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Thompson Center decks the halls to welcome Santa, families

December 13, 2016

By Adrienne Cornwall Photos by Tammy Hickman COLUMBIA, Mo. (Dec. 13, 2016) — More than 20 families made the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders a stop on their holiday to-do list to enjoy a private visit with St. […]

MU researcher hopes to study benefits of cats for children with autism

September 25, 2016

From Columbia Missourian, Sept. 25, 2016 COLUMBIA — The MU Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction is raising money for a research project called Feline Friends to study the possible benefits of placing adoptable cats in homes of children with autism. Children […]

Nixon touts progress on autism

September 22, 2016

From Missouri Times, Sept. 22, 2016 ST. LOUIS — Gov. Jay Nixon praised the ground Missouri has gained on treating autism during his tenure as governor in an address to a conference at the Thompson Center on Autism Thursday. Nixon […]