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"

Summer Camp Opportunities

Residential (Overnight) Camps

Camp Barnabas
For more information, visit their website at  Scholarships available on an as needed basis.

Camp Encourage
For more information, visit their website at, find them on Facebook, and/or call 816-830-7171

Timber Pointe Outdoor Center
Camp Takoda/Camp Pathfinder- Ages 6 - 21 - Day camp for youth with Autism and their siblings.  In partnership  with the Autism Society of McLean County.  For more information visit:

Camp Little Giant—SIU-Carbondale
Camp Little Giant has many programs designed to meet the needs of anyone! Specialized programs have been designed for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, autism, ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injuries and special needs individuals.  Touch of Nature Environmental Center Mailcode 6888, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 (618) 453-1121 website:

Cub Creek Science Camp
Cub Creek Science Camp takes place at Bear River Ranch, in Rolla, Missouri. Cub Creek Science Camp began operation in 1993. Each summer campers attend from nearly every state and many other countries. Ages 7 –17. Contact Lori or Scott Martin (573) 458 -2125

Sunnyhill Adventures
Summer programs for adults, ages 18+, with developmental disabilities provide the opportunity for participants to attend a week long camp corresponding to a theme. Adult programs offer traditional camping opportunities, dances, hayrides, and cookouts. Sunnyhill personnel are able to accommodate adults with disabilities and provide individualized attention to participants by providing staffing ratios of 1:1 or 1:4 to meet participants individualized needs. 6555 Sunlit Way, P.O. Box 246, Dittmer, Missouri 63023 (636) 274-9044 or Contact: Marsha Hubbard


For more information about camps, contact The Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis. A not-for-profit organization which serves as a "clearinghouse" 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 individuals with disABILITIES are aware of and have access to activities and programs of their "choice."