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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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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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Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment

205 Portland Street, Columbia, MO 65211

573-884-6052

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Autism & Masking with Haley Moss

Join us for a virtual presentation and Q&A regarding masking and autism. This event will provide an opportunity to learn about social masking and its consequences. Social masking is a strategy to mimic behaviors in social situations. This free event will take place Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Haley Moss isContinue reading "Autism & Masking with Haley Moss"

Trick or Treat at the Thompson Center

Thompson Center Clinic 205 Portland St., Columbia, MO, United States

When: Friday, October 27, 2023 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Who: All Thompson Center patients, families, and employees What to Wear: Halloween costumes or regular clothes What to Bring: Bring your own bag!

Santa at the Thompson Center

Thompson Center Clinic 205 Portland St., Columbia, MO, United States

  Friday, December 8, 2023: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2023: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Call 573-884-4512 to schedule a FREE 10-15 minute private, in-person visit with Santa for your children. Receive your child’s photos electronically for you to print and save. Sessions are limited. Open to children of all ages with autism or another neurodevelopmentalContinue reading "Santa at the Thompson Center"

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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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!

Pathway to Success: Transition Event

Columbia Hickman High School 1104 N Providence Rd, Columbia, MO, United States

This is a FREE transition resource event for families and students impacted by a disability. We encourage caretakers of students of all ages to join us for this event. It is never too early to think about the transition process. You will be able to talk with experts and learn about building independence.