Autism Services

Autism Services

Why Choose Easterseals Midwest?

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that affects communication, social behavior, and development. Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the United States, but, with early diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral techniques, children with autism can live full, engaging lives in the community.

Our team creates individualized plans to develop and improve communication and social skills while troubleshooting problem behaviors. Our services include parent training, family support groups, and community-integration.

To contact our program registration office,
please contact us at 1-800-200-2119 or info@esmw.org.



Family Navigation and Support

Our staff members support families by creating an individualized plan that will allow their child to live a happy, independent life in the community.

Parent Training and Education

We provide support and issue-specific behavior training for families. Our two-week Parent Training program includes group instruction, individual sessions, and guided observation.

Therapies and Assessments

Our therapies are designed to improve your child’s ability to engage and participate in family activities and daily routines.

Applied Behavior Analysis

We modify your child’s environment to improve their social skill development. We follow their progress as together we encourage positive behaviors and address challenging behaviors.

Respite and Support

We provide families with a chance to relax, connect, and enjoy social activities. Teens and young adults can register for our social groups in order to build friendships and develop their social skills.

Social Skills Training (PEERS)

Our program provides participants the support they need to make friends and enjoy a social life. They learn and develop new skills through hands-on activities with parents and peers.

Community Inclusion

Through a customized approach, individuals with autism work with our staff to achieve their social and communication goals as they build friendships and develop social skills.

Community Education

We are committed to educating our community about developmental disabilities, including autism. Please contact us if you would like one of our qualified staff members to address your group or organization about how to create a more inclusive community.

Pre-Employment

Through group training, participants focus on building skills to prepare them to volunteer and/or work in their community. This service is only available in Eastern Missouri.

LINK

LINK is our Employment + Autism Services program. Our team prepares individuals with autism for a success in the workplace.

Early Childhood Academy*

Our Early Childhood Academy is a unique, hybrid program specifically designed to teach children with autism, ages 18 months to five years old, how to interact with their peers and learn in a group setting. Staff members additionally support parents through home visits that promote the child’s progress.

*Currently available in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri.

What regions offer Autism Services?

We have programs throughout the regions we serve that offer support for families impacted by autism. These programs are available in the following regions:

Eastern Missouri
Northwest Missouri
Southeast Missouri
Central Missouri
Southwest Missouri

Please note that not all autism programs are available at each location. Please contact your regional office for a complete list of services offered in your region. For a full list of our offices, please visit our Locations page.

To learn more about our programs at Easterseals Midwest,
please contact us at 1-800-200-2119 or info@esmw.org.

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