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Telehealth Reduces Wait Time, Improves Care for Children with Autism Living in Remote Areas

June 1, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Long wait times have been a persistent issue for families waiting to see an autism specialist, with waits often exceeding a year. Additionally, children with autism living in rural areas have added costs associated with traveling long distances for health care. To address these issues, ECHO Autism, a University of Missouri program, has been successfully training primary care providers to diagnose and manage autism spectrum disorders.

Arts for Autism comedy benefit debuts at Missouri Theatre

April 21, 2017

Photos by Shane Epping & Amber Garrett By Adrienne Cornwall COLUMBIA, MO (April 20, 2017) — Before a near-sellout crowd at the Missouri Theatre, comedians Kathleen Madigan and Lewis Black performed for the first Arts for Autism production benefiting the […]

Mizzou community ushers in World Autism Month at Faurot Field

April 12, 2017

COLUMBIA, MO (April 12, 2017) – As the University of Missouri community returned to town at the end of spring break, more than 100 guests visited Faurot Field to celebrate World Autism Day with the Thompson Center for Autism & […]

Pianist joins lineup for Arts for Autism performance

March 23, 2017

  COLUMBIA, MO (March 23, 2017) — Nathan Walton, a pianist from Hannibal, Mo., will present an opening musical set for the Arts for Autism comedy fundraiser with Kathleen Madigan and Lewis Black to benefit MU’s Thompson Center for Autism […]

March Madness Ticket Giveaway

March 14, 2017

Want a chance to meet Kathleen Madigan and Lewis Black at our Arts for Autism benefit on April 17? Tell us why, and you just might! Each week of March Madness, we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to […]

Missouri team attends national diversity and health equity program

March 7, 2017

COLUMBIA, MO ( March 7, 2017) — Led by psychologist Dr. Micah Mazurek, a team of collaborators from the University Missouri and Saint Louis University was accepted to join a Diversity and Health Equity Peer Learning Collaborative funded by the […]

Autism assessment team to train CA, FL, KS, KY providers

March 7, 2017

COLUMBIA, MO (March 7, 2017) — The Autism Assessment Specialists Division at the Thompson Center will be training providers across the country in the primary diagnostic tools for autism, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2), and the Autism […]

Thompson Center experts test video screening tool for autism

March 5, 2017

COLUMBIA, MO (March 5, 2017) — When a family, doctor or teacher suspects a child has autism, they look to diagnostic experts to determine the diagnosis. Waiting for a diagnostic appointment, though, can be agonizing – and long. Across the U.S., […]