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:
Jane Herder, Coordinator
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

Missouri DeafBlind Taskforces

Taskforce Chairs

State Deafblind Taskforce

Jane Herder, DB Project Director
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

St. Louis Taskforce

Megan Burgess, Deafblind Project coordinator

Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance ProjectMissouri School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-633-1587 or Megan.Burgess@msb.dese.mo.gov

Greater Kansas City Deafblind Taskforce

Jane Herder, DB Project Director
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

 

Janus Hinson, Facilitator

Transition Specialist, Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project

816-587-6878 or JANUSHIPPO@aol.com

Southwest Missouri Deafblind Task Force

Jane Herder, DB Project Director
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