About MO AHEAD

In December 1985, a call went out from Keith Frank at Emporia State University to initiate a regional conference for service providers.  The goal of the regional meeting was to provide the best possible services to students with disabilities by helping each other.  Thus was born the first Great Plains regional spring conference, designed with two important criteria:  to be inexpensive and enjoyable.  The first conference was held at Council Grove Lake.  For many years following, the Great Plains conferences were held at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, Kansas.

At the 1987 conference, Arden Boyer-Stephens organized a steering committee to initiate a Missouri AHEAD chapter.  Our mission was to develop a stronger local communication network.  This network would strengthen the professionalism, expertise and competency of personnel working with students who have disabilities at two- and four-year public and private institutions of higher education.

Past activities of Missouri AHEAD have included:

  • Improvement of programs through substantial networking opportunities
  • Participation in a Great Plains regional conference
  • A member listserv
  • Sponsorship of workshops on current topics
  • Development of resource materials
  • Presentations to community and professional organizations
  • A member newsletter
  • Campus visits

Membership runs from January 1 – December 31. More information will be coming soon on how to establish or renew your membership. If you have any questions, please email MO AHEAD President, Justin Lozano, at jlozano@missouristate.edu

MO AHEAD EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

2018-2019

 

President:

Justin Lozano

Missouri State University

JLozano@MissouriState.edu

Disability Resource Center

901 S.  National Ave.

Springfield, MO 65897

Phone: 417.836.4192

https://www.missouristate.edu/disability/jlozano.aspx

 

Past-President:

Heather Stout

Washington University in Saint Louis

Stout.H@wustl.edu

Cornerstone: The Learning Center

Assistant Director, Disability Services

314.935.4153 ph

314.935.7559 fax

http://cornerstone.wustl.edu/disability-resources/

 

Vice-President:

President:

Becca Terry

University of Missouri Columbia

TerryRs@Missouri.edu

Disability Center

S5 Memorial Union

Columbia MO, MO 65211

Phone: 573.882.5520

https://disabilitycenter.missouri.edu/

Secretary:

Theresa Smythe

St. Louis Community College – Meramec

TOSmythe@stlcc.edu

Disability Support Specialist / Access Office

11333 Big Bend Road

St. Louis, MO 63122

314-984-7579

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