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Raising Laughs

February 11, 2019

The Diagnosis Relocating your family to a new city can be a challenge during the best of times. In May 2011, the Madigans had just moved from the Lake of the Ozarks to Columbia as a result of a work […]

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Reaching for the Summit

February 8, 2019

Autism research is making great strides internationally in places such as Europe and Canada, due in large part to large, collaborative research systems established in those areas. These systems allow researchers across continents to share knowledge and work together toward […]

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A Dress for Santa’s Helper

February 8, 2019

Many kids look forward to Christmas: the music, the decorations, the lights, the presents, Santa. For Sam Haworth, Christmas is a year-round affair. “Sam loves Christmas and has a tree in her room all year round,” said Denise, Sam’s mother. […]

Faculty Spotlight — Dr. Rose O’Donnell

February 5, 2019

Growing up in St. Louis as the youngest of six children, Dr. Rose O’Donnell has always been used to being around kids. A lot of kids. But it wasn’t until she was in high school that she began to realize […]

Faculty Spotlight — Meet Dr. Cynthia Chow

January 3, 2019

Growing up in California, helping children and families has always been one of Cynthia Chow’s life goals. In fact, she knew she wanted to be a pediatrician since she was six years old. She spent much of her teenage years […]

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Down Through the Chimney

December 21, 2018

Santa found his way back down the Thompson Center chimney this holiday season! This is a special opportunity for our patients and their families to get some one-on-one time with jolly old St. Nick! Santa’s visitors got to take photos […]

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, […]