University of Missouri
205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65211
573-884-6052

 

Parents/Caregivers

The Thompson Center offers a number of online and in-person trainings for parents and other caregivers of children with autism. Click on the links below for more information about specific learning opportunities. For more information, you can contact the Thompson Center training division at:

Phone: (573) 884-1619
Email: TCtrainings@missouri.edu

Online Training Modules

The Thompson Center offers five FREE online autism training modules to individuals wanting to learn more about autism. These five full-length modules provide information on topics such as autism in young children, the screening and referral process, evidence-based practices and interventions, transition to adulthood, and building the family/professional partnership.

Supporting the Spectrum Podcast

Supporting the Spectrum is a podcast designed to bring you news about research, services, and supports for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. The topics discussed are geared towards families and professionals providing direct support to individuals with autism.

While You Wait

The While You Wait series is geared toward parents and caregivers who are currently waiting for an autism diagnostic evaluation for their child or waiting for their child to receive specific services following a diagnosis. This series of videos will give you information and resources to help set up your family for success while you wait.

Upcoming Parent/Caregiver Training Events

Oct. 13, 2021 Parent Conference

Nov. 2, 2021 Transition Resource Event