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Missouri Assistive Technology Project - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Missouri Assistive Technology Project
4731 South Cochise
Suite 114
Independence, MO 64055-6975
(816) 873-5193 (Local)
(816) 373-9314 (Fax)
(800) 647-8557 (Toll-Free)
(816) 373-9315 (TDD/TTY)
(800) 647-8558 (Toll-Free TDD/TTY)
matpmo@swbell.net
http://www.dolir.state.mo.us/matp

Brief Description

Publications: A wide variety of publications related to assistive technology and disability.

Staff

Diane Golden, Ph.D., Director

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Advocacy
    • Maintains a listserv that focuses on disability related legislation in Missouri and provides brief summaries and updates on bills in the General Assembly dealing with a range of disability issues, including improving access to assistive technology devices and services.
  • Assistive Products
    • Operates the Equipment Technology Consortium (ETC) which is a short-term assistive technology equipment loan program for school districts and agencies in Missouri.
  • Financial Assistance
    • Provides limited funding for assistive technology and some home access modifications for children under 21 years of age. Provides low-interest loans to eligible persons with disabilities in Missouri to purchase assistive technology.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Assists school districts in covering the costs of assuring students have the assistive technology they need in order to receive a free and appropriate education under IDEA. Provides training events on assistive technology, policies and related issues through direct sponsorship of training programs, coordination of training, and production and distribution of training materials.
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