About the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment
The Thompson Center supports the lives of individuals & families affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental diagnoses through world class programs that integrate research, clinical service delivery, education, and public policy.
The Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to clinical service, research, and training to improve the lives of individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
In one central location, this unique collaboration of schools and colleges at the University of Missouri brings together experts from many disciplines to continuously build on the services we offer. Work at the Thompson Center currently encompasses the fields of:
- Developmental and behavioral pediatrics
- Clinical psychology
- Occupational therapy
- Speech/language pathology
- Applied behavioral analysis
- Genetics & genetics counseling
- Social work
The Thompson Center was inaugurated in 2005 with a generous gift from William and Nancy Thompson (pictured). Based on the medical home model, Thompson Center diagnostic, assessment, and treatment services emphasize family-centered care that is comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, culturally sensitive, and accessible for all. Our aim is to support families from the point of initial contact through access to needed services in the community, with routine follow-up care over time to ensure the best possible outcome for each child and family.
Culture of Excellence
To support our mission and vision we cultivate and promote an internal culture of excellence. We strive for excellence across our center through professionalism, initiative, and quality.
Faculty & Staff
Give to the Thompson Center
The Thompson Center Advisory Board provides general oversight of strategic planning, financials, and organizational changes and works to foster and further community relationships.
Thompson Foundation for Autism & Neurodevelopment
The Thompson Foundation for Autism & Neurodevelopment strengthens children and families affected by autism and neurodevelopmental disorders by raising awareness, advancing public policy, and funding the needs of the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment at the University of Missouri.