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Your Child, Our Mission

Welcome to the Resource Center on Deafness at MSD, Missouri's official source of programs, services, information, and resources supporting the educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing children. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive range of programs and services to Missouri’s deaf and hard of hearing children, their parents, and their schools from birth until high school graduation in order to maximize their educational achievement and psychosocial development. Click on the tabs above to learn more about what we offer.

Who is eligible?

  • Missouri Children from birth through age 21 who have a suspected or confirmed hearing loss
  • Their families
  • Their teachers and schools
  • Other professionals who serve them

What does it cost?

All programs and services are free except for our FM system leasing program.

Where are services provided?

Some services are provided in-home, some in the child's school, and others only at the Resource Center.