Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

Launched in 2005, the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment is a national leader in supporting individuals and families affected by autism and other developmental conditions through comprehensive care, skills and service training, and collaborative research. Founded on the principles of family-centered care, the Thompson Center offers a range of services in one location for patients and their families. 

Your gift can help us help more. Each year, more and more families seek out the support and care that our experts at the Thompson Center can provide. Although we serve more than 4,000 families and conduct more than 800 autism diagnostic evaluations annually, the extraordinary increase in demand has created a waitlist for Thompson Center services that includes more than 1,000 Missouri families — with some waiting more than a year before they can receive the care they need. 

The Thompson Center is set to relocate to a new building in 2025. Your investment will provide these extraordinary life-changing initiatives and so much more: 

  1. Expanded capacity, increasing our number of specialists and annual visits by more than two-fold to meet the demand for clinical services. 
  2. An Intensive Day Treatment Program, the first of its kind in Missouri, filling a large gap between outpatient and inpatient services for the entire state. 
  3. State-of-the-art facilities that complement and accelerate diverse and evidence-based research by our renowned faculty. 

Features of the new space include: 

  • Adaptive and inclusive playground 
  • Family waiting room 
  • Therapy gym 
  • Group therapy rooms 
  • Job training center 
  • Training and conference center 
  • Discovery and research center 
  • Easy-to-navigate entrance and drop-off area

Thompson Center Strategic Fund

Providing extraordinary care to extraordinary patients is a complex, multi-faceted undertaking that is rooted in research and involves clinical care, as well as education and training. Our Strategic Fund supports the greatest needs of the Thompson Center.

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