center Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
CONTACT
314-865-0927
314-364-2810
INFO

Mercy Neighborhood Ministry (MNM) is an off-site department of Mercy Hospital-St. Louis that focuses on community health and access. MNM has partnerships with over 100 community health and social service agencies, clinics, churches, and schools to connect the economically under-served with health and social service resources. Website offers numerous community resources.

MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries

ADDRESS
1 Westbury Drive
Building B, Suite 220
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-946-7559
636-946-2006
INFO

Provides vocational counseling, job assessment and development, transitional school to work services, work adjustment, job placement and supported employment to disabled and disadvantaged individuals 16 years of age and older.

The DDRB provides funding for the following program:

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT: Provides services of up to 6 hours or less per month to support an individual in competitive community employment.

Metro Trans Umbrella Group

ADDRESS
CONTACT
INFO

A grass roots nonprofit organization that provides social, emotional support and community for trans expansive adults in the metro area. Along with support groups, MTUG offers assistance with finding therapists, doctors, supplies and provides education.

Mid-East Area Agency on Aging

Mid-East Area Agency on Aging
WEBSITE
ADDRESS
St. Charles Senior Center
106 North Main
O'Fallon, MO 63366
CONTACT
636-978-8370
INFO

Provides information and assistance to those 60 and older, and their caregivers regarding available services and resources such as Meals on Wheels, transportation or caregiver assistance, to help seniors remain as independent as possible. No referral necessary. Serving St. Charles County.

Midwest Institute for Neurological Development (MIND)

ADDRESS
Renee Kotva
144 Chesterfield Commons East Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
CONTACT
636-537-9800
INFO

Brain-based assessment, treatment and educational center dedicated to the evaluation and management of neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders,Tourette’s and more. Programs provide comprehensive, individualized brain-based educational plan for each child.

Midwest Special Needs Trust

ADDRESS
PO Box 7629
Columbia, MO 65205
CONTACT
877-239-8055
573-303-5866
INFO

Provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual’s eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, the organization administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.

Midwestern Braille Volunteers

ADDRESS
104 West Adams
St Louis, MO 63122
CONTACT
314-966-5828
314-966-0388
INFO

Assists the blind by transcribing a wide variety of materials into Braille. All ages are served specializing in textbooks for elementary and secondary school children.

Missouri Assistive Technology

Missouri Assistive Technology

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
1501 NW Jefferson Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015
CONTACT
800-655-6700
816-655-6710
INFO

TTY: 800-647-6711 Equipment Technology Consortium (ETC) offers a short-term assistive devise loan program for Missouri schools and agencies. Equipment can be borrowed for up to six weeks for trial before making a purchasing decision, for use while equipment is in for repair, or for other short-term needs. Contact (877) 781-6275, x4651 or etc@rockhurst.edu Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) provides a wide array of adaptive equipment for telephone, internet and e-mail access for Missourians with disabilities whose income is generally less than $60,000 annually. Contact (800) 647-8557 voice or (800) 647-8558 TTY. Show-Me Loans offers an alternative financing program to borrow money at low interest rates for the purchase of assistive technology for Missourians with disabilities and their families whose income is generally less than $60,000 annually. Contact (866) 850-3379. Swap ‘n Shop Equipment Exchange offers the opportunity for consumers to buy and sell “pre-owned” adaptive equipment. Current listing can be found at http://www.dolir.state.mo.us/matp/equipment.htm. For more information contact (866) 850-3379. No referral necessary.

Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Missouri Commission on Human Rights

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
3351 W. Truman Blvd Room 212
P.O. Box 1129
Jefferson City, MO 65102
CONTACT
573-751-3325
INFO

Enforces anti-discrimination laws that prohibit discrimination in housing, employment and places of public accommodation because of race, sex, religion, nathional origin/ancestry, physical/mental disabilities, age (40-69), and housing.

Missouri Council of the Blind

Missouri Council of the Blind

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
5453 Chippewa St.
St. Louis, MO 63109
CONTACT
314-832-7172
314-832-7796
INFO

Toll Free: 800-342-5632 Promote the general well-being of members and legally blind individuals in Missouri. Financial assistance available to persons for adaptive technology. Emergency funding for payment of utility bills, etc. Limited funds to persons who have incurred a medical condition and need help with medical bills. Scholarships available to legally blind students. Summer camp and youth services and mentoring programs also offered.

Missouri Department of Social Services-Family Support Division

ADDRESS
3737 Harry S. Truman Blvd
Suite 100
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-940-3170
INFO

Abuse & Neglect Hotline 1-800-392-3738. For Food Stamps, Child Support Enforcement, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, Eligibility Determination for MO HealthNet and MO HealthNet for Kids call local number.

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council

ADDRESS
P O Box 687
1706 E. Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
CONTACT
573-751-8611
573-526-2755
INFO

TTY: 573-751-8611 Toll Free: 800-500-7878 The Council is a voice within state government speaking for valued roles and positive social change for people with developmental disabilities. The Council advocates to change systems, hearts, and minds of those responsible for those systems. The Council works toward public policy that promotes independence, productivity and integration for people with developmental disabilities. These goals are achieved through consumer empowerment, system change, leveraging resources and community inclusion.

Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

ADDRESS
3737 Harry S. Truman Blvd, Suite 400
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-940-3300
636-940-3313
INFO

Assists individuals who have a physical or intellectual disability become employable. To be eligible for services, an individual must have a physical or intellectual disability that constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment and be able to benefit (in terms of employment outcome) from vocational rehabilitation services. Services include diagnostic and evaluation services (to help establish eligibility), physical restoration, guidance and counseling, and training. Training is provided in a variety of settings such as supported employment, on-the-job training, work adjustment training, trade schools, colleges, and job readiness training. Make certain that the intake process at DVR takes place in the last year of high school, prior to graduation. Eligible high school students may participate in on-the-job training.

Missouri Family to Family Resource Center

ADDRESS
215 W. Pershing Rd
6th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108
CONTACT
800-444-0821
888-503-3107
INFO

This website provides information regarding specific disabilities, major disability topics including services & suppports, community living, daily life, safety and security as well as support groups by disability. The Sharing Our Strengths program offers a free parent to parent/peer support network for parents by pairing a Sharing Our Strengths Parent Mentor who has had similar experiences to share resources and advocacy efforts. The site offers many publications including Charting the Life Course, a tool to assist creating visions for the future.

Missouri Governor's Council on Disability (St. Louis Office)

ADDRESS
301 West High Street Room 840
Truman State Office Building - P.O. Box 1668
Jefferson City, MO 63122
CONTACT
1-800-877-8249
INFO

The Council assists in an advisory capacity on key disability policy issues. Also provides the following: clearinghouse for disability related information, technical assistance on ADA and other related disability laws, publishes the Legislative Update and the ‘Directory of Resources for Missourians with Disabilities’, sponsors a poster and essay contest for teen/young adults and an annual inclusion award. The Missouri Business Leadership Network offers an employer-driven network to encourage the hiring and promotion of people with disabilities in the workforce.

Missouri Mentor

ADDRESS
11872 Westline Industrial Drive
Suite 100
Maryland Heights, MO 63146
CONTACT
314-991-7944
INFO

Provides residential services in a variety of settings through funding from the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Federal Medicaid Waiver.

Missouri Parents Act (MPACT)

ADDRESS
7421 Mexico Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
800-743-7634
816-531-4777
INFO

Provides individual assistance, IEP support volunteers, and training for communication, legal rights in special education, and the IEP process to ensure all children with special needs receive an education which allows them to achieve their personal goals. Services available state-wide. No referral necessary.

Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services (MO P & A) St. Louis

ADDRESS
1992 Innerbelt Business Center Drive
Overland, MO 63114
CONTACT
314-785-1702
INFO

Serves St. Louis City/County, St. Charles County and surrounding areas. Protects the rights of persons with disabilities in Missouri through information, referral, education, direct advocacy, investigation, legal counsel, and litigation services. Protection and Advocacy for People with Developmental Disabilities (PADD) is one of five federally funded programs available through MO P&A. For application or information call 800-392-8667 and ask for Information Specialist. No referral necessary.

MO-ABLE

ADDRESS
CONTACT
1-800-439-4653
INFO

ABLE accounts give people with disabilities more independence and financial security without jeopardizing benefits. Earnings made on STABLE accounts are not subject to federal or Missouri state income taxes, so long as the earnings are spent on Qualified Disability Expenses. The account can be used for basic living expenses, housing, transportation, education, assistive technology, employment training, personal support services, legal fees, health and wellness, and financial management.

MO-TASH

ADDRESS
April Regester, President
St. Louis, MO 63146
CONTACT
314-516-5917
INFO

The Missouri Chapter of TASH works to: educate the community about the full inclusion of people with disabilities; connect consumers and families with community resources; foster positive attitudes about disabilities; influence the legislature and public policy; provide a training forum for consumers, families, and professionals; and empower consumers to participate in community life.

NAMI-Alliance for the Mentally Ill-St. Louis

ADDRESS
1750 Brentwood Blvd
Suite 511
St. Louis, MO 63144
CONTACT
314-962-4670
314-966-4672
INFO

Provides information, support and education for families and friends of persons with severe mental illnesses, as well as those with a mental illness. Mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with a severe and persistent mental illness. Services include support groups, family mental health education programs and advocacy for improved mental health services for specific programs. No referrals necessary.

NAMI-St. Charles Office

ADDRESS
Joyce Johnston, Program Director
200 South Kingshighway, Suite 101
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-940-7440
INFO

Provides information, support and education for individuals with severe mental illness as well as their families and friends. Mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with a severe and persistent mental illness. Services include a HelpLine, support groups, family mental health education programs and advocacy for improved mental health services for specific programs. No referrals necessary.

National Autism Center

ADDRESS
41 Pacella Park Drive
Randolph, MA 02368
CONTACT
877-313-3833
INFO

The National Autism Center is May Institute’s Center for the promotion of evidence-based practice.  It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating evidence-based information about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive and reliable resources for families, practitioners, and communities.  Their website offers numerous resources.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Gateway Area Chapter

ADDRESS
1867 Lackland Hill Parkway
St. Louis, MO 63146
CONTACT
314-781-9020
314-781-1440
INFO

Toll free: 800-344-4867 A wide range of programs are available to persons with MS and their families, including education, advocacy, information, peer support, need based financial assistance and therapeutic recreation. No referral necessary. Serves 90 counties in eastern Missouri and southwest Illinois.

NECAC (North East Community Action Corporation)

ADDRESS
3400 Meadow Pointe Drive
O'Fallon, MO 63366
CONTACT
636-272-3477
636-272-3482
INFO

NECAC is a not-for-profit community action agency delivering a variety of social service programs to low income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged individuals and families through grants and contractual agreements with federal, state, county and local governments, other not-for-profit organizations and private businesses. NECAC is not a government agency; however contracts with governmental entities.. Community Action is pledged to the idea of people becoming self-sufficient. Services available in St. Charles County.

Nurses for Newborns Foundation

ADDRESS
7259 Lansdowne, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63119
CONTACT
314-544-3433
314-544-1357
INFO

Assists uninsured or underinsured families where the parent and/or infant have a developmental disability by providing in-home visits to monitor and inform parents of the baby’s progress. Parents are provided the training to support and maintain a healthy, safe environment for themselves and their children ages 0-3.

OATS

ADDRESS
186 N.W. Industrial Court
Bridgeton, MO 63044
CONTACT
800-201-6287 ext 108
INFO

For seniors age 60+. Wheelchair accessible vans are available. Rides must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Riders must complete an intake process to access transportation services.

Operation Autism-A Resource Guide for Military Families

ADDRESS
2000 North 14th Street
Suite 240
Arlington, VA 22201
CONTACT
866-366-9710
INFO

Operation Autism is a web-based resource specifically designed and created to support military families that have children with autism.

Options for Justice

ADDRESS
200 S. Hanley, Suite 207
St. Louis, MO 63105
CONTACT
314-721-6161
314-721-6198
INFO

Advocates on behalf of offenders and alleged offenders with developmental disabilities. Direct client assistance provides liaison support for eligible clients in the development of a treatment plan consistent with the person’s needs, rights and responsibilities. Education and training provides information for criminal justice and social service professionals to enhance the awareness and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of person’s with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who are at risk to become or who are involved in the criminal justice system. Services are available to individuals 17 years of age and older, and to juveniles under 17 if they are certified to stand trial as adults. Information and referral provides needed information or referral to appropriate resources.

DDRB provides funding for the following program:

ADVOCACY: Advocates on behalf of offenders and alleged offenders with developmental disabilities by providing direct assistance. Provides education and training for criminal and social service professionals.

Orchard Farm School District

ADDRESS
3489 Boschertown
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-925-5400
INFO

One of five public school districts in St. Charles County

DDRB provides funding for the following program:

CHILD DAY CARE: Provides supports to students who require additional staff to fully participate in school break programs, before and after school child day care, including full day preschool before and after child care programs.

Parent Link

ADDRESS
4800 Santana Circle
Columbia, MO 65211
CONTACT
800-552-8522
573-884-0409
INFO

En Espanol: 888-460-0008 University of Missouri – Columbia Provides information about ANY parenting question. Masters-level professionals access research-based information to respond to calls by providing supportive conversation, sending print materials, and/or making referrals. Also available through the 1-800 information line is access to the free resource library of parenting materials. The information line also connects callers with Community Connection, a county-by-county database of over 13,000 programs that benefit families throughout Missouri. ParentLink works to create healthy environments for children by strengthening support systems on a statewide and community level. Some programs target parents directly, and others target community members who are working to support parents.

Parks & Recreation - City of Lake Saint Louis

ADDRESS
200 Civic Center Drive
Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
CONTACT
636-561-4620
INFO

Parks & Recreation-City of O'Fallon

ADDRESS
2650 Tri Sports Circle
O'Fallon, MO 63366
CONTACT
636-474-2732
636-474-8190
INFO

For assistance with accommodations contact Parks & Recreation Partnership Inclusion Specialist Brita Weight at 314-359-9970

Parks & Recreation-City of St. Charles

ADDRESS
1900 Randolph St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-939-3372
636-949-3581
INFO

The City of St. Charles has 23 parks including an accessible dog park, Braille Trail, accessible playgrounds that include accessible swings and metal slides, accessible trails and much more. Contact the Parks Department for assistance with locating a park that meets your needs.

Parks & Recreation-City of St. Peters

ADDRESS
#1 St. Peters Centre Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-939-2386
636-477-9022
INFO

Park facilities available throughout the city. Rec-Plex located at 5200 Mexico Road, St. Peters and offers recreational facilities and programs. For accommodations contact Parks & Recreation Partnership Inclusion Specialist, Brita Weight, 314-359-9970.

Parks & Recreation-City of Wentzville

ADDRESS
968 Meyer Road
Wentzville, MO 63385
CONTACT
636-332-9236
636-327-3066
INFO

Call for information about facilities & programs within Wentzville. For accommodations contact Parks & Recreation Partnership Inclusion Specialist, Brita Weight, 314-359-9970.

Parks & Recreation-St. Charles County

ADDRESS
201 N. 2nd Street, Suite 510
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-949-7535
636-949-7538
INFO

Pathways to Independence

ADDRESS
Jessie Hautly
200 South Hanley, Suite 103
Clayton, MO 63105
CONTACT
314-863-0202
314-863-7865
INFO

Provides social skills development for individuals age 18 and over who are diagnosed with a higher cognitive functioning developmental disability to develop greater self reliance needed for productive employment and meaningful personal relationships. Services are provided in various group settings in the community by staff who actively participate in all events to help individuals develop their targeted skills and goals. Please visit the website for eligibility and qualification requirements.

The DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:  Focuses on helping participants ages 18 and over develop social interaction, community engagement, pre-employment “soft skills” and transportation skills through staffed activities in various locations throughout the community.

YOUNG ADULT SOCIAL SKILLS: Provides young adults aged 16-21 a modified version of their Skills Development program.

PCS Behavioral Health

ADDRESS
1308 Papin Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
CONTACT
314-925-0120
313-666-0172
INFO

PCS Behavioral Health has partnered with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities to deliver Enhanced System of Support (ESOS) services to children and adults with an intellectual and developmental disabilities who also experience behavioral challenges that pose a risk to their safety and stability in the community. PCS Behavioral Health collaborates with ESOS members, their various providers, supports, and with state-wide mobile crisis teams to improve their lives and ability to self-regulate and thrive in the community. ESOS focuses on the enhanced coordination of community based, clinically competent services and supports. Referrals can be made by support coordinators, providers, or directly by family members.

PFLAG-St. Charles

ADDRESS
1815 Boone's Lick Rd
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-928-5639
INFO

PFLAG is the nation’s largest and oldest LGBTQ+ family and ally organization. Uniting community members with families, friends and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of loved ones through support, education and advocacy

Post-Polio Health International

ADDRESS
4207 Lindell Blvd. #110
St. Louis, MO 63108-2915
CONTACT
314-534-0475
314-534-5070
INFO

Provides information about living with the late effects of polio and living with a ventilator for polio survivors, ventilator users, their friends, family and health professionals. No referral necessary.

Preferred Employment Services

ADDRESS
Ms. Bontiea Goss
1000 Lake Saint Louis Blvd.
Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
CONTACT
636-561-7166
636-625-7472
INFO

Not-for-profit provider of employment services to people with disabilities. Employment services include: direct job placement, specialized services for people with traumatic brain injuries or hearing impairments, skill training programs, and supported employment for people requiring more intensive work site support. Services are available to individuals with a developmental disability who live in St. Charles County and who are eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Regional Office Services.

The DDRB provides funding for the following service:

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT: Provides services of up to 6 hours or less per month to support an individual in competitive community employment.

PROMO

ADDRESS
2200 Gravois Ave.
Suite 201
St. Louis, MO 63104
CONTACT
314-862-4900
INFO

Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality through legislative action, grassroots organizing, and community education. Their website contains a list of Missouri bill they are tracking and other resources.

Rainbow Village, Inc.

ADDRESS
1240 Dautel Lane
St. Louis, MO 63146
CONTACT
314-567-1522
314-569-0632
INFO

Rainbow Village provides quality homes in the St. Louis Metropolitan area for people with developmental disabilities. The organization collaborates with agencies that provide residential supports. Partner agencies in St. Charles County are St. Louis Arc, Easter Seals – Midwest, Emmaus Homes, Cooperative Home Care and Open Options, Inc.

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Rehabilitation Center

ADDRESS
11365 Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
INFO

A private, not-for-profit, sub-acute pediatric facility providing high quality, interdisciplinary, specialized care, rehabilitation and treatment for children with medical needs and support services for their families, regardless of their ability to pay. Services offered to children 2 weeks to 21 years of age who are in transition between acute medical care facilities and home.

Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis - St. Charles County Office

ADDRESS
Carol Callahan
60 Gailwood Drive, Suite C
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-477-7704
636-477-7704
INFO

Serves as a “clearinghouse” for information on leisure and recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Services include information and referral, scholarships to recreation programs and camps, recreation support funds, and newsletters and special camp guides. Community presentations and customized training programs available. No referral necessary.

DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE: Provides vouchers that allow individuals 18 and over to access programs of interest while developing skills relating to independent living, social, leisure and community navigation that leads to greater independence in future participation across new environments.

COMMUNITY ACCESS RECREATION EXPERIENCE: Provides vouchers that allow individuals of all ages who indicate financial need, access to funding for organized community-based recreation programs. Individuals develop or enhance friendships and socialization skills allowing them access to healthier lifestyles in a community recreation program. 

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Provides a single source of recreation information within the community so individuals with developmental disabilities can participate in inclusive recreational activities.

MINI-CAMP: Individuals of all ages have the opportunity to increase the variety of their experiences by attending two mini-camps (3-day camps). This also allows individuals to develop confidence and a higher level of independence away from their support system, especially if this is a first time camp experience.

PARKS & RECREATION PARTNERSHIP: A recreation inclusion specialist works with municipal recreation providers to ensure full accessibility and participation.

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT: Provides for a personal care attendant to those who require personal care assistance to participate in summer day camps offered by local municipal parks.

SUMMER OVERNIGHT CAMP: Individuals of all ages have the opportunity to access any residential (overnight) camp of choice that best meets their interests and support needs. Participants enjoy developing and acquiring skills that enhance their quality of life.

Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

ADDRESS
Missouri Department of Social Services
9900 Page Ave., Suite 105
St. Louis, MO 63131-1431
CONTACT
1-800-592-6004
314-877-1545
INFO

Division of Family Services Toll free: 800-592-6004 TTY: 314-877-1546 Persons of all ages who are visually impaired or blind may be eligible for the programs offered by Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) such as: Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Business Enterprises Program, Independent Living Program, Older Blind Services Program, and the Prevention of Blindness Program. No referral necessary.

RHD Missouri-St. Louis Office

ADDRESS
226 Compass Point Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-946-1500
636-724-8256
INFO

Provides shared living residential services through a companion or a host home model as well as intermittent support services that are trauma-informed and person-centered. As housemates, companions and hosts build close relationships with clients by working together to achieve a mutually satisfying home life while ensuring the clients have control over their own lives that promotes independence at home and in the community.  RHD Missouri also specialized in arts-based day programs that broaden the horizons of people with developmental disabilities and offers the tools to define themselves as artists through visual arts, music and community involvement.

Ride Finders

ADDRESS
CONTACT
1-800-847-7433
INFO

For an application to locate an available carpool or vanpool.

Safe Circle Coalition

Safe Circle Coalition

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
Sharon Spurlock
INFO

Working on the primary prevention of sexual abuse against people with disabilities in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The Safe Circle Coalition offers “Quick Connections” speed dating in a safe environment and education on disability abuse prevention. Find them on Facebook @safecirclecoalition or contact the Director of Family Support with St. Louis Arc.

SCAT (St. Charles Area Transit)

SCAT (St. Charles Area Transit)

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
CONTACT
636-949-3364
INFO

Outside of scheduled route contact St. Charles City Public Works Office: 636-949-3243

Senior Living

ADDRESS
CONTACT
INFO

The link provides information on how to prevent falls for older adults. The main page at seniorliving.org lets you explore tools, guides and expert advice in several categories.  All information is researched and provides resources to help seniors live with independence and dignity.

Sesame Street and Autism

ADDRESS
CONTACT
INFO

See Amazing in All Children is a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2-5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, this website offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities.  At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids. Visit their website for information on this initiative.

Sherwood Forest Camp

Sherwood Forest Camp

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
2708 Sutton Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63143-3008
CONTACT
314-644-3322
314-644-3330
INFO

Three summer camp programs offered to children ages 7-16: Mini Camps – For 7-10 year olds, designed to introduce children to the summer camp experience. Structured schedule of activities, emphasizing fun and learning about camp. Boys and Girls Camp – For 10-14 year olds, designed to focus on learning new skills, exercising choices, and making friends. Campers choose many activities in groups or independently. Leadership Program – For 13-16 year olds, designed to improve, recognize and use their leadership abilities to help themselves and others achieve goals. Much of this learning occurs as campers challenge themselves in a variety of wilderness camping and team building experiences. Their teacher, clergy, caseworker, etc. must recommend campers for this program. [Community service is a requirement for advancement in the program.]

Show Me Aquatics & Fitness Center

ADDRESS
2085 Bluestone Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
CONTACT
636-896-0999
636-896-0998
INFO

Aquatic Therapy is a program designed for people with physical limitations associated with developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, neurological disorders, orthopedic limitations, hearing and visual impairments. Program offers physical therapy, water exercise, adaptive swimming lessons, and individual and group water programs for the purpose of improving health.

The DDRB provides funding for the following program:

AQUA-ABILITY: Physical and occupational water therapy, physical fitness, and motor development for children and adults.

Shriner's Hospitals for Children

ADDRESS
4400 Clayton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
CONTACT
314-432-3600
314-432-2930
INFO

Children’s Hospital that provides pediatric specialty care in areas of orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, in a family-centered environment at no charge. Serves children up to 18 years of age. Income or insurance status does not affect criteria for a child’s acceptance as a patient.

Social Security Administration

ADDRESS
4800 Executive Centre Parkway
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
800-772-1213
INFO

TTY: 636-922-1343 TTY: 800-325-0778 Administers the nation’s social security program. Social Security provides cash payments to help replace income lost as a result of retirement, disability, or death. Social Security also helps pay the cost of medical care (MEDICARE) for people age 65 or older and for some disabled workers. Administers the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program which guarantees an annual income to needy people who are 65 or over, blind or disabled. Social security offers assistance in applying for food stamps and Black Lung benefits. Toll-free from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. any business day or visit on line. You can now file ONLINE for some benefits. The St. Peters office serves St. Charles and Warren counties.

Socialserve.com

ADDRESS
CONTACT
1-877-428-8844
INFO

Website that offers free housing information service for market rate rental housing listings, properties that accept Section 8 housing choice vouchers, some income-based listings and barrier-free listings.

Special Olympics - Missouri

ADDRESS
2945 South Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63144
CONTACT
314-961-7755
314-961-0660
INFO

Year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of olympic-type sports for children 8 or older and adults with intellectual disabilities.

St. Charles City-County Library District

ADDRESS
77 Boone Hills Drive
P.O. Box 529
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-441-2300
636-441-3132
INFO

One of the 3rd largest public libraries in terms of use in the State of Missouri with 3 regional branches which have larger collections and subject specialists, 4 general purpose branches, 2 Library Express, and 3 mini branches. The District also provides an Outreach Service to nursing homes, retirement centers, people who are home-bound, and the jail. Offers technology and resources for customers to access information from within and outside the library walls. Resources specific to developmental disabilities are available with opportunities to suggest titles or subjects for availability with friendly staff to assist you.

St. Charles Community College - Child Development Center

ADDRESS
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-922-8422
636-922-8491
INFO

The Child Development Center is an accredited, not-for-profit child care facility designed to meet the needs of young children between the ages of 6 weeks and 8 years of age. The Center provides a full day environment for children. The Center offers flexible hours and scheduling. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

St. Charles Community College - Office of Accessibility Services

ADDRESS
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Student Center Room D
Cottleville, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-922-8581
636-922-8247
INFO

Provides services to those students providing documented disability information as addressed by the Americans With Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Students must identify themselves to the Office of Accessibility Services by providing appropriate documentation of the disabilities from qualified professionals. This should be done a minimum of six weeks prior to the start of the semester. The Office of Accessibility Services can provide accommodations for the assessment test, registration assistance, coordination of classroom accommodations, serve as a liaison with faculty, staff, and community agencies, and provide exams/texts in alternate format.

St. Charles County Cab

St. Charles County Cab
WEBSITE
ADDRESS
CONTACT
636-281-8080
INFO

O’Fallon and Lake Saint Louis: 636-281-8080 St. Peters and Cottleville: 636-447-1086 St. Charles and Harvester: 636-946-3424 Wentzville and Weldon Spring 636-281-8080

St. Charles School District

St. Charles School District
WEBSITE
ADDRESS
400 N. 6th
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-443-4000
INFO

Offers child day care supports to students who require additional staff to fully participate in school break programs, before and after school child day care, including before and after care for full day preschool.

St. Charles Yellow Cab

ADDRESS
CONTACT
636-724-1234
INFO

St. Louis Arc

ADDRESS
1177 North Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132
CONTACT
314-569-2211
314-569-0778
INFO

Connects individuals and their families to support groups and workshops that provide resources and continuous education; home and center-based therapies to strengthen the body and mind; social and recreational programs to stay active and have fun; employment and training services to reach individual work goals; and residential and adult day programs to stay engaged with their surrounding community.

The DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

EMPLOYMENT TRAINING: Training for individuals aged 18 and over to acquire skills necessary for employment readiness through participation in career planning and exploration and job training at various training sites.

LAUNCH: Provides skill development for individuals aged 16-25 who have a goal of living independently, obtaining employment and accessing their community while assisting parents with transitioning from caregiver to an advisory role.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT: Provides services of up to 6 hours or less per month to support an individual in competitive community employment.

St. Louis Crisis Nursery/St. Charles County

ADDRESS
315 First Capitol Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-947-0600
636-947-1455
INFO

Provides short-term, emergency shelter for children, birth through age 12, including those who have special medical, developmental, physical and/or emotional needs, whose families are faced with emergencies or who are in crisis. Children also receive a physical exam and any needed medication; a developmental assessment, art and play therapy, therapeutic interventions and treatment plans, all in a safe environment. Families receive counseling, parenting support, and referrals to helpful community resources.

DDRB provides funding for the following program:

RESPITE: 24-hour emergency respite for children, birth to age 10. Also provides emergency interventions and supports for families.

St. Louis Gender Foundation

ADDRESS
P.O. Box 9103
St. Louis, MO 63117
CONTACT
314-604-4163
INFO

Offers a non-sexual support and educational resource for gender non-conforming adults, significant others, caring professionals and all who support freedom of gender expression. The goal is to provide a nurturing environment conducive to individual growth and development and for networking among the membership regarding supportive health care and legal professionals and businesses in the St. Louis area.

St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association, Inc.

ADDRESS
13537 Barrett Parkway Dr., Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63021
CONTACT
314-966-3088
314-966-1806
INFO

Provides information on learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder to interested persons through workshops, conferences, educational support groups for parents and teachers, newsletters, resource center, and free packets of information. Services include Crisis Intervention, Cognitive Educational Evaluation, Educational Consultations, One-On-One Tutoring, Study Skills Classes, Early Childhood Outreach Program, Speech & Language, Professional Development, Educational Coaching, and Individualized ACT & SAT Preparation. St. Louis LDA’s staff is available to go into school meetings with parents to help negotiate IEPs and 504 meetings. No referral necessary.

St. Louis Regional Office - St. Charles Office

St. Louis Regional Office - St. Charles Office

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
119 Olympic
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-926-1200
636-926-1220
INFO

Provides Service Coordination to individuals with developmental disabilities to enable them to remain in their homes or community and to help them reach their fullest potential. Occupational/speech/physical and behavioral therapy, habilitative training, residential placement, family support (respite, attendant and home health care, parent training, and environmental adaptation), are offered pending availability of funds. To receive services a person must have mental retardation or some other developmental disability. A qualifying individual’s disability must have occurred before age 22. All conditions must be expected to continue indefinitely.

St. Louis Regional Tri-County Office - Missouri Department of Mental Health

St. Louis Regional Tri-County Office - Missouri Department of Mental Health

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
111 N. 7th Street, 6th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63101
CONTACT
314-244-8800
INFO

Provides eligibility determination for Service Coordination to individuals with developmental disabilities to enable them to remain in their homes or community and to help them reach their fullest potential. Occupational/speech/physical and behavioral therapy, habilitative training, residential placement, family support (respite, attendant and home health care, parent training, and environmental adaptation), are offered pending availability of funds. To receive services a person must have an intellectual or other developmental disability. A qualifying individual’s disability must have occurred before the age of 22. All conditions must be expected to continue indefinitely.

Sunnyhill, Inc.

ADDRESS
11140 South Towne Square, Suite 101
St. Louis, MO 63123
CONTACT
314-845-3900
314-771-8880
INFO

Provides supported living and independent supported living services. Recreational programs include summer camps and year-round adventure programs. Summer camp programs are available for children of all abilities 8-17 years of age and adults with developmental disabilities over 18 years of age. Campground is located on 60 acres in Dittmer, Missouri.

The Arya Foundation

ADDRESS
P.O. Box 4443
Chesterfield, MO 63017
CONTACT
314-445-2792
INFO

The Arya Foundation is a local non-profit that provides financial aid to purchase medical supplies and equipment for children with different abilities.

The Best Schools

ADDRESS
CONTACT
INFO

For college students with disabilities. Provides information regarding accommodations, mental health, visual and hearing impairments, physical disabilities, autism resources, and learning disability resources.

The Center for Head Injury Services

ADDRESS
11828 Lackland Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
CONTACT
314-983-9230
314-983-9235
INFO

Offers a cognitive enrichment program, adult day health care, in-home and community based independent living support, supported volunteer opportunities, family and individual counseling, outpatient medical therapies, adaptive equipment assessments and equipment, comprehensive vocational evaluations, comprehensive rehabilitation services, transition from school to work services, supported employment assessments, job development and placement, job coaching and follow along retention services. Serves individuals with brain injury as well as other developmental disabilities. Some programs have eligibility and referral requirements.

DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT ASSESSMENTS AND EQUIPMENT: Funds for the purchase of assistive technology, adaptive equipment and home/vehicle modifications that support independence, safety and accessibility for individuals.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES ASSESSMENTS: Evaluate and assess needs relating to independent living readiness.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES: Training assistance for up to two years for young adults to gain the skills and resources necessary for a successful transition to independent living with minimal supports.

EMPLOYMENT TRAINING: Collaborative vocational training program to prepare individuals ages 18 and over for employment in the manufacturing and distribution industry or other work options of their choice.  A 1:1 support ratio is also available. The program assists with acquiring, developing and maintaining the skills needed for employment through on-site internships for in demand positions.  The duration of the training is up to 12 weeks or no more than 240 hours.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT: Provides services of up to 6 hours or less per month to support an individual in competitive community employment.

COUNSELING SERVICES:  Provides individual, family, and group therapy for individuals ages 17 and older to learn, develop and gain insight into anxiety, depression, anger management, communication, grief, healthy relations and more.

 

 

 

Therapy 4 Kids

ADDRESS
Lisa Wilson or Carla Douglas
7055 Mexico Road
Suite 1601
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-866-1341
636-265-0122
INFO

Pediatric home health company that works with parents, guardians, caregivers, and teachers to foster more independence and enhance development throughout a child’s daily routine. Accepts most major health insurance plans. Provide physical, occupational and speed/language therapy. Services are offered in the home, school, or community. Physician prescription is required. Serves St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties.

Transparents USA

ADDRESS
INFO

This organization honors and affirms the naturally-occurring human experience of gender independence and normalizes this experience through connection, support and resources. Connects families through locally established TransParent support groups, supports and encourages parents to act on behalf of their child’s best interests, organizes experienced and knowledgeable resources to assist families with their child’s gender journey.

TREE House of Greater St. Louis

ADDRESS
332 Stable Lane
Wentzville, MO 63385
CONTACT
636-332-4940
636-332-4941
INFO

Provides horseback riding instruction for individuals with disabilities as a means of therapy and recreation. Classes include sports riding, hippotherapy, developmental vaulting, carriage driving and competition team. No referral necessary. Must be over 24 months of age.

DDRB provides funding for the following program:

EQUINE THERAPY: Therapy for children and adults while participating in horse riding lessons (group or individual) to improve neuromotor function and sensory processing. A variety of horsemanship skill sessions and competition opportunities are offered.

True You Recovery CenterPointe

ADDRESS
4801 Weldon Spring Pkwy.
St. Charles, MO 63304
CONTACT
636-477-2136
INFO

True You Recovery is a designated safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to access substance use treatment. In addition to providing a comprehensive substance use treatment curriculum, True You Recovery will also provide: An environment which allows clients to be their authentic self throughout treatment.

UCP Heartland

ADDRESS
8645 Old Bonhomme Road
St. Louis, MO 63132-3999
CONTACT
314-994-1600
314-994-0179
INFO

Provides skill development, employment options, respite, independent living skills training, residential options, family life education, social/leisure activities for adults, developmental and therapeutic services for children birth to three years of age. Primarily serves individuals with severe, profound, and multiple physical/cognitive disabilities.

DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

TALENT CONNECT: A collaborative vocational training program to prepare individuals aged 18 and over for employment in the hospitality industry. The program focuses on building direct job related skills, and soft skills that are employer led with the assistance of on-site training staff. Training is based at the job site with the intent to hire from the trained applicant pool. The duration of the training is up to 12 weeks or no more than 240 hours.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT: Provides services of up to 6 hours or less per month to support an individual in competitive community employment.

 

United 4 Children

ADDRESS
12 North Newstead Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
CONTACT
314-531-1412
314-531-4184
INFO

TTY: 314-535-6560 Provides child day care resource and referral for children who have special needs or disabilities. Parents receive ongoing assistance and counseling regarding appropriate child care options and resources available. On-site technical assistance is available to child care providers for short-term consultations and child specific training to assist in caring for a child with special needs.

United Access

ADDRESS
3989 Natural Bridge Road
Berkeley, MO 63134
CONTACT
314-426-1010
INFO

Offers new and used wheel-chair accessible vans and vehicle modifications.

United Services for Children

ADDRESS
4140 Old Mill Parkway
St. Peters, MO 63376
CONTACT
636-926-2700
636-447-4919
INFO

Early intervention services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, augmentative communication evaluations, and family support programs.  Serves children with developmental disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.

DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

EARLY INTERVENTION: On-site individualized strategies and supports that stimulate the child’s learning and  development. Available to children birth to 3 years of age.

FAMILY SUPPORT AND EDUCATION: Family and child supports are offered individually or in small groups and are designed to provide emotional support while  educating parents about their child’s disability including medical needs, educational opportunities, sources of funding, equipment needs, etc.

HIGH INTENSITY EARLY INTERVENTION: Provides intensive supports to develop skills in the areas of social interactions, communication, sensory integration and functioning within daily routines for children from birth to age 3.

THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM: Provides additional services of occupational, speech, and Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for children aged 18 months to three years exhibiting significant deficits.

United Way of Greater St. Louis, Inc.

ADDRESS
Information and Referral Services
910 N. 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
CONTACT
314-421-0700
314-539-4270
INFO

Toll free: 800-427-4626 TDD: 314-539-4010 A telephone referral service providing referrals to more than 1,500 health and human service organizations serving residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area.

United Way Tri-County Region

United Way Tri-County Region
WEBSITE
ADDRESS
5988 Mid Rivers Mall rive, Suite 238
St. Charles, MO 63304
CONTACT
636-939-3300
INFO

Dial 2-1-1 from any landline phone for fast, free and confidential assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The program offers referral services for programs such as food pantries, utility assistance, crisis intervention, support groups, counseling, etc.

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

ADDRESS
MN017-W400
P.O. Box 41
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0041
CONTACT
855-698-4223
INFO

A charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Families may receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.  Applications must meet certain criteria to be considered for a grant.  Visit their website for information and grant application.

Unlimited Play

ADDRESS
208 Compass Point
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-757-3978
INFO

Zachary’s Playground at Hawk Ridge Park, 8392 Orf Road in Lake Saint Louis and Brendan’s Playground at Westhoff Park, 810 Westoff Park in O’Fallon are fully accessible playgrounds that allow all children, regardless of their abilities, to play together. The playgrounds include ramps to allow access to higher elements of the playgrounds, wheelchair accessible glider swings, areas with UV protected awnings, water play, metal slides for those with hearing implants, swings with back/arm supports, and a variety of climbers to challenge all.

Voyce - Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

ADDRESS
680 Craig Road
Suite 245
St. Louis, MO 63141
CONTACT
314-918-8222
314-918-9188
INFO

Enhances quality of long-term care services by advocating for resident’s rights, providing information, and community education. Individuals, families and professionals are served by staff trained in resident rights, placement and government funding assistance such as Medicaid. No referral is necessary and services are offered to residents of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County and Franklin County.

Wentzville School District

ADDRESS
Cheri Thurman, Assistant Superindendent of Special Services
1 Campus Drive
Wentzville, MO 63385
CONTACT
636-327-3800
636-327-8611
INFO

Willows Way, Inc.

ADDRESS
Joy Steele
800 Friedens Road, Suite 100
St. Charles, MO 63303
CONTACT
636-947-6591
636-947-7385
INFO

Agency provides supports to individuals with developmental disabilities, based on a person centered planning approach where the services are designed by the individual with their support team. Services include the Individualized Supported Living (ISL) program, providing up to 24 hour residential support and Independent Supported Living Assistance (ISLA) averaging 7 hours a week of independent skills training. Areas of particular focus include community involvement, self-determination, protective oversight and continual growth toward independence. Another service, Project HEART, offers person-centered health education classes, skills training and resource information to people with development disabilities and those supporting them.

The DDRB provides funding for the following programs:

PROJECT HEART: Health education and adult lifestyle education classes in a small group setting using curriculum specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities. 

INDEPENDENT SUPPORTED LIVING ASSISTANCE: Provides services of up to 50 hours per month to support an individual to live independently in the community. Supports promote the development of skills for independence for the individual to stay in their own residence and access the community.

Youth In Need

ADDRESS
1815 Boone's Lick Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
CONTACT
636-946-5600
636-925-0116
INFO

24-hour hotline, 636-946-3771. Assist at-risk youth by providing services which strengthen families, build self-esteem, and develop independent living skills. Services for youth ages 9-21 include crisis intervention, counseling, emergency shelter and long-term care, case management, school assistance/counseling, job training, street outreach, Early Head Start (ages 0-3), Head Start (ages 3-5), in-home and center-based care and training for parents living in St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Montgomery counties. Pregnant women and parents of children up to age three are eligible as well as children with disabilities. Shelter hours are 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No referral necessary.

Youth Working Forward

Youth Working Forward

WEBSITE
ADDRESS
CONTACT
INFO

Offers an online employment tool to assist individuals with their employment needs. The tool provides information in an easy to use format and provides helpful assistance for individuals of all ages. Tools and resources are available for developing resumes and cover letters, developing interviewing skills, networking, job search tips and preparing for employment.

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Guide for Locating a Quality Organization

Families face many decisions when planning life choices for a loved one with a developmental disability. One important choice is the selection of a provider of supports that meets the expectations of the entire family. The following questions and consideration are designed to help families make informed decisions.

  • What is the mission statement of the provider? Most agencies that serve persons with developmental disabilities are not-for-profit organizations that rely on a mission statement to express their philosophy of services. A well-founded sense of mission helps express the “who, how, and why” of their service delivery system.
  • What is the financial condition of the agency and how long has the organization been providing services? Long-term stability assures consistent services to the family.
  • What are the eligibility criteria to receive services?
  • Is the agency diverse and flexible enough to meet the variety of special needs that arise as the family member ages? What is the staffing ratio for the individuals served? Can the organization properly meet the individual’s needs?
  • Who pays for services? Is the state solely responsible or can the family participate through direct payment or charitable giving?
  • Who coordinates the delivery of services (case management functions), i.e. private or governmental entity?
  • Is the agency accredited, licensed, or certified, and by what entity?
  • What are the qualifications of the staff? How extensive is staff training and does the staff seem satisfied with their employment? Is there an excessive turnover rate? Staff members provide higher quality services when they enjoy a good work environment.
  • Are current clients and families pleased with the services they receive? Interview as many as possible and ask to see results of any “consumer satisfaction” surveys.
  • What is the agency’s application process and is there a waiting list to receive services?