Missouri Statewide Parent Involvement Network (MoSPIN)

The purpose of the Missouri Statewide Parent Involvement Network (MoSPIN) is to provide a free homebased program for families of children, birth through five years of age, who are visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities and combined vision and hearing challenges. Services are coordinated with local education agencies, adult service providers and deafblind task forces to enhance networking and to build expertise in the community.

MoSPIN provides:

  • Home visits by parent advisors… parents select one or two hour visits, not to exceed four hours per month;
  • Focus on parents as their child’s first and most important teacher;
  • Information to help parents under-stand their child’s visual diagnosis and learning characteristics;
  • Parent lessons on vision, communication, motor, hearing or cognition from the national INSITE curriculum;
  • Ongoing support and provision of resources to families.

For additional information regarding the MoSPIN program or activities relating to families of children with combined vision and hearing loss Project contact:

Jane Herder, Lead Parent Advisor/Family Specialist

Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project

Missouri School for the Blind

3815 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

314-633-1582 or Jane.herder@msb.dese.mo.gov