Early Intervention & Early Childhood Services

  • Capable Kids and Families (St. Louis Arc) 314-569-2211

    Capable Kids and Families (St. Louis Arc) 314-569-2211
    1177 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132

    Early Intervention & Childhood Services
    A program designed to promote early intervention by providing children ages 0-6 and families with developmentally appropriate toys and therapeutic equipment free-of-charge, connecting families to community resources that meet their needs and facilitating network building and supportive friendships among parents. 

     

  • Childgarden Child Development Center 314-531-8148

    Childgarden Child Development Center 314-531-8148
    4150 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO  63108

    Open M-F from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

    Comprehensive, accredited early care and education program serving children 6 weeks—5 years, including children with special needs.

    Teachers are committed to providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum in an inclusive setting that values diversity and allows all children to learn and succeed.

    Therapy
    Early Intervention Services in family’s home, the community or at the Center for children from 6 weeks to 6 years. 

  • Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments 314-776-1300

    Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments 314-776-1300
    1750 S. Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights, MO 63117

    Education, Advocacy & Parent Training
    The Center offers a comprehensive array of highly specialized educational and therapy services for eligible children and their families from diagnosis until 36 months of age. Parents and other caregivers receive guidance on how to meet the child’s needs throughout their daily routines through assessment, demonstration of activities and recommendations for adaptations in the child’s environment. All services are offered at home and other community sites, such as day care centers. Families are provided assistance with transition into preschool services in their local school district when their child turns three years.

    Early Intervention
    Comprehensive family-centered early intervention for families of children, birth to 3, with visual impairments, including individuals with additional disabilities.  Must reside within a 50 mile radius. Center-based services: parent-child classes and educational workshops for parents. Home-based services: educational services from a teacher of the visually impaired, orientation and mobility training, family support, and occupational, physical and speech therapy services as needed. Consultation to other facilities is also available.

    Family & Sibling Support
    In an effort to provide families with opportunities for connections, information and support, a wide array of individual and group family support services are offered.  Individual services include short-term consultation about family concerns including information about visual impairments or community resources and a parent-to-parent program.   A variety of activities and specialized groups are offered throughout the year for families, parents, grandparents, siblings, and youth, ages three through high school, who are visually impaired or blind.

  • Easter Seals Midwest 314-432-6200

    Easter Seals Midwest 314-432-6200
    10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 150 St. Louis, MO 63132

    Behavior Therapy
    Services in 30, 45, or 60-minute intervals. Efforts made to coordinate mutually convenient time between therapist and family. Each session focuses on the individual’s behavioral issues, as determined from their TouchPoint Assessment and goals set by the family. TouchPoint therapists incorporate methodologies specifically designed to assist and support the individual in learning how to make appropriate choices from a selection of options. BT services may also focus on social skills, such as how to conduct themselves in a social setting or how to react in a stressful situation.

    Two-week Parent Training Program offered each month year-round. It is intensive, M-F, approximately 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Parents are presented with workshops, videos, handouts, and each day an opportunity to observe a trainer work with their child. During the Training, parents begin to implement what they are learning in their classroom sessions with their child during exchange sessions. To ensure content understanding, parents have homework each evening to complete. This course may be taken for college credit, if desired.

    In-Home Parent Training
    A trainer comes to the family’s home for two hours a week over a 12 weeks period.  During visits, workshops are presented.  In addition, trainer observes family’s home environment and offers suggestions for restructure to present a more “workable” arrangement.  Trainers may also offer ideas on using existing materials within the home to teach and communicate more effectively with their child.  The child need not be present for these sessions, but coaching and modeling can occur if they are at home.

    Staff can also educate parents on how to advocate for their child within their specific school system, and may, upon request and authorization, offer consultation services as desired.

    Sibshops

    Family & Sibling Support
    Each group takes on an educational component to teach family members about specific methodology to teach their children skills for independence.  As well, they allow family members to share their experiences with others. Connections Groups are in North County, North City, South City, and West County.

    Also available: Parents of a Child w/ an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sibling Support Groups, Natural Support Workshops, and Social Support Group for Young Adults w/ Asperger’s Syndrome.

    Temporary Residential Support
    Support to families affected by autism and/or other behavioral challenges in or out of family’s home.  Services may be available days, evenings, and overnights in varying lengths of time, based on provider availability.  Currently offered to residents in St. Louis City and St. Charles & St. Louis Counties.

    Therapy—Occupational, Physical, & Speech
    Clinical Services offers speech/language, pragmatic language, occupational/sensory integration and music therapies in 30, 45 or 60-minute intervals. Efforts made to coordinate mutually convenient time between therapist and family.  Session focus is on the individual’s particular issues as determined from one of  TouchPoint’s Assessments, as well as goals set by the family.

    Therapists incorporate methodologies specifically designed to assist and support the individual in learning how to express themselves and/or their emotions appropriately, both one-on-one and in peer/social situations, and/or make appropriate choices from a selection of options within their environment.

    Music Therapy offers at least four ways music can benefit an individual with autism (communication, cognition, sensory integration, and behavior/social integration).

  • First Steps

    First Steps
    First steps offers coordinated services and assistance to children, birth to age 3, who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions are associated with developmental disabilities.


    Therapy—Occupational, Physical, & Speech

    First Steps offers coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families.  First Steps is designed for children, birth to age 3, who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions that are associated with developmental disabilities.

     

  • KidStart (NextStep for Life) 636-282-1414

    KidStart (NextStep for Life)  636-282-1414
    P.O. Box 97, 3875 Plass Rd., Mapaville, MO 63065

    KidStart is a lending library program for young children who have or who are at risk of having a disability in Jefferson County. Parents, therapists, service coordinators, or special instructors can apply to be a member.

  • Parents as Teachers 314-432-0749

    Parents as Teachers314-432-0749
    2228 Ball Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146

    Early Intervention & Early Childhood Services
    Parents as Teachers helps organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children's lives, from conception to kindergarten.

     

  • Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis 314-726-6044

    Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis
    Administrative Office / St. Louis County 314-726-6044
    St. Louis City 314-772-2299
    St. Charles County 636-477-7704
    200 S. Hanley, Ste. 100, St. Louis, MO  63105

    Visit the Recreation Council’s website for information about other leisure and recreation agencies that provide services to individuals with disabilities.

    Also you may download the Council’s quarterly newsletters, Guide to Leisure Services, and its annual Summer Opportunities Guide, as well as vouchers and information on the Council’s various voucher programs.

    NOTE: Many agencies provide a recreation component. The Recreation Council can direct you to appropriate services.

    Childcare
    The Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis offers an after school/extended day voucher program for residents living in St. Louis County. This voucher program enables working families to obtain for their son or daughter, ages 13-21, after school services which will meet their unique family after school care needs. Families can choose between, or a combination of, in-home, out-of-home, and/or an organized after school-program services. The funding assists the family to address a portion of the costs of their after-school services.

  • St. Louis Arc 314-569-2211

    St. Louis Arc 314-569-2211
    1177 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132

    The St. Louis Arc provides informational workshops for individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and advocates from September through May each year. Workshop topics vary each month.

    Visit St. Louis Arc website to view the current workshop calendar.

    Aspergers Syndrome
    The St. Louis Arc also offers Meet Up Groups twice a month for kids and youth with Aspergers Syndrome and their families.

    Various support & networking groups are also offered.

    Pre-employment
    The St. Louis Arc’s Employment Services supports adults in seeking part- and full-time paid employment, provides initial and ongoing job coaching and retention services and works with employees and their supervisors to ensure successful job placements.  Also offered are the Teens in Motion and Neighborhood experience projects for young adults ages 13—20. 

    ARCH
    Families are reimbursed for care for an individual with a developmental disability. Funding is available for residents of St. Louis County.

    Capable Kids and Families (St. Louis Arc)
    A program designed to promote early intervention by providing children ages 0-6 and families with developmentally appropriate toys and therapeutic equipment free-of-charge, connecting families to community resources that meet their needs and facilitating network building and supportive friendships among parents.

    Belle Children's Services
    We connect individuals and their families to Home and center-based therapies to strengthen the body and mind

     

    Behavior/Intervention Therapy

    Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
    An intensive early intervention program for toddlers, 14 to 36 months of age, who have been diagnosed with autism.

    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services
    Provides consultation and direct services to reduce or increase targeted behaviors ages 15 months to 13 years

     

     

  • United Services 636-926-2700

    United Services for Children 636-926-2700
    4140 Old Mill Parkway
    St. Peters, MO 63376

    Sibshops
    For siblings

    Therapy—Occupational, Physical, & Speech
    United Services provides pediatric therapy services to children six weeks to Kindergarten. The therapists at United Services provide a wide variety of services,  including speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy to help children develop gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and language skills.