Daily Life

MO Parents Act (MPACT)

Provides parent training, information, and peer support to help parents advocate for their child’s educational services.
ptimpact.org
800-743-7634

MO Parents as Teachers Program

Provides parents with child development knowledge and parenting support.
parentsasteachers.org
314-432-4330

MO Head Start

Child development program for children 0- 5, providing academic, social and emotional development services, as well as social, health and nutrition services for income-eligible families.
moheadstart.org
573-884-5078

Child Care Aware of MO

Helps families locate child care settings that are appropriate for their child.
mo.childcareaware.org
1-866-892-3228

MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Rehabilitation, Independent Living and other programs.
dese.mo.gov
573-751-4212
• Division of Special Education oversees special education programs.
dese.mo.gov/se/
573-751-5739
• First Steps is MO’s Early Intervention system for infants and toddlers.
dese.mo.gov/se/fs/
866-583-2392
• Transition – Provides information on transition options, programs, resources, trainings, and community efforts.
dese.mo.gov/se/ep/transition_progs.htm
573-526-5946

MO Child Care Health Consultation Program

Offers free training and consultation to child care providers and families on health and safety topics as well as consultation and children’s health promotions.
health.mo.gov/safety/childcare/providerinfo.php
573-751-6170

U.S. Social Security Administration

Administers all Social Security programs:
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
• Ticket to Work, designed for people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, but want to go to work.
choosework.net
ssa.gov
800-772-1213

MO DESE – Vocational Rehabilitation

Provides services to assist eligible people with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.
vr.dese.mo.gov
877-222-8963

MO State Chapter – Association of People Supporting Employment

Provides training and advocacy to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for people with disabilities.
apsemo.org