1992

  • Missouri begins "assistive technology project" with federal grant

1993

  • AT Council established in state law *

1994

  • Six outreach and demonstration centers established
  • AgrAbility established

1995

  • AT Lemon Law passed

1996

  • TAP for Telephone established in state law

1997

  • Disabled Access Tax Credit passed
  • Power Up Assistive Technology Conference and Expo first held

1998

  • AT Sales Tax Exemption for AT passed (e.g. wheelchairs, scooters, stairway lifts, vehicles access, AAC, braille equipment, electronic enlarging.)
  • ETC Program, a short-term equipment loan program for agencies established

1999

  • IT Access requirement passed with AT Council to establish standards
  • Medicaid coverage of AAC for adults began, hearing aid reimbursement was improved
  • Swap 'n Shop (equipment exchange program) established

2000

  • TAP expanded to internet, TAP for internet established *
  • Kids Assistive Technology Program established *
  • Legislative Listserv began *

2001

  • Infant hearing screening mandate passed with initial amplification coverage requirement
  • AT Reimbursement Program established *
  • Show Me Loans Program for individual AT financing established

2002

  • Special Education AT Reimbursement Program established

2003

  • Show Me Loans for Telework established

2004

  • Information technology access standards adopted for Missouri

2005

  • Established statewide recycling program for DME and computers
  • AT Trust Fund and Assistive Technology for Missourians non-profit established

2006

  • Expanded network of AT recycling programs and device demonstration centers

2007

  • Tax credit for accessible housing passed

2008

  • MoAT designated as state Authorized User for National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) to support print disabled students who need accessible materials
  • Text to Speech pilot for high school students with reading disabilities began

2009

  • Number of AT Recycling sites and Demonstration sites expands

2010

  • ATR Program adds a no cost long term AT loan as a second option for Missouri school kids.

2011

  • Show Me Loans Program - adaptive vehicle financing pilot began

2012

  • Deaf - Blind Equipment Program began

2013

  • Show Me Loans Program is awarded a supplemental grant

2014

  • Telecommunications Access Program - Wireless Pilot began

2015

2016

  • Money Follows the Person Demonstration Begins

    * unique to Missouri