University of Missouri
205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65211

Welcome to the Thompson Center

Serving families affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders with expert diagnostics, evidence-based clinical care, groundbreaking research, and compassionate support.


The Thompson Center offers a range of health, educational and behavioral services in one location for individuals with autism and other developmental concerns. Professionals from different disciplines strive to deliver family-centered care that is comprehensive and coordinated.


Interdisciplinary research teams including physicians, psychologists, research scientists, educators, communication experts, occupational therapists, nurses and other health professionals seek discoveries that will lead to early identification, treatment and improved outcomes of autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders.


At the MU Thompson Center, education and training are a key part of our mission. Our goal is to provide training that is grounded in best-practice, and includes therapists, providers, and students in Applied Behavioral Analysis, medicine, psychology, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, education, and other individuals and organizations who provide treatment to those with autism.