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Blindness Skills Specialists Program

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has contracted for​ three Blindness Skills Specialists. Specialists will consult with public schools in the identification and service planning for students who are blind. See House Bill Summary Chapter 162.1133.

MSB Outreach Services/Blind Skills Specialists Service Delivery Areas
2019 Overview of Blindness Skills Specialist (BSS) and Vision Supervisor (Outreach MSB): Reporting Period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Missouri School for the Blind - Outreach Services
Jane C. Herder
Phone: 314-633-1582
Email: Jane.Herder@msb.dese.mo.gov
Website: https://msb.dese.mo.gov/

Missouri State University - PCOB 1207 - Southwest RPDC
DJ Butcher, Blindness Skills Specialist
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65897
Phone: 417-836-8872
Fax: 417-836-5997
Email: butcher2@missouristate.edu
Website: https://education.missouristate.edu/bss/

Missouri State University - PCOB 207 - Southwest RPDC
Anthony Blades, Blindness Skills Specialist
Missouri State University - PCOB 207
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65897
Phone: 417-836-8872
Fax: 417-836-5997
Email: janthonyblades@missouristate.edu
Website: https://www.missouristate.edu/

Truman State University - Northeast RPDC
Jessica Hall, Blindness Skills Specialist
100 East Normal Avenue
Kirksville, Missouri 63501
Phone: 573-289-9441
Email: jhall@truman.edu
Website: https://rpdc.truman.edu/programs/blind-skills/