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Our goal is to unlock discoveries that will revolutionize the lives of individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental diagnoses.

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Our compassionate and knowledgeable team is here to address your unique needs and provide the best possible care for your child’s neurodevelopmental journey.

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Teaching for a stronger community.

We are here to equip learners with the essentials skills needed to create positive change in the lives of people with developmental differences.

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Researching for a better tomorrow.

Our goal is to unlock discoveries that will revolutionize the lives of individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental diagnoses.

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Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment

205 Portland Street, Columbia, MO 65211

573-884-6052

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Transition Series Part #3: Supporting College Students Webinar

Presented by: Jaclyn Benigno, M.Ed. Audience: Vocational Rehabilitation professionals, Other adult care providers (residential staff, job coaches, day programs) Session Description: This session will identify three barriers in the college setting for students with ASD as well as three types of accommodations students can request. References and resources for teaching problem solving and goal settingContinue reading "Transition Series Part #3: Supporting College Students Webinar"

Next Steps ASD Workshop

Thompson Center Research and Training Facility 200 N. Keene St., Columbia, MO

A new diagnosis of autism can be overwhelming and we are here to help. This free workshop is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children who have recently received a diagnosis of autism at the Thompson Center.

ASD & Interventions Webinar

Presented by: Jennifer Sykes, Ph.D. Audience: Psychologist, Social Workers, Counselors, Other professionals working with individuals with autism Session Description: This session will define the core characteristics of an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis in adolescents and young adults and identify subtle symptoms of autism that are often missed or mis-categorized. It will also cover "gold standard"Continue reading "ASD & Interventions Webinar"

Advocacy & Self-Advocacy with Hayley and Matthew Leach Webinar

This session will highlight the importance of self-advocacy skills for autistic individuals in academic and professional settings. Haley and Matthew will also discuss how family members, especially siblings, can play a role in advocating for their loved ones.

Autism Ride Dice Run Fundraiser – Sponsored by Boonville Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Hall 1515 Radio Hill Rd., Boonville, MO, United States

Autism Ride Dice Run Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 1061 Boonville Proceeds benefit the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment's social and community skills programs Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. First riders out at 10:00 a.m. | Last riders out by noon | Last riders in by 5:00 p.m. $10 per card, multiple cardsContinue reading "Autism Ride Dice Run Fundraiser – Sponsored by Boonville Knights of Columbus"

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Supporting Appropriate Behavior Webinar

Click here to register today! Presented by: Cortney Fish, M.S.W., BCBA, LBA Audience: Educators, Early Intervention Professionals Session Description: This session will provide educational professionals with an overview of strategies to promote appropriate behavior in the classroom setting. The content will include functional information on why problem behavior may occur. Strategies to address the environmentContinue reading "Supporting Appropriate Behavior Webinar"

Understanding Ableism & Supporting Neurodiversity Webinar with Haley Moss

Click here to register today! Storytelling has so much power for autistic people – but our stories are often told in ways that leave us silenced, unheard, or invalidated. This happens because ableism is pervasive in our culture. Autistic people can internalize ableism in a way that negatively impacts our own self-worth, self-esteem, and decisionsContinue reading "Understanding Ableism & Supporting Neurodiversity Webinar with Haley Moss"

Autism Day with Mizzou Baseball

Join us April 20 at 4:00 pm for Autism Day at Taylor Stadium when the Mizzou Tigers take on LSU! The game features a ceremonial first pitch by a Thompson Center patient and appearance by special guests, Miss Missouri Hayley Leach!

Functional Behavior Assessment Webinar

Click here to register today! Presented by: Cortney Fish, M.S.W., BCBA, LBA Audience: Educators, School Psychologists, Professionals working with students with problem bx Session Description: This session will provide an overview of the Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) process for professionals working in a school setting. Participants will learn how to collect multiple forms of data,Continue reading "Functional Behavior Assessment Webinar"