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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Autism Spectrum Resources

Internet Resources

Asperger Foundation International [ASPFI]
ASPFI.org
ASPFI is an organization that promotes program development using evidence-based research. ASPFI provides information about research, practices, legislation, news and resources on Asperger’s Syndrome. The site provides information on signs and characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome, issues related to diagnosis and treatment, current news items related to Asperger’s Syndrome, links to articles related to the disorder, book reviews, and a list of resource links. The organization includes research reviews and programming that is put on by ASPFI.

The Autism File USA Magazine
AutismFile.com
This magazine is put together by parents, doctors, consultants, teachers and others within the field of autism. The magazine includes many subjects such as new diagnosis, diet and nutrition, treatment and therapy, education, science and research, and information about living with a family member with autism. Subscriptions are available but many articles are free online.

Autism Research Institute
Autism.com
The Autism Research Institute provides information for families on a plethora of subjects related to autism spectrum disorders. There are articles geared toward parents and siblings,FAQ’s, research, information on therapy types, nutrition, lifestyles, and problem behaviors.

Autism Society
Autism-Society.org
Autism Society is a grassroots organization that has information on the basics of autism, living with someone with autism, statistics and news related to autism. Additional resources can be found through the local chapter (see Autism Society Missouri Chapter) or through the search tool for other related local services (see Autism Source).

Autism Source
AutismSource.org
Autism Source is an easy-to-use search tool for resources in your local area run by Autism Society.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. [CARD]
CenterForAutism.com
The parent resources section of the CARD website provides videos and information on autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as well as other resources.

Families Fighting Autism
FamiliesFightingAutism.org
Families Fighting Autism is a non-profit organization that raises funds to promote research, public awareness and education as well as fund local programs for children and families living with autism.

Mayo Clinic
Mayoclinic.com/health/autism/DS00348
Mayo Clinic provides information on the symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatments, alternative medicine, coping and support for those with Autism.

National Institute of Health
Health.NIH.gov/topic/Autism
National Institutes of Health includes links to government organization sites that have information on autism spectrum disorders.

Talk About Curing Autism
TACANow.com
The About Autism and Family Resource pages have a lot of information and numerous article links on insurance, teens with autism spectrum disorders, and resources for family members.

Teach2Talk
Teach2Talk.com
Teach2Talk, LLC produces educational resources for children that target core speech and language, play and social skills using techniques including video modeling.

Missouri Based Resources

Missouri Autism Coalition
MissouriAutismCoalition.com
The Missouri Autism Coalition provides information about resources in Missouri for families with an individual with autism. Includes legislative information, local resources and supports.

Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative
AutismGuidelines.DMH.Missouri.gov
http://www.autismguidelines.dmh.missouri.gov/pdf/Families.pdf
Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative brings the latest research and scientific data to parents and professionals to help with earlier, more accurate screening, diagnosis, assessment and intervention for autism spectrum disorders.

Missouri-Families for Effective Autism Treatment
MO-Feat.org/index.htm
Missouri resources for family supports, crisis care, adult and sibling issues, funding for services, educational workshops and summer camp opportunities. MO-FEAT also provides information about Missouri law and advocacy.

St. Louis Based Resources

Action For Autism
16052 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 205
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 636-449-0352
Fax: 636-449-0359
AFASTL.org
AFA supports families through funding, providing care and support for children and families, and parent education.

Autism Society – Missouri Chapter
1311 Wells Avenue
St. Louis MO 63119-4727
Phone: 314-749-7225
Fax: 314-968-3117
Contact: Jenny Inman, jinman279@aol.com
Autism Society provides information on the local chapter, events, community resources, advocacy, and more.

Autism Speaks
Phone: 888-288-4762
Email: midwestart@autismspeaks.org
AutismSpeaks.org
Autism Speaks provides access to tool kits, resource library, student clubs, videos and local chapters. Autism Response Team (ART) responds to family inquiries and requests.

Autism Speaks Missouri
1121 Olivette Executive Parkway, Suite 220
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-989-1003
Contact: Rebecca Fehlig, rfehlig@autismspeaks.org
AutismSpeaks.org
Autism Speaks Missouri provides information about local events, resources, advocacy, and volunteer opportunities.

Center for Autism Education
105 Sheriff Dierker Court
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Phone: 636-978-7785
Fax: 636-978-7885
TeachAutism.org/index.html
Center for Autism Education is a non-profit private school for students ages 6-21 with autism and other developmental disabilities

Community Living, Inc.
1040 St. Peters Howell Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-970-2800
Fax: 636- 970-2810
CLiServices.org
Community Living Inc. offers programs and services for people with disabilities in St. Charles County to help them live, work, learn, and play in the community. This agency has merged with Family Support Services.

TouchPoint Autism Services
1101 Olivette Executive Parkway
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-432-6200
Fax: 314-849-2721
TouchPointAutism.org
TouchPoint Autism Services provides comprehensive services for children and adults with autism and their families. Services include assessments, therapy, consultation, education, residential services, social groups, support groups and training.

Developmental Disability Resources

Internet Resources

Center for Disease Control
CDC.gov/ncbddd/dd
The Center for Disease Control includes information on autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, intellectual disability, and vision impairment. Additional information on monitoring, research, and education on developmental disabilities is available.

Medline Plus: Developmental Disabilities
NLM.NIH.gov/medlineplus/developmentaldisabilities.html
This website contains documents about different developmental disabilities and related issues.

National Institute of Health
NICHD.NIH.gov/health/topics/developmental_disabilities.cfm
This website provides a basic overview of developmental disabilities as well as links to more information about specific disorders.

Missouri Based Resources

Missouri Department of Mental Health
Department of Developmental Disabilities:
DMH.MO.gov/dd
St. Louis Regional Offices:
DMH.MO.gov/slro

All St. Louis County residents contact:
St. Louis County Regional Office
9900 Page Avenue, Suite 106
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-877-2711
Toll Free: 800-374-6458
Fax: 314-877-5606

All Jefferson County, St. Charles County, and St. Louis City residents contact:
St. Louis Regional Tri-County Office
111 N. 7th Street, 6th Floor
Wainwright Building, St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-244-8800
Toll Free: 800-358-7665
Fax: 314-244-8804
DMH provides coordination services and case management for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Missouri Department of Developmental Disabilities website has information on state programs and services for diagnosed individuals and families. Contact the office in your region for information on local service availability.

Missouri Developmental Disability Resource Center
MODDRC.org
MDDRC provides information on developmental disabilities and parent and peer support groups.

Jefferson County Developmental Disabilities Resource Board
P.O. Box 97
Mapaville, MO 63065
Phone: 636-282-4400
JCDDRCB.org/service.html
JCDDRB provides service coordination and transportation services for eligible individuals living in Jefferson County who have a developmental disability.

St. Louis Area Resources

Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities
2385 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139
Phone: 314-647-8100
Fax: 314-647-8105
AgingWithDD.org
This agency provides a number of services to adults with developmental disabilities including education, retirement planning, in-home support and social groups.

Howard Park Early Childhood Center
15834 Clayton Road
Ellisville, MO 63011
Phone: 636-227-2339
Fax: 636-227-8711
HowardParkCenter.org/
Howard Park Early Childhood Center provides services that meet the educational and developmental needs of infants, children, and teens. Programming includes preschool and elementary classrooms, therapy (speech, occupational, physical and developmental), and relationship development intervention.

Life Skills
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-567-7705
Fax: 314-567-6539
LifeSkills-STL.org
Life Skills provides a range of services such as community living support, employment services, community life skills education, teen transition and summer employment.

St. Louis Arc
1177 North Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-569-2211
Fax: 314-569-0778
SLArc.org
This agency provides numerous services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members. Services include early childhood services, community integration, respite, employment, residential, and parent education. The agency also has a resource library open to the public.

St. Louis Life
929 Rolling Thunder Drive
O’Fallon, MO 63368
Phone: 636-561-1900
Fax: 636-561-1901
StLouisLife.org/index.php
St. Louis Life is a community based independent residential center for young adults with developmental disabilities between the ages of 19 and 35. The website has information on the center and applications available.

St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources
2334 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-421-0090
Fax: 314-421-2525
Contact: Michelle Darden, mdarden@stldd.org
MRDD.org
This agency provides services to those in St. Louis City that have been diagnosed with a developmental disability before the age of 18. The agency links people with case management, educational and homelessness services.

United Cerebral Palsy Heartland [UCP Heartland]
13975 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
Phone: 636-227-6030
Fax: 636-779-2270
UCPHeartland.org
UCP Heartland is a St. Louis based company providing child, adult, and family services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Illinois Based Resources

The Center: Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center
505 South 8th Street
East St. Louis, IL 62201
Phone: 618-482-7330
Fax: 618-482-4351
CMHC1.org/index.htm
The Center provides a day program for 5 hours a day with activities for adults with developmental disabilities. The Center also has a residential program for adults with developmental disabilities requiring group living.

Developmental Disability Services of Metro East
2900 Frank Scott Parkway West, Suite 928
Copper Bend South Belleville, IL 62223
Phone: 618-236-7957
Fax: 618-236-7925
E-mail: info@ddsme.org
DDSME.org/index.htm
This agency provides service coordination for residents with developmental disabilities in St. Clair County and Individual Service and Support Advocacy (ISSA) for residents in Madison and St. Clair Counties.

UPC Heartland
270 North Center Street, Suite 200
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone: 618-288-2218
Contact: Amanda Marti, Director, amarti@upcheartland.org
UPCHeartland.org
This agency provides autism screening, consultation, and training. It also has programs for families with a new autism diagnosis, early intervention and developmental therapy, and social skills groups.

William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center (ARC)
400 South Main
Wood River, IL 62095
Phone: 618-251-2175
Fax: 618-251-6294
Contact: Jeanne Johnson jjohnson@bedellarc.org
BeDellARC.org/index.html
The ARC provides services and programs to adults with developmental disabilities in Madison County. Some services offered include early intervention up to age 3, special education for ages 3-21, developmental training for adults, community integrated living, family support and case coordination and respite care.

Literature

For Parents

Activity Schedules for Children With Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior by Lynn E.
McClannahan and Patricia J. Krantz

Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent’s Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical and
Transition Needs of Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Chantal Sicile-Kira (2007)

Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood

Autism and Me: Sibling Stories by Ouisie Shapiro (2009)

Autism Early Intervention: FAST FACTS – A Guide that Explains the Evaluations, Diagnoses,
and Treatments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Raun Melmed (2007)

Embracing Autism: Connecting and Communicating with Children on the Autism Spectrumby Robert Parish (editor) (2008)

Emergence: Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin and Margaret Scariano

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence by Luke Jackson, a 13-year-old boy with Asperger Syndrome

From Emotions to Advocacy Second Edition: The Special Education Survival Guide by Pam and Pete Wrights (2006)

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by Jed Baker (2006)

Siblings of Children with Autism: Guide for Families by Sandra L. Harris

Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm

The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray (2010)

The Way I See It by Temple Grandin

Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin

Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis: An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals by Catherine Maurice et al. (1996)

For Individuals with Autism

A is for Autism, F is for Friend by Joanna Keating-Velasco (2007)

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome by Kathy Hoopman (2006)

Friends Learn About Tobin by Diane Murrell (2007)

Tobin Learns to Make Friends by Diane Murrell (2001)

My Friend with Autism by Beverly Bishop (2011)

Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism by Mary Wrobel (2003)

5 is Against the Law! Social Boundaries: Straight Up! An Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults by Kari Dunn Buron (2007)

HEALTH

Dental Services

The following dentists have experience working with adults and/or children diagnosed with a developmental disability.

Missouri Based

Applebaum, Murray H., DMD
11709 Old Ballas Road, Suite 104
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Phone: 314-567-1122
Fax: 314-567-0260
Email: appelbaumlevitt@att.net
SmileKidz.com
Dr. Applebaum accepts new patients 12 years old and younger and continues to see them through age 18.

Bubenik, James E., DMD, PC
8112 Delmar Boulevard
University City, MO 63130
Phone: 314-725-7080
Email: bubenikjas@aol.com
Contact: Laurie Johnson, Office Manager

Dental Anesthesia Center
950 Francis Place, Suite 305
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-862-7844
ImplantDentistStLouis.com

Dill, Andrew J., DMD
2050 Bluestone Drive
Saint Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 636-946-5225
Fax: 636 946-5005
Email: appelbaumdill@gmail.com
SmileKidz.com
Dr. Dill accepts new patients 12 years and younger and continues to see them through age 18.

Hoffmann, Michael J., DDS
The Dental Anesthesia Center
950 Francis Place #305
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-862-7844
Email: mjhdds@aol.com

Lenahan, James, DDS
St. Anthony’s Medical Building
10004 Kennerly Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
Phone: 314-843-8500
Email: owsijim@aol.com

McCarthy, Mark X., DMD
439 South Kirkwood Road, Suite 201
St. Louis, MO 63122
Phone: 314-822-3288
MarkMcCarthyDMD.com

Premier Dental Anesthesiology
351 Consort Drive
Ballwin, MO 63011
Phone: 636-386-1120
Fax: 636-386-1125
Contact: Caryn Dugan, cdugan@waai.net
PremierDentalAnesthesiology.net
The Dental Anesthesia Center provides general dentistry and anesthesia for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Sedighi, Homer, DMD, PC
2 West Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 636 -777-7777
KidsDentistry.com

Illinois Based

Dillow, Ron, DMD
2006 Mall Street, Bldg 1
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-345-8333

Granite City Dental Care
2130 Johnson Road
Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: 618-877-0780
Fax: 618-877-8450
Email: info@granitecitydentalcare.net

Madaio, William, DMD
West Belleville Health Center
7210 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62223
Phone: 618-213-7970

Dietary Services

Mercy Autism Center
Phone: 314-872-3345
Mercy Autism Center’s Intensive Early Intervention Program has a registered dietitian on staff that can offers consultations, nutrition assessment, analysis and education, diet modifications and calorie management, food exposure and expansion strategies, and enhanced nutritional density. Mercy Autism Center also has a Medical Consultation Program for Children with ASD that has an area of focus for GI/Nutrition Disorders.

Pediatric Education Dietitian Services
16216 Baxter Rd #230
Chesterfield, MO
Phone: 636-227-7337
Contact: Barb Linneman, MS, RD, LD, barb@pedsinc.com
PedsINC.com
Pediatric Education has over 15 years of experience working to enhance the nutrition of children with autism in the community. They are staffed by qualified pediatric dietitians who are skilled in both nutrition and feeding. They enhance the quality of children’s diets with food progression techniques, identifying and managing sensory barriers while optimizing nutritional intake for growth and development.

St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
16216 Baxter Road
St. Louis, MO 63017
Phone: 636-532-9188
Contact: Maiya Ingram
GreatStrides.cc
This agency provides specialized programs for eating disorders, anxiety, and pain management as well as complete and psycho educational testing, and individual and family therapy.

Pediatric Services

The following pediatricians have extensive experience with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of ailments specific to young people and track the patient’s growth to adulthood.

Missouri Based

Felkel, Richard, MD
Westside Pediatrics
101 Brevco Plaza
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
Phone: 636-561-5437

Kane, Pamela, MD
Kids Docs
12401 Olive Boulevard, Suite 204
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-469-2100

Koenig, Joel, MD
3009 North Ballas Road, Suite 141
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-994-0209

Komendowski, Kathryn, MD
Woods Mill Pediatrics
226 South Woods Mill Road, Suite #36W
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-453-9666

Mueller, Janet, MD
Kids-Docs
12401 Olive Boulevard, Suite 204
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Phone: 314-469-2100

Plax, Daniel, MD
St. Louis Children’s Health Clinic
8888 Ladue Road, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63124
Phone: 314 -862-4050

Simmons, Paul, MD
Forest Park Pediatrics
4488 Forest Park, Suite 230
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-535-7855

Illinois Based

Allergy & Asthma Care Ltd
2120 Madison Avenue, Suite 201
Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: 618- 451-2143

Bard & Didriksen Pediatrics
3 Sunset Hills Professional Center
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: 618-692-1212
www.BDPeds.com

Pritchett, Kevin, MD
100 Springfield Court
O’Fallon, IL 62269
Phone: 618-632-3565

Primary Physicians

Kulkarni, Jyoti, MD
2630 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
Phone: 636-240-5454
Fax: 636-980-5335

Philbrick, Kristin, M.D.
801 Medical Drive, Suite 100
Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: 636-327-1000

Schoch, Peter M., MD
SSM Medical Group
1476 Kisker Road 200
Saint Charles, MO 63304
Phone: 636-498-5850

Szalkowski, Jennifer, MD
BJC Belleau Creek Family Care
8089 Mexico Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-379-3434
Fax: 636-379-3481

Tepe, Melissa, MD
Grace Hill Health Center
2220 Lemp Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-898-1700
Melissa Tepe is a physician specializing in OB/GYN at Grace Hill Health Centers.

Sexual Education Resources

St. Louis Area

Behavior Intervention Services, LLC [BIS]
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 220
Creve Coeur, MO 63132
Phone: 314-395-9375
Fax: 314-395-9381
Contact: Jackie Kline 314-395-9375 ext. 111
Email:jkline@bis-stl.com
BehaviorInterventionServices.com
SHAPE (Sex, Health, Advocacy, and Prevention Education) Behavior Intervention Services offers a course focused on teaching individuals with Asperger’s & High Functioning Autism about important issues surrounding health, safety, and self-advocacy when it comes to sex and sexuality. It is a safe and candid environment for individuals to learn about how body functions, why changes are occurring or occurred, and how to manage them. It is also a place for individuals to learn how to identify & understand feelings and reactions in relationships.

Challenges Unlimited
YWCA Metro St. Louis
3820 West Pine Boulevard.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-531-1115
Email: info@ywcastlouis.org
Challenges Unlimited serves over 100 males and females with developmental disabilities over age 21 annually. They aim to improve communication, social and vocational skills, and increase independent living skills, self-sufficiency, and involvement in community. Those involved will engage in a number of activities, including (but not limited to) role playing appropriate interactions, effective decision-making, safety, handling money, encountering strangers, emergency situations, personal hygiene, fitness, cooking, and sense of self-esteem and empowerment.

Planned Parenthood – St. Louis, MO
PlannedParenthood.org/stlouis
Planned Parenthood provides health services, education programs that empower individuals to make healthy decisions about their reproductive future and strengthen parent-teen communication, and public policy work. They influence local, state, and federal elected officials to protect and advance access to reproductive health services. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (1-800) 230-7526 or contact one of several locations:
Central West End – 4251 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108 – 314-531-7526
Fairview Heights – 4529 North Illinois, Belleville, IL 62226 – 618-277-6668
North County – 2796-98 North Highway 67, Florissant, MO 63033 – 314-921-4445
South Grand – 3401 South Grand, St. Louis, MO 63118 – 314-865-1850
St. Peters – 208 Mid Rivers Mail Center Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376 – 636-279-3339
West County – #1 Stonegate Center, Manchester, MO 63088 – 636-431-0030

Curricula

CIRCLES Curriculum
Marklyn P. Champagne, RN, MSW
Leslie Walker Hirsh, M. ED., FAAIDD
CIRCLES is a video program used in more than 10,000 facilities across the United States. It teaches individuals with developmental disabilities to recognize the difference between appropriate and inappropriate relations and develop mutually respectful relationships. These abstract concepts are presented in a simple, concrete manner with the level of intimacy demonstrated visually. In Part 1 of 2, individuals learn about social distance, relationship boundaries, and relationship specific behaviors. They also learn the “3 T’s” – touch, talk, and trust. Part 1 is about 70 minutes long. In Part 2, the educators explain how intimacy levels can change as relationships change and mutual choice and intimacy.

Level 1 of CIRCLES includes 6 DVDs or 12 VHS tapes, a 7.5′ by 4′ CIRCLES wall graph, 50 large laminated graph icons, student “personal” graphs with 300 Peel n’ Stick Icons, and a teacher’s guide to CIRCLES Level 1 for $699. It is recommended that educators receive training before teaching the CIRCLES curriculum, but it is not required.

Books

Abuse of Children and Adults with Disabilities: A Risk Reduction and Intervention Guidebook for Parents and Other Advocates by Nora Baladerian
This book describes the signs, symptoms and consequences of abuse for victims and the abusers themselves, along with information on how to report suspected abuse, interventions, and how to lower the risk of abuse.

An Easy Guide to Loving Carefully for Men and Women, 4th
Edition
by Lyn McKee, Winifred Kempton, and Lynne Stiggal-Muccigrosso
This book was written for individuals with limited reading and cognitive skills with information about men and women bodies, sexual health and feelings, and preventing unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

Sexuality and Disability by M. Blackburn and Butterworth-Heinemann Publisher
This book explores the physical and psychological aspects of disability and sexuality, boosts professional understanding of those with clients with developmental disabilities in regards to self-esteem, legal matters, abuse, adolescence, genetics, and continuance.

Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities by Karin Melberg Schweier
and Dave Hingsburger
This book focuses on the sexuality of people with Down Syndrome, but may prove useful for sexual education for individuals with other developmental disabilities.

Talking to Your Kids with Disabilities about Sexuality by Katherine McLaughlin
McLaughlin includes three sections in her book: The first, the manual, explains how to establish a sexuality education group, become an effective sexual educator, and the common challenges associated with sexual education (and tips to overcoming them). The next section includes 350 pages of curriculum, complete with scripts of appropriate social interactions, handouts, pictures, and teaching tools. The third and final packet includes a pre and post-test to administer to children.

National Agencies

Advocates for Youth
2000 M Street, NW Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-419-3420
Fax: 202-419-1448
AdvocatesForYouth.org
This organization provides a document for sex education for people with physical, developmental, and behavioral disabilities. It provides information about the lack of sexual education for people with developmental disabilities, a few statistics, common myths and facts about sexual education, as well as general guidelines for parents of children with developmental and physical disabilities. They also offer a select, annotated bibliography of sexual education materials and resources.

SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States)
New York Office: 90 John Street, Suite 402
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-819-9770
Fax: 212-819-9776

Washington DC Office: 1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 107
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-265-2405
Fax: 202-462-2340
SIECUS.org
SIECUS is a national non-profit organization that emphasizes sexuality as being a natural and healthy part of living. SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information about sexuality and people with developmental disabilities, promotes sexual education, and advocates for the rights of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. SIECUS has a SexEdLibrary that provides parents and educators with lesson plans for appropriate sexual education. SIECUS aims to educate schools and communities in developing a comprehensive sexual education curriculum, help parents talk to their children about sex, and promote by educating policymakers and staff about issues related to sexuality and train advocates on the local, state, and national levels.

Agencies

Missouri Based

Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services-St. Louis Office
1992 Innerbelt Business Center Drive
Overland, MO 63114
Phone: 314-785-1702
Contact: mopasjc@embarqmail.com or 573-659-0678
MOAdvocacy.org
Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services protect the rights of individuals with disabilities by providing advocacy and legal services.

Saint Louis County Special School District
12110 Clayton Road
Town & Country, MO 63131
Phone: 314-989-8108
Contact: Joann Noll, jnoll@ssdmo.org
SSDMO.org
Special School District provides parent workshops to ensure parents are educated on their child’s educational rights and resources, and equip parents to advocate for their child with special needs.

Saint Louis Learning Disability Association
13537 Barrett Parkway Drive
Ballwin, MO 63021
Phone: 314-966-3088
LDASTL.org
Saint Louis LDA provides consultation and advocacy for parents to help understand what services are available in order to ensure their child with special needs obtains the most optimal learning environment.

Saint Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources
2334 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-421-0090
Contact: Hal Cox, Educational Coach, hcox@stldd.org
STLDD.org
The Educational Coach Program assists parents and teachers in ensuring children with disabilities receive an appropriate education. The educational coach provides parents with information about legal rights pertaining to education laws, advocates at IEP meetings and educates the public about educational rights for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Illinois Based

Developmental Disability Services of Metro East
2900 Frank Scott Parkway West, Suite 928
Copper Bend South, Belleville, IL 62223
Phone: 618-236-7957
Fax: 618-236-7925
Contact: info@ddsme.org
DDSME.org/index.htm
Developmental Disability Services of Metro East (DDS) provide ongoing goal-oriented service coordination to families and individuals in St. Clair County. Advocacy on behalf of the client and family is included in this coordination of services.

Illinois Center for Autism
548 South Ruby Lane, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Phone: 618-398-7500
Contact: info@illinoiscenterforautism.org
IllinoisCenterForAutism.org
Illinois Center for Autism’s (ICA) Client and Family Support Program offers assistance with a wide range of services for families of individuals with autism. ICA can provide assistance to families with advocacy referral.

IMPACT CIL
2735 East Broadway
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 618-462-1411
Fax: 618-474-5309
ImpactCIL.org
IMPACT CIL is a unique agency in that it is governed by many individuals with disabilities. IMPACT’s advocacy program focuses on broad issues and systems change in order to create change for individuals experiencing personal issues related to their disability. By focusing on advocacy in this way, each individual is trained to be their own advocate so the individual can continually overcome obstacles and reach their goals.

Attorneys

Danna McKitrick, PC Attorneys at Law
7701 Forsythe Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-726-1000

136 South Main Street, Suite 2E
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636-946-2203
Contact: Misty Watson, mwatson@dmfirm.com
DannaMcKitrick.com
Danna McKitrick Family Law Team serves families and individuals in transition by arranging legal guardianships and conservatorships to help individuals with disabilities that are unable to manage personal or financial affairs. The law team helps families in formalizing these arrangements to protection for their loved ones.

Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy III, LC
230 South Bemiston, Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-872-9041

112 Front Street
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 618-474-5326
Contact: Thomas Kennedy
TKennedyLaw.com
The Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy practice law for several issues relating to disabilities. They include discrimination on the basis of disability, special education advocacy, school discipline matters, fair housing, social security and SSI.

Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC
220 West Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Phone: 314-962-0186
Contact: Peggy Minor, Intake Coordinator
ElderLawStLouis.com
Martha C. Brown & Associates can assist families in estate planning for individuals with disabilities and prepare and administer special needs trusts which help protect public benefits eligibility.

Thomeczek & Brink, LLC
1120 Olivette Executive Parkway, Suite 210
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-997-7733
TLFLaw.com
Thomeczek & Brink provides legal services relating to special education law, Americans with Disabilities Act, and other student-related issues.

Insurance

Missouri Based

Insure Kids Now
InsureKidsNow.gov/index.html
Insure Kids Now provides information about CHIP and Medicaid programs for children.

Missouri Department of Insurance
Insurance.MO.gov/consumers/autismFAQ/
The Missouri Department of Insurance provides information on the 2010 law of insurance coverage for autism. The “Resources of parents” link provides a step-by-step guide to ensuring coverage of services.

Missouri Department of Social Services: MO HealthNet for Kids
DSS.MO.gov/fsd/mchild.htm
MO Healthnet for Kids provides information about eligibility requirements for insurance for children under 19 in families with low-income.

Social Security: Benefits for Children with Disabilities
SSA.gov/pubs/10026.html
Social Security: Benefits for Children with Disabilities provides information on eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Illinois Based

Illinois Department of Human Services
DHS.STate.IL.us/page.aspx?item=44574
The Illinois Department of Human Services provides FAQs about Medicaid and other medical expense questions.

Illinois Department of Insurance
Insurance.Illinois.gov/healthinsurance/autism.asp
The Illinois Department of Insurance provides information about state requirements for autism coverage.

LIFE SKILLS

Employment

Autism Speaks
AutismSpeaks.org
Autism Speaks offers an extensive list of various employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in Missouri, as well as throughout the rest of the United States.

Developmental Disabilities Resource Board
156 St. Peters Centre Boulevard
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-939-3351
Fax: 636-939-3988
DDRB.org
The DDRB is a public taxing entity (“Senate Bill 40 Board”) that enters funding contracts with agencies that serve individuals with developmental disabilities in St. Charles County. Funded services include adult day programs, residential services, advocacy services, supported daycare, early intervention, family support, transitional programs, respite, sheltered workshop, adaptive equipment, supported employment and recreation.

JESS, Inc (Job and Employment Support Services)
7020 Chippewa
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-644-1913
Fax: 314-644-0461
Email: admin@jessinc.org
JessINC.org
Jess, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501-C3 agency dedicated to individuals with developmental disabilities in the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County. It is known as the first supported employment agency in Missouri. Services include job assessment, job readiness training, job development, job placement, job retention, and on-the-job coaching. They also offer supported living services for individuals 18 years or older living in St. Louis City. A Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) is offered to youth in St. Louis County as well.

Life Skills
Corporate Office: 10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-567-7705
Fax: 314-567-6539

St. Charles Office: 17A Point West
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636-947-2357
Fax: 636-947-2349
intake@lifeskills-stl.org
LifeSkills-STL.org
Life Skills helps people with developmental disabilities find and maintain meaningful employment by identifying skills, abilities, and job interests. They find the right job match and provide coaching on the job to maintain job skills and troubleshoot problems to help their clients succeed.

Pathways to Independence
200 South Hanley Suite 103
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-863-0202
Fax: 314-863-7865
Contact: Executive Director: Craig Strohbeck, craig@pathways2independence.com
Pathways2Independence.com
Mission Statement: Pathways to Independence supports, educates, and empowers adults with learning disabilities and associated disorders to obtain the personal growth, enhanced social skills, and greater self-reliance needed for productive employment and meaningful personal relationships. We accomplish our mission through experiential education, employment preparation, recreational programs, community and volunteer activities, and family support programs. Skill areas include: age appropriate conversation skills and topics, leisure education and awareness, hygiene and appearance, cash handling and money management, reading comprehension, safety in the community, transportation and route planning, time management
and planning skills, following multi-step directions, job experience training through volunteerism, team building, receiving guests, problem solving, conflict resolution, anger management, healthy lifestyle choices, self-advocacy, and basic computer skills.

TouchPoint: Supported Employment
St. Louis Offices: 1101 Olivette Executive Pkway
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-432-6200
Fax: 314-849-2721

3601 Weber Road
St. Louis, MO 63125
Phone: 314-385-5373
Fax: 314-385-7896
TouchPointAutism.org
TouchPoint offers assessment, job development, job coaching and follow up as part of a supported employment program for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and severely challenging behavior disorders. Anticipated outcomes for clients are to work at jobs of their choice that match their skills and interests, as well as develop work, social, and natural support relationships with co-workers. Individuals will learn to make changes and upgrade their employment if and when they desire. They will enhance and educate their community as well. They are expected to secure transportation to and from their work site.

Transitional Skills for Young Adults
Phone: 314-983-2727
TransitionalLifeSolutions.com
Mission: To assist young adults in their efforts to facilitate mastery of challenging life transitions. To understand and embrace the uniqueness of each individual’s needs and abilities. To seek measurable and meaningful improvement for all persons served and their families. To find what works. Skill areas include organization and time management, independent living skills, career or job focus, satisfaction, and success, social relationships and awareness, assertiveness, advocacy, and personal responsibility. Clients may or may not have had a diagnosis of a developmental disability. Clients are obligated to complete a minimum of 10 hours of commitment. Individualized services are available. Services may require the client to be tested in order to find what is causing the client’s issues.

St. Louis ARC
1177 N Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-569-2211
Fax: 314-569-0778
St. Louis ARC, among many other services, assists adults who have developmental disabilities in finding, learning, and maintaining paid employment in the community. They work with individuals seeking part-and full-time paid employment. St. Louis ARC provides initial and ongoing job coaching and retention services and works with employees and their supervisors to ensure successful job placements.

Residential Services

Missouri Based Independent Supported Living

Behavior Intervention Services, LLC [BIS]
10176 Corporate Square Drive #220
Creve Couer, MO 63132
Phone: 314-395-9375
Fax: 314-395-9381
Contact: Jamie Klamert, Individualized Supported Living Director
jklamert@bis-stl.com
BehaviorInterventionServices.com
The Supported Independent Living Program at Behavior Intervention Services is a non-facility based residential option for individuals with disabilities. Individuals live in homes with either one or two roommates. Training and support are provided to individuals in their homes and in the community in order to maximize functional development in real life settings.

Bridges Community Support Services, Inc.
3114 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood, MO 63143
Phone: 314-781-7900
Fax: 314-781-7914
Contact: Michelle Tindira, Director of Supported Living
BridgesCSS.com
Bridges serves individuals with developmental disabilities living in Missouri who are seeking more independent living arrangements. Supported living services include managed community living up to 24 hours a day in a single home, apartment or small group.

Caring Solutions
P.O. Box 435
Ballwin, MO 63011
Phone: 314-678-3413
Contact: Madeleine Hawn, Executive Director
CaringSolutions.org
Caring Solutions serves individuals with developmental disabilities in the greater Saint Louis area by identifying the individual needs of each consumer including personal care, social activities, behavioral supports, health, vocational supports and transportation. When these are identified, staff arrange or provide these services in multiple settings including group homes and supported living.

Community Living, Inc.
1040 St. Peters Howell Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-970-2800
Fax: 636-970-2810
Contact: Bev Moore, Social Worker ext. 3034
CLIServices.org
Community Living provides three different types of residential services with the goal of providing personalized living support and encouraging self-sufficiency and self-direction. Group homes have four or more residents and usually provide 24 hour support. Individualized supported living arrangements have one to three residents and are staffed based on individual need and independent living assistance provides minimal support for people who are more independent.

Creative Concepts for Living
7125 North Lindbergh
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Phone: 314-731-0075
Fax: 314-731-0080
Contact: Anthony Rimmer, Program Coordinator, ext. 15, anthony@ccliving.org
CCLiving.org
The Independent Supported Living program is the primary service provided by CCL. The program is individually tailored to provide the supports and services needed to help individuals with disabilities create and live in their own home.

Emmaus
2200 West Randolph Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636-534-5200
Fax: 636-947-1336
Email: dickinsonk@emmaushomes.org
EmmausHomes.org
Emmaus residential services are provided in St. Charles County and St. Louis Metropolitan area. Community homes serve up to six people who live in a home and have opportunities to be part of their local neighborhood and community. Campus homes are group homes, apartments and larger homes which accommodate individuals with accessibility needs and more profound developmental disabilities. Residents of all types of homes participate in their community and Emmaus Senior and Adult Services programs.

Life Skills
10176 Corporate Square Drive Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-567-7705
Fax: 314-567-6539
Email: intake@lifeskills-stl.org
LifeSkills-STL.org
Life Skills’ Community Living Services support individuals with developmental disabilities as they live independently in their own homes. Services provided include skill-building opportunities, personal budgeting, housekeeping, personal care and nutrition. Services are tailored to the client and supportive assistance can range from 24 hours per day to just a few hours per month. Services are provided to residents of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

Magdala Foundation
4158 Lindell Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-652-6004
Contact: David J. Meyer, Executive Director
MagdalaFoundation.org
With the assistance of Magdala staff, residents learn the skills to live independently in their own home or apartment. All residents are taught to participate in maintaining the home and are employed or involved in another day program. Learning to live independently heightens these individuals’self-esteem and opens up more opportunities for them.

Rainbow Village, Inc.
1240 Dautel Lane
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-567-1522
Fax:314-785-0361
Contact: Michael Rea, Director of Development and Community Relations ext. 207
mrea@rbvstl.org
RBVSTL.org
Rainbow Village provides safe, comfortable and affordable homes to individuals with developmental disabilities in the Saint Louis Metro Area.

Sunnyhill, Inc.
11140 South Towne Square, Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO 63123
Phone: 314-845-1900
Contact: Donald Mitchell, Director of Independent Supported Living Arrangement
SunnyhillINC.org
Sunnyhill Inc. offers Independent Supported Living Arrangement (ISLA) to children and adults with developmental disabilities who would like to live in a community. The program supports are based on individual need. Sunnyhill staff are available 24 hours a day to assist with activities of daily living.

TouchPoint Autism Services
1101 Olivette Executive Parkway
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-432-6200
Fax: 314-849-2721
Contact: Sheryl Ray
TouchPointAutism.org
TouchPoint is a lead agency meaning they take on the responsibility of coordinating and implementing services for individuals receiving residential services. TouchPoint assumes the responsibility of coordinating the individual’s services with schools, physicians other specialists and programs. The level of support and services an individual receives is based on their need

Willows Way
800 Friedens Road, Suite 100
St. Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 636-947-6591
Contact: Mary Lynam-Miller, ISL Associate Director, 636-757-0545, maryl@willowsway.org<
WillowsWay.org
The Individualized Supported Living program at Willows Way provides up to 24 hour support for individuals with developmental disabilities. Social, recreational, transportation, home maintenance and personal care are some of the core supports offered in the ISL program. The program is funded by Medicaid Waiver and administered through the Department of Mental Health.

Illinois Based Independent Supported Living

Bethesda Lutheran Communities
1905 Montana Drive, Suite 10
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-787-9640
Contact: Katherine Dunbar, Regional Director Illinois/Missouri
BethesdaLutheranCommunities.org
Bethesda Lutheran Communities’ community based supports offers individuals with developmental disabilities with home- and community-based programs which provide access to high-quality, cost-effective, consumer-directed living arrangements. Individuals choose their living arrangements and the supports and services that they need. In the St. Louis area there are Bethesda communities in Kirkwood, Chesterfield and St. Charles.

William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center (ARC)
400 South Main
Wood River, IL 62095
Phone: 618-251-2175
Fax: 618-251-6294
Contact: Janice Tolliver, Program Director
BeDellARC.org
The William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center has a Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) program. Clients live as independently as possible in the community.

Habilitation Centers

Bellefontaine Habilitation Center
10695 Bellefontaine Road
Saint Louis, MO 63137
Phone: 314-340-6000
Fax: 314-340-6199
Contact: Sharon Payne, Sharon.Payne@dmh.mo.gov

St. Louis DDTC-Northwest Habilitation Center
11 Brady Circle
Saint Louis, MO 63114
Phone: 314-877-5650
Fax: 314-877-5660
Contact: Mindy Boehringer, Mindy.Boehringer@dmh.mo.gov

St. Louis DDTC- South County Habilitation Center
2312 Lemay Ferry Road
Saint Louis, MO 63125
Phone: 314-894-5400
Fax: 314-894-5465
Contact: Mindy Boehringer, Mindy.Boehringer@dmh.mo.gov
These habilitation centers primarily serve individuals who are medically and behaviorally challenged. All habilitation centers are Medicaid certified. In order to obtain services from these habilitation centers, service users must contact their St. Louis Regional Office.

Social Skills

Missouri Based

Behavior Intervention Services, LLC [BIS]
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 220
Creve Coeur, MO 63132
Phone: 314-395-9375
Fax: 314-395-3981
Contact: Lynn Brook, lbrook@bis-stl.com
BehaviorInterventionServices.com
BIS provides numerous services for individuals with disabilities including in-home personal care assistance, ABA implementation, independent supported living services, education and social groups, as well as parent and family support.

Cardinal Glennon PEERS Program
1015 Bowles Avenue
Fenton, MO 63026
Contact: Colleen Dolnick, 314-268-2700 ext. 3399 or Colleen_M_Dolnick@ssmhc.com
PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week social skills program for motivated teens in middle school and high school. PEERS is a dual parentteenager social skills group. Teens learn real life skills for making, building and maintaining friendships while parents learn to assist their children in this process.

The Center for Autism Education
105 Sheriff Dierker Court
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Phone: 636-978-7785
Contact: Stefanie Treadway, Stefanie@teachautism.org
TeachAutism.org
S.T.A.R. (Social Training for Asperger’s in the Real World) club is a social skills group for high functioning adolescents with autism. The program teaching social skills, provides community integration and is a chance to meet friends. STAR club focuses on coping skills, self-monitoring, community integration, social scripting, intensive social skills instruction and instruction in theory of mind.

Edgewood Children’s Center Hitchcock School
330 North Gore Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-919-4720
Contact: Catherine Horan Pilant, Admissions, ext.296
ECCSTL.org
Hitchcock School is an alternative education setting for middle and high school students who benefit from small classes, specialized instruction, social skills instruction and family involvement. The school focuses on the child in relation to both academic and social environments.

Gateway Center for the Arts
204 Elm Street
Washington, MO 63090
Phone: 636-239-8939
GatewayCenterArts.org
Gateway Center for the Arts offers education assistance programs which include social skills for children and adults with special needs.

Good Shepherd School for Children
1170 Timberlake Run Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-469-0606
Contact: Beth Rose, Executive Director
GoodSS.org
Good Shepherd School for Children offers several group therapy programs which focus on social skills. Social group therapies offered are based in music, games, sensory and other focuses. Group therapies are also offered for individuals of all ages and ability levels.

Miriam Learning Center
501 Bacon Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-961-1500
Contact: Beth Rose, Director, brose@miriamlearningcenter.org
MiriamLearningCenter.org
Miriam Learning Center’s social skills groups focus on turn-taking such as in games and conversations, active listening, eye contact and reading social cues. Several techniques are used to make the group fun and interesting. Students in the group should be motivated to learn social skills and practice the skills.

TouchPoint Autism Services
1101 Olivette Executive Parkway
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-432-6200
TouchPointAutism.org
TouchPoint Autism Services offers teens and adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to attend a social outing once a month in which they meet up with other teens and adults. The groups focus on communication and socialization in order to help participants make friends and increase independence in the community.

Victory Speech Therapy and Autism Consulting, LLC
9700 Mackenzie, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone: 314-635-5400
Contact: Jan Butler, Founder and President
VictorySpeechTherapy.com
Victory Speech Therapy offers year-round social skills groups as well as a summer camp focusing on social skills. Social skills groups are formed based on age and goals. Body language, conversational skills, self-monitoring, emotional awareness and appropriate responding make up the focus of social skills groups and they are addressed through games and fun activities.

Illinois Based

Illinois Center for Autism-Face to Face
548 South Ruby Lane
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Phone: 618-398-7500
Fax: 618-394-9869
Contact: Sherri Luttrell, ext. 243 or sherri@illinoiscenterforautism.org
IllinoisCenterForAutism.org
Face to Face is a support, social and advocacy program that meets once a month. Young adults with autism meet for socialization and community events and outings.

Transitioning

St. Louis Based

Pathways to Independence
200 South Hanley, Suite 103
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-863-0202
Contact: Craig Strohbeck, Executive Director, craig@pathways2independence.com
Pathways2Independence.com
Pathways to Independence provides social activities to adults with developmental disabilities to promote social interactions and address communication issues. All participants have an individualized plan and goals which are continually monitored. Each person in the program also obtains employment so vocational functioning is also incorporated into the services.

St. Louis Life
929 Rolling Thunder Drive
O’Fallon, MO 63368
Phone: 636-561-1900
Contact: Andy Conover, Executive Director, aconover@stlouislife.org
StLouisLife.org
St. Louis Life is a residential program for adults with developmental disabilities that promotes independence and is community-based. Each resident lives in a single occupancy apartment. Residents should be able and motivated to live independently. The program provides recreation, social opportunities, employment/volunteer opportunities, health assistance, meals, life skills assistance, spiritual support and other resources.

Transitional Life Solutions, LLC
46 Ladue Terrace
Ladue, MO 63124
Phone: 314-983-2727
Contact: Renau Bozarth, Founder and President, rboza@sbcglobal.net
TransitionalLifeSolutions.com
Transitional Life Solutions serves young adults ages 16-26 with Asperger’s or higher functioning autism. The mission is to help young adults master challenging life transitions. TLS provides professional assessment, training, community intervention, education and counseling to assist young adults having difficulty in areas such as study skills, organization/time management, academics in life situations, independent living skills, career or job focus, social relationships and advocacy/personal responsibility.

Illinois Based

Challenge Unlimited, Inc.
4 Emmie L. Kaus Lane
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 618-465-0044
Contact: Darlene Ladd, Intake/Recruitment Director, dladd@cuinc.org
CUINC.org
Challenge Unlimited provides transition services to high school students with developmental disabilities. Challenge Unlimited collaborates with local schools to give parents information on what services and opportunities are available after high school as well as how to obtain funding for services.

New Opportunities, Inc.
1510 West Seventh Street
Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: 618-452-8165
Fax: 618-452-8166
Contact: Sharon Varady, Administrator
NewOpportunities.us
New Opportunities has training programs to meet the special needs and preferences of individuals. The Regular Work Program is conducted in a structured setting to help individuals develop appropriate work behavior and skills so they may obtain work in a community setting.

Internet Resources

Autism Speaks Missouri Transition Tool Kit
AutismSpeaks.org/docs/family_services_docs/transition/Missouri.pdf
This resource contains a timeline and description of the transition process beginning at age 14 in Missouri. Important areas of consideration as well as specific resources are included. Some important issues addressed are education, guardianship, vocational rehabilitation, social security and housing.

Autism Speaks Illinois Transition Tool Kit
AutismSpeaks.org/docs/family_services_docs/transition/Illinois.pdf
This resource includes a timeline and description of the transition process beginning at the age of 15 in Illinois. It includes a checklist and important considerations such as education, guardianship, vocational rehabilitation, social security and housing.

Autism in the Workplace-Autism Speaks
AutismSpeaks.org/docs/family_services_docs/transition/Missouri.pdf
This is a resource for employers of individuals of autism as well as vocational rehabilitation professionals. It includes information and facts on autism and employment including helpful literary resources, proven practices and suggestions.

Going to College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities
AutismSpeaks.org/docs/family_services_docs/transition/Missouri.pdf
This resource has tools to help teens identify their strengths in order to set goals for college. It includes tips for achievement in college and what to expect from college life. Here you will also find how to prepare and plan for college including the application process.

MENTAL HEALTH & THERAPY

Animal Therapy

CHAMP Assistance Dogs, Inc.
4910 Parker Road
Florissant, MO 63033
Phone: 314-653-9466
ChampDogs.org
Contact: Lena Hartshorn, Placement Services Coordinator
C.H.A.M.P. (Canine Helpers Allow More Possibilities) Assistance Dogs places skilled services dogs with individuals with disabilities. CHAMP also provides the community with disability awareness. Services and programs include therapeutic services, placement services, an education program (school presentations) and a reading program utilizing dogs.

Equine-Assisted Therapy, Inc.
Longview Farm Park
13525 Clayton Road
Town & Country, MO 63141

3369 Highway 109
Wildwood, MO 63038
Phone: 314-221-3642
Contact: Ginni Hartke, Director and Founder
Equine-AssistedTherapy.org
Equine-Assisted Therapy provides horseman experiences to individuals with disabilities in order to better the quality and productivity of their lives.

Ride On St. Louis
6008 Windsor Harbor Lane
Kimmswick, MO 63053
Phone: 636-464-3408
Contact: Marita Wassman
RideOnSTL.org
Ride on St. Louis provides hippotherapy, therapeutic riding and sports riding programs. Program entry is based on rider’s ability and level of assistance needed. Therapeutic riding instructors, physical therapists and special education teachers determine program placement. Equine-assisted activities and therapies are used to achieve emotional, mental and physical benefits for individuals with disabilities.

Support Dogs, Inc.
11645 Liburn Park Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-997-2325
Contact: Bill Dahlkamp, Executive Director, bdahlkamp@supportdogs.org
SupportDogs.org
Support Dogs provides training programs for dogs to become assistance dogs. Through the TOUCH Program teams provide pet visitation to facilities. The Paws for Reading Program places dogs in St. Louis schools and library settings to promote reading among children. Support Dogs also provides public education presentations about service dogs and how they help individuals with disabilities.

Therapeutic Horsemanship
332 Stable Lane
Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: 636-332-4940
Contact: Amy Willard, Program Manager, awillard@thstl.org
THSTL.org

Art Therapy

Art For Your Brain
12015 Manchester Road., Suite 57LL
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-494-7046
Contact: Jennifer R. Bruner, ATR-B, LPC, NCC
ArtForYourBrain.com
Jennifer is a licensed professional counselor for Missouri and Illinois. She works with children and adults who have issues related to hospitalization, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment, and spectrum disorders.

The Art and Play Therapy Private Practice
7243 Delmar Suite 201
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314-832-7340
Contact: Jane Seelig, LPC, ATR, BCCPT-S
Jane specializes in treating traumatized children ages 3 – 21 using play and art therapy. She is available for presentations on this topic as well as on sensory integration treatment (therapeutic listening, ball uses weighted blanket and brushing) to compliment art therapy treatment which works well with trauma folks and autistic spectrum disorders. Jane also has openings for art therapy and LPC supervision. Jane also works at Jane also works at Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital.

Expressive Family Therapy Center
7243 Delmar Boulevard.
University City, MO 63130
Phone: 314-306-7688
Contact: Tracy Ehrhardt, LMFT, ATR-BC
ExpressiveFamily.com
The Art Therapists at Expressive Family Therapy Center are mental health professionals specifically trained to use art with individuals of all ages who are stressed, in conflict, or traumatized. Art Therapists are qualified by and follow ethical standards of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). The Art Therapy Credential Board grants registration and certification with those professionals who have completed a 1aster’s level of training, plus postgraduate supervised experience.

Goebl-Parker, Shelly, MSW, LCSW, ATR-BC
Assistant Professor of Art Therapy Counseling Program – Southern Illinois University
6050 Kingsbury Avenue.
St. Louis, MO 63112
Phone: 618-650-3196
Phone 2: 314-374-1570
Ms. Goebl-Parker is an educator, art therapist, social worker, visual artist with experience serving children and families in residential and community based settings. Interested in Reggio Emilia inspired practices in education, the overlap of art therapy community based practice, arts integration in urban schools and community arts. She is keenly interested in building learning communities to support cross-disciplinary collaboration and development in these areas. Specialties include collaborative skills training, research interest, particularly qualitative methods, evaluation methods, professional development, visioning for organizations and learning communities.

Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63133
Phone: 314-512-7800
Fax: 314-512-7812
Contact: Jane Seelig
Jane specializes in treating traumatized children ages 3 – 21 using play and art therapy. She is available for presentations on this topic as well as on sensory integration treatment (therapeutic listening, ball uses weighted blanket and brushing) to compliment art therapy treatment which works well with trauma folks and autistic spectrum disorders. Jane also has openings for art therapy and LPC supervision. Jane also works at The Art and Play Therapy Private Practice.

Higgs, Traci, MA, ATR-BC, CGP
Art Therapist Behavioral Health Department – St. John’s Mercy Medical Center
615 S. New Ballas Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Phone: 314-251-6933 ext. 27973
Traci is a professional art therapist. She conducts classes for individuals of all ages who are physically and developmentally challenged. She has worked in the field for more than 20 years.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-454-2758
Contact: Julie Gant, ATR-BC, LPC, jxg1201@bjc.org
At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, master level therapists specially trained in art and psychology work as primary therapists or as part of treatment teams to encourage the patient to communicate with symbols and expressions through art media. They work with people of all ages, individuals, families, or groups in clinical, hospital, community, educational and rehabilitative settings.

Behavior Therapy

Agencies listed under this section provide services to help address behavior problems. This may include problems with aggressive behavior, poor social interactions, non-compliance, rumination, etc. Many of these agencies use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to promote positive behavior change.

Behavior Intervention Services, LLC [BIS]
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 220
Creve Coeur, MO 63132
Phone: 314-395-9375
Fax: 314-395-3981
Contact: Lynn Brook, lbrook@bis-stl.com
BehaviorInterventionServices.com
BIS provides numerous services for individuals with disabilities including in-home personal care assistance, ABA implementation, independent supported living services, education and social groups, as well as parent and family support.

Behavior Connections, LLC
Phone: 636-575-4222
Contact: Stephanie Merker, M.S., BCBA Stephanie.Merker@gmail.com
BehaviorConnections.com
Behavior Connections provides training to family members on ABA techniques to be used with individuals in the home.

Behavior Solutions
Phone: 636-265-0407
Contact: Angie Peeler
BehSolutions.com/index.htm
Behavior Solutions provides services to the greater St. Louis and the greater St. Charles areas as well as other parts of Missouri and Illinois. Some services include early intervention, education, ABA implementation, parent training and workshops.

Best Behavior Consulting
1233 Meyer St
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314-795-2696
Contact Melissa Weber, Mweber.bbc@gmail.com
Best Behavior Consulting provides ABA services and therapy for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Establishing Interactions, LLC
2550 Sutton Boulevard, #214
Maplewood, MO 63143
Phone: 314-479-8083
Contact: Deirdre Walker Ddwalker107@aol.com
Establishing Interactions provides ABA services for children with developmental disabilities.

Great Strides Behavioral Consulting
19 Lexington Oaks Court
Foristell, MO 63348
Phone: 636-673-2000
Contact: Todd Streff, todd@greatstrides.cc
GreatStrides.cc
Great Strides Behavioral Consulting provides education, training, treatment and consultation services to individuals, families and organizations utilizing ABA techniques.

Counseling

Behavior Intervention Services, LLC [BIS]
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 220
Creve Coeur, MO 63132
Phone: 314-395-9375
Fax: 314-395-9381
Contact: Jackie Kline ext. 111, jkline@bis-stl.com
BehaviorInterventionServices.com
Behavior Intervention Services offers Individual and Family Therapy for a wide spectrum of emotional issues including stress and anger management, anxiety, depression, and crisis intervention. Also available are Parent and Guardian Support Group, Individualized Supported Living Support Group, and a Sibling Support Group for siblings of children or adults with developmental disabilities.

Counseling & Assessment for Behavioral Health, Inc.
745 Craig Rd, Suite 218
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-569-5055
Contact: Dr. Catherine Hasler, catherinehasler@cabh.org
CABH.org
Counseling & Assessment for Behavioral Health aims to meet the intellectual, social and emotional needs of children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Singh Medical Specialists
Behavioral Health: Harmeeta K. Singh MD
8112 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314-725-5556
Email: harmeeta@singhmedical.com
This practice specializes in psychiatry and internal medicine. Please call the office for more information.

St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training
Ballwin, MO
Phone: 314-681-8272
Fax: 636-230-8600
Contact: Pam Dyson, MA, LPC, RPT, pam@stlplaytherapy.com
Pam is a child development expert, parenting coach, licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor and registered play therapist. In addition to her private practice in Ballwin, she teaches a graduate level course in Play Therapy at Lindenwood University, services as a mental health consultant, and facilitates conference workshops across the United States.

Transitional Life Solutions, LLC
Ladue, MO 63124
Phone: 314-983-2727
Fax: 314-560-6159
Contact: Renau Bozarth, rboza@sbcglobal.com
TransitionalLifeSolutions.com
Transitional Life Solutions serves young adults, aged 16-26 with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, or higher level ASD. Services are provided at home, community, work, school, or college, allowing for specific skill training, practice, and generalization across multiple settings. We assist young adults in achieving their highest functional potential across all areas of independent living, employment, and socialization. Family training, counseling, and consultation
are also part of the core program.

Early Intervention Services

Behavior Intervention Services, LLC [BIS]
10176 Corporate Square Drive #220
Creve Coeur MO, 63132
Phone: 314-395-9375
Fax: 314-395-9381
BehaviorInterventionServices.com
Behavior Intervention Services provides education, training, and support to children and families affected by autism. They provide in-home ABA implementation through personal care assistants, conduct assessments overseen by Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and provide a number of extra-curricular activities and opportunities for children to interact with others and enhance their social skills.

Behavior Solutions
321 Copper Tree Court
O’Fallon, MO 63368
Phone: 636-265-0407
Email: info@behsolutions.com
Contact: Angie or Colin Peeler
BehSolutions.com
Behavior Solutions provides education, training, and support to children and families affected by autism. They provide in home ABA implementation, parent and staff training, school consultations, community and/or residential placements. Behavior Solutions specializes in early intensive behavioral interventions for Autism and severe behavior.

Building Blocks Therapy
232 Niagra Drive
Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: 636-399-3678
Fax: 888-729-9856
Contact: Larissa McPherson, lmcpherson@buildingblocksmo.com
BuildingBlocksMO.com
Building Blocks Therapy provides in home speech and language therapy to children in the St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren County areas.

Dynamic Pathways LLC
1662 Bryan Road
O’Fallon, MO 63386
Phone: 636-980-1286
Contact: Michelle Broeckelmann, michelle@dynamicpathwaysllc.com
DynamicPathwaysLLC.com
Dynamic Pathways offers learning groups for cooperative play, creative arts, exercise classes, academic skills, science, and music. Dynamic Pathways also provides Relationship Development Intervention programs for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Family Therapy Solutions, Inc.
2120 Bryan Valley
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Phone: 314-774-1859
Fax: 636-240-8096
Contact: Tracy Maher, tracy.maher@familytherapysolutions.org
FamilyTherapySolutions.org
Family Therapy Solution’s interventions are designed to maximize independence and functionality. They provide aqua, speech, occupational, physical, and vital stem therapy.

First Steps Pediatrics, LLC
1000 Camera Avenue, Suite 1
St. Louis, MO 63126
Phone: 314-367-7711
Email: stacey@firststepspediatrics.net
EIKids.com/mo/matrix/default.asp
First Steps offers coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families. It is designed for children, birth to age 3, who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions that are associated with developmental disabilities.

Good Shepherd School for Children
1170 Timber Run
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-469-0606
Fax: 314-469-3294
Email: goodshepherd@goodss.org
GoodSS.org
Good Shepard School for Children provides occupational, speech, music, behavioral, developmental, and physical therapies. It also provides preschool child care and elementary academic assistance.

Great Strides Behavioral Consulting
19 Lexington Oaks Court
Foristell, MO 63348
Phone: 636-673-2000
Contact: Todd Streff, todd@greatstrides.cc
GreatStrides.cc
Great Strides Behavioral Consulting specializes in serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, schools and other related providers. They utilize treatment focused upon the development of meaningful communication, improved social interaction, play and recreational skills, classroom readiness, peer relationships and greater independence.

Leaps and Bounds
324 Jungerman Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-928-5327
Fax: 636-928-5322
Email: info@leapsandboundskids.com
LeapsAndBoundsKids.com
Programs offered include occupational, physical, speech and language therapies. Group therapy programs offered include handwriting, social skills, feeding skills, speech and language skills.

Mercy Autism Center
Phone: 314-872-3345
Mercy Autism Center’s Intensive Early Intervention Program for Young Children with ASD provides behavior Analysis services for toddlers ages 18-36 months with ASD.

St. John’s Mercy Child Development Center
641 North New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-872-3345
StJohnsMercy.org
St. John’s Mercy Child Development Center provides speech/language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, feeding/swallowing services, psychological/psycho educational services, relationship development assessment/intervention, and ADOS testing for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Saint Louis University Dept of Communication Disorders
Speech Language Hearing Clinic

3750 Lindell Boulevard Suite 32
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-977-3365
SLU.edu/x12349.xml
The Early Childhood Language/Literacy Center (ECLC) Program is a language/literacy classroom-based preschool program within the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The ECLC serves young children who may have communication impairments, as well as their families.

Saint Louis University Dept of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice

3437 Caroline Street Room #2020
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-977-8514
Fax: 314-977-5414
SLU.edu/x2392.xml
This department within Saint Louis University provides Occupational Therapy services for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

Neurological Services

The following neurologists have experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, in diagnosing, treating, and managing the ongoing care of patients suffering from disorders of the nervous system including but not limited to cognitive/behavioral syndromes, epilepsy, traumatic injuries of the brain, cerebrovascular diseases such as strokes, sleep disorders (including insomnia), cerebral palsy, encephalitis, infections that occur in the peripheral nervous system, tumors in the brain and spinal cord, multiple sclerosis, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Ajitesh, Rai, MD
Neurology Associates of Alton
2 Memorial Drive # 201
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 618-465-8666

Altman, Dennis, MD
St. Johns Mercy Medical Center
621 South New Ballas Road, Suite 5009B
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-251-5866
Fax: 314-251-5867

Callahan, David, MD
Child Neurology Associates
St. Lukes Hospital
226 South Woods Mill Road, Suite 46W
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-275-7070

Fenton, Glen, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Cardinal Glennon Childrens Medical Center
1465 South Grand Boulevard, Suite G55
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-577-5338
Fax: 314 268 6411

Genetic Consultants of St. Louis
ASD Centers, LLC
4101 Mexico Rd, Suite H
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-922-4472
Email: asdtreatmentclinic@gmail.com
Contact: Karen
AutismTreatmentClinics.com
The ASD Centers are a multi-specialty physician healthcare provider with offices nationwide. They specialize in providing care for patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in the areas of genetics, endocrinology, neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, radiology, and reproductive medicine.

Montovani, John F., MD
St Louis Child Neurology Services
621 South New Ballas Road, Suite 5009B
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-251-5866
Fax: 314-251-5867

Portnoy, Shulamit, MD
Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Center
2600 Hadley Street
St. Louis, MO 63016
Phone: 314-539-9543

Rohrbaugh, James, MD
Child Neurology Associates
St. Lukes Hospital
226 South Woods Mill Road, Suite 46W
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-275-7070
Fax: 314-275-2666

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Place, 2nd Floor, Suite C/D
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-454-6120
Fax: 314-454-2523
Email: noetzelm@neuro.wustl.edu

Occupational Therapy

Missouri Based

Community Practice Program
Washington University
4444 Forest Park Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-362-5079
Contact: Shanell Crosswhite, crosswhitesh@msnotes.wustl.edu
Services are provided to a wide range of people including those with autism and developmental disabilities. Services are available to the public through the university program.

Family Therapy Solutions, Inc.
2120 Bryan Valley
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Phone: 314-774-1859
Fax: 636-240-8096
FamilyTherapySolutions.org
Services are provided for a people of all ages, from premature babies to adults. Available services include occupational, physical, speech, aqua therapies, as well as VitalStim therapy for dysphagia.

Giant Steps of St. Louis
7281 Sarah Street
Maplewood, MO 63143
Phone: 314-932-1051
Fax: 314-932-1053
Contact: Betty Berger, Director, bberger@giantsteps-stlouis.org
GiantSteps-StLouis.org
School/summer programs for children ages 3-21 in Missouri and Illinois that provides speech, occupational and music therapies, academic instruction, social skills, service learning, visual and performing arts and physical education.

Good Shepherd School for Children
Therapy Classes and Services

1170 Timber Run
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-469-0606
Fax: 314-469-3294
Contact: Nancy Litzau
Development.GoodSS.org/therapy-services
Services are available in the school setting for children 6 and under and home-based services 18 and under. Available services include occupational, physical, speech/language, music, developmental and behavioral therapies.

Howard Park Early Childhood Center
15834 Clayton Road
Ellisville, MO 63011
Phone: 636-227-2339
Fax: 636-227-8711
HowardParkCenter.org
The Pediatric Partnership Program provides services to children up to age 18 with special needs. Available services include physical, occupational, speech and developmental therapies either inhome or at the Center.

Leaps and Bounds
324 Jungerman Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-928-5327
Fax: 636-928-5322
Email: info@leapsandboundskids.com
LeapsAndBoundsKids.com
Programs offered include occupational, physical, speech and language therapies. Group therapy programs offered include handwriting, social skills, feeding skills, speech and language skills.

Mercy Autism Center
Phone: 314-872-3345
Mercy Autism Center’s Intensive Early Intervention Program for Young Children with ASD provides Occupational Therapy services for toddlers ages 18-36 months with ASD. This includes sensory processing, fine motor, gross motor, and visual motor skills, self-help & adaptive behavior, motor planning, food exposure & feeding and oral motor skills.

Miriam Learning Center
Social Skills Training Groups

501 Bacon Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-961-1500
Fax: 314-968-7338
Email: brose@miriamlearningcenter.org
MariamLearningCenter.org
Service programs for children ages 3 to 18 with special needs can be provided in-home or in the school setting. Available services include occupational, speech, language, physical, behavioral, music and art therapies as well as counseling, social skills training, academic support, after school recreational programs and family support.

PS Kids, LLC
Positive Support for Kids

6022 South Lindbergh, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone: 314-845-7751
Fax: 314-845-7752
Email: pskids@sbcglobal.net
PS-Kids.comv
Available services include occupational, speech-language, physical, and developmental therapies, and programs involving social skills, writing, speech articulation, and addressing food aversion problems.

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital
11365 Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Phone: 314-872-6400
Fax: 314-872-6500
Email: info@rankenjordan.org
RankenJordan.org
This is a specialty hospital that provides services for children with physical and cognitive impairments, functional limitations and developmental delays. Available services include occupational, physical, aquatic and speech therapies.

Sensory Solutions
10560 Old Olive Street Road, Suite 100
St Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-567-4707
Fax: 314-567-4505
Email: info@sensorysolutions.org
Contact: Sheree Behrndt, OTR/L, Owner, sheree@sensorysolutions.org
SensorySolutions.org
This organization offers services for children that include physical, speech and occupational therapies. A program called Sensory Solutions Food School is offered to help deal with feeding issues.

Specialized Pediatric Occupational Therapy, LLC (SPOT)
5500 Chauveau Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Phone: 314-368-0372
Contact: Ellen Venturella-Wilson, MS, OTR/L, ellen@pedspot.com
PedSPOT.com
SPOT offers in-home occupational therapy for infants and children in the greater St. Louis area.

Saint Louis University Department of Occupational Science and Occupational
Therapy: Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice

St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-977-8514
Fax: 314-977-5414
Email: otpractice@slu.edu
Contact: Jen Owen
SLU.edu/x2392.xml
Services are available through Saint Louis University Faculty on-site and in the community. Programs available include social skills, teenage specific groups, and feeding groups.

Therapeutic Playtime
3488 Jeffco Boulevard, Suite 103A
Arnold, MO 63010
Phone: 636-464-5439
Fax: 636-464-5438
Email: kids@therapyplay.com
TherapyPlay.com
Services are provided to children up to age 21 in-home or outpatient. Services include speech, developmental, occupational and physical therapies.

Therapy Relief Inc.
16216 Baxter Road, Suite 330
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 636-733-3330
Fax: 636-733-3332
Email: therapyrelief@aol.com
TherapyRelief.com
Services include speech-language, occupational, physical and developmental therapies to children.

TouchPoint Autism Services
1101 Olivette Executive Pkwy
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-432-6200
Fax: 314-849-2721
TouchPointAutism.org
Clinical therapies include behavioral, communication, music, sensory integration and occupational therapies for children and adults with autism.

United Services
4140 Old Mill Pkwy
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-926-2700
Fax: 636-447-4919
Contact: Melissa Gagnepain
UnitedSrvcs.org
Pediatric therapy services are available for children between 6 weeks old and kindergarten. Available services include speech, occupational and physical therapies.

Illinois Based

UPC Heartland
270 N Center Street, Suite 200
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone: 618-288-2218
This agency offers developmental therapy for children with autism that focus improving cognitive, language, motor, self-help, and socialization skills.

William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center (ARC)
400 South Main
Wood River, IL 62095
Phone: 618-251-2175
Fax: 618-251-6294
BeDellARC.org/index.html
This agency offers early intervention programming that focuses on communication skills, cognitive skills, motor skills, social skills, and self-help skills.

Parent & Sibling Supports

For Parents & Caregivers

Behavior Intervention Services, LLC [BIS]
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 220
Creve Coeur, MO 63132
Phone: 314-395-9375
Fax: 314-395-9381
Contact: Jackie Kline ext. 111, jkline@bis-stl.com
BehaviorInterventionServices.com
Please contact this agency for current classes, support groups and other support services.

Autism, PDD & Behavior Support Group
Twin Chimneys Family Center
7145 Twin Chimneys Boulevard
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Phone: 636-578-8534
Contact: Tim Stewart, Group Coordinator
The Autism, PDD & Behavior Support Group is for parents of children 0-5 years of age diagnosed with Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Behavior Disorder. It meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:00pm.

Continuing Advocacy Support Group
800 Friedens Road, Suite 200
St. Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 636-949-2425
Contact: Audrey Yarbrough, Group Coordinator
Fact.MO.org
These groups are for general support of all parents/caregivers of children and youth with disabilities. Topics/issues for discussion are varied and are determined by the participants. Please call the contact number for more details or to register to attend. Group meets on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Down Syndrome Association Support Group
United Services
4140 Old Mill Parkway
St. Peters, MO
Phone: 636-240-0720
Contact: Group Coordinator: Adrienne Bievenue, mommyof3oneds@yahoo.com
The Down Syndrome Association Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday beginning at 6pm. Group follows Fort Zumwalt School District cancellation schedule for inclement weather.

St. Charles County Autism Support Group
Leaps and Bounds
324 Jungermann Road
St. Peters, MO
Phone: 636-441-8042
Contact: Suzan Reed, Group Coordinator
SCCASG.org
The St. Charles County Autism Support Group is open to all families and caregivers of persons with autism spectrum disorders or other neurodevelopmental disabilities. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

For Siblings

Behavior Intervention Services, LLC [BIS]
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 220
Creve Coeur, MO 63132
Phone: 314-395-9375
Fax: 314-395-9381
Contact: Jackie Kline ext. 111, jkline@bis-stl.com
BehaviorInterventionServices.com
Please contact this agency for current classes, support groups and other support services.

Autism Speaks: Autism Inside and Out
1121 Olivette Executive Parkway, Suite 220
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-680-7781
Contact: Barbara Schuver, MSW, brschuver@yahoo.com
This six-week therapy group is designed to explore how autism impacts our lives. In this group, we will identify the feelings and issues that often plague the parent or caregiver of an individual with special needs. Please join a group of your peers for insight, problem-solving, support, and empowerment.

Belle Center
10802 Old Des Peres Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-821-5230
Contact: Theresa Strothkamp
BelleCenter.com
The Belle Center’s Sibshops provide the opportunity for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

Sibshop Sibling Support Group
United Services
2120 Old Mill Parkway
St. Peters, MO
Phone: 636-926-2700
Contact: Suzanne Salmo, Group Coordinator
This is a support group for children 6 to 12 years of age who have a sibling with a disability. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:00-7:00pm.

St. Louis ARC
1177 N. Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-817-2275
SLARC.org
St. Louis ARC’s Sibshops are a great way for kids to meet and interact with other kids who have a sibling with a disability. For kids ages 6-11 they offer a recreationally-based program with activities of all kinds. Children may join at any time, although they must be pre-registered and pay a $35 fee (scholarships are available). They also offer a TEEN Sibshop program for teens ages 12-15 who have a sibling with a developmental disability.

TouchPoint Autism Services
1101 Olivette Executive Parkway
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-432-6200
Contact: Ann Schad, LCSW
TouchPointAutism.org
TouchPoint Autism Services’ Sibshops meet on the second Wednesday night of the month at the Olivette location. Four to 11 year-olds meet from 6 pm to 7 pm, while 12-18 year-olds meet from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. The older group occasionally goes on outings during their meeting time. Sibshops run from September through May.

Psychological & Assessment Services

Missouri Based

Counseling & Assessment for Behavioral Health, Inc.
745 Craig Road, Suite 218
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-569-5055
Fax: 314-569-5075
CABH.org
Contact: Dr. Catherine Hasler
Email: catherinehasler@cabh.org
The Counseling & Assessment for Behavioral Health, Inc. provides assessments for learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, and psychological assessments. The therapists provide a wide range of counseling services to support children, adolescents, parents, and other caregivers. Some specialized areas include Asperger’s, Bipolar,Social Skills, Oppositional Children, and more.

Collins, William, Ph.D
Reintegrative Health Institute
1610 Des Peres Road, Suite 340
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-984-8412
Contact: Chris Collins, ccollins@rhistl.com
RhiSTL.com
Dr. Collins provides individual therapy, family therapy, neurofeedback, ADHD Assessment, low energy Neurofeedback (LENS), neuro sensory reintegration (NSR), sports enhancement. He assists children with %sperger’s and %utism.

Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at Cardinal Glennon
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
1465 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-577-5609
CardinalGlennon.com
Cardinal Clennon provides examinations, assessments and referrals for medical consultation for children with a number of developmental disabilities.

Mercy Autism Center
Phone: 314-872-3345
Mercy Autism Center provides ASD Diagnosis and Assessment services through a boardcertified neurodevelopmental pediatrician or neurologist and clinical psychologist using the latest diagnostic tools to evaluate developmental, cognitive and behavioral functioning.

McDougal, Wendy, MA, LPC, LCSW
930 Kehrs Mill Road, Suite 320
Ballwin, MO 63011
Phone: 314-853-9590
Email: wwmcd@swbell.net
Ms. McDougal provides parents, family members, and siblings with support, guidance and resources. She is certified to provide the ADOS Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule to children from 18 months of age through adulthood regardless of language capability.

Stiens, Richard, Ph.D
Associated Counseling & Assessment Services
17263 Wild Horse Creek Road, Suite 203
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Phone: 636-536-0022
Mental-Help.net
Dr. Stiens provides psychological assessments, academic achievement evaluations, consultation, and advocacy regarding school-based services.

St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
16216 Baxter Road
St. Louis, MO 63017
Phone: 636-535-9188
SLBMI.com
The St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute provides specialized programs for eating disorders, anxiety, and pain management. Provide complete psycho-educational testing, and individual and family therapy.

Yunker, John, MS
Licensed Psychologist
225 S. Meramec Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-727-7266
Dr. Yunker conducts assessments for autism, oppositional defiant disorder, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and more.

Illinois Based

Golden, Fredrick, CP, Ph.D
Consulting Clinical Psychologist
400 South Main Street
Wood River, IL 62095
618-251-2175
Dr. Golden assists with the diagnosis and treatment of developmental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

Hinz, Michael A., CP, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist
6 Emerald Terrace
Swansea, IL 62226
Phone: 618- 233-0500
Dr. Hinz assists with the diagnosis and treatment of developmental, emotional, and behavior disorders.

Speech & Language Therapy

Agencies

Action for Autism
16052 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 205
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 636-449-0359
Action for Autism helps families attain the care, treatment, and educational support they may not otherwise receive. Funds assist with the cost of schooling, physical, occupational, and speech therapies. They also provide care and support for children and families, help parents learn to better support and teach their children, and also attain other services specific to the needs of their children.

Center for Hearing and Speech
9835 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-968-4710
Contact: Beth Issa
Email: issab@chsstl.org
Email 2: robinsonm@chsstl.org
Hearing-SpeechStLouis.org
We are a hearing and speech center serving children and adults of all ages for hearing evaluations, hearing aids, speech evaluations, and speech therapy. We provide these services to private pay clients, private insurance clients, and primarily to government insurance clients and individuals who canot afford them with a sliding fee scale. You may learn more about the Center by visiting our website.

Giant Steps of St. Louis
7281 Sarah St.
Maplewood, MO 63143
Phone: 314-932-1051
Contact: Betty Berger, Director
Email: bberger@giantsteps-stlous.org
GiantSteps-StLouis.org
Giant Steps is a special education school and therapy center for children with autism. The center is a placement alternative for students who have struggled in larger schools and need more intensive support to make academic progress. Student plans generally include Speech, Occupational and Music therapies, Academic Instruction, Social Skills, Service Learning, Visual and Performing Arts and Physical Education. Pre-vocational instruction is available for older students. Giant Steps serves Missouri and Illinois students between the ages of 3 and 21.

Jacobs, Elise R., MA CCC-SLP
Ballwin, MO 63021
Phone: 636-220-2280
Email: Elise@SpeakWithElise.com
SpeakWithElise.com
Ms. Jacobs is a private Speech Language Pathologist who provides in-home or in private school (if allowed) speech/language therapy.

Family Therapy Solutions, Inc.
2120 Bryan Valley
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Phone: 314-774-1859
Fax: 636-240-8096
Contact: Tracy Maher, Office Manager, Tracy.maher@familytherapysolutions.org
FamilyTherapySolutions.org
Family Therapy Solutions, Inc. is an outpatient therapy clinic that specializes in pediatric occupational therapy, pediatric physical therapy, speech therapy and VitalStim therapy. The mission at Family Therapy Solutions is to provide exceptional therapy for all ages that positively impacts quality of life. They have experience working with children who have been diagnosed with disorders such as autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Down Syndrome, William Syndrome, Costello Syndrome, Spina Bifida, premature babies, seizure disorders, ventilator dependent children and many more. They offer in-home and center-based services. They accept insurance and private pay clients. The center has a sensory room/gym, a life skills room, a fine motor room and a speech room. They offer private one-on-one therapy sessions and we offer group therapies and summer camps.

Mercy Autism Center
Phone: 314-872-3345
Mercy Autism Center’s Intensive Early Intervention Program for Young Children with ASD provides Speech and language Pathology focusing on receptive & expressive language, nonverbal & social communication, articulation/phonological skills, social & play skills, & feeding and oral motor skills.

Sensory Solutions
Creve Coeur Pavilion
10560 Old Olive Street Road, Suite 100
St. Louis MO 63141
Phone: 636-931-6543
Contact: Sheree Behrndt, OTR/L, sheree@sensorysolutions.org or
sensorysolutions@hotmail.com
SensorySolutions.org
Sensory Solutions provides Pediatric, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies both in the home and at an outpatient clinic. Occupational Therapists specialize in working with children that have delays in sensory processing and feeding complications. They provide 1:1 services as well as groups and Food School throughout the week. Visit their website to find out more information.

Lindhorst, Sue MA CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Services, Inc.
14824 Clayton Road, Suite 23
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Email: suzannelindhorst@sbcglobal.net
Ms. Lindhorst is a pediatric speech-language pathologist with 30 years of experience. She provides speech and language services to all children and social programming for children on the spectrum. She has been trained in Relationship Development Intervention (Gutstein) and was a consultant for four years. After that she decided to create her own programming for social deficits which is heavily based in RDI with a touch of Hanen and Prizants programs. She specializes in the communication and social deficits of children with autism as well as oral/verbal apraxia of any child.

Therapy Relief Inc.
16216 Baxter Road, Suite 330
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 636-733-3332
Fax: 636-733-3332
Contact: Susan Conklin, therapyrelief@aol.com
TherapyRelief.com
Therapy Relief Inc. is a full service pediatric therapy agency. They provide skilled Occupational, Speech, Physical, and Developmental therapists who do both in-home and clinic based therapy. Their therapists are located throughout St. Louis and St. Charles counties. They are in network with most commercial insurance and are also Medicaid providers including HCSUA, Molina, and Missouri Care. They also offer Social Skill Classes as well as Picky Eaters Classes.

Therapeutic Playtime
3488 Jeffco Boulevard Ste 103A
Arnold, MO 63010
Phone: 636-464-KIDZ (5439)
Fax: 636-464-5438
Email: kids@therapyplay.com
TherapyPlay.com
Therapeutic Playtime is now accepting referrals for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Services. In addition, they also offer Parents Day-Out preschool, developmental groups, motor groups, language groups, feeding groups, social groups, and handwriting groups. Contact Karen Wild, Director of Therapeutic Playtime for more information.

Victory Speech Therapy and Autism Consulting, LLC
9700 MacKenzie, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone: 314-635-5400
Contact: Jan Butler, SLP CCC Speech-Language Pathologist/Autism Consultant
Email: info@victoryspeechtherapy.com
VictorySpeechTherapy.com
Victory Speech Therapy and Autism Consulting is a God-centered business focused on providing quality speech-language therapy, social skills training, and autism consulting to children and families in a compassionate, loving, and encouraging atmosphere. Ms. Butler offers full speechlanguage evaluations and work with children ages 4 and up on articulation, language, auditory processing, and fluency skills. She also offers social skills training through after-school groups, and also offer a social skills summer camp called Zebra Camp. Although she specializes in children with autism, she does not exclusively work with children with autism. She has had many clients with other diagnoses or no diagnosis at all. In addition to providing therapy for children, Ms. Butler also offer consulting services where she can observe a child in school, home, or community events, and offer suggestions and strategies to help the child function more appropriately and be successful in what they are doing.

The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders
3633 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108-3301
Phone: 314-533-7415
Email: kidtalk@srclinic.org
SRClinic.org
All services are provided at no charge.

Books

Let’s Talk Together by Cory Poland and Amy Chouiard
This book provides over 55 actiities to be implemented by parents and teachers with children who have speech and language difficulties. The activities should be performed in the child’s everyday routines and natural environment.

The Parent’s Guide to Speech and Language Problems by Debbie Feit
Written by a mother of two children with speech disorders, this book combines professional facts and knowledge with personal advice and care. It is user-friendly and practical.

Media

Say-N-Play Computer Software
This is speech articulation practice for children ages 4-9 that use fun games to increase articulation skills. The games are visually engaging and exciting for children, keeping their interest.

Signing Time DVD Collection
This is a volume of DVDs that teach children sign language skills – skills that prove beneficial for children with communication issues as well as their caregivers.

RECREATION & LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Behavior Intervention Services, LLC [BIS]
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 220
Creve Coeur, MO 63132
Phone: 314-395-9375
Fax: 314-395-9381
For Fun with Fitness, contact:
    Gina Noble gnoble@bis-stl.com
For Glee Club, Art Club, and Guys and Girls Nights, contact:
    Jackie Kline ext. 111, jkline@bis-stl.com
BehaviorInterventionServices.com
BIS Glee Club – Every Thursday from 12:30p-1:30p
The BIS office is rockin’ and rollin’ to the sounds of Journey, Pat Benatar and Bon Jovi, just to name a few! Participants and staff break out the tambourines, microphones and air guitars and rock out to their favorite songs. This free, weekly gathering provides a great opportunity for self expression, reciprocal interaction and sensory input. All are welcome to attend but participants must be accompanied by staff.
BIS Art Club
Have a creative side? Want to find out how to use it? Check the Client Events section of the website to find dates for the next BIS Art Club. Participants pay a one time $25 fee for 8 weeks of painting, sculpting, gluing and creating a new one of a kind masterpiece each
week!
Fun with Fitness
From the expert on sports to the kid with two left feet, all will have a blast at Fun with Fitness! This free 8 week class teaches everything from the basics of team sports to the building blocks of proper nutrition. All activities are modified to meet the needs of each participant and the core of each class is teamwork, fitness and self esteem! All are welcome to attend but participants must be accompanied by a family member or staff member at all times.
Guys and Girls Nights
Movies, Music, Pottery, BBQ, the list goes on and on! If you are interested in it, it is probably on the list of activities to be enjoyed at Guys and Girls Night. This free bi-weekly event is a wonderful opportunity for guys or girls of any age to hang out with friends and shared common interests. Through a mixture of group activities, community outings and facilitated interactions participants learn valuable social skills in a safe and fun environment!

Gateway Locomotives – Traveling Hockey Team
Contact: Jim Herman, Coach, jherm47@hotmail.com
GatewayLocomotives.org
Athletes must be able to skate in order to participate – Coach Jim notes that all athletes have learned to skate successfully! Athletes with Down Syndrome must have a recent x-ray indicating that they do not have Atlanto-axial instability. The athletes travel to White Plains, Albany, Denver, Washington DC, Boston, Arlington, and Philadelphia. Because they are the only traveling hockey team in St. Louis, their closest competitors are the Chicago Tomahawks and the Colorado Eagles. The team practices at the Mills Ice Zone in Hazelwood, Missouri every Sunday from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm except for Holidays. There is a registration fee of $37 (first year players are exempt). There is also a fee of $225 for the whole season (Mid September – August); $175 for any additional family members. There is a 50% refundable deposit for equipment. Scholarships are available for hardship cases.

Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Down Syndrome
Phone: 314-606-3639
Email: js10s@hotmail.com
Jensen-Schmidt.com
The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy has been established and designed to meet the sport specific needs of children and young adults with Down syndrome. Through a high level of motivational exercises and positive attitudes, our staff is dedicated to giving our students training in tennis, all the while having fun and building relationships.

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)
Phone: 314-259-5980
Email: info@keenstlouis.org
KEENSTL.org
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)St. Louis is a local affiliate of a national organization that provide one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers. /))2’s mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals. KEEN accepts every child, regardless of the nature or severity of their disability. Because our program is offered free of charge, KEEN includes youth who otherwise would not be engaging in regular physical activity. Facility rentals, equipment, insurance, and other services required to operate our programs are funded through special events, grants, and private donations. We are proud that KEEN programs are available to every family, regardless of their personal resources.

Natural Ties
Phone: 314-935-5599
Email: NaturalTies@hotmail.com
CommunityService.WUSTL.edu/groups/details.php?gid=37
A national college organization at Washington University that provides opportunities for students and people with disabilities to build friendships. We go bowling; have movie nights, holiday celebrations, sporting events, etc. This group is for teens and adults with or without a disability. We will make sure everyone fits in and is happy and comfortable.

Show Me Aquatics and Fitness
2085 Bluestone Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 636-896-0998
Email: showmeaquatics@showmeaquatics.org
Contact: Carolyn Sprehe, csprehe@showmeaquatics.org
ShowMeAquatics.org
Show Me Aquatics and Fitness’ mission is to promote health, fitness, and quality of life in an environment that is as accommodating, accessible, and barrier-free as possible. They offer water and land-based therapy as part of an aqua ability program, in which individuals will gain strength and endurance through water resistance and buoyancy-assisted range of motion. Locations include: St. Charles County Family YMCA, Mid County Family YMCA, O’Fallon Family YMCA, and Sunnen Community Center at Rainbow Village.

The Special Needs Soccer Association, SPENSA
P.O. Box 190123
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-894-1339
SPENSA.org
The Special Needs Soccer Association, SPENSA, is a Not-for-Profit, St. Louis-based soccer program for young people with disabilities. Our program is mirrored after a national program created through the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) called “TOPSoccer” (The Outreach Program for Soccer). SPENSA is an affiliate member of the Missouri Youth Soccer Association, (MYSA). SPENSA is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl of ages 5-21 who has a mental or physical disability. The athletes practice for one hour on Saturday mornings for 8-10 weeks in the Fall and Spring seasons. It is our hope over the next few years to enable hundreds of St. Louis area young people the opportunity to become a valued and successful member of the St. Louis soccer community. SPENSA is free of charge to all of these special children. The program is funded through the generous donations of individuals, corporations and area soccer clubs.

STAGES St. Louis
STAGES Administrative Offices and Performing Arts Academy
444 Chesterfield Center, Suite 215
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-530-5959
Contact: Rob Grumich, rgrumich@stagesstlouis.org
StagesStLouis.org
STAGES offers classes, workshops, and performance opportunities for individuals with physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities. There are acting, singing, and dancing classes – all courses are adapted to meet the needs of participants. They are taught by teaching artists and special educators. Some classes are year-round, some are held once a week, while summer workshops are held for weeks at a time. Individuals also have an opportunity to perform with ensemble group Troupe Broadway!

St. Louis ARC
1177 N Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
Phone: 314-569-2211
SLARC.org
St. Louis Arc offers a large variety of recreational activities, like sports and fitness, instructional and social activities, and events for teens. Seasonal basketball, bowling, and softball leagues, soccer and golf sessions for adults, and a walking club are available! Instructional and social events include monthly dances and cultural events for adults, book clubs for youth and adults, cooking classes for adults, manners, etiquette, and art classes, as well as an opportunity to participate in an R & R weekend camping program!

St. Louis Challenger Baseball
402 N. Geyer Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
Phone: 314-822-2518
Contact: Buck, buck@challengerbaseball.org
ChallengerBaseball.org
St. Louis Challenger Baseball is a chance for kids to come together as a team and be cheered. We don’t count outs and we don’t count runs. Everybody plays. Everybody scores. Everybody wins. This is a baseball league for kids with disabilities, 8 years old and up.

St. Louis Society for the Physically Disabled
1187 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-989-1188
Email: info@stlsociety.org
STLSociety.org
Youth programs (offered to individuals ages 6-18, 21 if in school) include the Community Recreation Program, which takes place during the week and some weekends. Individuals have the opportunity to see the St. Louis Zoo, the Magic House, the Science Center, baseball games, and be part of the St. Louis community. It is a great way to have fun outdoors and build lasting friendships. The After-School program is held four days a week at Gateway Michael School. It offers free transportation and improved quality of life through exercise. A Sports Camp is held the first full week of June as well. Adults (ages 22 and older) have the opportunity to participate in a vocational training program to assist participants to plan and participate in recreation/leisure programs around St. Louis – Out and About St. Louis County. There is also a St. Louis City Program and a Recreation Program offered to adults.

Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK)
11139 South Towne Square, Suite D
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone: 314-845-3641
Fax: 314-845-9491
Email: info@tasksports.com
TaskSports.org
Team Activities for Special Kids, or TASK, is a St. Louis-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of kids with special needs by providing athletic and social opportunities. We’re proud to say we’ve never turned away a child because of a disability – we’ve always been able to adapt the sport to meet the athlete’s needs. )ach athlete receives a team t-shirt and trophy upon completion of the sport. Group sports include basketball, outdoor soccer, tee ball, coach-pitch softball, modified softball, floor hockey, volleyball, kickball. Individual sports include bowling, golf, swimming, tennis, karate, fitness club. Other social and recreational activities include cooking, arts & crafts, dance, kids in motion, recreation night, TASK Kids’ Club (social activities, 12 and under), Social Club (13 and older), one-week summer day camp (focus on recreational activities).

Team Central Gymnastics Academy – Cardinal Power Kids
2675 Metro Blvd.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Phone: 314-291-0101
Email: tcga@teamcentral.org
TeamCentral.org/index.html
Cardinal Power Kids is a modified movement and gymnastics program endorsed by medical staff and physical therapists for children with developmental and physical disabilities. Medical staff and physical therapists have also assisted in the selection of special equipment used during the program. Coaches and therapists aim to increase flexibility, coordination, strength, and selfconfidence of all participating children. Special Olympics Training is offered for children nine years of age and older. Children have access to in-ground trampolines, cargo nets, foam tumbling pits, balance beam parachute games, climbing rope, uneven bars, and preschool equipment. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. Financial-needs class scholarships are available.

Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis
Administrative office/County Office:
200 S Hanley, Suite 518
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-726-6044
St. Louis City Office:
2334 Olive
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-772-2299
St. Charles Office:
60 Gailwood Dr., Suite C
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 314-477-7704
Email: info@recreationcouncil.org
Contact: Susan Fleming, Executive Director: sfleming@recreationcouncil.org
RecreationCouncil.org
The Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis is a non-for-profit organization which serves as a “clearing house” for information on leisure, recreation, and socialization opportunities for individuals with developmental disABILITIES who reside in the Greater St. Louis area. The council works to ensure that all individuals have access to activities and programs of their choice. Recreation Council staff assists in locating recreation, leisure, and socialization programs in the community. Quarterly newspapers and the Recreation Resource Library keep everyone upto-date on the latest opportunities available for people with developmental disabilities.

YMCA of Greater St. Louis
Metro Association Office, 1528 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-436-1177
Inclusion services: 314- 678-0162
YMCAStLouis.org
The YMCA offers integrated fitness services including aerobics, aquatics, lap swimming, working with weights, and more!

RELIGIOUS RESOURCES

The Academy at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
1220 Paddock Drive
Florissant, MO 63033
Phone: 314-837-0369
ArchSTL.org/education
The Academy at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne is a special education elementary school for children with learning disabilities, attention deficits and other cognitive processing deficits.

Annunziata School
9333 Clayton Road
Ladue, MO 63124
Phone: 314-997-7727
ArchSTL.org/education
Annunziata School is a special education elementary school for children with learning disabilities, attention deficits, and other cognitive processing deficits.

Ascension Learning Center
238 Santa Maria
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Phone: 636-532-1151
ArchSTL.org/education
Ascension Learning Center is a partial-day special education program for elementary-aged children with learning disabilities, attention deficits and speech-language deficits. Located next to a general education parish school, students attend a general education school for part of the day.

Bonhomme Presbyterian Church
14820 Conway Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 636-532-3486
BonPres.org
Contact: Nancy Albrecht, nancyalbrecht@yahoo.com
Bonhomme Presbyterian Church provides a special needs Sunday school class offering opportunities for fellowship, praise, worship, biblical teaching, music, arts/crafts and mission projects to children with special needs from school age through 18 years.

Chesterfield Presbyterian Church
15037 Clayton Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-394-3337
ChesPres.org
Contact: Owen Tarantino, Associate Pastor, owent@chespres.org
Chesterfield Presbyterian Church offers Sunday school classes for young adults (18+) with developmental disabilities as well as a Friendship Class which provides social, community and worship opportunities.

Concord Church
13775 Tesson Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
Phone: 314-843-3500
ConcordLife.com
Concord Baptist Church offers a children’s Bible study and an adult Bible study for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Grace Church
2695 Creve Coeur Mill Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Phone: 314-292-8300
GraceSTL.org
Contact: Rick Klein, Coordinator, specialedition@gracestl.org, ext: 3142
Grace Church’s Special Edition Ministry provides worship and learning experiences for children with special needs during the regular worship service.

Jewish Community Center
2 Milestone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-442-3295
Contact: David Weiner, Inclusion Coordinator
Jewish Community Center provides physical fitness training, dance classes, and summer programs to individuals with developmental disabilities.

King of Kings Lutheran Church
13765 Olive Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-469-2224
KOKSTL.org
Contact: specialneeds@kokstl.org
All The King’s Kids is a ministry for children with special needs and their families. The ministry supports individuals with special needs so they can be involved in the life of the church. Accommodations and supports include classroom shepherds, church time child care, quiet room, and modified confirmation curriculum.

Lutheran Association for Special Education
3558 South Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone: 314-268-1234
LutheranSpecialEd.org
Contact: Lori Christiansen, lori.christiansen@lutheranspecialed.org
Lutheran Association for Special Education partners with St. Louis Metro Area Lutheran schools to provide services and resources to children with special learning needs while remaining in the Christian environment. Some services provided to children in Lutheran schools include resource services, educational resource consultant services, and speech-language therapy.

Promise Christian Academy
1809 Clarkson Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 636-449-0647
PromiseSTL.org
Promise Christian Academy is an evangelical Christian school which integrates academic excellence and high nurture to help individuals with pervasive developmental delays reach their greatest potential.

Seven Holy Founders Learning Center
6737 Rock Hill Road
Affton, MO 63123
Phone: 314-533-3454
SHFSchool.org/lc.php
Seven Holy Founders Learning Center is a program which will be offered in Seven Holy Founders Catholic School beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. Students with learning disabilities and attention problems will attend regular education classrooms for home room, music, gym and other classes, and receive individualized education in smaller classes for academic subjects.

St. Gemma Center
15712 Clayton Road
Ellisville, MO 63011
Phone: 636-230-0580
ArchSTL.org/education
St. Gemma Center provides full day special education services to elementary students with autism and/or developmental disabilities.

St. John the Baptist Learning Center
5021 Adkins Street
St. Louis, MO 63116
Phone: 314-481-6654
Contact: Nancy Haselhorst, Principal
St. John the Baptist Learning Center is located next to St. John the Baptist Elementary School. There are 3 classrooms in the learning center that provide education to students with special needs.

St. Joseph’s Special Services
4445 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-792-7320
St. Joseph’s Special Services provides pre-vocational services for students at St. Mary’s High School.

St. Mary’s Early Intervention and Pre-School
North
1724 Redman Road
St. Louis, MO 63138
Phone: 314-653-2591
Contact: Carol McCandless, Director, stmarysceo@sbcglobal.net
South
1045 Union Road
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone: 314-631-8231
Contact: Molly McCue, Director, stmsouthceo1@sbsglobal.net
St. Mary’s Early Intervention and Pre-School North and South are both inclusionary pre-schools which provide day care and preschool to children of all abilities and early intervention services for children with special needs.

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