The purpose of the Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project is to develop partnerships, coordinate service networking and provide systematic training. Technical assistance, training and resources are available for individuals with vision and hearing impairment (birth through 22 years of age), their families and service providers. Services are coordinated with local education agencies, adult service providers and deafblind task forces to enhance networking and to build expertise in the community.

Services

  • Assistance in the identification and tracking of children with deafblindness
  • Missouri Deafblind Census
  • On-site technical assistance and consultation on assessment, education and employment
  • In-service training on specific content areas
  • Active state and local deafblind task forces
  • Transition assistance including personal futures planning
  • Parent training including a home program for children birth through 5 years (MoSPIN)
  • Parent-to-Parent Networking
  • Early childhood training, such as VIISA and INSITE workshops
  • Deafblind coursework, such as Hand-In-Hand

All services are free and statewide.

For additional information regarding the Missouri Deafblind
Technical Assistance Project contact:
Susan Bonner, Coordinator
Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project
Missouri School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
314-633-1553 or Susan.Bonner@msb.dese.mo.gov

Missouri DeafBlind Taskforces

Taskforce Chairs

State Deafblind Taskforce

Susan Bonner, Coordinator
Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project/Missouri
School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
314-633-1553 or Susan.Bonner@msb.dese.mo.gov

St. Louis Taskforce

Susan Bonner, Coordinator
Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project/Missouri
School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
314-633-1553 or Susan.Bonner@msb.dese.mo.gov

Greater Kansas City Deafblind Taskforce

Janus Hinson, Facilitator

Transition Specialist, Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project

(816) 587-6878 or JANUSHIPPO@aol.com

Southwest Missouri Deafblind Task Force

Susan Bonner, Coordinator
Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project
Missouri School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
314-633-1553 or Susan.Bonner@msb.dese.mo.gov