Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council

1501 Northwest Jefferson
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Phone: (816)-655-6700
Fax:

Email: moat1501@att.net
Website: http://www.at.mo.gov

Director: Marty Exline

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 161.905

Department: Elementary and Secondary Education

Mission: The Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council works to increase access to assistive technology for all Missourians with disabilities through a variety of programs and services.

Function: The Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council serves as the state grantee for the federal Assistive Technology Act, PL 108-364 and is responsible for administration of the state telecommunications equipment distribution program (RSMo 209.251-259) and the state assistive technology financial loan program (RSMo 191.865-867).

SubCommittees:

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 meetings

Location of meetings: Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 6 to 10 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 3 to 4 hours

Total time commitment: less than 1 hour

Details on Members

Total members: 23

Appointed members: 21

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 1 member must be a member of the House of Representative; 1 must be a member of the Senate; 12 must be consumer representatives including individuals with disabilities, parents, spouses, or guardians of individuals with disabilities and representing a variety of types of disabilities, age groups, and locations; and 9 must represent state agencies including 1 representative of division of vocational rehabilitation, 1 representative of the division of special education, 1 representative of the department of insurance, 1 representative of rehabilitation services for the blind, 1 representative of the division of medical services, 1 representative of the department of health, 1 representative of the department of mental health, and 2 representatives of other agencies or organizations responsible for the service delivery, policy implementation, and funding of assistive technology

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: No

Members

Ms. Marjorie Yates
Consumer Rep 1
Liberty
Term begins: Jun 5, 2003
Term expires: Jun 5, 2006

Mr. Andrew Michael Lackey
Consumer Rep 10
St. Louis
Term begins: Oct 2, 2015
Term expires: Aug 28, 2016

Ms. Rita Lynch
Consumer Rep 11
Jefferson City
Term begins: Jun 10, 2008
Term expires: Aug 28, 2010

Mr. Gary L Wunder
Consumer Rep 12
Columbia
Term begins: Feb 22, 2012
Term expires: Aug 28, 2014

Mrs. Amy M. Parker
Consumer Rep 2
St. Louis
Term begins: May 22, 2008
Term expires: Aug 28, 2009

Ms. Deana O'Brien
Consumer Rep 3
Alton
Term begins: Mar 20, 1997
Term expires: Sep 1, 1999

Mr. Raymond Hailey
Consumer Rep 4
Joplin
Term begins: May 22, 2008
Term expires: Aug 28, 2009

Ms. Mary E. Secora
Consumer Rep 5
Columbia
Term begins: Sep 25, 2008
Term expires: Aug 28, 2011

Ms. Sharon LaRoussa
Consumer Rep 6
Raymore
Term begins: Jun 11, 2008
Term expires: Sep 30, 2009

Mrs. Pamela M. Arbeiter
Consumer Rep 7
Cape Girardeau
Term begins: Mar 26, 2008
Term expires: Aug 28, 2010

Mr. Steven L. Hathaway
Consumer Rep 8
Columbia
Term begins: Feb 22, 2012
Term expires: Aug 28, 2012

Mr. Michael Goad
Consumer Rep 9
St. Louis
Term begins: May 22, 2008
Term expires: Aug 28, 2010

Ms. Shelly M. Summers
Dept. of Mental Health
Hermann
Term begins: Oct 2, 2015
Term expires: Aug 28, 2017

Mr. Mervin E. Blunt
Division of Special Education
Columbia
Term begins: Dec 21, 2011
Term expires: Aug 28, 2014

Mr. Neil Harms
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Jefferson City
Term begins: Aug 10, 2000
Term expires: Aug 28, 2003

Ms. Dolores Sparks
Floater Agency 1
Novinger
Term begins: May 22, 2008
Term expires: Aug 28, 2010

Mr. Aaron C. Luna
Floater Agency 2
Farmington
Term begins: May 22, 2008
Term expires: Aug 28, 2009

Ms. Molly L. White
Insurance
Jefferson City
Term begins: Oct 15, 2008
Term expires: Aug 28, 2011

Mr. Gary E. Harbison
Dept. Of Health & Senior Services
Jefferson City
Term begins: Nov 14, 2008
Term expires: Aug 28, 2010

Representative Jeff Grisamore
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives

Senator Jill Schupp
Member of the Missouri Senate

Mrs. Cindy S Wininger-Watson
MO HealthNet Division
Jefferson City
Term expires: Aug 28, 2018

Mrs. Naomi T. Soule
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
St. Louis
Term begins: Feb 22, 2012