State Agencies

DMH - Department of Mental Health

DESE - Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

 

MO Autism Centers

Thompson Center Columbia

Children's Mercy
Kansas City

Cardinal Glennon
St. Louis

SMSU Autism Center
Cape Girardeau

 

Early Intervention

First Steps
Early intervention

 

Parent Training and
Other Information

MPACT - Parent training and information

MODDRC - A network of support options

Child Care

MOCCRRN – Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network - Click on "Special Needs"

Resources

Statewide Autism Resource Directory

The MO-FEAT Statewide Autism Resource Directory is a valuable tool for any family with a loved one on the autism spectrum. The directory can be viewed online (click here), searched online (click here), or request a copy online (click here) to be sent to you free of charge.

All service providers listed in the directory are recommended by other parents of children with an ASD diagnosis. To recommend a service provider, please contact our office at info@mofeat.org or call 636-527-FEAT (3328) or 877-275-8988.

  • Family Supports
    Autism affects the whole family and can be stressful to cope with and sometimes difficult to understand. Families often find support groups helpful, especially at the beginning of their journey. Using respite services to take breaks is also an important tool in managing stress. Talk to your doctor or a professional counselor if you are having difficulty coping.

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  • Crisis Care
    Crisis Care may be needed during times of family emergencies when it becomes difficult for you to care for your child, or during times of behavioral crisis. The Regional Offices are the main provider of crisis supports and crisis funding. Click here to learn more about mental health and autism services in Missouri.

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  • Adult Issues
    Read about all the issues facing your child as he/she transitions into adult life. Employment, community living, and funding issues are explained in this section.

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  • Sibling Issues
    With the amount of time parents spend teaching and re-teaching, taking our kids to therapy and doctor appointments, and managing behavior, it may appear that all our time and attention may be given to the sibling with autism. It is common for siblings to experience a wide range of feelings toward and about the family member with autism.

     

  • Summer Camp Opportunities
    A comprehensive list of camp opportunites including residential (overnight) and day camps are included here.