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Missouri School for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Missouri School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 776-4320 (Local)
(314) 776-1875 (Fax)
(800) 622-5672 (Toll-Free)
http://www.msb.k12.mo.us

Brief Description

MSB is located in St. Louis, Missouri, and is operated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Enrollment is open to all legally blind youth ages 5-21 in the state. MSB offers the expanded core curriculum as well as clubs, sports, music, work experience, health and therapy services and residential services.

Hours of operation: 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Geographic area served: Missouri.

Staff

Geoffrey Barney, Superintendent, (314) 776-4320 111, Geoffrey.Barney@msb.dese.mo.gov
Carlie Lee, Director, Community Relations, (314) 633-1562, Carlie.Lee@msb.dese.mo.gov

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Provides functional vision assessment, orientation and mobility assessment, and other assessments on a direct service basis.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Provides outreach services in schools upon request.
  • Counseling
    • Provides counseling as needed.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in daily living skills.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Provides early intervention services through local schools.
  • Education Services
    • Provides educational and vocational program, grades K-12, for children who are visually impaired, blind or deaf-blind
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers on- and off-campus jobs for students and supported work program.
  • Health
    • Offers health services on-site and in conjunction with local hospitals.
  • Preschool Programs
    • Offers home-based services through Parent Involvement Network.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers sports programs.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides direct in-home services.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Offers consultation services.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers Weekends with the Experts training program for all professionals working with children, youths and adults who are blind or visually impaired; in-site and VIISA training; teacher certification offerings in conjunction with the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Ongoing Events/Programs

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