Autism Services

Why Choose Easterseals Midwest?

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that affects communication, social behavior, and development. Autism affects 1 in 36 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.

Family Navigation and Support Groups

Parents of children with autism and other disabilities can often feel lost, confused, or overwhelmed. Our Family Navigation program ensures that families will not be alone during difficult times. We help support and guide families from birth to adulthood by helping to navigate services, supporting with transitional milestones throughout life, and explaining and connecting families to resources, services, and funding streams. Our Family Navigators are here to support families and answer any questions they may have.

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.

Assessments and Therapy Services

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

Respite and Social Skills Group

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®)

PEERS® is an evidence-based program in which individuals are engaged in learning real-life skills for connecting with others, as well as building and maintaining friendships.

Community Inclusion

Offered in Southeast, Southwest, and Central regions.

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 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.

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

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