University of Missouri
205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65211
573-884-6052

 

The Thompson Center’s Autism Friendly Business provides training to businesses so that all families can feel welcomed and supported in our community. Businesses who are designated as Autism Friendly are leaders in inclusiveness who have made a commitment to foster a community of inclusion where customers feel accepted.

By participating in our training, businesses receive:

The following businesses have received the Autism Friendly Business Designation. By visiting and supporting an Autism Friendly Business, you’re showing that business that you appreciate and value their commitment to neurodiversity and inclusion!

All American Dental

Tools:
Tips for a Successful Visit
Get to Know Me Worksheet
Social Narrative: My Visit to the Dentist
Social Narrative: Getting an X-ray at the Dentist
Brushing Teeth Visual Checklist


Bear Creek Family Dental

Tools:
Tips for a Successful Visit
Get to Know Me Worksheet
Brushing Teeth Visual Schedule
Social Narrative: My First Visit
Social Narrative: Regular Visit


The Broadway Hotel

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to the Broadway Hotel


 Calhoun’s

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Tools:
Social Narrative: Going to Calhoun’s


Capital Dentistry for Children

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Tools:
Tip Sheet for a Successful Visit,
Get to Know Me Worksheet
Brushing Teeth Visual Schedule
Social Narrative: My First Visit
Social Narrative: Regular Cleaning
Social Narrative: Getting an X-Ray at the Dentist


Columbia Dentistry for Children

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Tools:
Tip Sheet for a Successful Visit
Get to Know Me worksheet
Brushing Teeth Visual Schedule
Social Narrative: First Visit
Social Narrative: Getting a Regular Cleaning
Social Narrative: Getting an X-Ray at the Dentist


Central Ozarks Medical Center Autism Clinic – Camdenton, MO

Tools:
Tips for a Successful Visit
Get to Know Me Worksheet
Social Narrative: My Visit to the Doctor
Social Narrative: Getting Blood Drawn
Social Narrative: Getting My Vital Signs Checked
Visual Schedule Blood Draw Checklist


Community Health Center of Central Missouri Autism Clinic Jefferson City (Stadium Location)

Tools:
Social Narrative: My Visit to the Doctor
Social Narrative: Getting Blood Drawn
Social Narrative: Getting My Vital Signs Checked
Social Narrative: Getting a Shot at the Doctor
Visual Schedule Blood Draw Checklist
Visual Schedule Immunization Checklist


Cost Cutters and Supercuts Salons

Locations:
Cost Cutters Columbia (Conley & Crossroads Center)
Cost Cutters Jefferson City
Supercuts Columbia (Nifong & Broadway Bluffs)

Tools:
Get to Know Me Worksheet
Social Narrative: Getting a Hair Cut at Cost Cutters or Supercuts Salon
Visual Schedule Getting a Hair Cut
Reference List


Family Health Dental Center at Columbia

Tools:
Tip Sheet for a Successful Visit
Get to Know Me worksheet,
Brushing Teeth Visual Schedule
Social Narrative: First Visit
Social Narrative: An X-Ray at the Dentist


First Chance for Children Lend & Learn Toy Library

Tools:
Reference list
Social narrative: Playing at First Chance for Children Lend & Learn Library
Lend & Learn Toy Library visual schedule
Lend & Learn Toy Library choice board


Focus on Health Chiropractic

Tools:
Tip Sheet for a Successful Visit
Get to Know Me Worksheet
Social Narrative: First Visit
Social Narrative: Adjustment Appointment


Four Seasons-St. Louis

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to the Four Seasons


Hampton Inn Dulles Cascades, Sterling, VA

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to Hampton Inn


Healing Hearts Counseling

Tools:
Get to Know Me Worksheet
Social Narrative: Going to Healing Hearts


Heart of Wildwood Hotel, Wildwood, NJ

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to Heart of Wildwood Hotel


Homewood Suites, Leesburg, VA

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to Homewood Suites


Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, Leesburg, VA

Tools:
Social Narrative: Going to Therapeutic Riding


Luv 2 Play, Leesburg, VA

Tools:
Social Narrative: Going to Luv 2 Play


Mason Eye Institute-East

Tools:
Get to Know Me Worksheet
Social Narrative: Going to the Eye Doctor



Missouri Contemporary Ballet

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to Dance Class at Missouri Contemporary Ballet
Social Narrative: Going to a Missouri Contemporary Ballet Performance
Social Narrative: Being in a Ballet Performance
Visual Schedule
Get to Know Me! Worksheet


Mizzou Athletics

Mizzou Arena:

Tools:
Visual Menus
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to a Mizzou Arena Basketball Game

Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to a Mizzou Football Game

Walton Stadium

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narratives Going to a Mizzou Soccer Game
Social Narrative: Going to a Mizzou Track Meet

Hearnes Center

Tools:
Reference List
Hearnes Center map
Social Narrative: Going to a Mizzou Volleyball Game
Social Narrative: Going to a Mizzou Wrestling Match
Social Narrative: Going to a Mizzou Gymnastics Meet

Taylor Stadium

Tools:
Reference List


MU Pediatric Orthopaedics

Tools:
Social Narrative: My Visit to MU Pediatric Orthopaedics
Social Narrative: My Visit with X-ray
Social Narrative: My Visit with Getting a Cast
Social Narrative: My Visit with Xray and Cast
Social Narrative: Having an Xray
Social Narrative: Getting an Xray (with pictures)
Visual Schedules Cast Task List
Visual Schedules Getting my Vital Signs Checked
Tip Sheet for Successful Visit


O’Malley’s Pub, Sterling, VA

Tools:
Social Narrative Going to O’Malley’s Pub


Wicked Wagz (Formerly On Broadway Pet Styling)

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative Taking my Pet to On-Broadway Pet Styling


Papa’s Cat Cafe-Columbia, MO

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to Papa’s Cat Cafe
Visual schedule Playing at Papa’s Cat Cafe


Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Missouri

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Staying The Night at Ronald McDonald House-Short
Social Narrative: Staying the Night at Ronald McDonald House-Extended
Visual Schedule Eating at Ronald McDonald House
Visual Schedule Staying at Ronald McDonald House


Sky Zone of Columbia

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to Sky Zone


St.Thomas More Newman Center

Tools: 
Social Narrative: Going to Children’s Liturgy at the Newman Center
Social Narrative: Going to Mass at the Newman Center
Social Narrative: Going to Mass at the Newman Center Special Event


Towneplace Suites by Marriott Washington Dulles

Tools:
Social Narrative: Going to Towneplace Suites


University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology & University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology

Tools:
Reference List
Social Narrative: Going to the University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology and Museum of Art and Archaeology