ECHO News

Faculty Spotlight — Meet Dr. Kimberly Bodner

December 3, 2018

You could say Kimberly Bodner got an early start on her career working with children with autism in a professional, evidence-based way. But that might be underselling it quite a bit. Bodner got a VERY early start. In fact, before […]

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Dr. Paul Offit Visits the Thompson Center

November 29, 2018

Thompson Center faculty and staff were pleased to welcome Dr. Paul Offit to the center for a question and answer session with the vaccination advocate. Paul Offit is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. […]

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A Spooky Halloween at the Thompson Center

November 1, 2018

Thompson Center patients, their families, and Thompson Center staff and faculty children had a haunting good time at the Thompson Center Trick or Treat event on Halloween 2018! Take a look at some of the fantastic costumes!

A Game Homecoming

October 30, 2018

Thompson Center patients and their families joined in on the Mizzou Homecoming fun by decorating and riding the Thompson Center parade float. This year’s parade theme featured board games, so to decorate the float, several Thompson Center patients, their families, […]

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Student Spotlight — Meet Deija McLean

October 30, 2018

Deija McLean knew since she was in high school that she wanted to work with children with disabilities. Growing up, she volunteered at a school for children with disabilities and genuinely enjoyed spending time and working with children with special […]

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Smashing the Record (Again!)

October 30, 2018

The Thompson Center experienced another incredible success at it’s 13th annual Thompson Center Autism Conference, once again smashing the attendance record! This year, 568 autism professionals from around the country attended the conference to connect with and learn from the […]

A Heroic Success

October 2, 2018

The Thompson Foundation for Autism held their 12th annual fundraising gala in St. Louis on Sept. 28. The purpose of the annual gala is to raise money to benefit the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. This year’s event […]

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Family Spotlight – Meet the Karrers

August 15, 2018

When Leslie and Mason Karrer first married 11 years ago, the Thompson Center was still very much in its infancy. Had a close family member not lived in Columbia and mentioned the center offhand to the Karrers years before their […]