Resources

Disability Resource Directory: Resource Directory for St. Louis Area Students with Disabilities

www.dgckids.org : The Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments is committed to helping infants and young children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential by providing individualized education, therapy, and support services to them and their families.

www.slsbvi.org : Founded in 1911, Saint Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a private not-for-profit organization providing services to help individuals who are blind or visually impaired remain independent.

www.missouricounciloftheblind.org : The purpose of Missouri Council of the Blind shall be to promote the general well-being of our members and legally blind people in Missouri, and to support or participate in other programs promoting the best interests of legally blind people everywhere.

http://www.msb.dese.mo.gov/ : Missouri School for the Blind offers educational and outreach services for legally blind Missouri children from birth -age 21 and their families. MSB is operated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of the State of Missouri and its services are free of charge.

www.ssdmo.org : The Special School District of St. Louis County, In collaboration with partner districts, provides technical education and a wide variety of individualized educational and support services, designed to ensure the student’s successful contribution to our community.

www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/rsb : Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) provides services to people with varying degrees of visual impairment, ranging from those who cannot read regular print to those who are totally blind. These services are provided on the premise that with adequate preparation and reasonable accommodation, each blind or visually impaired person will be able to achieve his or her maximum potential in the home and community, in educational settings, and in employment.

www.mindseyeradio.org : Minds Eye Information Service brings printed words to life each day for thousands of people in the St. Louis Metro Area. Since 1973, Minds Eye has provided free and verbatim readings of over 100 magazines, newspapers, books, and even retail ads to people who are unable to read them.

www.abilityone.org : The AbilityOne Program is a federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other severe disabilities find employment by working for nonprofit agencies (NPAs) that sell products and/or services to the U.S. government. With a national network of 600 NPAs, AbilityOne is the largest source of employment for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities in the United States.

www.afb.org/services.asp : American Foundation for the Blind.

www.bookshare.org : Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities.

www.familyconnect.org: FamilyConnect is a web site created by AFB and NAPVI to give parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and find resources on raising their children from birth to adulthood.

www.guidedogs.com : Guide Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission to provide Guide Dogs and training in their use to visually impaired people throughout the United States and Canada.

www.jgb.org : The Jewish Guild for the Blind has created an annual scholarship program for college bound high school students who are legally blind . Applications will be accepted from students at the beginning of their senior year, with recipients selected and scholarships awarded later in the year.

www.jwod.com : Products available for sale through JWOD.com are primarily items provided to the Federal Government under the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act, JWOD, a mandatory source of supply for all Federal government employees. These products are manufactured by nonprofit agencies throughout the United States that employ people who are blind or have other severe disabilities.

www.nib.org : Our mission at National Industries for the Blind is to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment.

http://www.at.mo.gov : The mission of Missouri Assistive Technology is to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages. MAT touched the lives of 22,682 Missourians with disabilities in FY 2009 — and 6,572 children, adults and older persons obtained assistive technology  through MoAT services and programs. 

www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner : Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled is Missouri’s public library for the blind, visually impaired, and reading disabled. Services are provided free-of-charge to eligible individuals and institutions. All materials and equipment are mailed “Free Matter” (no charge), both to and from patrons, through the United States Postal Service.

www.visionaware.org :The mission of VisionAware is to provide information, resources, and step-by-step daily living techniques that can increase independence and enhance quality of life for individuals with vision loss. VisionAware is also committed to increasing the visibility of organizations and resources that address the unmet needs of people who are blind, visually impaired, or have low vision.

 www.weconnectnow.wordpress.com/ We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

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