University of Missouri
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Columbia, MO 65211



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

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.

Video Training Library

In addition to our live trainings, the Thompson Center offers a variety of pre-recorded trainings and videos. Topics include Overview of Autism, Toilet Training, Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) and more!

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