Family Resource Service
- Getting started
- Autism Diagnostic Entry Clinic
- Autism Medical Clinic
- Behavioral and Educational Services
- Child Development Clinics
- Child Neuropsychology Clinic
- Early Behavioral Intervention Services
- Plan for Developmental Intervention Services
- Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Services
- Family Resource Service
- Individual and Family Therapy Clinic
- Occupational Therapy Clinic
- Speech and Language Clinic
Susan Austin, RN, MSN, M Ed, Nurse Clinician
Susan Langstraat, LCSW, social worker
Children with special needs often require more medical, mental health, educational and family support services than other children their age. Many parents report that it is hard to find and coordinate adequate services for their children. In the Family Resource Service, a registered nurse works parents to identify family needs and develop a plan to get those needs met. The nurse helps families get information on resources in their communities, such as doctors, speech therapists or daycares. Follow-up and care coordination is also provided.
EligibilityFamilies of children who:
- Have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis.
- Are on the Thompson Center wait list for evaluation due to a question of autism.
- Families of children who have a health, developmental, emotional or behavioral condition that is expected to last more than 12 months and are insured through Missouri Care Health Plan.
Typical services provided
- Partner with families to identify family social, educational and health care needs.
- Partner with families to develop an individualized plan of care.
- Assist families in navigating systems of care to meet these needs.
- Link families to the information and resources to address the issues and goals they have identified as most important.
- Follow up to monitor progress towards family and child goals.
To schedule an appointment or for additional information call the Thompson Center at 573-882-6081.
Download a Screening and Referral Form.