Disability News: Missouri


Disabled World News presents the latest disability information and health related news from Missouri USA.

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Information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in, or visiting Missouri.

Missouri Disability Resources

Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council

Missouri Assistive Technology touched the lives of 22,682 Missourians with disabilities in FY 2009, and 6,572 children, adults and older persons obtained assistive technology through MoAT services and programs - www.at.mo.gov

Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment (MO-FEAT)

An organization of parents and professionals throughout Missouri with headquarters in St. Louis - www.mo-feat.org

Missouri Council of the Blind

The purpose of Missouri Council of the Blind shall be to promote the general well-being of our members and legally blind people in Missouri, and to support or participate in other programs promoting the best interests of legally blind people everywhere - www.missouricounciloftheblind.org

Brain Injury Association of Missouri

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) is a community based organization serving persons with brain injury, their families, caregivers, physicians, therapists, case managers and others throughout the state of Missouri - www.biamo.org

Missouri School for the Deaf

Missouri provides a well-rounded educational program for the deaf children of the state through the facilities and services of the Missouri School for the Deaf - www.msd.k12.mo.us

Statistics: Missouri Disability

  • There are an estimated 937,000 people in the state of Missouri over the age of five who have a form of disability.
  • Approximately 166,000 people with disabilities, or 3.2% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
  • There are around 526,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 205,000 people with disabilities in Missouri who are employed.
  • Around 36,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 284,000 are currently not in the workforce.

Latest Missouri Publications

Lighthouse officials promote issues so people who are blind can become more independent.

Lighthouse for the Blind - Saint Louis (LHB) gains $19.5 million contract from Defense Logistics Agency.

Missouri ABLE Act will allow families to cover their childrens future education, housing, transportation and related expenses.

Lighthouse CLVP clinics for children in St. Louis City and St. Louis County at Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments, 1750 S. Big Bend in Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117.

Legacy Award presented to Paul Wittmer who is a veteran World War II submariner cancer survivor author publisher and Society client.

Older adults are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications including pneumonia hospitalization and even death.

Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis helps legally blind people maintain dignity and independence by offering Employment Education and Support Services.

St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Lighthouse for the Blind-St. Louis have joined forces to implement program to increase low vision in-home services to individuals and families.

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