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Basic Sign Language classes offered in Missouri


ASL with Dr. Logan
DEAF, Inc sign language classes
Missouri School for the Deaf Sign Language Classes
Paraquad Sign Language classes 


ASL Connect 
ASL Nook
American Sign Language University: Online Dictionary
ASL University
Signing Savvy ASL Dictionary
Sign School


Captions & Subtitles Resources: CART, C-Print, TypeWell, and Captioning Services & Media
Insight Cinema
Caption Advantage
Guide to Cable Providers and Streaming Services for People with Disabilities


Civil Rights Information & Filing Discrimination Complaints
Missouri Human Rights Commission
Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services
Empower Abilities
Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Conduct your own search for a lawyer
Discrimination in Housing 


Deaf Cultural Studies
Deaf Culture, Interpreting, Sign Language Instruction:
Videos, Books
Dawn Sign Press
6130 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92121-3223
(858) 625-0600 (V/TTY)
(858) 625-2336 (FAX)
(858) 768-0428 (Video Phone)


Gallaudet University Press
800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5488 (V/TTY)
(202) 651-5489 (FAX)


Modern Signs Press

P.O. Box 1181
Los Alamitos, California 90720
(562) 596-8548 (VP)
(562) 493-4168 (V/TTY)
(562) 795-6614 (FAX)


Sign Media, Inc.
4020 Blackburn Lane
Burtonsville, MD 20866-1167
(301) 421-0268 (V)
(301) 421-0270 (FAX)
(800) 475-4756 (Toll Free – V)


TJ Publishers
P.O. Box 702701
Dallas, TX 75370
(972) 416-0800 (V)
(972) 416-0933 (TTY)
(972) 416-0944 (FAX)
(800) 999-1168 (Toll Free – V)


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy
Heartland Independent Living Center (HILC)
Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC)
Services for Independent Living (SIL)
Tri-County Center for Independent Living
West-Central Independent Living Solutions (WILS)


Northeast/North Central St. Louis Region 
Deaf, Inc St. Louis Region
Delta Center for Independent Living (DCIL)
NorthEast Independent Living Services
Rural Advocates for Independent Living (RAIL)
Start Here STL


Northwest/Kansas City Region
ACCESS II Independent Living Center
Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living (MERIL)
The Whole Person 


South Central
Disabled Citizen Alliance for Independence (DCAI)
Ozark Independent Living


Southeast Region
Bootheel Area Independent Living Services (BAILS)
Disability Resource Association
Independent Living Center of Southeast Missouri (ILCSEMO)
Living Independently for Everyone (LIFE)
SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc. (SADI)


Empowerment Abilities
On My Own
The Independent Living Center


Governor’s Council on Disability


ADARA: Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA)
Association of Late-Deafened Adults
Hearing Loss Association of America
The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)


Deaf Blind Resources
iCanConnect: MO Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution
Missouri Council of the Blind
Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Missouri Statewide Parent Involvement Network (MoSPIN)
Sight and Sound Impaired of St. Louis
Missouri School for the Blind

National Center on The Deaf-Blindness
Braille Institute
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf Blind
Seedings: Braille Books for Children
Foundation Fighting Blindness
National Federation of the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind

DeafBlind Support Services Program

State Program Recruiting Training
Arizona Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

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California College of the Canyons

American Sign Language Department: SSP Certificate of Specialization (within the Interpreter Training Program)







California DeafBlind Access

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Minnesota DeafBlind Services Minnesota (DBSM)

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Missouri Beyond Interpreting





New Jersey Support Service Providers of New Jersey (SSPNJ)





New Mexico Community Outreach Program for the Deaf – New Mexico





Washington DeafBlind Service Center





Wisconsin Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, Inc.






Deaf Mental Health Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health-Deaf Services Advocates Manual
Missouri Department of Mental Health-Deaf Services
Arthur Center(East Central Missouri Behavioral Health) 
BJC Behavioral Health 
Burrell Behavioral Health 
Clark Community Mental Health Center
Compass Health (Crider Health Center)
Comprehensive Mental Health Services
FCC Behavioral Health
New Horizons
North Central Missouri Mental Health Center
Ozark Center
Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health
Swope Health
Tri-County Mental Health Services
Truman Behavioral Health
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Drug Rehab Centers – Directory (


Directory of State Commissions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Educational Programs, Schools & Universities: Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Missouri Preschool/Elementary/Secondary
Central Institute for the Deaf (CID)
4560 Clayton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110-1502
(314) 977-0132 (V)
(314) 977-0023 (FAX)
(877) 444-4574 (Toll Free – V)

Missouri School for the Deaf
505 East Fifth Street
Fulton, MO 65251
(573) 592-4000 (V/TTY)

Moog Center for Deaf Education
12300 South Forty Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 692-7172 (V)

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf
1314 Strassner
Brentwood, MO 63144
(314) 918-1369 (V)
(314) 918-1609 (FAX)

Schools for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: U.S. Directory

Schools and Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in the U.S.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Deaf Colleges and Universities
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave. NE,
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5000

National Technical Institute for the Deaf/Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5608

Howard College/Southwest College for the Deaf (SWCD)
3200 Ave. C
Big Spring, TX 79720
(432) 264-3700 

NCOD/California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200

Online College Guide for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students – Intelligent



Applying for a job with a disability or impairment
Resume and Employment Guide for People With Disabilities –
Career Resources for Teens with Disabilities (
State of Missouri Employment Resources
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Transition Services
Ticket to Work
Supported Employment Services
Rehabilitation Technology
Apprenticeship and Training Program
Apprenticeship Missouri
Department of Labor
Dress for Success
Adult Education & Literacy
Missouri Career Pathways


Preferred Employment Services-Specialized Employment Services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
2626 West College Road
Springfield, MO 65802
VP-(417) 429-2795
Voice- (417) 8462-1753
Text- (417) 417-840-5026

Financial Aid/Scholarship for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
A.G. Bell Scholarships
Gallaudet University Scholarships
Sertoma International Hard of Hearing and Deaf Scholarship
Sleep Family Scholarship For Those With Disabilities

Financial Assistance Programs for Hearing Aids

Program Age Group Limits Qualifications How to Apply
Missouri Programs
Center for Hearing and Speech


All ages


Need based: partial to full-funding Provides hearing healthcare regardless of income. Financial assistance program is need based.


St. Louis based but does accept clients statewide.


Must fill out an application from:


Fontbonne University: Speech and Language Clinic in Kansas City All ages Contact clinic in Kansas City Contact clinic for more information about programs and services:




Contact the clinic for clinic dates and to schedule services.
Fontbonne University: The Eardley Family Clinic for Speech, Language and Hearing (St. Louis) All ages Contact clinic in St. Louis Contact clinic for more information about programs and services:




Contact the clinic for clinic dates and to schedule services.
Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet


All ages Consult with agency. Must live within the greater Kansas City service area.


Individuals whose household income is up to 200% of federal poverty level

(Federal Poverty guidelines available here:


Required Documentation:

·      Prescription or Medical order

·      Proof of income for entire household

·      Picture ID

·      Social Security Cards or ITIN Cards for entire household

·      Proof of address for past 30 days


Contact one of the Help Centers listed here:


Midwest Special Needs Charitable Trust


All ages $1,500 Maximum Grant Award Must be a Missouri resident

·        Have a Social Security verified disability.

·        If an applicant is 18 or older, the applicant must be receiving Social Security SSI based on disability and/or SSDI to prove the applicant has a qualifying disability. The only exception is if the applicant is a child under the age of 18.

·        Meet income guidelines established by Midwest Special Needs Trust and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

·        Yearly gross household income must not exceed 100% Federal Poverty Guidelines (


Instructions to apply can be found here:


·      A completed application.

·      Proof of household income

·      A copy of the current award letter from Social Security for SSI and/or SSDI

·      An estimate from a vendor of the cost of the service or items requested. Must include the items requested, the exact cost, and name and address of the provider.

·      Letter of recommendation from a licensed professional stating why hearing aids are needed.

·      Copy of hearing evaluation.


Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)



Adults Depends on income and resources The goal is to help people with a disability seek and maintain employment. Eligibility determined by a VR counselor. To get started, to find the VR office in your area:


MO HealthNet (Medicaid)


All ages Missouri’s Medicaid program, must meet eligibility requirements. Apply at:

Relay Missouri: 711


MO Department of Health & Senior Services:


Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCN)

Birth to age 21 The participant must:

·      Be a Missouri resident

·      Be birth to age 21

·      Have an eligible special health care need

·      Meet financial eligibility guidelines for funded services (family income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines)


Contact the CYSHCN Service Coordinator for your area:



(573) 751-6246

(800) 451-0669

Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have a speech disability can dial 711 or 1-800-735-2966


Missouri Assistive Technology: Kids Assistive Technology Children under age 21 < $5,000.  (Applications will be prioritized based on need.)

·      Be a Missouri resident

·      Birth up to 21 years of age

·      Have considered, applied for or exhausted other possible funding options.

·      If awarded other matching funds, have the funding source document the committed matching funding before applying

·      Have an eligible special health care need: (conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Cleft Lip and Palate, Hearing disorders, Hemophilia, paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Seizures, Spina Bifida, and Traumatic Brain Injury).

o  If the child has a developmental disability, mental health disability or behavioral disability that is the diagnosis for the requested AT, these diagnoses are NOT covered under the KAT Program. (Examples are: Autism Spectrum disorder, ADHD or intellectually disability.)

·      Meet financial eligibility guidelines (family income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines)

Submit and mail in completed application:



1501 NW Jefferson St.

Blue Springs, MO, 64015.


If you have more questions or need a copy of the application mailed to you, contact Eileen at Missouri Assistive Technology via e-mail at or call (800) 647-8557.

Missouri Assistive Technology: Show Me Loans – General AT Loan


All ages $500 – $15,000 Low interest loan that can be used for hearing aids. Interest rates are based on income. For more information and how to apply, call 800-647-8557, email or go to:


Missouri Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Program (AHAP) All ages Variable Determined by income, need, and availability of hearing aids.


For more information in Missouri, contact Ron Campbell, Missouri Lions Hearing Chairperson, at 816-390-2809.


Contact the Lions club chapter near you:


Missouri School For the Deaf: Hearing Aid Bank


Children N/A The Resource Center provides free hearing aid loans for children to use at school when their family cannot afford to purchase them or while a child’s hearing aids are being repaired. Hearing aids are donated by community organizations. The school audiologist fits and programs the hearing aids for each student.

For those who wish to purchase hearing aids, The school audiologist is available to assist with selection and provide fitting and programming free of charge.


Contact the Resource Center:


Missouri State University: Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic All ages Talk with Clinic Director regarding fee adjustment for low income patients The Audiology Program includes hearing evaluation, hearing aid fitting, assistive listening device fitting and aural rehabilitation.


For more information, contact:


Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

901 S National

Springfield MO 65897

(Physical address: Professional Building

609 E Cherry, Ste 120



National Campaign for Better Hearing Adults (21+) $3,550 (Per hearing aid) Criteria for Eligibility, nominee must:

·      Be a United States resident aged 21 years or older.

·      Demonstrate financial hardship at 300% of the Federal Poverty guidelines available here: (

·      Agree not to apply or seek additional reimbursement or combined benefit in addition to the award from any third party insurance (including Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, managed care or any private insurance).

·      To be an eligible recipient of an award under the Give Back Program, the nominee must be an existing client of a participating clinic and nominated by a hearing care expert (clinician) at such clinic.


·      Other eligibility requirements can be found at:


Must be nominated by a clinician.


Missouri’s program is operated by Accuquest Hearing Life:


Boonville, MO: 660-882-3279

Marshall. MO: 660-831-5048

Sedalia, MO: 660-826-0180


University of Central Missouri, Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders – Hearing Aid Laboratory All ages Sliding Fee Scale The Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders (Center) is a training center for undergraduate and graduate students in the program of speech language pathology and audiology. Licensed, certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists supervise the student clinicians. Due to our low cost and location in the Warrensburg community, we have a large potential client list. We operate year round during University semesters. Scheduling of service is based on the student clinician’s class schedule and supervision availability. Scheduling for therapy services and diagnostic services takes place at the beginning of each semester, roughly early January, early June, and early September. A Client Schedule must be completed each semester you wish to attend to indicate your interest in obtaining or continuing treatment services and when you are available. If you have limited availability in your schedule, for example only available at 4 or 5 pm, you can expect a longer wait to attend. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be accepted for services or when you will get a call, as appointments are scheduled based on the potential client list as well as needs and availability of students, clinical instructors, and physical space in the Center.


Contact Information:


Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders

University of Central Missouri

Martin 34

PO Box 800

Warrensburg, MO 64086

Telephone: 660-543-4993


National Programs
Cerner Charitable Foundation Children One request per year, three lifetime maximum requests ·        Family must meet qualifying income level.

·        The child must be 18 years of age or younger (a person 19–21 may be considered if they are in a child-like mental state)

·        The child must be under the care of a pediatrician

·        The case must involve a child with a specific health care need

·        The request must be clinically relevant to the health of the child

·        There must be no existing insurance coverage for the requested expenses

·        One request per year, per child for a maximum of three times in a child’s lifetime

Directions to apply can be found at:


Starkey Hearing Foundation If you or someone you know is struggling with hearing loss either in the United States or around the world, we may be able to provide hearing aid assistance. Contact us, and a representative from our organization will be in touch to discuss options.


Starkey Hearing Foundation

6700 Washington Avenue South

Eden Prairie, MN 55344



Hearing Aid Project: Hearing Charities of America All ages To see if you are a candidate from refurbished hearing aids:


·        Hearing loss diagnosed and documented by a licensed audiologist, with recommendation for hearing aid(s)

·        Low income- no health insurance

·        Low income- insured, but your health insurance provides zero coverage for hearing aids

·        Resident of the United States


Begin the application process at:


For assistance call (816) 895-2410 or email


Help America Hear Program: Foundation for Sight & Sound All ages Can apply once every 5 years Qualifications are based on income tiers and need.


See  for more information.

Application fees apply depending upon income. An application can be found here:


For assistance call (888) 580-8886 or


The HIKE Fund, Inc. Children to age 20


Need based Note: The HIKE Fund has discontinued accepting applications as of May 10, 2021 due to limited funding. They hope to reopen applications again soon.
Miracle-Ear Foundation All ages ($150 application fee for those age 19 and older) See to find out if you qualify.


·        Applicants must have a hearing loss that requires amplification (hearing aids).

·        Applicants must verify there are no other resources available including but not limited to: insurance, state Medicaid program, VA or vocational rehab, state or local programs, and other charity sources.

·        Applicant’s total household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines and demonstrate personal inability to financially provide for hearing health.

·        Please visit your local Miracle-Ear center.


Applicants must contact their local Miracle-Ear store to submit the application, supporting documents and application fee ($150 adults only/$0 Children).


The Miracle-Ear store will make their referral and forward your application to the Miracle-Ear Foundation for approval. You will receive notification by mail within 3 weeks if your application has been approved or denied services.


Oticon Pediatrics Loaner Bank Program Children ages 0-3 The program is used to quickly get sound to young children to bridge the gap while the family waits for insurance approval or other programs. The hearing aid loan is for a 3 month period. Requests for this program are done through the healthcare provider, and facilities complete a loaner bank enrollment application.


Traveler’s Protective Association of America (TPA) Hearing Trust All ages $100 – $1,000


Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, or the families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Note that recipients may only receive aid once a year and must complete a new application each time they seek assistance.

To apply for financial aid with the TPA Hearing Trust, download and complete the application:


Completed applications must be returned to the Trust by the end of each quarter: March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, and December 31st.


Mail completed applications to:


TPA Hearing Trust

2041 Exchange Drive

St. Charles, MO 63303-5987


Military Programs
Retiree At-Cost Hearing Aid Program/Retiree Hearing Aid Purchase Program (RACHAP/RHAPP) Military Retirees Military Retirees can obtain hearing aids at significant savings by using the RACHAP/RHAPP program. Two hearing aids can usually be purchased for less than $2,000. Exact costs are variable and subject to change at any time without notice.


For Missouri, services are provided at Fort Leonard Wood for Military Retirees who lived within 75 miles of General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.


Retirees At Cost Hearing Aid Program (RACHAP) – Participation in RACHAP is based on available resources and personnel. Hearing aid services are not provided to dependents of Retirees. See TRICARE website for additional details on hearing aid coverage at:


U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Hearing Aids Veterans Must be eligible for VA health care. See below for more information on eligibility:


To receive hearing aids through VA, you must first register at the health Administration/enrollment section of the VA Medical Center of your choice.  The following documents are usually needed at the time of registration:  a copy of the Veteran’s DD214, driver’s license and health insurance (if available).  There are several ways to enroll:

·        In person at any VA Medical Center or Clinic

·        Online by filling out the Form 10-10EZ.

·        By mailing completed Form 10-10EZ to the Medical Center of your choice (please be sure to sign your application or it cannot be processed for enrollment)

Once registered (or if already registered), you may schedule an appointment at the Audiology and Speech Pathology Clinic for an evaluation of your hearing.  The audiologist will make a clinical determination on the need for hearing aids and/or other hearing assistive devices.  If hearing aids are recommended and fit, the hearing aids, repairs, and future batteries will all be at no charge to you, as long as you maintain VA eligibility for care.



Independent Living Centers
Missouri Statewide Independent Living Council 


Interpreter Referral Agencies Serving Missouri

Able Hands Interpreting Services 
P.O. Box 659
Liberty, MO 64069 US
(816) 838-4263


3As Sign Language Interpreting Services

311 Saint Rose Drive

Godfrey, Illinois 62035

(224)388-6221 V/T


ASL Interpreter Connect 


Beyond Interpreting 
PO Box 25195
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 844-0266


Columbia Interpreting Services 
12600 W Highway EE
Rocheport, MO 65279-9526 
(573) 442-9876
After hours: (573) 424-9144



Deaf Heart Interpreting Services
Fulton, MO


Deaf Expression
(913)268-5500 (Fax)


Interpreting Solutions 


International Language Center 
1416 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117
(800) 445-4440


Access Interpreters LLC
PO Box 126
Rocheport MO  65279
(573) 445-5890
(573) 445-5892 Fax


Associates In Sign Language
P.O. Box 1883 Nixa
Missouri  65714
(417) 889-TERP (8377)


All Access Interpreters, LLC
8460 Watson Rd. Suite 210
St. Louis, MO 63119
P (314) 259-1010
F (314) 259-1844
Toll Free (888)508-8538


DEAF, Inc.
25 E. Frisco Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 968-8868


Deaf Inter-link 
St. Louis, Missouri

Deaf Way Interpreting Services

5240 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110


Serving the entire state of Missouri


Helping Hands Interpreting Services
3320 Suncrest Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 629-4930

Language Access Multicultural People (LAMP)
8050 Watson Rd
St. Louis, MO 63119

MT & Associates, LLC/ A Sign Language Practice Specialized Interpreting Services 
222 S. Meramec Ave. Suite 202

Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 896-0ASL (Voice/Text)
(314) 328-8861(VP)
(314) 380-5340 (Fax)

Signing Edge 
2233 Appaloosa Trail
High Ridge, MO 63049
(636) 692-4630


TLC Interpreting Services 
(636) 485-4863


Resources for Parents

Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI)
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
Utah State University
2615 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322
(435) 797-3584 (V)


Hands and Voices
PO Box 3093
Boulder CO 80307
(303) 492-6283


Interpreter Training Programs
William Woods University
St. Charles Community College
St. Louis Community College 
Ozarks Technical Community College


Senior Citizens and Aging
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Service
Ombudsman Program
Commodity Supplemental Food Program


Service Dogs Resources – Training facilities (State/National)

Training Facilities in Missouri

Assistance Dogs for Living
4419 Butler Hill Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
(314) 892-0574 (V/FAX)


Liberty Assistance Dogs, Inc
4981 County Road 220
Kingdom City, MO 65262
(573) 220-3034 (V)


Duo Dogs, Inc. 
10955 Linpage Place
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 997-2325 (V)
(314) 997-7202 (FAX)


Power Paws Assistance Dogs
8250 E. Rose Lane
Suite B
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 970-1322 (V)
(480) 945-0525 (FAX)


Assistance Service Dog Educational Center
PO Box 367
Woodlake, CA 93286
(559) 564-7297 (V)


Doggie Do Good
335 Summit Station Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 473-9128 (V)
(877) K9-RULES (Toll Free – V)


1544 Avohill Road
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 749-0897 (V)
(760) 749-7154 (FAX)
(877) 223-3647 (Toll Free – V)

International Hearing Dogs, Inc
5901 East 89th Avenue
Henderson, CO 80640
(303) 287-3277 (V/TTY)
(303) 287-3425 (FAX)


Okada Specialty Guide Dogs
7509 East Saviors Path
Floral City, FL 34436
(540) 635-3937 (V)


Midwest Assistance Dogs, Inc
PO Box 1891
South Bend, IN 46634
(574) 272-7677 (V)


Canine Assistance Rehabilitation Education and Services (CARES), Inc
PO Box 314
Concordia KS 66901-0314
(785) 243-1077 (V)
(785) 243-1079 (FAX)


National Education of Assistance Dog Services, Inc (NEADS)
Dogs for the Deaf and Disabled Americans

PO Box 1100
Princeton, MA 01541
(978) 422-9064 (V/TTY)
(978) 422-3255 (FAX)

National Hearing Dog Center, Inc
1116 South Main Street
Athol, MA 01331
(978) 249-9264 (V/TTY)


Paws With A Cause
4646 South Division
Wayland MI 49348
(800) 253-7297 (Toll Free – V/TTY)


Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Dr.
New Hope, MN  55428
(763) 331-3000 (V)


New Jersey
Canine Hearing Companions, Inc
247 East Forest Grove Road
Vineland, NJ 08360
(856) 696-3668 (V)
(856) 696-3433 (TTY)


New York
Canine Helpers for the Handicapped, Inc
5699 Ridge Road
Lockport, New York 14094
(716) 433-4035 (V)


North Dakota
Service Dogs For America
920 Short Street / P.O. Box 513
Jud, ND 58454
(701) 685-2242 (V)


Canine Companions for Independence
North Central Regional Center
7480 New Albany-Condit Road
New Albany, OH 43054
(614) 699-5900 (V)
(800) 572- 2275 (Toll Free – V)


Dogs for Better Lives
10175 Wheeler Road
Central Point, OR 97502
(800) 990-3647 (V)


Kings Valley Collies Service Dogs & Equipment
39968 Ward Road
Kings Valley, OR 97361
(541) 760-6564 (V)


Amazing Tails, LLC
651 Scroggy Road
Oxford, PA 19363-1144
(717) 529-6875 (V)


National Organizations
Assistance Dogs International, Inc

Assistance Dog United Campaign (ADUC)
10201 Old Redwood Hwy
Penngrove, CA 94951


Pet Partners
345 118th Avenue SE
Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98005


International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)
P.O. Box 638
Sterling Heights, MI 48311
(541) 972-3647 (V)


Publications Concerning Hearing Dogs

State of Missouri Disability Portal Service Animals


State Services and Resources

Steps how to start a business

Starting a business

Missouri Department of Mental Health

Missouri Health and Senior Services

Missouri Department of Social Services

Missouri Community Service Commission

MoHealthNet for Kids

State of Missouri Disability

Missouri Department of Transportation

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Missouri Department of Revenue

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

Free Health Clinics

Child Care Assistance

Department of Labor Housing

Missouri Housing Development Commission

St. Louis Bankruptcy Pro Se Assistance Program

Missouri Homeless Shelter

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program

Temporary Cash Assistance

Supplement Security Income (SSI)

SNAP/Food Stamp Program

Medicare Plans-Coverage for People with Disabilities 


Summer Camps for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Camp Barnabas
PO Box 3200
Springfield, MO 65808
(417) 476-2565 (V) (Springfield Office)
(417) 522 -6011 (V) (Camp Office)


Deaf Youth Camp
Baptist Ridge Camp, Warsaw, MO
(314) 489-3415 (voice, text, FaceTime)


Family Outdoor Skills Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Missouri Conservation Agents Association

Mike Bush Baseball Fantasy Camp


Summer Sign Day Camp
Deaf, Inc.
25 E. Frisco Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 714-6400 (V/VP)


Wonderland Camp Foundation
18591 Miller Circle
Rocky Mount, MO 65072
(573) 392-1000 (V)


Bill Rice Ranch Deaf Camp
627 Bill Rice Ranch Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128-4555
(615) 893-2767 (V)
(800) 253-7423 (V)

Camp Sertoma for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
1296 Mallard Dr.
Ellerbe, NC 28338


Gallaudet University Summer Youth Camps
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5000


Gallaudet University: Youth Programs
Center for Continuing and Online Education
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002



Harvest Deaf Camp
314 Old Three Notch Rd.
Ringgold, GA 30736
(706) 375-7107
(706) 956-0445 (VP)


Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
Youth Programs
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
(516) 944-8900

NAD Youth Leadership Camp
National Association of the Deaf
c/o Youth Programs
8630 Fenton St. Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910

National Cued Speech Association Cue Camps
National Cued Speech Association
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 190-713
Washington, DC 20004

Rochester Institute of Technology: Explore Your Future (EYF)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-6700 (V/TTY)
(585) 286-4555 (VP)
(585) 448-9651 (Text/FaceTime)

Find A Camp!
American Camping Association
5000 State Road 67 North
Martinsville, IN 46151-7902
(765) 342-8456 (V)
(765) 342-2065 (FAX)
Hearing Impaired Camps and Programs
909 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 11th Floor
El Segundo, CA 90245
(877) 242-9330
(310) 280-5177 (FAX)


Summer Camp List: National Deaf Education Center
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002


Vendors of Products and Technologies Used by Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Telephones, Assistive Listening and Signaling, Hearing Aid Accessories
Accessolutions for the Hard of Hearing and Deaf
HARC Mercantile Ltd.
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 324-1615 (V/TTY)
(269) 324-2387 (FAX)
(800) 445-9968 (Toll Free – V/TTY)


ADCO Hearing Products, Inc.
4242 South Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 794-3928 (V)
(303) 794-3704 (FAX)
(800) 726-0851 (Toll Free – V)


Clarity, a Division of Plantronics, Inc.
4289 Bonny Oaks Drive, Suite 106
Chattanooga, TN 37406
800-426-3738 (V)
800-772-2889 (TTY)


Clear Sounds/HITEC
888-814-5359 TYY

15155 Technology Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(800) 825-6758 (V)
(952) 300-9248 (SMS Text)
(952) 906-1099 (FAX)
(952) 388-2152 (VP)


42 Executive Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
(631) 752-0689 (FAX)
(800) 881-4327 (Toll Free – V)
(800) 281-3555 (Toll Free – TTY)
(631) 752-1145 (Video Phone)


hearO Club 
Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant batteries Delivered
Voice- (314) 310-6704


Hear World Communications
21004 Brooke Knolls Road
Laytonsville, MD 20882-4322
(301) 926-2365 (Main Number)
(866) 889-4872 (Toll free)
(301) 963-0785 (Fax)
(240) 449-3407 (VP)


145 River Rock Dr
Buffalo, NY 14207
(800) 468-4789 (US Only)
(877) 498-1482 (FAX, US only)


6238 Hadley Street
Raytown, MO 64133
816.350.7008 V
816.527.9079 VP
816.737.1790 Fax


Silent Call Communications
5095 Williams Lake Road
Waterford MI 48329.
(248) 673-7353 (V/TTY)
(248) 673-7360 (FAX)
(800) 572-5227 (Toll Free – V/TTY)


Teltex, Inc.
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-1949 (V/TTY)
(816) 635-4043 (FAX)
(888) 515-8120 (Toll Free – V/TTY)


Ultratec, Inc.
450 Science Drive
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 238-5400 (V/TTY)
(608) 238-3008 (FAX)
(800) 482-2424 (Toll Free – V/TTY)


Weitbrecht Communications, Inc.
800-233-9130 (V/TTY)
310-656-4924 (Direct)
310-450-9918 (Fax)

10300 W. 70th Street
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3446 (952) 943-2252 (V)
(952) 943-2174 (FAX)
(800) 328-6190 (Toll Free – V)

Cochlear and Bone Conduction Implants
Advanced Bionics Corporation
12740 San Fernando Road
Sylmar, California 91342
866.844.4327 (V)
(661) 362-1500 (FAX)
(800) 678-2575 (Toll Free – V)
(800) 678-3575 (Toll Free – TTY)


10350 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
(800) 523-5798 (V)
(303) 790-1157 (FAX)


(919) 572-2222 (V/TTY)
(888) 633-3524 (Toll Free – V)


Hearing Aid Manufacturers
Oticon, Inc.
580 Howard Avenue
Somerset, NJ  08873


Phonak, Inc., USA 750 North Commons Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 393-7400 (FAX)


Siemens Corporation
Citicorp Center
153 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-4611
(800) 743-6367 (Toll Free – V)


Sonovation, Inc.
7636 Executive Drive
(952) 934-3111 (V)
(952) 934-3033 (FAX)
(800) 462 -8336 (Toll Free – V)


Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
6700 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(800) 328-8602 (Toll Free – V)


(866) 230-0115


Widex Hearing Aid Co, Inc.


Telecommunication Devices (VRS/VP)
Missouri Assistive Technology
Missouri CapTel
Convo Relay
Sprint Relay
Purple VRS
Sorenson VRS

Video Remote Interpreting Services 

Associates in Sign Language (ASL)
P.O. Box 1883 Nixa, MO 65714
(417) 889-8377 (V)

All Access Interpreters, LLC
8460 Watson Road, Suite 140 St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 259-1010
(888) 508-8538


Deaf Inter-Link
100 St. Francois St., Ste 206
Florissant, MO 63031
(314) 222-0137 (VP)
(314) 837-7757 ext 18(V)


Deaf Way Interpreter Referral-VRI
5240 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 289-4294 (V/VRI)

601 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 425-7781 Ext. 208 (V)
(318) 226-1299 (FAX)


Birnbaum Interpreting Services (BIS)
9655 Perkins Rd., Suite C #132
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(301) 587-8885 (V/TTY)
(301) 565-0366 (FAX)


Communication Access Center (CAC) for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 1277 West Court St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 250-7010 (VP)
(810) 239-1606 (FAX)


Deaf Link
14400 NorthBrook Dr., Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 590-7446 (V)
(210) 590-7203 (FAX)


Deaf Services Unlimited
6925 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 243-4455 (V)
(515) 243-3390 (TTY)
(515) 237-3917 (FAX)
(800) 930-2580 (Toll Free – V)


DT Interpreting, LLC (Provides services for hospitals) 607 Washington Road, Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
(412) 563-3177 (V)
412) 563-0488 (FAX)
(877) 229-8119 (Toll Free – V)


Language Line Solutions
PO Box 563308
Charlotte, NC 28256-3308
(704) 532-7446 (V)
(704) 532-7430 (TTY)
(704) 532-7429 (FAX)
(888) 625-6056 (Toll Free – V)


Hands Up Communications
PO Box 9148 P.O. Box 933
Riverside, MO 64168
(888) 571-9952 (V)
(319) 423-7145 (VP)

75 HighPower Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 235-7500 (V)
(585) 235-2111 (TTY)
(585) 235-7882 (FAX)


MEJ Personal Business Services, Inc.
245 East 116th Street
New York, NY 10029
(646) 827-3628 (V/FAX)
(866)-557-5336 (Toll Free – V)


Network Interpreting Services, LLC. (NIS)
322 East Main Street #300
Burley, ID 83318 (800) 284-1043
(Toll Free – V/FAX)
(800) 284-5176 (Toll Free – TTY)


SignTalk America, LLC. (Provides services for any medical facility)
55-02 Broadway
Woodside, New York 11377
(718) 458-2211 (V)
(718) 779-5293 (Fax)
(888) 479-2354 (Toll Free – V)


Purple Communications, Inc.
11900 N. Jollyville Road #204209
Austin, TX 78759
VRS Support: 877-885-3172
On-Site Interpreting: 866-669-7707
Video Remote Interpreting: 800-618-2418
CART Services: 866-669-7707


Sorenson Communication
4192 South Riverboat Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123
(801) 287-9400 (V)
(801) 287-9401 (FAX)


Voters Information
Missouri Secretary of State