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DIRECTORY OF SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

PROVIDED BY:

 

THE OFFICE ON THE DISABLED

 

CITY OF ST. LOUIS

 

CITY HALL - ROOM 30

 

ST. LOUIS, MO 63103

 

 

REVISED SEPTEMBER 1997

 

DEBORAH K. DEE, PH.D. - COMMISSIONER

 

 



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INDEX

 

ADVOCACY

 

ADAPT-ABILITY, INC. (See Counseling and Evaluation).......................................................................1

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS CHAPTER (See Information on Specific Disabilities)..1

ASSOCIATION ON AGING WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.............................................1

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI, INC............................................................................1

BRIDGES COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES, INC............................................................................2

CARDINAL RITTER

INSTITUTE.............................................................................................................2

CATHOLIC OFFICE OF DISABILITY MINISTRY.................................................................................2

CITY OF ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH BOARD OF TRUSTEES.......................................................3

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, INC. (See Counseling & Evaluation)....3

DISABILITY RIGHTS EDUCATION AND DEFENSE FUND, INC. (DREDF).....................................3

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION......................................................................3

FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK (See Counseling and Evaluation).........................................................3

GAZETTE INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING INSTITUTE (G.I.N.I.).................................................4

GREAT RIVERS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (See Health Care)......................................................4

HYDROCEPHALUS SUPPORT GROUP, INC. (See Information on Specific Disabilities)....................4

JUDEVINE CENTER FOR AUTISM (See Counseling and Evaluation)...................................................4

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS AFFILIATE................................................4

LIFE SKILLS

FOUNDATION...................................................................................................................5

LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM..................................................................................5

LUTHERAN FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF MISSOURI...............................................6

MISSOURI COMMISSION FOR THE

DEAF..........................................................................................6

MISSOURI COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS (MCHR).................................................................7

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF THE

BLIND...................................................................................................7

MISSOURI PARENTS ACT

(MPACT).....................................................................................................8

MISSOURI PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES....................................................................8

OPTIONS FOR

JUSTICE...........................................................................................................................9

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA GATEWAY CHAPTER......................................................9

PARAQUAD,

INC.....................................................................................................................................10

PARENTS EMPOWERING PARENTS

(PEP).........................................................................................10

PLACES FOR

PEOPLE.............................................................................................................................11

PROJECT CASEFIND - ST. LOUIS OFFICE FOR MR/DD RESOURCES............................................11

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS, INC. (See Information on Specific

Disabilities)...........................................................................................................................................

......11

ST. LOUIS METRO ROUND TABLE REPRESENTATIVES ON DEAFNESS, INC...........................12

SPINA BIFIDA OF GREATER ST. LOUIS (SBAGSL)..........................................................................12

 

AIDS/HIV SERVICES

 

BLACKS ASSISTING BLACKS AGAINST AIDS................................................................................13

DOORWAYS AIDS RESIDENCE PROGRAM......................................................................................13

THE AIDS FOUNDATION OF ST.

LOUIS.............................................................................................13

 

AUXILIARY SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

 

DELTA GAMMA CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS...............................14

MIDWESTERN BRAILLE

VOLUNTEERS............................................................................................14

RADIO INFORMATION SERVICES FOR BLIND AND PRINT HANDICAPPED.............................15

REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR THE BLIND (See Education).....................................................15

ST. LOUIS SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED..............................................15

TALKING TAPES/TEXTBOOKS ON

TAPE..........................................................................................16

WOLFNER LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED...............................16

(See Social-Recreation)

 

COMMUNICATION/INTERPRETERS/PRODUCTS/SERVICES FOR THE DEAF

 

CATHOLIC DEAF

MINISTRY...............................................................................................................17

DEAF

COMMUNICATIONS...................................................................................................................17

DEAF

INTERLINK...................................................................................................................................17

DEAF

SERVICES.....................................................................................................................................18

LYNN

EIGHINGER..................................................................................................................................18

HEAR

INK................................................................................................................................................18

HOPMEIER HEARING

CENTER...........................................................................................................19

HOPMEIER HEARING CENTER, SOUTHWEST OFFICE..................................................................19

MISSOURI COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF (See Advocacy)..............................................................19

OFFICE ON THE

DISABLED.................................................................................................................19

KIMBERLY PFLEINGER,

CSR..............................................................................................................19

RELAY

MISSOURI..................................................................................................................................20

ST. LOUIS HEARING SPEECH CENTERS (See Counseling & Evaluation)........................................20

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH FOR THE DEAF.......................................................................20

WILLIAM B.

SHELDON.........................................................................................................................20

BILL

WREDE...........................................................................................................................................21

 

COUNSELING AND EVALUATION

 

ADAPT-ABILITY,

INC.............................................................................................................................22

ADAPT OF

MISSOURI.............................................................................................................................22

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (See Information on Specific Disabilities)......22

BRIDGES COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES, INC..........................................................................22

CHRONIC PAIN OUTREACH OF GREATER ST. LOUIS.....................................................................23

CONTEMPORARY LIVING OPTIONS,

INC..........................................................................................23

DEAF SERVICES (See Communication/Interpreters/Products/Services for the Deaf)............................234

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, INC.......................................................24

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION (See Advocacy)..........................................24

FAMILY SUPPORT

NETWORK..............................................................................................................24

GREAT RIVERS & ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (See Health Care).............................24

INDEPENDENCE

CENTER......................................................................................................................25

JUDEVINE CENTER FOR

AUTISM........................................................................................................25

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION (See

Advocacy)........................................................................................25

LUTHERAN FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF MISSOURI (See Advocacy)....................25

MISSOURI DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION............................................................25

 

(See Employment and Placement Services)

 

MISSOURI PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. (See Advocacy)..............................25

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS DISTRICT OFFICE...................................26

OPTIONS FOR JUSTICE (See

Advocacy)................................................................................................26

PARAQUAD, INC. (See

Advocacy)..........................................................................................................26

PLACES FOR PEOPLE (See

Advocacy)...................................................................................................26

ST. LOUIS HEARING -SPEECH

CENTER..............................................................................................26

ST. LOUIS REGIONAL CENTER FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED..............................27

SPECIALIZED ACTIVITIES AND REHABILITATION TRAINING.....................................................27

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS .....................................................................27

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Housing/Lodging/Training)

 

DAY CARE/PRESCHOOL (FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN)

 

CHILD DAY CARE

ASSOCIATION........................................................................................................28

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, INC (See Counseling and Evaluation)..28

EASTER SEAL

SOCIETY.........................................................................................................................28

EDGEWOOD CHILDREN’S CENTER (See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Living/

Lodging/Training)..................................................................................................................................

.....28

HOWARD PARK EARLY INTERVENTION CENTER..........................................................................29

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS, INC. (See Information on Specific

Disabilities)...........................................................................................................................................

......29

ST. LOUIS OFFICE FOR MENTAL RETARDATION & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

RESOURCES (See

Advocacy)...................................................................................................................29

ST. MARY’S EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM.............................................................................29

SPECIAL

SIBS...........................................................................................................................................30

THE BELLE

CENTER...............................................................................................................................30

THE SALVATION ARMY HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported

Living/Lodging/Training)........................................................................................................................

...30

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Living/Lodging/Training)........................................30

UNITED SERVICES,

INC.........................................................................................................................31

YMCA OF GREATER ST. LOUIS INTEGRATED SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE...............................31

 

EDUCATION: PRIMARY, SECONDARY

 

CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR THE

DEAF..............................................................................................32

COLLEGE FOR LIVING,

INC................................................................................................................32

EUCLID

ACADEMY...............................................................................................................................32

GALLAUDET

SCHOOL..........................................................................................................................33

GATEWAY STATE

SCHOOL.................................................................................................................33

LUTHERAN ASSOCIATION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION................................................................33

MISSOURI DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION..........................................................34

MISSOURI SCHOOL FOR THE

BLIND.................................................................................................34

MISSOURI SCHOOL FOR THE

DEAF...................................................................................................35

REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR THE BLIND - ST. LOUIS NORTH OFFICE.............................35

REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR THE BLIND - ST. LOUIS SOUTH OFFICE..............................35

 

ST. JOSEPH INSTITUTE FOR THE

DEAF..............................................................................................35

 

ST. LOUIS AGENCY ON TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT (SLATE)/WORK CONNECTIONS.....36

(See Employment and Placement Services)

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FLORISSANT VALLEY ACCESS OFFICE......................36

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FOREST PARK...................................................................36

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - MERAMEC ACCESS OFFICE...............................................37

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION..................................................37

THE MIRIAM

SCHOOL............................................................................................................................38

WOLFNER LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHSYICALLY HANDICAPPED................................38

(See Social-Recreation)

 

EMERGENCY HOUSING

 

HOUSING RESOURCE

CENTER.............................................................................................................39

NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC

CENTER....................................................................................................39

SALVATION ARMY FAMILY

HAVEN..................................................................................................39

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES/AID

 

CATHOLIC SERVICE

AGENCIES..........................................................................................................40

ENERGY

CARE.........................................................................................................................................40

LEGAL SERVICES OF EASTERN MISSOURI,

INC..............................................................................40

MULLANPHY TRAVELERS

AID...........................................................................................................41

OPERATION FOOD

SEARCH.................................................................................................................41

ST. LOUIS PEREGRINE

SOCIETY.........................................................................................................41

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF ST.

LOUIS........................................................................42

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ST. LOUIS THRIFT STORE..................................................42

 

EMPLOYMENT AND PLACEMENT SERVICES

 

EMPLOYMENT

CONNECTION..............................................................................................................43

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION (See Advocacy)...........................................43

HI-TEC ASSOCIATES,

INC......................................................................................................................43

IAM

CARES...............................................................................................................................................4

4

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION (See

Advocacy)........................................................................................44

METROPOLITAN EMPLOYMENT AND REHABILITATION SERVICE (MERS).............................44

MISSOURI DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY........................................................................45

MISSOURI DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (See Education)................................45

MISSOURI GOODWILL

INDUSTRIES...................................................................................................45

PARAQUAD, INC. (See

Advocacy)..........................................................................................................45

REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR THE BLIND (See Education)......................................................46

ST. LOUIS AGENCY ON TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT (SLATE)/WORK CONNECTIONS.....46

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS, INC. (See Counseling and Evaluation)....46

WILLOWS WAY,

INC..............................................................................................................................46

WORK CONNECTIONS OF ST. LOUIS

COUNTY................................................................................47

 

EQUIPMENT/MERCHANDISE/SERVICES

 

ACCESS LIFTS & ELEVATORS,

INC...................................................................................................48

ADAPT-ABILITY, INC. (See Counseling and Evaluation).....................................................................48

 

AMIGO MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL,

INC.......................................................................................48

APRIA

HEALTHCARE............................................................................................................................48

BRUNO INDEPENDENT LIVING

AIDS................................................................................................49

COUNTY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT INC...............................................................................................

49

CUSTOM HOME ELEVATORS OF ST.

LOUIS....................................................................................49

ELECTRIC

MOBILITY.............................................................................................................................50

EVOLUTIONS,

INC...................................................................................................................................50

GIANT STEPS OF ST.

LOUIS...................................................................................................................50

HANDICAPS,

INC.....................................................................................................................................51

LAUREL

DESIGNS...................................................................................................................................51

MIDWEST HANDICAP EQP,

CO............................................................................................................51

MIDWEST TARGET

CENTER.................................................................................................................52

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE - OFFICE OF TAXPAYER SERVICES...........................52

MOBILITY AIDS OF ST.

LOUIS..............................................................................................................52

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

SOCIETY.........................................................................................................53

NEUROPEDIC......................................................................................................................................

......53

OMNI HEALTH

CARE..............................................................................................................................53

PALMER INDUSTRIES,

INC....................................................................................................................54

VIRGINIA

RAMSEY.................................................................................................................................54

RICON

CORPORATION...........................................................................................................................54

ST. LOUIS HEARING - SPEECH CENTERS (See Counseling & Evaluation)........................................55

ST. LOUIS MEDICAL

SUPPLY................................................................................................................55

SARATOGA ACCESS & FITNESS,

INC.................................................................................................55

SENIOR HOME SECURITY,

INC............................................................................................................55

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS

CENTER.........................................................................................................56

THE BRAUN

CORPORATION.................................................................................................................56

THOELE

MANUFACTURING..................................................................................................................57

UNITED

ACCESS......................................................................................................................................57

UNITED MEDICAL/AMERICAN HOMEPATIENT...............................................................................57

WINGS/VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE

SERVICES...................................................................................58

 

DISABLED PARKING IDENTIFICATION

 

CITY OF ST. LOUIS - OFFICE ON THE

DISABLED............................................................................59

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE - MISSOURI STATE LICENSE BUREAUS.......................................59

 

HEALTH CARE

 

ALEXIAN BROTHERS

HOSPITAL........................................................................................................60

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL

...............................................................................................................60

LILLIAN E. COURTNEY NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER......................................................61

FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT SERVICES FOR ST. LOUIS COUNTY.......................61

FLORENCE HILL HEALTH

CENTER....................................................................................................62

GRACE HILL NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER..........................................................................62

GREAT RIVERS & ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES..........................................................63

HOMER G. PHILLIPS AMBULATORY HEALTH CENTER.................................................................63

METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS PSYCHIATRIC CENTER.......................................................................63

REGIONAL MEDICAL

CENTER.............................................................................................................63

 

ST. LOUIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - HEALTH CENTERS........................................64

(Administration, John C. Murphy Health Center, Pine Lawn Health Center & South County Health Center)

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR

CHILDREN............................................................................................65

SSM REHABILITATION -

CORF............................................................................................................65

MAX C. STARKLOFF AMBULATORY HEALTH CENTER...............................................................65

 

HOMEMAKER SERVICES/RESPITE CARE/SUPPORTED HOUSING/LODGING/TRAINING

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS CHAPTER

(See Information on Specific

Disabilities)...............................................................................................66

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S HOPE LODGE CENTER............................................................66

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (See Information on Specific Disabilities)....66

ARCH-ST. LOUIS

ARC...........................................................................................................................66

BRIDGES COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES, INC (See Advocacy)..............................................67

CHILDREN'S HOME

SOCIETY.............................................................................................................67

COMMUNITY LIVING - ST. CHARLES COUNTY..............................................................................67

COUNCIL FOR EXTENDED

CARE.......................................................................................................68

DIVISION OF FAMILY

SERVICES........................................................................................................68

EDGEWOOD CHILDREN'S

CENTER.....................................................................................................68

FAMILY SUPPORT

SERVICES...............................................................................................................69

JCCA SPECIAL NEEDS AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM.............................................69

JEFFERSON COUNTY

ARC....................................................................................................................69

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION (See

Advocacy)........................................................................................69

MARLBOROUGH HALL UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY......................................................................70

NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTERS (See Health Care)...................................................................70

NEW HORIZON CENTER, INC - MAIN

FACILITY..............................................................................70

NEW HORIZON CENTER, INC. -OVERNIGHT FACILITY.................................................................71

RANKEN

JORDAN...................................................................................................................................71

ST. LOUIS CRISIS

NURSERY.................................................................................................................71

ST. LOUIS OFFICE FOR MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

RESOURCES (MRDD) (See

Advocacy)...................................................................................................72

ST. LOUIS REGIONAL CENTER FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED.............................72

ST. MARY’S SPECIAL

SERVICES.........................................................................................................72

SALVATION ARMY HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN.......................................................................73

SATURDAY DROP-IN RESPITE

CENTER............................................................................................73

SOUTH COUNTY HABILITATION

CENTER........................................................................................74

THE LEARNING CENTER OF SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, INC.....................................................74

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS......................................................................74

 

HOUSING

 

ST. LOUIS CITY HOUSING

AUTHORITY............................................................................................75

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY...............................................................................75

 

INCOME SUPPLEMENTS

 

DIVISION OF FAMILY

SERVICES........................................................................................................76

SOCIAL SECURITY

OFFICE..................................................................................................................76

 

INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC DISABILITIES

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS CHAPTER.....................................................................77

AMERICAN DIABETES

ASSOCIATION...............................................................................................77

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF EASTERN MISSOURI..........................................................78

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION..........................................................................78

ASSOCIATION ON AGING WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (See Advocacy).................78

AUTISM SOCIETY OF

AMERICA.........................................................................................................78

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI (See Advocacy)........................................................79

CHRONIC PAIN OUTREACH OF GREATER ST. LOUIS (See Counseling and Evaluation)...............79

DELTA GAMMA CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

(See Auxiliary Services for the

Blind)........................................................................................................79

DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF GREATER ST. LOUIS.........................................................79

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF ST. LOUIS REGION (See Advocacy)....................................................79

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON

DISABILITY...........................................................................................79

GREATER ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF (GSLAD)........................................................80

HYDROCEPHALUS SUPPORT GROUP,

INC........................................................................................80

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL FOR ST. LOUIS COUNTY CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES...80

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, INC. - MISSOURI CHAPTER...............................................81

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION (See Counseling and Evaluation)....................................81

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY - GATEWAY CHAPTER........................................81

NATIONAL NEUROFIBROMATOSIS FOUNDATION........................................................................81

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA - GATEWAY CHAPTER (See Advocacy).......................81

PARAQUAD, INC. (See

Advocacy).........................................................................................................81

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS....................................................................82

ST. LOUIS AUTISM/DISABILITY

GROUP...........................................................................................82

ST. LOUIS HEARING - SPEECH CENTERS (See Counseling and Evaluation)....................................82

ST. LOUIS OFFICE FOR MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

RESOURCES (MRDD) (See

Advocacy)...................................................................................................82

ST. LOUIS REGIONAL CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

(See Counseling and

Evaluation)................................................................................................................82

ST. LOUIS SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (See Advocacy)....................82

SOTOS SYNDROME SUPPORT

ASSOCIATION..................................................................................83

SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FAMILY & COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER...........................83

THE GREATER ST. LOUIS HEMOPHILIA ASSOCIATION................................................................83

TOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION - GREATER MISSOURI CHAPTER................................84

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Housing/Lodging/Training)......................................84

 

SHELTERED EMPLOYMENT

 

CANTERBURY ENTERPRISES...........................................................................................................

.85

CARROLL DISTRIBUTING

COMPANY...............................................................................................85

FLORISSANT VALLEY SHELTERED WORKSHOP - NORTH..........................................................85

FLORISSANT VALLEY SHELTERED WORKSHOP - WEST.............................................................86

INDUSTRIAL AID,

INC...........................................................................................................................86

LAFAYETTE

INDUSTRIES.....................................................................................................................86

LIFESKILLS FOUNDATION (See

Advocacy)........................................................................................86

LIFESTYLE OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES,

INC...........................................................................87

 

LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE

BLIND............................................................................................................87

METROPOLITAN EMPLOYMENT AND REHABILITATION SERVICES (MERS)

(See Employement and Placement

Services).............................................................................................87

PROJECT,

INC..........................................................................................................................................88

WORTH INDUSTRIES,

INC....................................................................................................................88

 

SOCIAL - RECREATION

ASSOCIATON ON AGING WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (See Advocacy).................89

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - GREATER ST. LOUIS AREA COUNCIL..........................................89

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI, INC. (See Advocacy)..............................................89

CATHOLIC OFFICE OF DISABILITY MINISTRY (See Advocacy)....................................................89

CHAPEL FOR THE

EXCEPTIONAL......................................................................................................89

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OF JEFFERSON COUNTY...............................................................90

EASTER SEAL SOCIETY (See

Daycare/Preschool)...............................................................................90

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES (See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported

Living/Lodging/Training)........................................................................................................................

.90

GREATER ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF (GSLAD)

(See Information on Specific

Disabilities)................................................................................................90

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION (See

Advocacy).......................................................................................90

MANCHESTER CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED..................................................90

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF THE BLIND (See Advocacy).......................................................................90

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY SERVICES (See Information on Specific Disabilities)................91

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS OFFICE

(See Counseling and

Evaluation)...............................................................................................................91

OASIS

FRIENDS.......................................................................................................................................91

PLACES FOR PEOPLE (See

Advocacy)..................................................................................................91

PRODUCTIVE LIVING BOARD FOR ST. LOUIS COUNTY CITIZENS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL

DISABILITIES......................................................................................................................................

.....91

RECREATION COUNCIL OF GREATER ST.

LOUIS............................................................................92

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS (See Information on Specific Disabilities).92

ST. LOUIS METRO ROUND TABLE REPRESENTATIVES ON DEAFNESS (See Advocacy)..........92

ST. LOUIS OFFICE FOR MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

(MRDD) (See

Advocacy)...........................................................................................................................92

ST. LOUIS WHEELCHAIR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.......................................................................92

SHERWOOD FOREST

CAMP..................................................................................................................93

SHERWOOD FOREST CAMP PARENTS SKILL RETREAT................................................................93

SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATIONOF GREATER ST. LOUIS, INC. (See Advocacy)...............................93

THE ST. LOUIS SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES...........94

THERAPEUTIC

HORSEMANSHIP..........................................................................................................94

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Housing/Lodging/Training)......................................94

WOLFNER LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED................................95

YMCA OF GREATER ST. LOUIS - INTEGRATED FITNESS...............................................................95

YMCA OF GREATER ST. LOUIS INTEGRATED SUMMER DAY CAMP..........................................96

YWCA OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS - CHALLENGES UNLIMITED...........................................96

 

SUPPORT ANIMAL AGENCIES

 

CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE.................................................................................97

SUPPORT DOGS,

INC..............................................................................................................................97

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS CHAPTER...................................................................98

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION (See Health Care)................................................................98

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF EASTERN MISSOURI (See Information on Specific

Disabilities)...........................................................................................................................................

....98

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (See Information on Specific Disabilities).....98

ASSOCIATION ON AGING WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (AADD)

(See

Advocacy)..........................................................................................................................................9

8

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION (See

Advocacy)..................................................................................98

BRIDGES COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES, INC. (See Advocacy)..............................................98

CHRONIC PAIN OUTREACH OF GREATER ST. LOUIS (See Counseling and Evaluation)..............98

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION (See Advocacy)..........................................98

GREATER ST. LOUIS POST-POLIO SUPPORT GROUP (See Advocacy under Gazette

International Networking Institute

(G.I.N.I.).............................................................................................98

HYDROCEPHALUS SUPPORT GROUP, INC. (See Information on Specific Disabilities)...................98

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION (See Advocacy)...............................................................98

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, INC. - MISSOURI CHAPTER (See Information on

Specific

Disabilities)...................................................................................................................................98

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS OFFICE (See Counseling and

Evaluation)............................................................................................................................................

......98

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY - GATEWAY CHAPTER

(See Information on Specific

Disabilities).................................................................................................99

NATIONAL NEUROFIBROMATOSIS FOUNDATION (See Information on Specific Disabilities)....99

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA - GATEWAY CHAPTER (See Advocacy)...................99

PARENTS EMPOWERING PARENTS (PEP) (See Advocacy)..........................................................99

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS - FAMLINKS........................................99

SCLERODERMA FEDERATION........................................................................................................99

SOTOS SYNDROME SUPPORT ASSOCIATION (See Information on Specific Disabilities)..........99

SUPPORT DOGS, INC. (See Support Animal Agencies)....................................................................100

TOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION - GREATER MISSOURI CHAPTER

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)............................................................................................100

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Housing/Lodging/Training)................................100

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

AVAILABLE CITY-WIDE TRANSPORTATION (A.C.T.)................................................................101

BI-STATE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CALL A RIDE, CALL A RIDE PLUS).............................101

CARE

CAB.............................................................................................................................................102

GATEWAY AMBULANCE SERVICE.................................................................................................102

GATEWAY

SERVICES.........................................................................................................................102

OATS...................................................................................................................................................

....103

 

WILSON’S TAXI COMPANY (PARA-LIFT TRANSPORTATION)..................................................103

 

 


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ADVOCACY

 

 

ADAPT-ABILITY, INC.

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS CHAPTER

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

ASSOCIATION ON AGING WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (AADD)

211 N. Lindbergh

P.O. Box 28929

St. Louis, MO 63132-0929

569-9077

Pamela Merkle

 

Fees: Yes. No fee for services to the disabled. Membership fee for professionals.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Persons with a developmental disability who live in St. Louis City or County and are

considereing retirement or need assistance once they are retired (usually over 40 years of age).

 

Services: Provides retirement planning to persons wishing to consider retirement, or who are retired. Assists

the person in accessing community programs available to retired persons including senior centers,

transportation, etc. Also has a retirement support group once per month. Professionals can join AADD. A

membership includes five newsletters per year, five informational program meetings per year and access to a

resource library on aging and disabilities.

 

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI, INC.

10270 Page - Suite 100

St. Louis, MO 63132

426-4024

426-3290 Fax

Lori Winter, Ex. Director

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Eligibility: Brain injured and their families.

 

Services: Prevention/education, information and referral, advocacy, support groups, Head Smart,etc. for

persons with brain injury, their families, professionals, etc. Statewide service.

 

BRIDGES COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES, INC.

8630 Delmar - Suite 215

St. Louis, MO 63124

Barry Larson/Kelly Tiefenbrun

872-7377

872-3267 Fax

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Services available for individuals with a variety of disabilities, currently including mental illness,

developmental disability and post-acute brain injury.

 

Services: A social service organization dedicated to the provision of individualized community support

services for people with disabilities. Services include: counseling, in-home support, supportive living. Bridges

helps people plan strategies to achieve goals, build practical skills, find housing and stay connected to those

they need and love. Staff training programs are also available. Supports are designed for each individual

referred based on that person’s particular goals and needs. The range of support available includes whatever

an individual might need in order to live successfully within the community.

 

CARDINAL RITTER INSTITUTE

4483 Lindell

St. Louis, MO 63108

652-3600

652-0461 TDD

652-0312 Fax

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Eligibility depends on program- in general age 62 and above.

 

Services: Cardinal Ritter Institute is a home health, housing and social service agency for the elderly.

 

CATHOLIC OFFICE OF DISABILITY MINISTRY

7800 Kenrick Road

St. Louis, MO 63119

(314) 961-4320 Ext. 190

961-0107 TDD

961-0901 Fax

Lorraine (Rainey) Fahey - Director

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Archdiocesan office for parish ministry with persons with disabilities. Function is advocacy, education,

resources and parish assessments.

 

CITY OF ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH BOARD OF TRUSTEES

4144 Lindell Boulevard - Suite 300

St. Louis, MO 63108

Don Cuvo - Executive Director

Randy Breese

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: City of St. Louis agencies

 

Services: Provides grants to agencies which provide mental health treatment and substance abuse

rehabilitation. In most instances, agencies must be certified by the Missouri Dept. Of Mental Health. No

grants are given to individuals.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, INC.

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

DISABILITY RIGHTS EDUCATION AND DEFENSE FUND, INC. (DREDF)

1629 K Street NW, Suite 802

Washington, D.C. 20006

(202) 986-0375

Fax: (202) 775-7465

Email: pwright@dredf.org

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: Unknown

 

Services: Advocacy for persons with disabilities.

 

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION

7100 Oakland

St. Louis, MO 63117

(314) 645-6969

645-1520 Fax

Darla Templeton - Director

 

Fees: No, encourages participants to become members of organization.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Person with epilepsy, parent of child with epilepsy, or person who would like to learn more

about epilepsy.

 

Services: Advocacy and social services; employment counseling; personal and family counseling; self-help

groups; information and referral;employer and general publlic education and speakers.

FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

GAZETTE INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING INSTITUTE (G.I.N.I.)

4207 Lindell Boulevard - #110

St. Louis, MO 63108-2915

534-0475

534-5070 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, for newsletter

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Information and referral. Publishers of newsletters for people with disabilities, specifically the

survivors of polio and users of home mechanical ventilation. Coordinator of International Polio Network and

International Ventilator Users Network.

 

GREAT RIVERS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

(See Health Care)

 

HYDROCEPHALUS SUPPORT GROUP, INC.

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

JUDEVINE CENTER FOR AUTISM

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS AFFILIATE

10702 Manchester - Suite 7

St. Louis, MO 63122

(314) 966-3088

Pam Kortum - Agency Director

 

Fees: None, but $25 membership option

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: National not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the understanding of learning disabilities

in the St. Louis area. Services included: telphone information and referral services, clearinghouse information,

lending library, newsletter, parent support groups, inservice and training for parents, teachers and

professionals as well as help with advocacy.

 

 

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION

10176 Corporate Square, Suite 100

St. Louis, MO 63132-2924

(314) 567-7705

(314) 567-6539

Wiley Smith, Ex. Director

 

Fees: Yes, varies depending on services.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Vary with program. Overall, must have a documented disability.

 

Services: Assists people with diagnosis of mental retardation and other disabilities. Provides supported

employment, socialization, supported living, in-home services, and First Steps to St. Louis City, County and

St. Charles County. To make a referral or for additional information contact Life Skills directly.

Employment: no fee, must be referred through Vocational Rehabilitation counselor. Service: provides job

assessments, job development and on the job support.

Socialization: No fee, must be 16 years of age or older and be a resident of St. Louis City or County. Service:

Assists individuals with accessing the community for recreation, leisure and transportation. Building

relationships is also taught. This service is done on an individual basis.

 

LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

3028 A N. Lindbergh

St. Ann, MO 63074

(314) 274-3417, 298-9222

298-9226 Fax

Executive Director - Dorothy Erickson

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program provides advocacy services and information on

nursing homes, regulations and resident's rights at no cost to nursing home residents, their families and the

community. Resolution of difficulties in nursing homes, uphold nursing home resident rights, provide

education and materials necessary for choosing long term care placement.

 

 

LUTHERAN FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF MISSOURI

4201 Lindell Boulevard - Suite 400

St. Louis, MO 63108

Reverend Alan M. Erdman, President

534-1515

534-1588 Fax

 

Fees: Some services require a fee but not all.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: All people eligible to be served. Call for qualifications.

 

Services: Offers counseling, community services and child welfare and adoption. Mission: In response to

God’s compassionate love, LFCS of Missouri will counsel, educate and support families, children and

individuals and be an advocate on behalf of those in need.

 

MISSOURI COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF

1103 Rear Southwest Boulevard

Jefferson City, MO 65109

1-800-796-6499, (573) 526-5205 TTY/VOICE

573-526-5209 FAX

Gerald L. Covell - Executive Director

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: The Missouri Commission for the Deaf functions as an agency of the state to advocate public

policies, regulation and programs to improve the quality and coordination of existing services for individuals

with hearing loss and to promote new services whenever necessary. To these ends, the Missouri

Commission for the Deaf will work with individuals, service providers, organizations and state agencies as an

active force to better the lives and opportunities of all Missourians with hearing loss.

 

 

MISSOURI COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS (MCHR)

906 Olive (9th & Olive - Downtown) - Suite 320

St. Louis, MO 63101

(314) 340-7590, TDD - 340-7590, FAX - 340-7238

Sheryl E. Rose/Regional Manager - St. Louis Office

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Call for information.

 

Services: Enforces Missouri’s anti-discrimination laws which prohibit discrimination in housing, employment

and places of public accommodation because of race, sex, religion, national origin/ancestry, physical/mental

disabilities, age (40-69, employment only) and families with children (housing only). Persons who wish to file

a complaint with the agency or want information about discrimination can either telephone or visit in person.

Parking on the two nearby private lots (10th & Pine, 10th & Olive) will be offered free of charge to persons

with disabilities (MCHR will attach a coupon to your parking stub)..

 

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

REAL INDEPENDENCE & EMPLOYMENT FOR THE BLIND (RIPE)

8206 A Gravois

St. Louis, MO 63123

(314) 832-7172

 

Fees: None

Accessible: No

Requirements: Legally blind to totally blind, progressive eye disease

which will lead to severe vision loss.

 

Services: Supportive services to blind in emergencies; summer camp; health benefit plan to members; credit

union and referral services; publishes quarterly magazine; offers mini-grants; offers representation to

members; free medic alert bracelets/necklaces to blind persons with hidden disorders.

 

 

MISSOURI PARENT ACT (MPACT)

8631 Delmar - Suite 300

St. Louis, MO 63124

Chris Higgs - Regional Coordinator

997-7622

997-7622 TDD

997-5518 Fax

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Serves parents of childen with disabilities, professionals who work with them and any

interested party.

 

Services: MPACT is a training and information center for parents of children with disabilities. Provides free

training in 3 basic areas: Communication Skills, Legal Rights in Special Education and the Individualized

Education Program (IEP). Also provides parents with individual assistance, information and referral and a

resource library of books and audo and video tapes on various subjects. Staffed primarily by parents of

children with disabilities and individuals with disabilities.

 

MISSOURI PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES

200 S. Hanley Road - #1030

Clayton, MO 63105-3413

(314) 725-1550

Shawn T. deLoyola - Director

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Persons with developmental disabilities, individuals who are eligible or may be eligible for

services under the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, persons with diagnosed mental illnesses.

TDD: 1-800-233-2958 VOICE/TDD

 

Services: Information and assistance in obtaining human and legal rights for persons with disabilities.

 

OPTIONS FOR JUSTICE

200 S. Hanley - Suite 207

St. Louis, MO 63105

721-6161

1-800-735-2966 TDD

721-6198 Fax

Michael Maguire - Executive Director

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirement: Age 17 and older (can provide services for juveniles under 17 if they are certified to stand trial

as adults) Mental Retardation/Developmentally Disabled (MR/DD), at risk to become or who are involved in

the criminal justice system. St. Louis city or county resident.

 

Services: 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/Training - Provided

for criminal justice and social service professionals to enhance the awareness and understanding of the rights

and responsibilities of person’s with MR/DD who are at risk to become or who are involved in the criminal

justice system. Information/Referral - Provides needed information or referraly to appropriate resources.

 

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA GATEWAY CHAPTER

9533 Lackland Road

St. Louis, MO 63114

(314) 427-0393

FAX: 427-4183

Gene Crayton - Executive Director

 

Fees: None (Yearly membership fee)

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Veteran with some form of spinal cord injury.

 

Services: Advocacy; legislation; accessibility; recreation.

 

PARAQUAD, INC.

311 N. Lindbergh

Creve Coeur, MO 63141

(314) 567-1558 Voice, 567-1559 Fax

(314) 567-5552 TDD

Max Starkloff - President

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Services available to persons with disabilities or persons with family members with a disability.

 

Services: Independent living center which provides a variety of services to people with disabilities, their

families, friends, service providers and the community at large. The Independent Living Adult Program acts

as a resource to adults with disabilities so they can learn the skills necessary to live independently. Other

programs include Information and Referral (including a database on accessible housing), Career Options and

Employment Program, Personal Assistance Services Program, Self-Advocacy and Community Education.

The Youth and Family Program is the youth-focused version of the Independent Living Program. Other

programs under the Youth and Family Program include Individual and Family Consultation, School Disability

Awareness Program, Thelma P. Zalk Educational Endowment Fund, the Deaf Education Fund and the Youth

Group - an integrated group of young people with and without disabilities. Paraquad provides a web site to

people interested in learning more about us, our programs and services, information about the independent

living philosophy, disability-related events, legislation and information and links to other related web sites. It

can be found at http://www.paraquad.org and our email address is paraquad@paraquad.org. Internships in all

our programs are available. Students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

 


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PARENTS EMPOWERING PARENTS (PEP)

1249 Newport Landing Drive

Fenton, MO 63026

Ellen Leeker

938-4170 Ext. 409 Voice Mail

 

Fees: Membership $10.00/year

Accessible: N/A

Requirements: Parent or relative of disabled child concerned about their education. Will assist any parent

when possible.

Services: Newsletter is printed twice a year. Organization will provide educational, technical and emotional

peer support by various means throughout the school year. These activities will include bi-monthly

informational meetings featuring expert guest speakers, workshops and or open forum discussions. PEP

makes available resource information and a referral list of organizations who may assist in a parents need.

PEP also has members who are trained through Missouri Parents Act (MPACT) who may provide technical

assistance and individualized parent support to other parents for their child’s Individucal Education Plan (IEP).

 

PLACES FOR PEOPLE

4120 Lindell Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108

Mike Newmark

535-5600

535-6037 Fax

 

Fee: Yes, clients are usually funded through the Dept. Of Mental Health and/or Medicaid. Any fees to client

are on a sliding scale based on standard means test.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: 18 years or older with a diagnosis of a severe and persistent mental illness and able to

participate in voluntary program.

 

Services: Four continuous treatment teams that share responsibility for staffing the social club day program

and the community support services that assist clients to live independently in the community. The social

club provides meaningful, productive activity for clients to engage in and a place for socializing and

recreational activities. Community support assists the client out in the community to obtain housing, maintain

psychiatric treatment and assist with any other requirements of independent living.

 

PROJECT CASEFIND

THE ST. LOUIS OFFICE FOR MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

RESOURCES

2334 Olive

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 421-0090

(314) 421-2525 Fax

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Resident of St. Louis City with a developmental disability such as mental retardation, cerebral

palsy, epilepsy, autism or a learning disability related to brain dysfunction or a similar condition and who is not

receiving services to help them deal with the disability, or families/caretakers in need of services.

 

Services: Infancy & Early Childhood Support, Parent Support Groups, Respite Care, Sheltered & Pre-

Sheltered Workshops, Employment Training & Follow-Along, Recreation, Leisure & Socialization, Continuing

Education, Residential Services, Transportation, Long Term Planning, Intervention & Networking & Referral.

 

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS, INC.

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

ST. LOUIS METRO ROUND TABLE REPRESENTATIVES ON DEAFNESS, INC.

3726 Gravois (Outreach Office)

St. Louis, MO 63116

Paul Kiel, Ex. Director

1-800-735-2466 Voice

1-314-664-8959 TTY

1-314-664-8959 Fax

 

Fees: Donations appreciated. Membership - $30 per organization/agency, Newsletter subscription $10/year.

Sign language classes $50 for 8 weeks of beginning , intermediate, conversational signing.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: Serves deaf, hard of hearing and hearing in the Metropolitan St. Louis area of Missouri and

Illinois.

 

Services: Publishes bimonthly newsletter the Deaf Advocate, provides advocacy and training for deaf, hard of

hearing and hearing people on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Information and referral, peer

counseling, volunteering, teaching sign language and miscellaneous programs. Informs the hearing

community of the problems and needs of the deaf and hard of hearing.

 

SPINA BIFIDA OF GREATER ST. LOUIS (SBAGSL)

5609 Hampton Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63109

(314) 353-7079

1-800-784-0983

Chris Guzdial - President

 

Fees: None, but donations are appreciated and accepted.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Anyone with spina bifida or parents of a person with spina bifida or other neural tube birth defects.

 

Services: New family outreach program. This program was designed and set up to provide support, counseling and

information to new parents who have just had a child with spina bifida. This program is coordinated with all St. Louis

hospitals that currently provide medical care for individuals born with spina bifida. New parents support group.

This newly formed group was designed for new parents with spina bifida infants or toddlers. The focus of this group

is to become acquainted with other families who are also sharing the new experiences of having a child with spina

bifida. Young Adult Network Support Group. This group supports young adults living with spina bifida.

Awareness and education. We provide the surrounding St. Louis area with information on spina bifida and other

neural tube birth defects. We also provide health and education seminars and conferences. Educational training

scholarship. This scholarship was set up to help aid any child or young adult born with spina bifida. This financial

scholarship is used to help obtain some specific training to aid in their educational, vocational or academic

development. Newsletter, 1-800-number and social events.

 

 


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AIDS/HIV POSITIVE SERVICES

 

BLACKS ASSISTING BLACKS AGAINST AIDS

1307 Washington - Suite 400

St. Louis, MO 63103

Erise Williams, Jr.

241-4646

Fax: 241-0205

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: HIV or AIDS diagnosis for case management. Volunteer services for all.

 

Services: To advocate, educate and act as a resource for the St. Louis Metropolitant African-American community

with particular regard to support services and resource development for individuals who are HIV challenged. Also

provide a clothing/food pantry, support groups, HIV/AIDS education presentations and legal and housing referrals.

 

DOORWAYS AIDS RESIDENCE PROGRAM

4385 Maryland Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63108

Dan Reynolds (Apartments)/Lisa March (Supportive Housing Facility)

535-1919

535-0909 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, Rent (30% of income)

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: HIV/AIDS diagnosis, service coordination, income limits, Missouri resident.

 

Services: Housing referrals, assistance, permanent housing and advocacy.

 

THE AIDS FOUNDATION OF ST. LOUIS

5615 Pershing Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63112

Janet N. Schoedinger

314-367-7273

314-367-7363

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Call office for grant proposal application.

 

Services: The AIDS Foundation of St. Louis is a fund-raising organization providing financial support for local

organizations dedicated to providing direct services and educational programs to all people affected by the

HIV/AIDS epidemic. Does not provide financial support to individuals. Grants to organizations are reviewed by a

Grant Committee following receipt of grant application.

 

AUXILIARY SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

 

 

DELTA GAMMA CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

5030 McRee

St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 776-1300

776-7808 Fax

Executive Director - Deborah A. Naucke

 

Fees: Yes, provided through First Steps, insurance or Medicaid. No family is refused services.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Age birth to 3 with a diagnosed vision loss of a. Visual acuity of 20/70 or less in the better eye with

correction, b. Field loss of at least 30 degrees, c. A progressive disease lead to the above or d. A physician’s

statement that the prognosis for useful vision is guarded or doubtful.

 

Services: Center based classes, in home services, other therapies, consultation to other programs, social services,

and parent support.

 

MIDWESTERN BRAILLE VOLUNTEERS

325 North Kirkwood - Suite G-5

St. Louis, MO 63122

(314) 966-5828

966-0388 Fax

 

Fees: Minimal = to cover expenses.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: The reproduction or transcription of printed matter to braille with particular emphasis on textbooks for blind

or visually impaired students.

 

RADIO INFORMATION SERVICE FOR BLIND AND PRINT HANDICAPPED

9500 West State Route 15

Belleville, IL 62223-1098

(618) 397-6700, Ext. 2221

(618) 398-6549 Fax

Joseph E. Kasperek

 

Fees: None

Accessible: No

Requirements: Must be bliind or have low vision (20/200 with corrective aid) or so physically disabled to prevent one

from holding a book, newspaper, etc.

 

Services: Radio reading service providing 115 hours of programming/week consisting of newspapers, books and

magazines. The service is "Closed Circuit" and requires a specially tuned radio which is provided free of charge to

qualified individuals. An application is required and must be certified by a qualified individual. RIS is available

within a 50 mile radius of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. The service is also available in 78 nursing and

retirement facilities through the RIS Project. A list of facilities is available on request.

 

REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

(See Education)

 

ST. LOUIS SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

7954 Big Bend Boulevard

Webster Groves, MO 63119-9990

(314) 968-9000

Doris Westfall

David Ekin - Executive Director

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Functional/severe visual impairment.

 

Services: A variety of independent living skills training to adults who are blind or visually impaired, including low-

vision clinic, counseling, recreation, mobility and rehabilitation teaching. Majority of services are provided in-home,

some transportation assistance for agency services. Aids, including magnifiers and adaptive equipment sold at cost;

no mark-up in price.

 

TALKING TAPES/TEXTBOOKS ON TAPE

16 Sunnen Drive - Suite 162

St. Louis, MO 63143-3800

(314) 646-0500

Fax: 314-646-0555

Margaret A. Stroup - Executive Director

 

Fees: Minimum tape usage fee to partially cover costs and production.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Any person, young or old, who cannot hold or see a book to read standard print is eligible.

 

Services: Talking Tapes provides textbooks on tape for individuals who cannot read standard print. Ninety percent

of clients are students with learning disabilities. Also services individuals who are blind, visually impaired or have a

physical disability. All of our educational materials are recorded upon request of the need student.

 

WOLFNER LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

(See Social-Recreation)

 

COMMUNICATION/INTERPRETERS/PRODUCTS/SERVICES FOR THE DEAF

 

CATHOLIC DEAF MINISTRY

6815 Page Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63133

Father Vic Barnhart

721-3069

727-2747 TDD

727-2747 Fax

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Deaf and/or hard of hearing persons or family members of a deaf/hard of hearing person.

 

Services: Catholic religious services and education conducted in sign langauge. Advocacy and referrals.

 

DEAF COMMUNICATIONS

P.O. Box 4186

Chesterfield, MO 63006

532-3737 Office, 1-800-656-2360

532-5522, 1-800-535-4327 TTY

532-4777 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, hourly rates - call for information.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Provides interpreting service for the deaf, 24 hours a day - seven days a week. Educational note taking and

certified court reporters, full line of hearing enhancement products and referral services are also offered. Approved

vendor for the state funded Adaptive Telephone Equipment Distribution Program. Catalog available.

 

DEAF INTERLINK

100 Rue St. Francois Street

Florissant, MO 63031

(314) 837-7757

837-7440 TDD

(314) 837-0777 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, hourly rates - call for information.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: 24 hour emergency service of interpreters for the deaf, and referral service.

 

DEAF SERVICES

200 South Hanley Road

Suite 1104

Clayton, MO 63105

Susan Hanick/Fay Simons - (314) 721-3744 Voice/TDD

Fax: 314-721-7814

 

Fees: Sliding scale for counseling and independent living services. Interpreter set their own fees.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Non-profit social services for the deaf, family members and metro-St. Louis area. Counseling, independent

living and socialization skills, professional interpreting, In-services, advocacy for deaf rights and information and

referral. Twenty-four hour emergency interpreting service.

 

LYNN EIGHINGER

(314) 305-1041 Voice/TTY/Fax

(314) 326-1479 Answering Machine

(314) 326-1479 Voice/TTY

(314) 305-1041 Fax

(314) 412-3748 Cellular

 

Fees: Yes, call for information.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Trainer, advocate, consultant and interpreter for the deaf. Certified: MICS 5/ RID CI/CT/TEXAS III NC

(NAD) A (Highest of five levels).

 

HEAR INK

7301 Watson Road

Suite 173

St. Louis, MO 63119

314-926-6269 Voice

314-645-1806 TDD

314-645-6049 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, call for rates.

Accessible: N/A

Requirements: None

 

Services: Open and closed captioning of videotapes in all formats. Real-time captioning of live events by certified

real-time captioners. Note taking by certified court reporters.

 

HOPMEIER HEARING AIDS CENTER SOUTHWEST OFFICE

801 South Lindbergh 4510 Hampton

St. Louis, MO 63131 St. Louis, MO 63109

(314) 993-3277 (314) 352-5100

Mr. Hopmeier Diana Christen

1-800-688-3577

 

Fees: Call for price & product/service information.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Signallers for telephone, doorbell, baby-cry and wake-up devices. Sales and repair services. T.V. decoders.

 

MISSOURI COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF

(See Advocacy)

 

OFFICE ON THE DISABLED

1200 Market Street

Room 30 - City Hall

St. Louis, MO 63103

314-622-3686 Voice

314-622-3693 TDD

314-622-4019 Fax

Wayne Elrod, Interpreter for the Deaf

Deborah K. Dee, Ph.D. - Commissioner

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Provides sign language interpreter for St. Louis City services and St. Louis City government. Should

provide at least 24 hours prior notice of need for an interpreter.

 

KIMBERLY A. PFLEINGER, CSR

34 President

O’Fallon, MO 63366

926-8858

 

Fees: Yes, hourly rate.

Accessible: N/A

Requirements: None

 

Services: Provides realtime writing services for individuals with varying degrees of hearing impairment. Provided to

one individual on laptop computer screen or projected onto large screen for big groups. Provides open and closed

captioning services at live events and post-production videotapes. Another service is a printed or ASCII disk

transcript of a realtime or captioned event.

 


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RELAY MISSOURI

c/o Sprint Services

3445 S. Missouri Highway 291

Independence, MO 64057

VOICE: 1-800-735-2466

TDD: 1-800-735-2966

 

Fees: Will be billed on your telephone/TDD bill monthly.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: No charge for services, Can ask the agency to use voice carry-over or hearing carry-over whichever is

needed.

 

Services: Service offered 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, with no restrictions on the length or number of calls

placed. All calls are private, no records of any conversations will be maintained. The relay agent options are: Ask

the relay agent to type and speak exactly what is said, ask the agent not to announce your call or ask the agent to use

voice carry-over. No fees or charges for using the relay service within your local calling area. Long distance calls

made through Relay Missouri will be billed at a reduced rate. This discount is given to compensate for the additional

time needed to place a call through Relay Missouri. Direct dial, collect calls, third-party calls, credit cards and calling

cards are welcome through the relay service. Simply identify your billing method.

 

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH FOR THE DEAF

800 Mullanphy Avenue

Florissant, MO 63031

Mr. David Early

839-0681 TDD

 

Fee: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: 10:00 A.M. Sunday morning worship service conducted in sign language in Chapel of Christ Church

Cathedral located at 13th Street and Locust Street in downtown St. Louis.

 

ST. LOUIS HEARING - SPEECH CENTER

( See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

WILLIAM B. SHELDON

1422 Mississippi Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63104

(314) 776-5288

 

Fees: Call for price & product/service information.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Sales and repair service for TTD's.

 

BILL WREDE Concordia Seminary

2821 Laclede Station Road - Apt. B-9 801 De Mun Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63143 St. Louis, MO 63105

(314) 645-4928 (314) 721-5934, Ext. 211 Voice

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: No

Requirements: None

TTY/TDD: Yes

 

Services: Interpreter for the deaf.

 

COUNSELING AND EVALUATION

 

 

ADAPT-ABILITY, INC.

9355 Dielman Industrial Drive

St. Louis, MO 63132

Debbie Gillespie

432-1101

432-0780 Fax

 

Fee: Determined on an individual basis.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Serves all ages and disabilities.

 

Services: Mission is to enable people with disabilities through technology. Services are provided in any and all

locations that are frequented by the individual. Makes contact with all other know service providers and caretakers

to assure all needs are met and provide training on the use and maintenance of any devices that are acquired.

Services include: Seating and Mobility: Includes educating the consumer about their options, evaluating their

specific abilities and needs for mobility aids, designing and fabricating custom seats, backs and/or accessories.

Home Modifications: Educates the consumer and/or caretaker about resources for safety, increased independence or

improved ease of caring for the person with a disability. Assistive devices vary and can include grab bars, ramps,

lifts, environmental control units or safety equipment. Assistance is provided in locating suitable easily modified

housing options and can involve designing a new bathroom or an entire home. Jobsite Accomodations: Educates

consumers, trainers, placement providers and potential employers regarding individual abilities and needs for

accomodations at school, work or recreational programs. Computer access needs are evaluation and accomodated

with specific hardware and/or software. Tasks are analyzed and necessary equipment is identified that may be readily

available or need modification. Custom devices can be designed and fabricated if necessary. Ancillary Services:

Includes equipment demonstration and loan, access to ABLEDATA for consumers and other service providers to

locate assistive devices, an extensive library of all manufacturers and devices, wheelchair and equipment repair and

short term physical and occupational therapy.

 

 

ADAPT OF MISSOURI

1900 S. 12th Street

St. Louis, MO 63104

(mailing address - 902 Soulard, P.O. Box 58669, 63158)

421-5150

231-4681 Fax

Deb Rothernick

Fee: Yes, Medicaid

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Diagnosed with major mental illness, Axis I.

 

Services: Psychosocial day program for groups/individuals. Support services to clients living in the community

(individualized).

 

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATON

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

BRIDGES COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES, INC.

(See Advocacy)

 

CHRONIC PAIN OUTREACH OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

P.O. Box 31686

Des Peres, MO 63131

(314) 768-1350

Lona Polk

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Mutual support group concept for persons and their families facing a chronic pain situation. Twice

monthly meetings, some with speakers, some share and care sessions, - all beneficial.

 

CONTEMPORARY LIVING OPTIONS, INC.

724 N. Union Boulevard

Suite 329

St. Louis, MO 63108

962-3972, 841-2165 Pager

Annetta Bolden-Roberts - Director

Fees: None

Accessible: Done at your home.

Requirements: Must be St. Louis city resident, at least 18 old with no felony convictions and involved in an activity

on a regular basis or willing to do so.

 

Services: Non-profit organization created to provide individuals with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities

with training/support services in their individual homes. Services are available free of charge to individuals who meet

their criteria. Each individual is eligible for a maximum of 20 hours/week of services based upon his/her areas of

concentration. It is preferable that all consumers of this agency be clients of the St. Louis Regional Center. Primary

service area is North St. Louis City.

 

DEAF SERVICES

(See Communication/Interpreters/Products/Services for the Deaf)

 

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, INC.

Family Resource/Early Childhood Program

2376 Truman Boulevard

Crystal City, MO 63019

Carla Duffey

931-4218

933-0046

931-4218 Fax

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: 50% delay in one or more areas of child development, ages birth to 3 years..

 

Services: Program is committed to a philosophy of family-centered practices in which family strengths, concerns,

priorities and resources are the focal point for the following: Early intervention and supports for young children,

natural and inclusive environments, choice and responsibility, in addition to knowledg, understanding and

communication among suports. Services are offered within natural environments to children ages birth to three years

who are suspected of, or have a developmental delay. Location of the natural environment, as to where specific

services are carried out is determined by a team compsoed of the family and others offering support to the child. The

following services are offered: Evaluation and assessment, In-Home Family/Child Training, Center-Based

Family/Child Training, Inclusive Center-Based Preschool, Immediate Community Caregiver/Child Training, and Family

Resource and Community Network.

 

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION

(See Advocacy)

 

FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK

29 N. Gore Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63119

Vincent J. Marino, Program Director

963-1450

963-9571

 

Fees: No

Accessible: N/A - home based.

Requirements: Parent or child must have a diagnosis of mental retardation or developmental disability.

 

Services: Agency serves families who are having problems and parents who are having difficulty in parenting.

Services include home-based individual/family counseling (on weekly basis up to 8 months), parent education,

resource acquisition and follow-up.

 

GREAT RIVERS & ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

(See Health Care)

 

INDEPENDENCE CENTER

4380 West Pine Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108

533-4163 Central Intake

531-7372 Fax

 

Fee: Based on service needs and ability to pay.

Accessible: Yes, some sites under construction for accessibility.

Requirements: Adults, age 18 or older with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

 

Services: Committed to providing a comprehensive system of high quality programs and services that assist adults in

the St. Louis metropolitan area with serious and persistent mental illnesses to live and work in the community,

independently and with dignity. A range of progams and services based on the needs of the people with whom the

agency works includes: Clubhouse Model Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Employment Services,

Housing/Residential Services, Mobile Community Support and Case Management Services, Outpatient Psychiatric

Services and Partial Hospitilization Services.

 

JUDEVINE CENTER FOR AUTISM

9455 Rott Road (Headquarters)

St. Louis, MO 63127

Lois J. Blackwell, President

(314) 849-4440

Fax: 849-2721

 

Fees: Variable according to service.

Accessible: Yes. Satellite locations in the City of St. Louis.

Requirements: Persons with autism or other related disorders and their families.

 

Services: Parent and professional training, professional and clinical family support services, and respite care,

residential and supported living services, supported employment, adult day services and individual and family

advocacy. All services available to residents of St. Louis City.

 

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION

(See Advocacy)

 

LUTHERAN FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF MISSOURI

(See Advocacy)

 

MISSOURI DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

(See Employment and Placement Services)

 

MISSOURI PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC.

(See Advocacy)

 

 

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS DISTRICT OFFICE

7503 S. Big Bend Boulevard

Webster Groves, MO 63119

(314) 962-0023

Aleta Taylor Porter - Director

Debbie King - Progrm Services Coordinator

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Must be suspected as having or already diagnosed as having

one of the forty neuro-muscular diseases encompassed in the program.

 

Services: Diagnostic evaluation and follow-up clinical care; physical therapy; occupational therapy; certain

orthopedic appliances; flu shots; recreational activities including summer camping for children; public health

education materials; support groups and support research.

 

OPTIONS FOR JUSTICE

(See Advocacy)

 

PARAQUAD, INC.

(See Advocacy)

 

PLACES FOR PEOPLE

(See Advocacy)

 

ST. LOUIS HEARING - SPEECH CENTER

9526 Manchester Road

St. Louis, MO 63119

968-4710

968-4762 TDD

968-4762 Fax

 

Fee: Yes, Sliding fee schedule.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Comprehensive, diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, aural rehabilitation, comprehensive

diagnostic speech/language evaluations and therapy programs for individuals with communication

disorders/difficulties (stuttering, articulation problems, voice, language delay, etc.). Augmentative Communication

Program for individuals who are nonverbal.

 

ST. LOUIS REGIONAL CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

220 S. Jefferson

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 877-1260

Fax: 877-1249

Barbara Stewart, Deputy Division Director, Eastern District

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: People (all ages) who have a developmental disability, defined as any mental or physical condition (or

combination) which occurs before age 22 and results in significant limitations in two or more of the following life

areas: self-care, language, learning, self-direction, capacity for independent living or self-sufficiency, mobility.

Services: Assessment of needs of each individual, planning, service coordination, advocacy and arranging for

various services and supports.

 

SPECIALIZED ACTIVITIES AND REHABILITATION TRAINING

6001 Berkeley Drive

St. Louis, MO 63134

Ronda O’Farrell, Ex. Director

524-0645

524-5339 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, Funded by grants or sliding scale.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Adults with disabilities who can benefit from this program.

 

Services: Provide supported education, recreation, employment and living services for adults with severe physical

disabilities.

 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Housing/Lodgiing/Training)

 

DAYCARE/PRE-SCHOOL (FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN)

 

 

CHILD DAY CARE ASSOCIATION

2031 Olive Street

St. Louis, MO 63103

241-3161

Fax: 241-8429

Ann Mangelsdorf

 

Fee: Yes, depends on income and circumstances. Ranges from $0 - $35.

Accessible: No

Requirements: Children 0-12 years with a diagnosis of mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delay

or epilepsy.

 

Services: Association assists families in locating and assessing child care. Has information on rights and

responsibilities for families who have a child with a disability. Provides information about child care near a family’s

home or work. Services anyone who calls looking for care.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, INC.

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

EASTER SEAL SOCIETY

5025 Northrup Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 776-1996

776-6078 Fax

 

Fees: None for Parent-Child Program. Varying for Assistive Technology Program & Therapy Dept.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Any disability. First Steps eligible for Parent-Child Program.

 

Services: Parent-Child Early Intervention Program: Provides in-home and center-based developmental therapy

for children, birth to age 3, in St. Louis city and county. Occupational, Physical and Speech and Language

therapies available. Parent educations and training available. Assistive Technology Center: Provides computer

access evaluations, inclusive classroom instruction, school consultations and training, recreational computer

programs, computer training and workshops, hardware, software and adaptive equipment loans and

information and referral services for persons of all ages.

 

EDGEWOOD CHILDREN’S CENTER

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Living/Lodging)

 

HOWARD PARK EARLY INTERVENTION CENTER

15768 Clayton Road

Ellisville, MO 63011

227-2339

227-1494 Fax

 

Fee: Yes, Preschool involves a monthly tuition.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Eligibility for therapy services requires developmental delay or disability.

 

Services: The center provides therapy services and special education to infants, toddlers and young children

with disabilities. We provide services center based or home based. Programs include: Family Infant

Development Program, Park Preschool, Extended School Day, Family Ties, Direct Therapy, Family

Counseling and Splinting and Casting.

 

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS, INC.

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

ST. LOUIS OFFICE FOR MENTAL RETARDATION & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY RESOURCES

(See Advocacy)

 

ST. MARY’S EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM

1425 Stein Road

St. Louis, MO 63135

522-9969

522-1697 Fax

Kenneth Dunn

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Ages 0 - 3, Developmentally disabled.

 

Services: Serves children ages birth to three who have developmental disabilities. Includes developmental,

occupational, physical and speech therapies which are provided in an inclusive pre-school environment.

 


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SPECIAL SIBS

4424 Pennsylvania Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63111

(314) 481-4596

 

Fee: Free for St. Louis city residents. $15.00 fee for county residents.

Accessible: N/A

Requirements: Sibling of a person with a disability. Must be at least 5 yrs. Old to participate.

 

Services: Provides Sibshops for children who have a brother/sister with special health care or developmental

needs. Sibshops provide opportunities for siblings of children with disabilities to obtain peer support and

education within a recreational complex. The Sibshop model intersperses information and discussion

activities with games, creative snacks and crafts. Professional facilitators have led Sibshops for 4 yrs. And

also work with children with disabilities and their parents in the St. Louis city and St. Louis county area.

Please contact Special Sibs for more information.

 

THE SALVATION ARMY HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Living/Lodging/Training)

 

THE BELLE CENTER

1223 Tamm Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63139

781-1948

Debby Stengel

 

Fees: Yes, Take First Steps funding and then have a base program for fee.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Children from birth to 6 with developmental delays and/or disability.

 

Services: Provide educational consultation, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, computer

training, outreach facilitation, parent-infant/toddler classes, and family support groups (sibling, inclusion

group, alumni group). Inclusion is a primary focus of providing services.

 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care)

 

UNITED SERVICES, INC.

4140 Old Mill Parkway

St. Peters, MO 63376

Karen Stepson, Program Director

926-2700

1-447-4919 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, No cost to family due to funding by DMH, DOH, local school districts, insurance, First Steps and

medicaid.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Ages 3-5 need to qualify for early childhood special education services through their local

district. Ages 0 - 3 qualify based on need for services due to developmental delays.

 

Services: Early intervention services for 0-3 year olds include physical, occupational, and speech therapies,

home-based special instruction up to age 3, center-based group special instruction ages 18 months to 3. Early

childhood special education classrooms and therapies available for 3-5 year olds. Extensive family support

services available to all agency families. Rainbow Connection Pre-School available for typically developing

children. Day care facility available 6 A.M. - 6:30 P.M., Monday - Friday. All programs are inclusive

(typically developing with special needs children). Strong team approach between all staff. All staff are

skilled in pediatrics.

 

YMCA OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

INTEGRATED SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

226 E. Lockwood

Webster Groves, MO 63119

962-5979

 

Fees: Yes, variable, financial assistance available.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: Disabled person must have a developmental disability to qualify.

 

Services: Integrated School Age Child Care (ISACC) is designed to include children with developmental

disabilities into the YMCA School-Age Child Care Program, for children ages 5 - 13. ISACC offers 183 sites

throughout the area. Each site is licensed by the state. All staff members are trained in childhood behavior

and receive training in caring for children with disabilities. The program includes planned activities, group

play and free time in an inclusive setting.

 

EDUCATION: PRIMARY, SECONDARY, ETC.

 

 

CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF

818 S. Euclid Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110-1594

(314) 997-0132

977-0091 TDD

Fax: (314) 977-0023

 

Fees: Yes, Call for brochures.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Speech, language and/or hearing impairment.

 

Services: Speech and hearing clinic provides evaluation, classroom training, parent/infant programs. School

is an oral school for the deaf with professional training. Also has research department and professional

education program for advanced degrees in deaf education, audiology and communication sciences.

 

COLLEGE FOR LIVING, INC.

8175 Big Bend Boulevard - Suite 140

St. Louis, MO 63119

(314) 963-0545

963-9855 Fax

Nancy Pecha - Executive Director

 

Fees: Yes, $35 per semester - scholarship available

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Have a developmental disability and live in St. Louis City or County.

 

Services: Evening classes meet once a week - teach community living skills. People First - St. Louis chapter

of an international self advocacy group. Continuing education classes for developmentally disabled adults in

academic, independent living and social skills.

 

EUCLID ACADEMY

3033 N. Euclid Academy

St. Louis, MO 63115

Hubert Welch, Director of Education

382-8417

382-0549 Fax

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Referred and classified EMR, LD, BD by local School District. Interview required.

 

Services: School for special education students classified as Educably Mentally Retarded (EMR), Learning

Disabled (LD) and Behaviorally Disabled (BD).

 

GALLAUDET SCHOOL

1616 S. Grand Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63104

Dr. Dyanne Anthony - Principal

TDD: 771-2894

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: Call for information.

 

Services: Elementary school for deaf children.

 

GATEWAY STATE SCHOOL

100 S. Garrison

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 531-5005

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Children must be identified as severely handicapped in

accordance with state law and referred by the St. Louis Public School System.

 

Services: Provide special education and related services for severely handicapped children and youth referred

by the St. Louis Public School System.

 

LUTHERAN ASSOCIATION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

3558 S. Jefferson

St. Louis, MO 63118

(314) 268-1234

Fax: 268-1232

 

Fees: Yes, Tuition.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Educational diagnosis which indicates a need for special education services.

 

Services: Special education services (kindergarten - 12th) are provided, utilizing the inclusion model and

Resource Room with inclusion model. These services are delivered within Lutheran schools of the greater St.

Louis area by certificated special educators. Licensed speech pathologists, occupational therapists and

physical therapists provide therapy for children who are in need of these services. Parent support groups are

provided to assist parents in coping with the challenges of raising a child with special needs.

 

MISSOURI DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION - OFFICE SITES

 

Kenrick Plaza Shopping Center

7435 Watson - #100-B

St. Louis, MO 63119

(314) 962-1125

962-1359 Fax

Alice Geary - District Supervisor

 

1845 Borman Court

St. Louis, MO 63146-4126

(314) 340-4621

340-4666 Fax

Al Wilkinson - District Supervisor

 

 

901 N. Tenth Street - Ste. 120

St. Louis, MO 63101

(314) 340-7926

340-7930 Fax

Daniel C. Spencer, District Supervisor

 

13075 New Halls Ferry

Florissant, MO 63033

(314) 830-0500

830-0590 Fax

Sam Townsend - District Supervisor

 

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: 1. Must have a disability. 2. Have impediment to employment. 3. Reasonable expectation of

employment with services.

 

Services: Wide range of services to help clients overcome their disabilities and become employable, such as:

assessement, evaluation, counseling and job placement, physical restoration and special devices.

 

MISSOURI SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

3815 Magnolia

St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 776-4320

FAX: 776-1875

TDD: 776-4107

Dr. Yvonne Howze - Superintendent

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Referral from local education agency - Missouri resident, legally visually impaired.

 

Services: Provides 24 hour quality education through our nationally accredited program for kindergarten

through high school and children 5-21 years. We offer a multihandicapped Deaf/Blind program and serve

children 0-21 throughout the state of Missouri. Also provides a residential program for students living outside

a 50 mile radius and include recreational as well as independent living skills for the students.

 

MISSOURI SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

505 East Fifth Street (5th & Vine)

Fulton, MO 65251

(573) 592-4000 Voice/TDD

(573) 592-2570 Fax

Peter Ripley - Superintendent

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Deaf, ages 5 -21. Application and referral from local school district.

 

Services: The Missouri School for the Deaf is a state agency providing elementary, secondary and vocational

education in a residential type setting for school-aged hearing impaired and deaf; outreach services;

audiometric and psychological testing and parent-infant program.

 

REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

ST. LOUIS NORTH OFFICE ST. LOUIS SOUTH OFFICE

10449 St. Charles Rock Road Two Campbell Plaza - Ste. 300

Suite 401 59th & Arsenal Streets

St. Louis, MO 63074-1827 St. Louis, MO 63139

(314) 426-4949 (314) 877-0151

TDD: 426-7064 Fax: 877-0168

426-3560 Fax 877-0169 TDD

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: 20/200 best eye corrected or visual fields limited to 20 degrees or less or degenerative eye

disease.

 

Services: Evaluation of training needs in order to obtain or maintain employment. May include services such

as vocational training, post-secondary education, instrucition in orientation and mobility, activities of daily

living, braille and other communication skills, consultative services to person working with the visually

impaired.

 

ST. JOSEPH INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF

1809 Clarkson Road

Chesterfield, MO 63017

(314) 532-3211

J. Michael Keller, President

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: No

Requirements: Child must have normal intelligence and at least a severe hearing impairment.

 

Services: Education of severely and profoundly hearing impaired. St. Joseph's is committed to the

auditory/oral philosophy of education. School program serves children from 3 1/2 years of age. The

Parent/Infant Center serves the special needs of children from birth to 3 1/2 years and their parents.

 

ST. LOUIS AGENCY ON TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT (SLATE)/WORK CONNECTIONS

(See Employment and Placement Services)

 

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FLORISSANT VALLEY

ACCESS OFFICE

3400 Pershall Road

St. Louis, MO 63135

(314) 595-4551

595-4552 (TTY)

595-4544 Fax

Suelaine Matthews

 

Fees: None for access support. Tuition costs must be paid.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Documentation of disability.

 

Services: Orientation to campus facilities, policies and services. Advising and registration for classes.

Accommodations for tests. Instructor notification of accommodation needs. Interpreter, tutor, reader, writer

and notetaker services. Referrals to campus and community resources. Adaptive equipment. Optional

special classes available for students with disabilities. Advocacy, study skills and consumer training.

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FOREST PARK

ACCESS OFFICE - DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

5600 Oakland Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110

644-9039

644-9093 TDD

644-9954 Fax

Claudia Felsen/Monica Hebert

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Person with a documented temporary or permanent disability.

 

Services: Provide appropriate support services to students, staff and faculty. To minimize physical and

attitudinal barriers and to promote autonomy and self-advocacy for persons with disabilities. Provides

individual advising and counseling, coordination of needed classroom accomodations, interpreters, readers and

writers, consultation with faculty and staff members regarding accommodation needs, and liaison with

community professionals and agencies.

 

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - MERAMEC

ACCESS OFFICE - SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

11333 Big Bend

St. Louis, MO 63122

(314) 984-7673

(314) 984-7127 TDD

984-7123 Fax

Linda Nissenbaum, Manager

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Current documentation of disability.

 

Services: Provide appropriate support services to students, staff and faculty. To minimize physical and

attitudinal barriers and to promote autonomy and self-advocacy for persons with disabilities. Provides

individual advising and counseling, coordination of needed classroom accommodations, interpreters, readers

and writers, consultation with faculty and staff members regarding accommodation needs and liaison with

community professionals and agencies.

 

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

2135 Chouteau

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 621-1462

Louise Wilkerson - Executive Director

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: City resident from age 3 - 21.

 

Services: Special education and related services to city residents with disabilities from ages 3 - 21. Also

provide evaluation and diagnostic services.

 

THE MIRIAM SCHOOL

501 Bacon Avenue

Webster Groves, MO 63119

Linda Shemwell

968-5225

 

Fees: Yes, tuition.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Children between 4-11 who have a primary diagnosis of learning disabilities, attention deficit

disorders, behavioral disorders, motor delays or language impairments.

 

Services: The overall goal of the school program is to provide specific interventions to increase children’s

academic, social, language, motor and personal coping skills. The educational services are based on individual

strengths and weaknesses, and incorporate any needed occupational therapy and speech and language

therapy. Before and after school care available. An eight week summer program is available.

 

WOLFNER LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

(See Social-Recreation)

 

EMERGENCY HOUSING

 

HOUSING RESOURCE CENTER

2734 Gravois

St. Louis, MO 63118

771-2783 Business LIne

771-2273 TDD/City Emergency Shelter Hotline

771-3555 County Emergency Shelter Hotline

771-8313 Fax

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: St. Louis City or County resident.

 

Services: Operates the emergency shelter hotline for St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Rent assistance is

provided to city and county residents who are being evicted or living in overcrowded situations. Rent

assistance is also provided to city residents who are living in condemned housing and people who are

relocating out of shelter. Also operates the mobile outreach van.

 

NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER

1411 Locust (Men) 2107 Park (Women)

St. Louis, MO 63103 St. Louis, MO 63104

(314) 421-3020 865-3322

241-7000 24 HOUR DIAL A MESSAGE

 

SALVATION ARMY FAMILY HAVEN

3744 Lindell

St. Louis, MO 63104

534-1250

534-6604 Fax

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Must go through Housing Resource Center.

 

Services: Homeless shelter for families, casework, life skills, education, healthcare, spiritual programs,

substance abuse counselor and developmental specialist on staff. Follow up after housing assistance.

 

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

 


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CATHOLIC SERVICE AGENCIES

4140 Lindell Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108

(314) 371-4980

 

Fees: None

Accessible: No; Conduct in-home visits

Requirements: Unknown

 

Services: Emergency food, clothing, some financial assistance.

 

ENERGY CARE

2758 Wyoming

St. Louis, MO 63118

773-5900

773-5983 Fax

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Low income families with elderly, disabled, chronically ill and/or young children.

 

Services: Education regarding hypothermia/hyperthermia prevention and energy needs, telephone energy

assistance information, referral and counseling for delinquent heating/cooling bills. Provides emergency

goods (blankets, heaters, air conditioners) to medically high risk families. Provides weatherization and

conservation information and services.

 

LEGAL SERVICES OF EASTERN MISSOURI, INC.

4232 Forest Park

St. Louis, MO 63108

534-4200

534-4200 TDD

534-1425

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Income limits, asset limits, type of legal problem.

 

Services: Provides legal services for low-income people in certain civil matters. Does not provide services in

criminal cases. Examples of civil matters handled: evictions, adult abuse, consumer matters, problems for

senior citizens, services to persons with HIV+/AIDS, assistance with Social Security Disability, and food

stamps program.

 

 

MULLANPHY TRAVELERS AID

702 N. Tucker

St. Louis, MO 63101

241-5820

Fax: 231-3458

Vivien Hopper

 

Fee: No

Accessible: No

Requirements: N/A

 

Services: Non-profit social services agency providing information and referrals, casework services, protective

travel services to non resident persons who have problems as a result of mobility.

 

OPERATION FOOD SEARCH, INC.

9445 Dielman Rock Island Drive

St. Louis, MO 63132

(314) 569-0053 Hunger Hotline

569-0381 Fax

Don Sonderman

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes, No direct on-site services are provided.

Requirements: Income within certain amount compared to expenses and family size.

 

Services: 24 hour, 7 day per week Hunger Hotline for touch tone callers. Rotary callers may call between

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday. Callers in need of food assistance will be referred to food pantries

that help in their area. Referrals are made by zip code through out the St. Louis area.

 

ST. LOUIS PEREGRINE SOCIETY

2343 Hampton Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63139

781-6775

781-6494 Fax

Executive Director: Fred Wessels

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Resident of St. Louis City or County and have a cancer diagnosis.

 

Services: Provides prescription medication (up to $125.00 per month), nutritional supplements, medical and

surgical supplies, transportation for radiation or chemotherapy treatments, equipment, respite care, prosthesis

and special programs for children. The St. Louis Peregrine Society is an independent local non-profit agency.

 

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF ST. LOUIS

Central Office

4141 Forest Park Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108-2808

(314) 531-2183

531-6712 Fax

Virginia Newton

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes, disabled entrance on side of building.

Requirements: Demonstrated need - no income limits.

 

Services: Emergency/crisis intervention in the form of material assistance. Assistance is provided by

volunteers attached to a Catholic Church. We also have a thrift store and a Criminal Justice Ministry that

visits in jails and prisons. CJM also advocates for justice system reform and the plight of crime victims.

Referrals to parishes hosting St. Vincent de Paul groups can be secured by calling 531-2183.

 

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF ST. LOUIS

Thrift Store

4127 Forest Park Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108

(314) 531-2183

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: For free merchandise, a voucher from a St. Vincent De Paul affiliated unit is needed.

 

Services: Second hand clothing, furniture, appliances and household items for sale to the general public.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT AND PLACEMENT SERVICES

 

 

EMPLOYMENT CONNECTION

4000 Laclede Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63108

314-652-0360 8 A.M.-5 P.M., M-F

652-0310 Fax

Brenda Mahr - Executive Director

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Referred by a case manager at Dept. Of Mental Health and certification by a doctor that homebound

employment is clients only option for employment.

 

Services: A homebound employment program for developmental disabled persons living in St. Louis city or county

who cannot work outside their home. Client is trained on piece work that is brought to their home and picked up after

completion. Client is paid for work completed.

 

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION

(See Advocacy)

 

HI-TEC ASSOCIATES, INC.

3466 Bridgeland Drive - Suite 235

Bridgeton, MO 63044

Kata Lozina

231-3993

291-0652 Fax

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: A small minority company providing engineering and technical support service on contract bases to

a variety of client company’s, local as well as national. Is registered with the St. Louis Minority Business

Council as well as the National Minority Business Council.

 

IAM CARES

159 Shamrock Street

East Alton, IL 62024

618-259-7011

314-994-8028 (Voice Mail)

518-259-9401 Fax

Charmaine Smith

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Will meet clients in an accessible site.

Requirements: Person with a disability and a desire to work.

 

Services: Competitive placement services for adults with disabilities. Includes resume writing, referral, career

counseling and placement.

 

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION

(See Advocacy)

 

METROPOLITAN EMPLOYMENT AND REHABILITATION SERVICE (MERS)

1727 Locust

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 241-3464, 241-1133

Fax: 241-9348

TTY: 241-4645

Susan Martin - Vice President for Programming

 

Fees: Yes, Fees for clients are paid through one or more of 82 funding sources (local, state,federal).

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Varies by program. Call for information/brochures.

 

Services: Vocational evaluation; work adjustment; skill training in 7 trade skills; specialized job placement; job

readiness training, program for deaf, preworkshop training, and supported employment, head trauma

rehabilitation and community based training. Provides job search and referral services.

 

MISSOURI DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

 

DOWNTOWN OFFICE ST. LOUIS - SOUTH

505 Washington 6821 S. Broadway

St. Louis, MO 63101-1298 St. Louis, MO 63111

(314) 340-4738 (314) 832-9733

Fax: 340-4910 Fax: 832-0101

Salley Menke, Counselor Doris A. Durgins, Counselor

 

ST. LOUIS - CENTRAL CRESTWOOD

4811 Delmar, P.O. Box 56912 9244 Watson Road

St. Louis, MO 63156-0912 St. Louis, MO 63126

(314) 367-3300 (314) 842-3600

Fax: 367-1078 Fax: 842-6109

Janet Wagenschutz, Counselor Paul Bryant, Counselor

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Varies with services/programs that are being requested.

 

Services: Provide job search and referral services. Vocational counseling and referral to job training programs

and Job Corps. Process claims for Unemployment Insurance. Automated job match, national job bank, labor

market information, veteran services, and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

 

MISSOURI DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

(See Education)

 

MISSOURI GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

Lee Cimicata

Director of Rehabilitation Services

4140 Forest Park Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108

(314) 371-6320 Ext. 260

Fax: 371-0000

 

Fees: Partial fee/partial grant given.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Disabled and over 16 years of age.

 

Services: Wide variety of vocational rehabilitation services.- Evaluation, Assessment, Employee Development,

Training - Computer Programmer, PC Plus, Janitorial, Food Service, Retail Sales, Computer Repair and Job

Readiness Training, Placement and Coaching.

 

PARAQUAD

(See Advocacy)

 

REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

(See Education)

 

ST. LOUIS AGENCY ON TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT (SLATE)/WORK CONNECTIONS

317 North 11th Street - Suite 400

St. Louis, MO 63101

(314) 589-8000

622-4383 TDD

231-7923 Fax

Valerie Russell-Davis, Director

 

Fees: None, Planning to develop a fee for service schedule although there is not one in place currently.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Must be eligible for programs under federal guidelines for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)

and resident of St. Louis city or for individuals who are laid off from companies located in the City of St.

Louis.

 

Services: Operate various programs for the employment and training of adults and youth under the federal

JTPA which includes job training, job placement, assistance in GED certification, etc. Supportive services

such as day care, transportation and needs related payments are available for qualified individuals during

program participation.

 

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS, INC.

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

WILLOWS WAY, INC.

2260 Bluestone Drive

St. Charles, MO 63303-5981

Bryan Wetch

947-6591

947-7385 Fax

 

Fee: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Person with a developmental disability.

 

Services: Provide individualized supported living services and employment services to persons who have

developmental disabilities.

 

WORK CONNECTIONS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY

c/o St. Louis County Department of Human Services

121 S. Meramec Avenue

P.O. Box 16911

Clayton, MO 63105

Administrative: (314) 889-3419 V, TDD 889-3425

Certification: (314) 423-8655 V, TDD 423-9874

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: JTPA criteria, must be St. Louis County resident.

Services: Vocational training, on-the-job training and direct placement for qualified County residents.

 

 

EQUIPMENT/MERCHANDISE/SERVICES

 

 

ACCESS LIFTS & ELEVATORS, INC.

P.O. Box 510080

St. Louis, MO 63151

(314) 487-LIFT(5438)

Fax: (314) 487-3977

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Specializing in: Inclined and vertical platform lifts, stairglides, residential and commerical elevators

and dumbwaiters.

 

ADAPT-ABILITY, INC.

(See Counseling/Evaluation)

 

AMIGO MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL, INC.

6693 Dixie Highway

Bridgeport, MI 48722-0402

(517) 777-0910

Fax: 517-777-8184

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Amigo designs, manufactures and services mobility products globally. Amigo offers a complete line

of 3- and 4- wheeled models, as well as more than 100 compatible accessories. Friendly Wheels, a magazine

specifically of interest to those with mobility concerns, is free to Amigo owners and non-owners.

 

APRIA HEALTHCARE

8248 Lackland Road

Earth City, MO 63114-4509

(314) 344-0609

 

Fees: Yes, Medicare and Medicaid accepted.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Sells and rents medical equipment and hospital supplies. Rehabilitation equipment also sold.

 

 

 

BRUNO INDEPENDENT LIVING AIDS

1780 Executive Drive - P.O. Box 84

Oconomowoc, WI 53066

(414) 567-4990

Fax: (414) 567-4341

1-800-882-8183

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Manufactures and distributes through dealer network lifts that load scooters and wheelchairs in and

out of vehicles (cars, vans or trucks), 3-wheel and 4-wheel scooters and stair lifts.

 

COUNTY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT INC.

4547 Green Park Road

St. Louis, MO 63123

(314) 845-6607

Ken Harding

 

Fees: Yes, call for more information.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Sells and rents equipment.

 


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CUSTOM HOME ELEVATORS OF ST. LOUIS

8582 St. Charles Rock Road

P.O. Box 2426

St. Louis, MO 63114-0426

(314) 423-1620

Fax: 423-7673

Jan Stabler

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Furnishes and installs on-slope and vertical wheel chair lifts, small residential and accessibility lifts

for homes and churches and stair chairs.

 

ELECTRIC MOBILITY

1 Mobility Plaza

Sewell, NJ 08080

1-800-662-4548

Michael J. Flowers, President

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Sells electric mobility vehicles (3 wheelers & 4 wheelers) and accessories and parts. Payment plan

available along with free Medicare and private insurance processing.

 

EVOLUTIONS, INC.

Lindbergh Business Center - Lower Level

3288 N. Highway 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard)

Florissant, MO 63033

831-3344

Areatha V. Love, R.N., R. Hy., C.M.T.

Donald L. Love, B.S., M.Ed.

 

Fees: Yes, call for information.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Offers stress management programs for teen and adult groups. Business stress management

programs (large and small), health fairs, and special events/meetings. Also has Massage

Therapy/Aromatherapy. Therapeutic chair massage starts at $10.00, on-site massage for

companies/corporations and full body therapeutic massage (1/2 hour and 1 hour rates). Over 100

hypnotherapies available including weight loss program, smoking cessation program, motivation sessions, self

esteem sessions, test anxiety/improve study habits sessions, relaxation and more. Evening and weekend

hours available by appointment.

 

GIANT STEPS OF ST. LOUIS

15037 Clayton Road

St. Louis, MO 63017

230-6007

Mary Wilson

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Client of Regional Center, PDD or Autistic.

 

Services: Therapy center providing speech, occupational therapy with sensory integration, music and

academic support.

 

HANDICAPS, INC.

4335 South Santa Fe Drive

Englewood, CO 80110

(303) 781-2062

Fax: (303) 761-6811

 

Fees: Yes, call or write for brochure.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Manufacturer of driving equipment and wheelchair lifts for vehicles. Carry superarm van lift,

motorhome lifts, hand controls, steering devices, left foot gas device, and various other devices.

 

LAUREL DESIGNS

5 Laurel Avenue

Belvedere, CA 94920

(415) 435-1891

Fax (415) 435-1451

Janet Sawyer

 

Fees: Yes, Catalogs are free.

Accessible: Mail order business.

Requirements: None

 

Services: Mail order catalog for physically disabled, available upon request. Carries clothing, gadgets and

wheelchair bags.

 

MIDWEST HANDICAP EQP, CO.

510 N. Fifth Street

St. Charles, MO 63301

(314) 946-5310

Mike Gilbert

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Van conversions for the handicapped; transportation services.

 

MIDWEST TARGET CENTER (MTC)

1520 Market Street - Suite 4600

St. Louis, MO 63103

539-3800

539-3808 Fax

David Little

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: USDA employees, federal employees and general public invited to tour facility by appt.

 

Services: The MTC is a center which demonstrates accessible technologies used in a typical office

environment. Provides information forand facilitates the acquisition of technologies for people who are vision

impaired, mobility impaired, hearing impaired and the aging workforce. The center affords clients the

opportunity to evaluate these technologies before purchasing.

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

OFFICE OF TAXPAYER SERVICES

2510 S. Brentwood - Suite 300

Brentwood, MO 63144

John Harrison

968-4740

968-8596 Fax

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Assistance to taxpayers with issues, forms, questions about income tax, sales tax, withholding tax

and business registration.

 

MOBILITY AIDS OF ST. LOUIS

9601 Dielmann Rock Island Drive

St. Louis, MO 63132

(314) 997-4122

Fax: 997-7334

Ryan Rosemann

Ken Rosemann - General Manager

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Retail sales, service and repair of all durable medical equipment. Installs driving controls, trunk

lifts, van lifts, stair glides, porch lifts and tub lifts. Sales and rentals of scooters, wheelchairs and wheeled

walkers.

 

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

1496 Ville Rosa

St. Louis, MO 63042

(314) 291-5225

(314) 298-8500

Larry Baker

 

Fees: No fees.

Accessible: No, help available over the phone.

Requirements: Unknown

 

Services: Call for information at number listed above. Helps with medical equipment and Social Security.

 

NEUROPEDIC

10 New King Street

White Plains, NY 10604-1205

(717) 586-1323

FAX (717) 586-7725

(800) 327-6759

 

Fees: Unknown

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Brochure available for double bed for rehabilitation, maternity, hospital and home uses. Brochure

available for therapeutic, pressure reduction anti-pressure sore mattesses - multi density.

 

OMNI HEALTH CARE

11017-B Gravois Industrial Court

St. Louis, MO 63128-2040

(314) 842-4025

Ash Dundoo

 

Fees: Unknown, catalog available

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Provider of home health equipment, durable medical equipment and respiratory equipment. Free

delivery, free insurance billing and free set up.

 

PALMER INDUSTRIES, INC.

1 Heath Avenue

P.O. Box 5707

Endicott, NY 13760

1-800-847-1304

607-754-1954 Fax

palmer@palmerind.com (all lower case) Web Address

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Manufactures single and double seat one hand operated electric three wheeled power operated

vehicles. They have 20' diameter wheels for superb outdoor performance; climb 40% grades; have 40 mile

range and carry up to 550 pounds. Also available: Handcycles; attacheable electric power kits for adult trikes;

single and double seat pedal/electric adult trikes. Call or access web site for further information and prices.

 

VIRGINIA RAMSEY

P.O. Box 22

150 Eastern Parkway

Germantown, NY 12526

(518) 537-5846 phone and fax

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Mail order catalog for adult protective covers. Free mailing.

 

RICON CORPORATION

12450 Montague Street

Pacoima, CA 91331

William W. Hinze - Vice President - Sales/Transit & Rail

1-800-322-2884

(818) 899-7588

Fax: (818) 890-3354

 

Fees: Yes, Products for sale.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Manufactures mobility products including wheelchair lifts and accessories for vehicles and low

floor minivans (Activan) on Chrysler and Ford products.

 

ST. LOUIS HEARING - SPEECH CENTER

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

ST. LOUIS MEDICAL SUPPLY

10821 Manchester Road

St. Louis, MO 63122

821-7355

821-5102 Fax

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None Fee: No

 

Services: Medical supplies and services. Specializing in ostomy care, wound care, urologicals, incontinence,

impotence, mastectomy, DME, vascular care, actitivies of daily living, AIDS - certified specialists in each area

to assist you. Two registered nurses on staff to assist with ostomy, wound care, incontinence and urological

care.

 

SARATOGA ACCESS & FITNESS, INC.

P.O. Box 1427

Fort Collins, CO 80522-1427

(800) 474-4010 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. MOUNTAIN TIME

(970) 484-4092 Fax

(970) 484-4092 Fax

Alfred H. DeGraff - President

website:www.saratoga-intl.com

 

Fees: Exercise equipment for sale.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Designers, manufacturers, and distributors of accessible aerobic fitness for physically disabled. Call

for free brochure and video.

 

SENIOR HOME SECURITY, INC.

3755 Forest Park Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63108

Deborah Sabourin

John Vincenzo - Director

531-9779

531-5142

 

Fees: Yes, depends on income.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Low income

 

Services: Provides home repair/modification services to low income people.

 

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS CENTER

12110 Clayton Road

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-569-8404

314-569-8446TTD

314-569-8449 Fax

Michael Baruch

 

Fee: Yes, consultation services $50/per hour

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Serves all ages and disabilities.

 

Services: Links individuals of any age with all types of disabilities with appropriate asistive technology devices

and services. Services are available to families, agencies, teachers, employers and others. Programs include:

Provide current information about assistive products and resource services, technical suppports, disability-

related issues and others. Through the on-line computer connection offers solutions to disability questions

with other agencies and vendors across the nation. Also receives information using computer database

software, references, mail and others. Provides information about potential sources of funding for the

purchase of assistive technology devices or services. Provides an in-service presentation program to

demonstrate various pieces of equipment. Provides evaluations, training and explores assistive technology in

the areas of education, recreation, vocation and home environments. Services may include, depending on the

individual’s needs: Computer access and software, home modifications, activities of daily living, work

accommodations, environmental control and on-site accessibility survey. Provides a Summer Computer

Technology Camp for older children and young adults from ages 13 - 21 to achieve their educational and

vocational potential.

 

THE BRAUN CORPORATION

P.O. Box 310

Winamac, IN 46996

219-946-6153

Fax: (219) 946-4538

 

Fees: Products for sale.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Manufacturers of wheelchair lifts and accessible vehicles. Other products include power assisted

vehicle seats, tri-wheeler electric wheelchairs and chair topper wheelchair carrier.

 

THOELE MANUFACTURING

R.R. #1 - Box 116

Montrose, IL 62445

(217) 924-4553

 

Fees: Unknown

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Offers pedal in place exercise equipment for the disabled. Can be used by anyone with limited arm

and leg useage. Can be used from a wheelchair.

 

UNITED ACCESS

2220 N. 3rd Street

St. Charles, MO 63301

(314) 916-3100

946-0365 Fax

 

Fees: Unknown

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Van modifications and driving controls for the disabled.

 

UNITED MEDICAL/AMERICAN HOMEPATIENT

2039 Concourse Drive

Maryland Heights, MO 63146

(314) 989-0808

989-0404 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, Medicare and Medicaid accepted. Equipment is for purchase.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Rehabilitation equipments services, including clinical evaluations; wheelchairs, seating systems,

respiratory services and mastectomy products.

 

WINGS/VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE SERVICES

Power Sewing Department

2239 East 55th Street

Cleveland, OH 44103

(800) 227-6625

 

Fee: Yes

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Services: Mail order catalog for physically disabled. Has clothing, lingerie and adaptive aids. Full color

catalogs available for $2.00 each.

 

DISABLED PARKING/IDENTIFICATION

 

 

CITY OF ST. LOUIS

Department of Human Services

Office on the Disabled

Room 30 - City Hall

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 622-3686

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Yes

TTD: 622-3693/3692

 

Services: Issues residential disabled parking signs and Parking Meter Exemption Permits. Applications can be

mailed out or picked up. Applications for disabled placards and disabled license plates can be picked up here.

The disabled placard/license plates are not issued by this office but by the Missouri Department of Revenue.

 

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

301 W. High

Jefferson City, MO 65105

Lynn Bexten, Manager Human Resource Services

573-751-3473

573-751-5294 Fax

 

Southside Branch Office Northside Branch Office

4628 South Kingshighway 1408 N. Kingshighway

St. Louis, MO 63109 Room 115

(314) 751-5100, 751-5101 St. Louis, MO 63113-1491

(314) 361-4070

 

Fees: Yes, call for information. License, placard, i.d. and motor vehicle transaction fees.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Yes, call for information

 

Services: Issue disabled placards and disabled license plates, non-disabled license plates, drivers license, state

identification cards and motor vehicle title and registration..

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 


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ALEXIAN BROTHERS HOSPITAL

3933 South Broadway

St. Louis, MO 63118

(314) 865-3333

TDD: 865-7983

Stephanie Heiland

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Free community education programs and support groups including arthritis, cardiac health, diabetes,

medicare, HMO’s and others. Free blood pressure screening 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at the

hospital. Other free screenings provided at sites in community.

 

BARNES-JEWISH HOSPITAL

216 S. Kingshighway

St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 454-7750

 

Fees: Fee by Procedure

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Physician Referral

 

Services: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology. Specialized Programs:

Home Health, Milliken Hand Center, Orthopedic Center for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Seating Clinic,

Driving Evaluation and Training Program, Augmentative Communication Program, Technology Assessment

and Training, Community Exercise Programs. Industrial Medicine: Physical Capacity Evaluation, Work

Hardening, Job Analysis, Industrial Consultation, Pre-Employment Screening, Injury Prevention Consultation,

Back School, Ergonomic Analysis, Work Site/Tool Modification.

 

LILLIAN E. COURTNEY NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER

1717 Biddle

St. Louis, MO 63106

(314) 622-3860

 

Fees: Sliding scale.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, family planning, adult medicine, dental services, eye services,

pharmacy, laboratory, x-ray, social services, health education.

 

FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT SERVICES FOR ST. LOUIS COUNTY

CENTRAL AREA CENTER

Clayton Government Campus

111 S. Meramec Avenue

Clayton, MO 63105

854-6760

 

NORTH AREA CENTER

North County Government Center

1847 Dunn Road

Florissant, MO 63033

830-5471

 

SOUTH AREA CENTER

South County Government Center

Keller Plaza

4548 Lemay Ferry Road

St. Louis, MO 63129

845-4072

 

WEST AREA CENTER

West County Government Center

78 Clarkson Wilson Centre

Chesterfield, MO 63017

530-2950

 

FLORENCE HILL HEALTH CENTER

5541 Riverview

St. Louis, MO 63120

(314) 389-4566

 

Fees: Sliding scale.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, family planning, adult medicine, laboratory services, social

services, health education, pharmacy, dental, eye and radiology.

 

GRACE HILL NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER

2600 Hadley

St. Louis, MO 63106

(314) 241-2200

241-8938

Villie Appoo Koenig, Managing Director - Primary Care

 

Fees: Sliding scale according to income.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Provides professionally directed primary and preventive health care through five sites serving the

indigent population in 25 census tracts in the City of St. Louis. Five neighborhood health centers: Cochran,

Water Tower, Soulard, St. Stephen’s and Grace Hill provide medical and dental care to over 20,000 residents.

Primary care services include pediatrics, OB/GYN, adult medicine, optometry, mental health, medical social

work, dental, transportation, X-Ray, community health nursing, and personal care.

 

 

GREAT RIVERS & ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

9362 Dielman Industrial Drive 1430 Olive Street - Suite 500

St. Louis, MO 63132-2213 St. Louis, MO 63103-2303

206-3959 TDD 206-3700

206-3477 Fax 206-3710 TDD

206-3400 Voice (County Site) 206-3709 Fax (City Site)

 

Fees: Yes, The State of Missouri Standard Means Test is applied. Cost range from $0.00 to $1,237.00 a

month based on income and household size.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: City Site: Major mental illness and reside in St. Louis City’s central and south sections.

(Residency is determined by City census tracts.) County Site: Major mental illness and reside in St. Louis

County.

 

Services: Great Rivers and St. Louis Mental Health Services provide mental health services to adults who are

seriously mentally ill and to children who are seriously emotionally disturbed and their families. Services

include: Medication services by a psychiatrist, case management or community support services that include

advocacy and referrals and/or linkages to needed community supports and resources and intensive in-home

services for children and families.

 

HOMER G. PHILLIPS HEALTH CENTER

2425 North Whittier Street

St. Louis, MO 63113

371-3100

 

METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS PSYCHIATRIC CENTER

5351 Delmar

St. Louis, MO 63112

Anthony J. Cuneo - Chief of Clinical Services

877-0500

877-0775 TDD

877-0553 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, standards means test.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Major psychiatric illness requiring acute care in hospital; court ordered psychiatric

hospitalization.

 

Services: Acute Care Hospital includes: Emergency Room Services, Evaluation and Disposition, Short Term

Psychiatric Hospitalization, Nursing Services, Evaluation and Treatment, Social Work Services, Education,

Medication Services, Psychological Services, Rehab. Services, Referrals for Placement, Psychotherapy,

Discharge Planning and Referrals for Community Placement.

 

REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

5535 Delmar Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63112

361-1212

 

ST. LOUIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - HEALTH CENTERS

Administration

111 S. Meramec

Clayton, MO 63105

854-6000

TDD 1-800-735-2966

 

John C. Murphy Health Center

6065 Helen Avenue

Berkeley, MO 63134

522-6410

TDD 1-800-735-2966

 

Pine Lawn Health Center

6150 Natural Bridge

Pine Lawn, MO 63120

389-4700

TDD 1-800-735-2966

 

South County Health Center

4580 S. Lindbergh Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63127

842-1300

TDD 1-800-735-2966

 

Fees: Yes, sliding fee scale available. Medicaid, Medicare, some insurance plans accepted.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: St. Louis County resident or Medicaid or Medicare recipient. (Note: For Family Planning,

STD, Pregnancy Testing, HIV Testing - residency requirement is not applicable).

 

Services: Adult Medical, Pediatrics, Women’s Health (OB/GYN, Family Planning), Adolescent Care, STD,

Dental, Immunizations, HIV Testing, Nutrition, WIC, Health Education, Family Mental Health/Social Work,

Opthalmology (at Murphy and South), TB (at Murphy and South), Podiatry (at Murphy), Lead Screening,

Free Pregnancy Testing, Travel Shots (at Murphy and South).

 

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN

2001 South Lindbergh

St. Louis, MO 63131-3597

432-3600

432-2930 Fax

Carolyn P. Golden

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Birth to 18 years of age with an orthopaedic handicap amenable to treatment and unable to pay

for care at another facility. There is an application process.

 

Services: Wholly charitable, pediatric (ages birth to 18) orthopaedic hospital with inpatient, outpatient and

rehabilitation services available. Patients accepted through application process. Contact hospital for an

application.

 

SSM REHABILITATION - CORF

350 Village Square Drive

Hazelwood, MO 63042

Betty Marshall

731-4555

731-5144 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, Outpatient Rehabilitation

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Physician referral for outpatient rehabilitation.

 

Services: Offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, day program for individuals with

brain injuries and work conditioning.

 

MAX C. STARKLOFF HEALTH CENTER

2220 Lemp

St. Louis, MO 63104

Greta Chitwood, Clinic Manager

772-7100

772-0275 Fax

 

Fee: Yes, sliding fee scale according to income and insurance coverage.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None specific.

 

Services: Clinic that provides primary care with focus on preventive measures.

 

 

HOMEMAKER SERVICES/RESPITE CARE/SUPPORTED HOUSING/LODGING/TRAINING

 

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS CHAPTER

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S HOPE LODGE CENTER

4215 Lindell

St. Louis, MO 63108

Sandra M. Lang, Manager

286-8150

286-8155 Fax

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Lodging for cancer patients and their support persons. All people must be referred by a health

care professional.

 

Services: Has forty-five guest rooms with bathrooms. The Lodge is intended to provide temporary lodging

for people undergoing cancer therapy. Is not a medical facility. People must be able to care for themselves

or be with a caregiver for assistance.

 

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

ASSISTANCE WITH RESPITE CARE IN THE HOME (ARCH)

THE ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS, INC.

1816 Lackland Hill Parkway - Suite 200

St. Louis, MO 63146

569-0247

569-2010 TDD

569-0632 Fax

Mark A. Keeley

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Must have a developmental disability and reside in St. Louis County, St. Charles or Jefferson

County. City residents accepted by Dept. of Mental Health referrals only.

 

Services: Program operates under a family reimbursement model. Qualifying families are reimbursed for

respite services they coordinate for themselves utilizing any provider they choose (with some minor

exceptions). Any family needing assistance locating a provider may receive a list of individuals living in the

metropolitan area that choose to advertise their services through our office. Services may take place either in

the family home or the home of the provider based upon the family’s needs. Services are available to

individuals of any age.

 

 

BRIDGES COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES, INC.

(See Advocacy)

 

CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY (CHS)

9445 Litzinger Road

St. Louis, MO 63144

968-2350

968-4239 Fax

Robert R. Sheahan - President, CEO

 

Fees: Yes, Adoption services are fee based. Children assigned by Dept. of Mental Health (DMH)and Division

of Family Services (DFS) are on contract.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: All children assigned meet CHS parameters, i.e., under 18 years, non-ambulatory, profoundly

disabled.

 

Services: Adoption - places infants and children in adoptive homes and provides feel counselling for birth

parents. The agency also works with the Division of Family Services for the placement of older children.

The Residential Program has children 0 - 18 years of age, placed with CHS by DMH and DFS. Respite

Program has same parameters except that the care is of a temporary nature (up to 3 weeks) and is funded by

the County of St. Louis and the City of St. Louis depending on residency. Also provides Hospice Care for the

terminally ill infant or child and support and counselling for the parents.

 

COMMUNITY LIVING, INC.

#8 Westbury Drive - Suite 100

St. Charles, MO 63301

946-3557

946-9347 Fax

Judy Naeger, Director of Social Services

 

Fees: Yes, DVR, SLRC, SB40, Med. Waiver, and private pay/sliding scale for respite and recreations services.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: St. Charles County resident with a developmental disability. Some programs have minimum

age requirement.

 

Services: Facility based respite for all ages. Pediatric respite available every other weekend. Also for adults

there s day habilitation, community integration. Residential services include shared living arrangements,

supported living and independent living. Employment services include vocational assessement, work

adjustment, job development, supported employment and job readiness training. Recreation services include

classes and special events (dances, sporting events, concerts, movies, etc.).

 

COUNCIL FOR EXTENDED CARE

1600 S. Hanley - Suite 100

St. Louis, MO 63144

781-4950

781-3850 Fax

Cynthia Compton

 

Fee: Yes, funding source required.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Developmental disabilities (all ages).

 

Services: Individualized supported living arrangements for adults and children - from occasional assistance to

twenty-four hour care. Recreational opportunities/residential camp in Jefferson County in 1998.

 

DIVISION OF FAMILY SERVICES ST. LOUIS COUNTY OFFICE

3545 Lindell 9900 Page Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63108 St. Louis, MO 63132-1414

(314) 340-5000 (314) 426-9600

 

Fees: Medicaid and Medicare

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Handicapped, elderly, low income.

 

Services: Homehealth, nursing and housekeeping.

 

EDGEWOOD CHILDRENS CENTER

330 North Gore Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63119-1699

Susan S. Stepleton - Executive Director

968-2060

Fax: 968-8308

 

Fees: Sliding Scale

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Disabled person must have a developmental disability to qualify.

 

Services: Residential and day treatment facility for severely emotionally disturbed children between the ages of

5 and 17. Provides an array of programs including therapeutic day and residential care, professional child

care, special education, family preservation and support services and therapeutic foster care.

 

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

1000 Fairgrounds Road

St. Charles, MO 63301

Barbara Ward

949-2546

949-7617 Fax

 

Fee: Yes, For teen summer recreation, teen afterschool program, daycare training. In home respite fee is

reimbursed by Missouri Dept. Of Health.

Requirements: Diagnosed with mental retardation/developmental disabilities (MR/DD)

 

Services: Provides in home respite care and daycare center training to include children with MR/DD.

Provides afterschool activities on-site at area high/middle schools and daily summer recreation program

provides inclusionary leisure experiences for teens with MR/DD. Also is an area information clearinghouse.

JCCA SPECIAL NEEDS AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

2 Millstone Campus Drive

St. Louis, MO 63146

432-5700

 

Fees: Unknown

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: Disabled person must have a developmental disability to qualify.

Services: Agency provides respite services during daytime hours as specified and usually at a school or

program center location. School dismissal to 6 P.M., Monday through Friday, Saturdays from 1 P.M. - 4

P.M.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARC

P.O. Box 73

Mapaville, MO 63065

931-6644

 

Fees: Unknown

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: Disabled person must have a developmental disability to qualify.

 

Services: A trained provider comes to your home to care for your family member. Services are available

days, evenings and overnights for varying lengths of time, based on availability of providers. Referral for

respite care in a provider's home is arranged through this agency. The homes serve no more than two or

three individuals at any time. Services available for all ages.

 

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION

(See Advocacy)

 


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MARLBOROUGH HALL UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY

1118 S. Laclede Station Road

St. Louis, MO 63119

962-0015

 

Fees: City residents with a developmental disability as determined by the St. Louis Regional Center can access

up to 504 hours of respite service per fiscal year. Fee agreements on a sliding scale basis are also available

for persons not registered with the St. Louis Regional Center or needing service beyond 504 hours

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Persons of any age with a developmental disability as determined by the St. Louis Regional

Center. Other persons accepted if arranged through a fee agreement. Persons with aggressive behaviors

toward self or others and persons with skilled nursing needs not accepted.

 

Services: 1. Regular respite--preplanned stays of from one to fourteen days; 2. Crisis respite--unplanned

stays of short duration; 3. Emergency residential service up to 90 days for persons needing a new,

permanent residential alternative.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER'S

(See Health Care)

 

NEW HORIZON CENTER, INC. - MAIN FACILITY

3901 Russell Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63110

772-5900

772-7523 Fax

Kathleen Fagin

 

Fees: For some services; Respite Care is funded through the St. Louis Office for MR/DD Resources and the

Productive Living Board of St. Louis County.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Disabled person must have a diagnosis of mental retardation and/ordevelopmental disability to

qualify.

 

Services: 1. A continuum of respite care for families of children all ages including In Home, Day and

Overnight Respite. 2. Before and after school care for children ages 6-21. 3. In-home parent training

program for parents who have a developmental disability.

 

NEW HORIZON CENTER, INC. - OVERNIGHT FACILITY

6918 Fyler

St. Louis, MO 63139

644-6507

772-7523 Fax

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Disabled person must have a diagnosis of mental retardation and/or developmental disability to

qualify.

 

Services: Our three-bedroom residential home located in southwest city is open 24 hours per day 364 days

per year. Individuals can receive respite services for up to two consecutive weeks. All ages are eligible,

individual with significant medical or behavioral concerns considered on a case by case basis.

 

RANKEN JORDAN

10621 Ladue Road

St. Louis, MO 63141

993-1207

 

Fees: Unknown

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: Disabled person must have a developmental disability to qualify.

Services: Respite care provided to individuals who require specialized care usually due to medical or

behavioral problems. Ages 2 weeks to 16 years, skilled nursing care provided.

 

ST. LOUIS CRISIS NURSERY

6150 Oakland (City) 11037 Breeze Point Lane (North County)

St. Louis, MO 63139 St. Louis, MO 63136

768-3201 953-8030

768-3996 Fax 953-8033 Fax

Susan Mennard, MSW-LCSW Sister Rosalie Wisniewski, M.Ed.

 

315 First Capital

St. Charles, MO 63301

947-0600

947-1455 Fax

Dianne Mueller, Executive Director

 

Fees: An optional donation of $5 per day, per child but noone is turned away due to lack of money.

Accessible: North County location only.

Requirements: Birth to age 9, parent(s) must request services. Crisis due to: stress, domestic violence, at-risk

child abuse, homelessness, lack of utilities, food, etc.; hospitilization.

 

Services: Emergency care for children whose families are experiencing crisis. Twenty four hour care is

provided, physical by a physician, art/play therapy, developmental assessment, food, clothing, crisis

intervention, parent education, referrals, follow up services, advocacy and in home support.

 

ST. LOUIS OFFICE FOR MENTAL RETARDATION & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY RESOURCES

(See Advocacy)

 

ST. LOUIS REGIONAL CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABILITIES

220 S. Jefferson Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63101

877-1260

Barbara Stewart, Deputy Division Director, Eastern District

(respite care)

 

Fees: Unknown

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: An individual affected by developmental disabilities attributible to mental retardation, cerebral

palsy, epilepsy, head injury or autism or a learning disability related to a brain disfunction or any other mental

or physical impairment or combination of mental or physical impairments and is manifested before the person

attains age twenty-two.

 

Services: Referral for your family member to stay in the home of a trained respite care provider whose home

has met certain standards set by the state. The homes serve no more than two or three individuals at any

time. Services are available for all ages.

 

ST. MARY’S SPECIAL SERVICES

5341 Emerson Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63120

Craig Herman

261-8533

Fax: 381-2002

 

Fees: Yes, the majority of children at St. Mary’s are funded through the Medicaid waiver program. St.

Mary’s will accept children paid for privately by parents, limited financial aid is available.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Children with mild/moderate developmental disabilities ages 5-18.

 

Services: Offers two residential options: 1. St. Mary’s Residential Program offers 24 hour care and oversight

for 24 children in a small congregate living situation. 2. St. Mary’s also offers a variety of supported living

arrangements throughout St. Louis County.

 

SALVATION ARMY HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN

3740 Marine

St. Louis, MO 63118

773-0980

Fax: 773-8882

Nathaniel Dear, BA - Residential Director

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Children who are wards of the Division of Family Services.

 

Services: Residential Treatment is a twenty four hour treatment facility for abused and neglected childrlen.

Serving children from the ages of infancy to twelve years of age. Residential Treatment includes therapy to

help children adjust. Helps to operate Soulard School, a fully accredited Special Education program with

licensure from the Missouri Dept. Of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Illinois State Board of

Education. Serves behavior disordered and emotionally disturbed students ages 5 - 13 and their families. Day

Treatment targets children ages 2 - 6 who have severe emotional, behavioral or developmental disorders

related to a history of abuse or neglect. Operates five days a week and includes pre-school curriculum,

behavior management program, play therapy, family therapy and support services. Allows families to remain

together while receiving the support and therapy they need. Day Care Program is fully accredited and

licensed and services children 1 - 6 who typically come from low-income and single parent families. The

program provides the parents an opportunity to work or pursue an education. Also has Family

Therapy/Parenting Education program and Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Program.

 

SATURDAY DROP-IN RESPITE CENTER

Jefferson County ARC

P.O. Box 73

Mapaville, MO 63065

931-6644

 

Fees: Unknown

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: Disabled person must have a developmental disability to qualify.

 

Services: Agency provides respite services during daytime hours as specified and usually at a school or

program center location. Children preferred, designated Saturdays, location at Arnold or Mapaville.

 

SOUTH COUNTY HABILITATION CENTER

2312 Lemay Ferry

St. Louis, MO 63125

894-5400

894-5440 Fax

John Caimi, Unit Manager

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Diagnosis of Mental Retardation (MR)

 

Services: ICF-MR facility. Residential facility with on-site day programming and workshop area. Nine

independent homes with eight individuals living in each home. Referrals are generally taken through the

Regional Center, 877-1260.

 

THE LEARNING CENTER OF SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY INC.

8520 Mackenzie Road

St. Louis, MO 63123

(314) 638-2036

Katie Smallen - Director

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirments: MR/DD individuals from South St. Louis City and County over the age of 21 years.

 

Services: Community interaction/day habilitation. For adults with mental retardation/developmental disabilities.

 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

8645 Old Bonhomme Road

St. Louis, MO 63132-3999

994-1600

Fax: 994-0179

Rick Forkosh, Executive Director

 

Fee: Yes, Sliding scale fees apply if ineligible for other sources of funding.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Varies by program/service, but generally any person of any age who has a developmental

disability.

 

Services: Facility based adult day program for persons 21 and older, respite/emergency residential for all ages,

community based supported employment for persons 18 and older, supported living for persons 18 and older,

early intervention for children ages birth to 3, family life education for persons/families of all ages, and

assessments and evaluations for all individuals with MR/DD. Respite/Emergency Residential located at

Marlborough Hall, 1113 S. Laclede Station Rd, 63119, 962-0015. Supported employment located at 9359

Watson Industrial Park, 63126, 963-9450. Adult services and administrative offices at 8645 Old Bonhomme

Road, 994-1600.

 

HOUSING

 

ST. LOUIS HOUSING AUTHORITY

4100 Lindell Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108

(314) 531-4770

TDD: 286-4223

FAX: 531-0184

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Some units are accessible.

Requirements: Must meet income eligibility requirements which are also based on family composition.

 

Services: This is a public housing agency that provides housing and housing assistance to low and moderate

income families in accordance to federal regulations under the Department of Housing and Urban

Development. Has an abundance of affordable housing for elderly and disabled individuals.

 

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY

8865 Natural Bridge

St. Louis, MO 63121

(314) 428-3200

428-4714 TDD

428-2937 Fax

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Must be a family or a single person; the annual household income may not exceed the

applicable income limit.

 

Services: Agency assists low to moderate income households with their rent under the certificate and voucher

programs. The agency also owns Public Housing units that include apartment complexes and single family

homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME SUPPLEMENTS

 

DIVISION OF FAMILY SERVICES ST. LOUIS COUNTY OFFICE

3545 Lindell 9900 Page Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63103 St. Louis, MO 63132-1414

(314) 340-5000 (314) 426-9600

340-5076 Fax

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Varies per Income Maintenance Program.

 

Services: Income maintenance assistance to eligible individuals through such programs as AFDC, food

stamps, medical assistance, nursing home, aid to the blind, children services for abused and neglected

children and preventative services. Must apply to the office that is is the county in which they live.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE

General Information

1-800-772-1213

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Varies with locations

Requirements: Unknown

TTY/TDD: 1-800-325-0778

 

Services: Provides income to handicapped persons who cannot work, SSI and SSD. Also, retirement

benefits and survivors benefits to those who qualify.

 

(See Emergency Services Section for additional help.)

 

INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC DISABILITIES

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS CHAPTER

9374 Olive Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63132-3214

Kathleen O’Brien - Executive Director

 

1-800-980-9080 Outside of St. Louis

314-432-3422

314-432-3824 Fax

Homepage Site: http://www.alzstl.org

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Services are free to persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and their

families.

 

Services: Includes Helpline, Care Consultation, Family Care Planning, "Ask the Attorney", Support Groups,

Respite Care Assistance, Safe Return, Saturday education series, How to Cope I & II, Health Fairs and

Community Workshops, Library Services, Professional Training Opportunities, Speakers Bureau, Early

Diagnosed Programs and Newsletter..

 

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

2650 S. Hanley Road - Suite 350

St. Louis, MO 63144

(314) 647-2110

647-2736 Fax

Jerrold Ehrlich - Director

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Provide informational literature, sponsor educational programs, youth group, youth camps for

children with diabetes, hold fund raising events throughout the year for diabetes research, advocacy program,

and emergency assistance for one-month supply of insulin and syringes.

 

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF EASTERN MISSOURI

1118 Hampton

St. Louis, MO 63139-3147

(314) 645-5505

Susan Glassman - Executive Director

 

Fees: None/or varies

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Smoking cessation programs; self-help asthma education; group family and school-based asthma

programs for children with asthma and their parents; lung disease information; emphysema patient education

and Camp Superkids for asthmatic children. .

 

 

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION

Box 8111

660 S. Euclid

St. Louis, MO 63108

362-3299

747-1601 Fax

Fee: Only for exercise class.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Open to patients with Parkinson Disease and interested individuals.

 

Services: Provides printed information, physician and community referrals, support groups, exercise classes,

speech therapy, respite care, counseling, lectures, educational programs, newsletter and hotline. Only

Parkinson Disease organization in St. Louis area.

 

ASSOCIATION ON AGING WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

(See Advocacy)

 

AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA

7910 Woodmont Avenue - Suite 650

Bethesda, MD 20814

1-800-3AUTISM

301-657-0869 Fax

Audrey Horne, President

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Information and referral for autism and related disorders. Autism Society of America Foundation -

Information on local chapters and groups.

 

 

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI.

(See Advocacy)

 

CHRONIC PAIN OUTREACH OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

DELTA GAMMA CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

(See Auxiliary Services for the Blind)

DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

P.O. Box 63208

St. Louis MO 63163

Robert Johnson

961-2504

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Advocate for the needs of individuals with Down Syndrome. Offer support, acceptance and

encouragement to parents of children with Down Syndrome. Increase awareness of the expanding body of

knowledge about Down Syndrome. Promote legislative and related activities that might create or improve

residential, recreational, education and occupational services, programs and opportunities in the community.

Educate the community about individuals with Down Syndrome. Includes parent support, social activities,

newsletter, meetings, annual conference, public awareness activities/meetings and lending library.

 

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF ST. LOUIS REGION

(See Advocacy)

 

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON DISABILITY

6821 South Broadway

St. Louis, MO 63111-3116

TDD/Voice (314) 832-7443

Linda Baker Oberst

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

(1 person office, answering machine cannot receive TDD/TTY signals when not in office.)

 

Services: Provides technical support on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other relevant

legislation dealing with disabilities. Can assist with any policy or system changes that relate to disability.

Council members are from each Congressional district and majority of the members are people with

disabilities. Also works with private businesses to advocate for policies and practices.

 

 


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GREATER ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF (GSLAD)

351 Ries Road

Ballwin, MO 63011

TDD: 227-9004, 647-9395, 351-0128

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Depends on location of meeting

Requirements: Deaf or interested in deafness

 

Services: Social and recreational (some legislation).

 

HYDROCEPHALUS SUPPORT GROUP, INC.

P.O. Box 4236

Chesterfield, MO 63006

Debby Buffa

532-8228

Fax: 995-4108

email: hydro@inlink.com

 

Fees: $10.00 annual dues

Accessible: N/A

Requirements: Anyone dealing with hydrocephalus.

 

Services: Provides quarterly newsletter, parent referrals are offered and meetings consist of speakers on all

aspects of hydrocephalus and its related conditions. Has a library of over 300 articles and tapes dealing with

this condition. The group sponsors an annual conference on hydrocephalus.

 

INFORMATION/REFERRAL FOR ST. LOUIS COUNTY CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES

C/O ST. LOUIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

121 S. Meramec Avenue

P.O. Box 16911

Clayton, MO 63105

(314) 726-1910 V/TDD

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: St. Louis County Citizens

 

Services: Referral to organizations for information, services and networking opportunities.

 

JUDEVINE CENTER FOR AUTISM

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, INC. - MISSOURI CHAPTER

8420 Delmar

St. Louis, MO 63124

(314) 432-0008

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Education, counseling.

 

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION

(See Counseling and Education)

 

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY - GATEWAY CHAPTER

14 Sunnen Drive - Suite 143

Maplewood, MO 63143

(314) 241-8285, 1-800-628-1753

Pat Knoerle-Jordan - President

 

Fees: Some for counseling.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Must have M.S. or interested in M.S.

 

Services: Information on M.S. and referral to community resources ongoing, literature; equipment loan;

education; support groups; M.S. clinic; research, individual and group counseling, aquatics, health and

wellness classes and newly diagnosed program..

 

NATIONAL NEUROFIBROMATOSIS FOUNDATION

9769 St. Charles Rock Road

St. Louis, MO 63114

Pamela Moehle - Executive Director

428-1520

428-5012 Fax

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Provides education and support for medical professionals and the Neurofibromatosis community

about the disorder through speakers, symposia and printed materials.

 

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA GATEWAY CHAPTER

(See Advocacy)

 

PARAQUAD

(See Advocacy)

 

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS

1816 Lackland Hill Parkway

Suite 200

St. Louis, MO 63146

(314) 569-2215

569-0778 Fax

James R. Hoke, Executive Director

 

Fees: Sliding scale, most services paid for by outside funding (state, federal, local).

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Primary diagnosis must be mental retardation and registered with the St. Louis Regional Center.

 

Services: Provides services, support and advocacy to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their

families to achieve their goals in the home, workplace, and community. In areas such as Early Intervention,

Employment, Residential, Respite, Family Support, Adult Day Programs, Camping and Recreation. Is a not

for profit social service agency.

 

ST. LOUIS AUTISM/DISABILITY GROUP

P.O. Box 771400

St. Louis, MO 63177

385-0351

Aaron Parker

 

Fee: Call for information. Some free service to families.

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: Interest in disability issues and/or service to the disabled community.

 

Services: Provides support and information to families, professionals, agencies, organizations and the

community at large on disability issues. Does IEP assistance, monthly support group meeting, staff

development, disability awareness, sensitivity training, disability resources, parent leadership training, ADA

training and technical assistance.

 

ST. LOUIS HEARING - SPEECH CENTER

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

ST. LOUIS OFFICE FOR MENTAL RETARDATION & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY RESOURCES

(See Advocacy)

 

ST. LOUIS REGIONAL CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

ST. LOUIS SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

(See Advocacy)

 

 

SOTOS SYNDROME SUPPORT ASSOCIATION

Three Danada Square East #235

Wheaton, IL 60187-8484

E Mail: SSSA@WELL.COM

http://www.well.com/user/sssa

Toll Free: 1-888-246-SSSA

630-257-1902

 

Fee: Yes, Quarterly newsletter and annual conferences.

Accessible: N/A

Requirements: Sotos or Sotos-Like Syndrome - all ages, individuals with overgrowth and developmental

delays are welcome.

 

Services: Research articles, quarterly newsletter, annual conferences with expert physicians from U.S and

England, opportunities to be in studies being conducted by research groups and family support.

 

SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FAMILY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

12110 Clayton Road

St. Louis, MO 63131

Judy Presberg

569-8460

569-8400 TDD

569-8449 Fax

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: An information center to assist parents, students, teachers and other professionals and community

members in assessing materials on disabilities. Includes books, videos, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures,

catalogs, disability awareness materials and notebook binders with "take along" articles.

 

THE GREATER ST. LOUIS HEMOPHILIA ASSOCIATION

1722 Claymont Estates Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63011

Marjorie Yancey

530-4556

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: Any bleeding disorder, includes hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.

 

Services: Offers summer camp, provides scholarships for continued education, provides medic alert

bracelets/necklaces, publishes bi-monthly newsletter relaying upcoming events, new research findings and

treatments, educational seminars and support groups.

 

 

TOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION - GREATER MISSOURI CHAPTER

73 Fortune Lane

St. Louis, MO 63122

Gail Dierkes

984-9019

 

Fee: No

Accessible: No

Requirements: Individuals with Tourette Syndrome and their families.

 

Services: Holds monthly parent support meetings September through May at St. John’s Medical Center (on

Ballas). Mails out a quarterly newsletter to members, provides free information packets about Tourette, have

a lending library of books and videos and also do in-service presentations.

 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Housing/Lodging/Training)

 

 

SHELTERED EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYERS OF DISABLED

 

CANTERBURY ENTERPRISES

9359 Watson Industrial Park

St. Louis, MO 63126

Mary Brauch, Manager

961-2949

961-5941 Fax

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Individual must be certified by the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for

employment in a sheltered workshop.

 

Services: Employment for individuals with severe and profound motor impairments and other dsabilities in a

sheltered workshop.

 

CARROLL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY

1920 South Broadway

St. Louis, MO 63104

(314) 241-0023

421-0670

Tom Carroll - Owner

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Physically, mentally or emotionally disabled. Certified by physician or governmental agency.

Waived if condition is obvious.

 

Services: Employment opportunities, principally telemarketing with private sector company specializing in

employment of individuals with disabilities.

 

FLORISSANT VALLEY SHELTERED WORKSHOP - NORTH

210 rue St. Francois

Florissant, MO 63031

(314) 839-1406

Director - Steve Frank

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Individual must be certified by Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) for employment in

a sheltered workshop.

 

Services: Employment for disabled adults in a sheltered workshop.

 

FLORISSANT VALLEY SHELTERED WORKSHOP - WEST

10746 Trenton

Olivette, MO 63132

(314) 428-2222

Manager - Carol Simms

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Individual must be certified by Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) for employment in

a sheltered workshop.

 

Services: Employment for disabled adults in a sheltered workshop.

 

INDUSTRIAL AID, INC.

4417 Oleatha

St. Louis, MO 63116

(314) 773-3200

(314) 773-4120 Fax, IA INC681@AOL.COM - E-Mail Address

Mark Caputo - General Manager

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: All employees must be certified by the DVR as unable to work in competitive employment.

 

Services: Employment for disabled adults in a sheltered workshop.

 

LAFAYETTE INDUSTRIES

179 Gaywood

Manchester, MO 63021

(314) 227-5666

227-9650 Fax

George E. Schumacher, Director

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Individual must be certified by the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for

employment in a sheltered workshop.

 

Services: Employment of disabled adults in a sheltered workshop. This includes transitional, part time and

full time employment. Lafayette Industries is CARF Accredited for work adjustment training.

 

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION

(See Advocacy)

 

LIFESTYLE OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

220 Mayfair Plaza

Florissant, MO 63033

355-0242

355-2611 Fax

Gary Strange

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Person with a developmental disability.

 

Services: Provide supported living and supported employment services to pesons with developmental

disabilities. Disabilities served include: Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and Dual Diagnoses.

Residential support models include twenty-four hour and less than twenty-four hour supports.

 

LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND

10440 Trenton Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63132

423-4333

423-0139 Fax

Deborah Johnson

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Totally blind or legally blind. Person must provide an eye documentation stating visual acuity

with best correction.

 

Services: The Lighthouse employs visually impaired individuals to work on competetive manufacturing jobs.

Visual acuity with best correction must be 20/200 in both eyes or worse or have a field restriction of 20

degrees or better.

 

METROPOLITAN EMPLOYMENT AND REHABILITATION SERVICE (MERS)

(See Employment and Placement Services)

 

PROJECT, INC.

Main Office Plant II

6301 Manchester 5757 Manchester

St. Louis, MO 63139-3083 St. Louis, MO 63110-1903

(314) 647-3300 647-5711

647-6057 Fax 647-0412 Fax

Susan R. Petersen, David L. Hurst - Executive Director

 

Fees: Yes, charged to rehabilitation services for work evaluation & adjustment. No fee for sheltered

employees..

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: 16 years old on up, primarily MR.

 

Services: Vocational rehabilitation services including vocational work assessment, work adjustment and job

placement. Sheltered employment also offered throug Project Workshop, Inc.

 

WORTH INDUSTRIES, INC.

3501 N. Broadway

St. Louis, MO 63147

314-231-6600

314-231-2266 Fax

Christine S. Oswald - Manager

 

Fees: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Must be certified by the Missouri Dept. Of Vocational Rehabilitation.

 

Services: Provides employment to the developmentally disabled. Worth secures contracts from area

manufacturers and business that the workers complete, conscious of quality and time requirements. These

contracts/contacts support our operation and enable our ability to employ the disabled.

 

SOCIAL - RECREATION

 

ASSOCIATION ON AGING WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

(See Advocacy)

 

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - GREATER ST. LOUIS AREA COUNCIL

4568 W. Pine Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108

Lisa Smith

361-0600

361-7262 TDD

361-5165 Fax

 

Fee: $7.00 annual membership fee.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Boys ages 6-20. Girls ages 14-20.

 

Services: We attept to place all boys in Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops or Explorer Posts. A few units

are exclusively for scouts with disabilities. We train leaders, provide a special week of summer camp for

scouts with disabilities. Has a special in-school scouting program.

 

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF MO, INC.

(See Advocacy)

 

CATHOLIC OFFICE OF DISABILITY MINISTRY

(See Advocacy)

 

CHAPEL FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL

3311 Missouri

St. Louis, MO 63118

Bill Williams

772-0048

772-0121

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Serve developmentally disabled, elderly, mentally ill and homeless.

 

Services. Runs a recreational program and supplies transportation. Holds church services for the disabled.

Has housing, food pantry and soup kitchen.

 


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DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OF JEFFERSON COUNTY

P.O. Box 97

Mapaville, MO 63065

Dr. Anthony A. Casey, Ex. Director

933-0244

931-8019 Fax

 

Fees: Depends on program. Entry to services is through Regional Center Jefferson County Office.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Developmentally disabled resident of Jefferson County.

 

Services: Includes leisure services with a variety of activities such as group activites, sponsors/coaches

Special Olympic teams and community integration. Provides vocational services for individuals with

disabilities who are 16 years of age and older. Adult developmental program, residential services and family

resource/early childhood program are also offered.

 

EASTER SEAL SOCIETY

(See Daycare/Preschool)

 

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Living/Lodging/Training)

 

GREATER ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF (GSLAD)

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

LIFE SKILLS FOUNDATION

(See Advocacy)

 

MANCHESTER CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED

129 Woods Mill Road

Manchester, MO 63011

(314) 391-0251/391-1583

Dr. Edward N. Tines

 

Fees: Sliding scale

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Must be Mentally retarded and ambulatory. Self help skills needed. 16 years of age or older.

 

Services: Serves mentally retarded adults in a day program which is activity and community oriented.

Frequest field trips are combined with swimming, bowling, cooking and other developmental activities.

Development of communications and personal interaction skills is a major focus.

 

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

(See Advocacy)

 

 

 

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY SERVICES

(See Information On Specific Disabilities)

 

 

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS OFFICE

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

OASIS FRIENDS

c/o OASIS Institute

7710 Carondelet

Clayton, MO 63105

Sharon Hales

721-6458

 

Fee: Yes, class fees are nominal but membership in OASIS is free.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: 55 yrs. or older with a developmental disability seeking recreational/educational opportunities.

 

Services: OASIS Friends provides full supports and services for older adults with developmental disabilities to

access OASIS classes and activities by: assisting with class choice and enrollment, arranging transportation

with Call A Ride and by developing and maintaining friendship pairings with other OASIS members. Helps

people with developmental disabilities meet new people, learn a new skill and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

 

PLACES FOR PEOPLE

(See Advocacy)

 

PRODUCTIVE LIVING BOARD FOR ST. LOUIS COUNTY CITIZENS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL

DISABILITIES

121 Hunter Avenue - Suite 200

St. Louis, MO 63124

Levester Cannon, Ed.D. - Executive Director

726-6016

726-0142 TDD

726-1907 Fax

 

Fees: Yes, some services are partially funded by the PLB and require a cost sharing from the participant.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: St. Louis County resident with developmental disability or have child with developmental

disability.

 

Services: The PLB funds services for St. Louis County citizens with developmental disabilities and their

families which are provided by approximately 65 local agencies. The core services which the PLB funds are:

Individual and Family Supports: such as respite care, recreation and socialization services; Employment: such

as community and homebound employment services, sheltered workshops and on the job training for

employees at sheltered workshops; Residential/Supported Living: and Transportation.

 

RECREATION COUNCIL OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

St. Louis City Office 200 S. Hanley - Suite 518 St. Charles County Office

2039 Russell Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63105 @ St. Charles Co. Comm. Coll.

St. Louis, MO 63104 Susan Fleming 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive

Mary Ann Schmisseur 726-6044 Voice/TTY CEAC 103

772-2299 726-2251 Fax St. Peters, MO 63376

726-2251 Fax/TTY 922-8313

922-8310 TTY

 

Fee: None, except for the Council’s inservice training ACCESS TOO! program.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Serving individuals with disabilities who reside in St. Louis City, St. Louis County or St.

Charles County.

 

Services: Provides information/referral services to ensure that individuals with disabilities are aware of and

have opportunities to participate in recreation programs and activities of their choice. Provides quarterly

recreation/leisure informational newsletters; community presentations, recreation resource center; a volunteer

bank and inservice training program and workshops.

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

ST. LOUIS METRO ROUND TABLE REPRESENTATIVES ON DEAFNESS

(See Advocacy)

 

ST. LOUIS OFFICE FOR MENTAL RETARDATION & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY RESOURCES

(See Advocacy)

 

ST. LOUIS WHEELCHAIR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

6420 Clayton Road

St. Louis, MO 63117

768-5325

768-5316 Fax

Marlene Blasingame

 

Fees: Yes, $30.00 yearly program fee

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Person with a permanent disability that affects at least the lower extremities. Disability must be

severe enough that the person cannot safely or meaningfully participate in standard version of the sport.

 

Services: Provides professionally developed and delivered recreational and competitive sport services to

youths and adults with physical disabilities. The individual and team sports strengthen physical, emotional and

social well-being and enhance independence, self-esteem and self determination.

 

SHERWOOD FOREST CAMP

2708 Sutton Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63143-3008

Charles W. Caspari

314-644-3322

314-644-3330

 

Fee: Yes, the fee for camp is on a sliding scale based on family income and family size.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Boys and girls between 7-16 years old and living in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

 

Services: Activities include swimming, archery, canoeing, crafts, rock climbing, hiking, rappelling, caving and

outdoor living skills. All activities are designed to help improve a skill and to build self-esteem. Camp

sessions are held on 500 acres in Lesterville, Missouri. Camp sessions include: Girls Camp, Boys Camp,

Coed Camp, and Leadership Programs include: Junior Skills, First Year Leadership and Second Year

Leadership. Transportation to and from camp is provided. Offers a three year Leadership Training Program

for boys and girls 13-16 years old. During the fall and spring they have Continued Contact Weekend

Reunions at camp for small groups of campers and staff members where campers take the major

responsibility for planning the groups activities.

 

SHERWOOD FOREST CAMP

PARENTS SKILLS RETREAT

2708 Sutton Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63143-3008

Charles W. Caspari

314-644-3322

314-644-3330

 

Fee: No

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Families living in City homeless shelters.

 

Services: For adults, four days of sharing and learning with other adults on topics like coping with stress,

being a parent, managing behavior and doing activities. For children, four days of outdoor activities in a small

group. They can choose which activities to do - swimming, archery, canoeing, crafts, hiking, fishing and

making ice cream. Program is relaxing and relieves stress, families have new experiences to share and bring

themcloser. Family bonds are strengthened. Parents benefit from time to reflect on common parenting

problems and consider solutions in an atmosphere of mutual support.

 

SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF GREATER ST. LOUIS, INC.

(See Advocacy)

 

THE ST. LOUIS SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

1986 Inner Belt Business Center Drive

St. Louis, MO 63114

(314) 428-1919 (VOICE/TDD)

Nancy Ketchelmeier - Executive Director

Fax: 428-1323

 

Fees: Sliding scale, scholarships available.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Participants must have PHYSICAL disabilities.

 

Services: Provides recreational programs for children and adults with PHYSICAL disabilities. Door-to-door

transportationa and attendant care available. Also provides limited funding for equipment. An experiential,

interactive community education program uses puppets to teach disability awareness.

 

THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP

6948 Weldon Springs Road

St. Charles, MO 63304

(314) 441-9944

Fax 441-8962

Kelly Kehrein - Administrative Director

 

Fees: Yes, Range from $18 to $22 per person.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Students must have a disability and need assistance in order to ride. Students who are able to

ride independently are encouraged to seek services from a generic stable.

 

Services: Therapeutic Horsemanship provides horseback riding lessons in the form of sports riding, hipp-

therapy, developmental vaulting and competition team. Lessons are offered three semesters per year, five

days per week at Wessel Stables and Rocking R Ranch. Students set personal goals in the areas of physical,

psychosocial and cognitive skills development and work towards them within the structure of horseback

riding lessons.

 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Housing/Lodging/Training)

 

WOLFNER LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

P.O. Box 387

600 W. Main

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0387

(573) 751-8720

1-800-392-2614

Fax (573) 526-2985

1-800-347-1379 TDD

Beth Eckles or Ruth Hemphill

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Must be unable to read standard print, due to a physical or organic dysfunction, e.g. visual

impairment, reading disability or the inability to hold a book or turn pages.

Services: Loans braille and audio books and magazines, players for use with the audio materials. Also

provides reference services, inter-library loan services and summer reading club for children. Electronic

viewing aids and reading machine is available for use in a reading room. Wolfner library is part of a national

cooperative network of libraries for the blind and physically disabled, coordinated by the National Library

Service/Library of Congress. In Missouri the library is a division of the Missouri State Library and of the

Office of the Secretary of State.

 

YMCA OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

INTEGRATED FITNESS

Michael Speaks, Program Site Coordinator

1528 Locust Street

St. Louis, MO 63103

314-436-4100 Ext. 208

Fax: 314-436-1901

 

Fees: Yes, based on income.

Accessible: 5 city sites, Downtown site is accessible.

Requirements: Disabled person must be mentally retarded or developmentally disabled, 16 years or older, city

resident.

 

Services: The YMCA provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities in an integrated setting.

Aquatics, lap swimming, working out with weights and/or a variety of other classes and activities are

available. Trained program staff are available to provide assistance as needed. Family/friends/staff are

encouraged to participate with the member at no cost. Member fee is on an individual basis. Scholarship

assistance is available as needed. Program is funded through a grant provided by the St. Louis Office for

Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Resource. The five sites in the city that offer these

opportunities are South Side, Carondelet, Marquette, Monsanto and Downtown.

 

YMCA OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

INTEGRATED SUMMER DAY CAMP

226 E. Lockwood

Webster Groves, MO 63119

962-5979

 

Fees: Variable, financial assistance available.

Accessible: Unknown, depends on the site.

Requirements: Disabled person must have a developmental disability to qualify.

 

Services: Program is designed to include children ages 5 - 13 with developmental disabilities in the YMCA

Summer Day Camp Program. A wide range of recreational activiites: arts and crafts, games, singing, sports

and swimming are scheduled. Staff members are trained in caring for children with disabilities.

 

YWCA OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS

CHALLENGES UNLIMITED

4510 South Kingshighway

St. Louis, MO 63109

(314) 832-2000

832-0403 Fax

Kathy Kendrick

 

Fees: Varies according to participation.

Accessible: Yes, elevator to be completed 10/1/96.

Requirements: Developmentally disabled adults age 18 or older.

 

Services: The YWCA Challenges Unlimited is a year-round leisure and learning program for adults, age 18 and

older, with developmental disabilities. The goal is to promote health and fitness, recreation and socialization.

Classes include basketball, volleyball, aerobics, line dancing, swimming, cooking and arts and crafts. Some

transportation is provided. Weekend activities include field trips and dances. Challenges Unlimited is offered

for St. Louis City residents at the Carondelet Branch, 4510 S. Kingshighway and Central Baptist Church, 2843

Washington and for St. Louis County residents at the Carondelet Branch. For information or to obtain a

monthly calendar of events call the Carondelet Branch, Kathy Kendrick, 832-2000.

 

SUPPORT ANIMAL AGENCIES

 

 

CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE

North Central Regional Center

4989 State Route 37 East

Delaware, OH 43015-9682

614-548-4447

614-363-0555 Fax

614-548-4447 TDD

Todd Reigle

 

Fee: Yes, $125 application and equipment fee.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Provides highly trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities other than blindness. Dogs are

trained to respond to over 50 commands. Commands include: open and close doors, pull wheelchairs,

retrieve dropped items and turn light switches on and off.

 


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SUPPORT DOGS, INC.

3958 Union Road

St. Louis, MO 63125

(314) 892-2554

Fax: 314-892-3930

Contact: Applicant/Candidate Director

 

Fees: Yes, $25.00 application fee.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Application must be submitted, certain ages & disabilities cannot be served.

 

Services: Trains support dogs for persons with disabilities and therapy dogs for rehabilitation. Also does

awareness education and facility dogs. Have a support group for assistance dog users and an education

program for school children. No fees.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

 

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS CHAPTER

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

(See Health Care)

 

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF EASTERN MISSOURI

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

ASSOCIATION ON AGING WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (AADD)

(See Advocacy)

 

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION

(See Advocacy)

 

BRIDGES COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES INC.

(See Advocacy)

 

CHRONIC PAIN OUTREACH OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION

(See Advocacy)

 

GREATER ST. LOUIS POST-POLIO SUPPORT GROUP

(See Advocacy under Gazette International Networking Institute (G.I.N.I.)

 

HYDROCEPHALUS SUPPORT GROUP, INC.

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION

(See Advocacy)

 

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, INC. - MISSOURI CHAPTER

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION - ST. LOUIS OFFICE

(See Counseling and Evaluation)

 

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY - GATEWAY CHAPTER

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

NATIONAL NEUROFIBROMATOSIS FOUNDATION

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA GATEWAY CHAPTER

(See Advocacy)

 

PARENTS EMPOWERING PARENTS (PEP)

(See Advocacy)

 

ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS

FAMLINKS

1816 Lackland Hill Parkway - Suite 200

St. Louis, MO 63146-3572

 

569-2211

569-0778 Fax

Famlinks Facilitator

 

Fee: No.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: Program is for family members who have a relative with a developmental disability.

 

Services: Education and support organization for family members who live in St. Louis County and care for a

child or other relative with a developmental disability. Provides information to assist families in learning about

resources, using resources effectively and improving their ability to advocate. Links family members for

mutual support through educational and group meetings. Joins family members and professionals in the

community to facilitate better communication and understanding. Offers brief counseling and resource

referral.

 

SCLERODERMA FEDERATION

1405 Wells

Webster Groves, MO 63119

962-8319

Kathy Ernst

 

Fee: Yes, membership dues $20.00/per year.

Accessible: N/A

Requirements: None

 

Services: Support group meetings.

 

SOTOS SYNDROME SUPPORT ASSOCIATION

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

 

SUPPORT DOGS, INC.

(See Support Animal Agencies)

 

TOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION - GREATER MISSOURI CHAPTER

(See Information on Specific Disabilities)

 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

(See Homemaker Services/Respite Care/Supported Housing/Lodging/Training)

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

AVAILABLE CITY WIDE TRANSPORTATION (A.C.T.)

3303 Goodfellow

St. Louis, MO 63120

(314) 383-4600

383-1888 Fax

John Bullock III

 

Fees: None

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: City resident elderly (60 yrs. or older) or disabled (18 yrs. - 59 yrs.)

 

Services: Transports St. Louis City residents door to door to medical facilities, group shopping, and nutrition

centers. Call for more information on what is covered and what is not. Schedule appointment one week in

advance.

 

BI-STATE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

707 North First Street

St. Louis, MO 63102-2595

Janis Shetley/Dee Brandel/Willis Adams

982-1505

982-1417 Fax

(314) 231-2345 (MO Bus/Metro Link Schedule Information)

(314) 271-2345 (IL Bus/Metro Link Schedule Information)

(314) 652-2600 (Call-A-Ride-Plus) (Must have Call A Ride Plus I.D. card, 982-1510.

(314) 534-4144 North County, 534-1544 West County, 534-2255 South County (Call-A-Ride)

Reservation phone lines are answered Monday - Sunday from 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Fees: Yes, $1.00 per ride on Metrolink/Bi-State Bus. Call A Ride Plus $2.00. Transfers available.

Elderly/Disabled Reduced Fare Program is located at 3300 Spruce, phone number is 982-1510.

Accessible: Yes

TTD: 982-1555 (Bus/Metrolink Schedule Information) 534-5055 (Call-A-Ride-Plus)

Requirements: Yes, for Call a Ride Plus must have an approved Call A Ride Plus I.D. card. For reduced

fares for elderly/disabled must have Bi-State Reduced Fare card.

 

Services: Call-A-Ride provides curb to curb van service in St. Louis City and County with advance

reservations. Service in the North, South and West County areas is open to the general public. Service in the

Call A Ride Plus areas is restricted to persons with disabilities who have registered to use the service.

Wheelchair lifts and car seats are available if needed.

 

CARE CAB

5093 Manchester

St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 644-1163

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Unknown

Requirements: None

 

Cab company that has wheelchair accessible cabs available. Call for more information.

 

GATEWAY AMBULANCE SERVICES

911 Holly Hills

P.O. Box 2880

St. Louis, MO 63111

(314) 351-4200

888-351-4200 (toll free)

351-4204 Fax

Gary Cronin

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Transport of medically necessary individuals for medical treatment. Can be used for non-emergency

transport to clinics, doctor’s office and hospitals. Gateway will bill patient’s insurance for transportation that

is covered by insurance. Any transports not covered by insurance will be the responsibility of the patient.

Please call for information on prices.

 

GATEWAY SERVICES

911 Holly Hills

P.O. Box 2888

St. Louis, MO 63111

(314) 351-4200

888-351-4200 (toll free)

(314) 351-4204 Fax

Gary Cronin

 

Fees: Yes

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Gateway Services provides a door to door chauffered van service for anyone. Drivers assist clients with

securing residence and assisting them into their destination. . Our vans are wheelchair accessible. Pre-

scheduled trips are preferred, immediate needs can be arranged on an as available basis. Gateway is medicaid

approved. Please call for further information on prices and scheduling.

 

 

OATS

2572 Lemay Ferry Road

St. Louis, MO 63125

(314) 894-1701 Office

(314) 894-8318 Fax

(314) 894-0517 North County Residents

(314) 894-7507 South County Residents

 

Fees: No, but donations are appreciated to offset costs.

Accessible: N/A

Requirements: St. Louis County residents only, must be elderly and /or disabled. Call to see if you qualify.

 

Services: Provides door to door transportation to medical appointments, nutrition sites, workshops and to

take care of essential shopping/appointments and business to eligible people. Please call for more information.

Most vans equipped with lifts and ramps to transport wheelchair bound riders. Operates five days per week,

Monday through Friday. Medical appointments must be made between 10:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M. so that the

patient is ready to return home by 2:00 P.M.

 

WILSON’S TAXI COMPANY

5776 W. Florissant

St. Louis, MO 63120-2445

TDD: 623-2647

Voice: 314-533-1880

Fax: 533-1827

 

Fees: Yes, all prices are negotiable. Call for more detail.

Accessible: Yes

Requirements: None

 

Services: Provides transportation for persons with disabilities in town and out of town, in county and out of

county, in state and out of state.

 

 

 

 

 

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