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Within the Division of Learning Services, the Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services administers statewide adult learning and rehabilitation services.  Adult Learning Services include Adult Education and Literacy, High School Equivalency (HSE)Testing and Veterans’ Education.  Adult Education and Literacy supports over 40 programs statewide that provide adult basic education including preparation for High School Equivalency (HSE) and English as a Second Language services. High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing is administered by ETS who contracts with over 25 postsecondary locations statewide to provide the test.  This section of AEL also issues diplomas and transcripts for High School Equivalency (HSE) recipients.  Veterans’ Education approves postsecondary schools for GI Bill benefits and on-the-job training locations.  

Rehabilitation Services has three core programs:  Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Disability Determination Services (DDS) and Independent Living (IL).  VR provides individual counseling, training and other services to help individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain employment.  Operating under Social Security regulations, DDS determines medical eligibility for individuals seeking federal disability benefits.  The IL program has 22 Independent Living Centers statewide that offer peer counseling, advocacy, personal care, and training in independent living skills for individuals with disabilities.  Centers are funded through VR grants but managed by local boards of individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information

Jeanne Loyd

Assistant Commissioner

Email: Jeanne.Loyd@vr.dese.mo.gov

 

Adult Learning
Rehabilitation Services

Adult Education and Literacy, High School Equivalancy (HSE) Testing, Troops to Teachers and Veterans Education

Loretta Fennewald

Administrative Assistant

Email: loretta.fennewald@dese.mo.gov

Phone: 573-751-2571

Fax: 573-526-5710

Mailing Address:

Office of Adult Learning and

Rehabilitation Services

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

Street Address:

4th Floor, Jefferson Building

205 Jefferson Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Determination Services and Independent Living

Heather Northway

Executive Assistant

Email: patsy.helmig@vr.dese.mo.gov

Phone: 573-751-3251

Fax: 573-751-1441

Address:

Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Rehabilitation

3024 Dupont Circle

Jefferson City, MO 65109