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2021 Top PIQ Award Winner: Tammy Hickman

December 3, 2021

Congratulations to Tammy Hickman, the Thompson Center’s 2021 Top PIQ Award recipient! This award is given annually to an employee who exemplifies the core values of professionalism, initiative, and quality in the workplace. Tammy is an LPN (licensed practical nurse) […]

Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Meet Molly Jaecques

November 12, 2021

November 7-13, 2021 is Nurse Practitioners Week, as observed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the State of Missouri! The Thompson Center is lucky to have two amazing nurse practitioners in our clinic. Molly Jaecques has been with the Thompson Center […]

Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Meet Theresa Swenson

November 10, 2021

November 7-13, 2021 is Nurse Practitioners Week, as observed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the State of Missouri! The Thompson Center is lucky to have two amazing nurse practitioners in our clinic. Theresa Swenson has been with […]

Welcome Stephen Sheinkopf, PhD, Executive Director

September 23, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf will be joining us as executive director of the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and as the Thompson Endowed Chair in Child Health. Dr. Sheinkopf is joining us from […]

Faculty Spotlight: Meet Joanna Mussey, PhD

September 22, 2021

Meet the Thompson Center’s newest faculty member, Joanna Mussey, PhD., Assistant Professor. Dr. Mussey joined us in July this year. What attracted you to the autism field? I started out in developmental disabilities broadly while an undergraduate and then moved […]

Training Specialist Spotlight: Meet Cortney Fish

August 6, 2021

The Training Core provides trainings for a wide variety of groups including educators, BCBAs, medical providers, community agencies, and parents/caregivers. In addition to our trainings, we also do school classroom consultations, facilitate our STRIVE program for young adults with autism […]

Training Specialist Spotlight: Meet Brooke Barnes

August 6, 2021

The Training Core provides trainings for a wide variety of groups including educators, BCBAs, medical providers, community agencies, and parents/caregivers. In addition to our trainings, we also do school classroom consultations, facilitate our STRIVE program for young adults with autism […]

Training Specialist Spotlight: Meet Jaclyn Benigno

August 6, 2021

The Training Core provides trainings for a wide variety of groups including educators, BCBAs, medical providers, community agencies, and parents/caregivers. In addition to our trainings, we also do school classroom consultations, facilitate our STRIVE program for young adults with autism […]

Davi sits and looks at her artwork

Lending a Hand

July 7, 2021

Walking through the lobby, halls and rooms of the Thompson Center clinic, it’s clear that the space was designed intentionally to create a calming yet creative environment for patients and their families. This was done through sensory friendly colors, textures […]