University of Missouri
205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65211


In order to become a new patient at the Thompson Center for evaluation or services for autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders, you must obtain a referral. Referrals can be made by Primary Care Providers and other agencies such as schools or by therapists. Referring agency will not be responsible for payment unless otherwise noted. Please have the provider or agency complete the patient referral form by clicking:

Please visit our FAQ page to find answers to common questions about services at the Thompson Center.

Please visit our Resources page for ways to prepare your child for his/her appointment.


If you are a returning patient, please call the Thompson Center at 573-884-6052 or 1-888-720-0015 (toll-free) to schedule an appointment.

What happens after your referral is received?