Local Resources

MPACT
Parent training and information for parents of special needs children. For additional information contact: Debbie Stewart, Regional Mentor Coordinator, 1-888-781-7818, or
Shelley Biere, Regional Facilitator, 1-887-837-3536,



Finding a Residential Placement That Is Right for You Brochure
is a brochure developed by family members and self advocates to assist individuals in choosing a residential provider.

Regional Advisory Council, Region VIII - Member listing

Each Regional Office has a Advocacy Specialist, who can assist individuals and families with a variety of needs including information and training on self determination, abuse and neglect, IEPs etc. The Advocacy Specialist for PBRO is Steve Brassier, 1-800-497-4214.

The Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment
is the fourth Missouri Autism Center dedicated to decreasing the wait list for obtaining a diagnosis of autism funded by the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Please contact Connie Herbert, Director for additional information. (573) 986-4985