• Community Living Inc. 636-970-2800

    Community Living Inc. 636-970-2800
    1040 St. Peters Howell Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376

    Community Living offers three options for individuals with developmental disabilities:

    The Respite Home provides 24/7 care to individuals of all ages.

    The Respite Center is available specified weekends to individuals ages 6-21.

    In-Home Respite provides families in-home care for their family member of any age. Preference given to residents of St. Charles County.

    The Social Opportunities and Recreation (SOAR) program provides activities for teens with developmental disabilities, ages 12-21, in middle or high school.

    Teen Club: provides after-school care

    Break Camps: coincide with St. Charles County public middle and high school breaks

    Summer Camp: weekdays June-August. Must live in St. Charles, Lincoln, or St. Louis Counties

  • 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.


    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).

  • FamilyForward 314-968-2350


    9455 Litzsinger Rd., St. Louis, MO  63144 phone 314-968-2350
    2424 Muegge Rd., St. Charles, MO  63303 phone 636-940-1119

    The Family Support Partner program provides support for the children and families of St. Louis County who struggle with a developmental disability (physical, emotional, or mental).

    Services include, but are not limited to, advocacy and support in school settings (for example, attending IEP meetings as a support to the family), assistance in navigating complex systems such as the Department of Mental Health, Social Security, etc. as well as connecting the child and family to community resources.

    Temporary Residential Support
    Facility-based setting for  individuals birth—21 years with significant, multiple developmental disabilities who are non-ambulatory. Health needs may be met by our nursing oversight. Serves individuals in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, & St. Louis Counties.

    For inquiries:
    St. Charles site, contact Site Director at 636-940-1119
    Brentwood site, contact Site Director at 314-968-2350 ext 225

    Therapy—Occupational, Physical, & Speech
    Facility-based setting for individuals birth—21 years who are non-ambulatory.  Serves individuals with medical needs in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, & St. Louis Counties.

  • Great Circle 314-968-2060

    Great Circle 314-968-2060
    330 N. Gore, St. Louis, MO 63119

    Great Circle is a behavioral health organization that provides counseling, crisis programs, support, and care to children and families with a focus on individuals with behavioral concerns or autism. Services include respite care, day treatment, residential treatment, family support, and summer camp




  • Judevine Center for Autism 800-780-6545

    Judevine Center for Autism 800-780-6545

    A multi service agency specializing in services to children and adults with autism including:

    Assessment and evaluation, ABA Behavior therapy, Employment, Day programs, in-home support, respite care, parent training, social skills, residential care, functional behavioral assessment and school or individual consultation.

    Elizabeth Haughey – 636-489-3592
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  • NextStep For Life 636-282-1414 or 636-933-3764

    NextStep For Life 636-282-1414 or 636-933-3764
    P.O. Box 97, Mapaville, MO  63065

    Legal Assistance & Estate Planning
    Seminars on guardianship and other topics of interest to caregivers through the Family Support department. Community awareness activities are available to meet the needs of groups, businesses, or clubs. A monthly newsletter is available with a calendar of events and topics of interest to enrolled families.

    Residential, Employment, Community Support, Leisure and In-Home/Family Support Services.

    Long term care planning materials are available through the In-Home/Family Support department and are free of charge to families in Jefferson County who have a loved one with a developmental disability.

    Pre-Employment 636-282-4400
    NextStep Employment Services assists adults with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment as well as the transition from school to work.

    NextStep for Life  636-282-1414 or 636-933-3764
    This family reimbursement program offered through the In-Home/Family Support department is a partnership between NextStep, JCDDRB and the St. Louis Regional Office (SLRO). Service coordinators from either SLRO or JCDDRB refer families in Jefferson County who could benefit from this relief or respite care.

  • Pony Bird Inc. 636-931-5818

    Pony Bird Inc. 636-931-5818

    #1 Ponybird Ln., P. O. Box 190, Mapaville, MO  63065
    Any age, severely-multiply disabled, in a facility setting in all counties with preference to Jefferson County.


  • Ranken Jordan– A Pediatric Specialty Hospital 314-872-6400

    Ranken Jordan– A Pediatric Specialty Hospital 314-872-6400
    11365 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
    Ranken Jordan is one of only a handful of hospitals in the country that provide rehabilitation and subacute medical treatment for children regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Medical advances are saving more sick and injured children than ever before, which means there is a growing need for subacute, transitional care.  For children with complex medical conditions such as brain injuries, congenital defects or complications due to premature birth, Ranken Jordan specializes in bridging the gap between traditional hospital treatment and going home. Ranken Jordan offers care through a 34-bed inpatient program and several outpatient programs, including outpatient therapy, intensive day treatment and a comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation clinic.


  • Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 314-768-3201

    Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 314-768-3201
    Ages birth—10 years for families in crisis in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, & St. Louis Counties. These locations offer short-term stay in a facility setting for individuals with most developmental disabilities.

    1307 Breezy Point Lane, St. Louis, MO 63136 phone 314-953-8030
    315 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301 phone 636-947-0600
    330 S. 4th Street, St. Charles, MO 63301 phone 636-940 2504
    1928 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO 63104 phone 314-768-3201
    700 Medical Drive, Wentzville, MO phone 636-887-3070


  • 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.

    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. 

    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



  • St. Louis Office for Developmental Disabilities Resources 314-421-0090

    website: St. Louis Office for Developmental Disabilities Resources
    2334 Olive Street
    St. Louis, MO 63103

    Targeted Case Management is an ongoing service that provides support to individuals who have developmental disabilities living in St. Louis City. Individuals who are registered with the St. Louis Regional Office can choose to receive Targeted Case Management from either St. Louis Regional Office or DD Resources.

  • UCP Heartland 636-227-6030 or 314-962-0015

    UCP Heartland 636-227-6030
    13975 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 63011

    Marlborough Hall 314-962-0015

    After Care Program
    After school care and support for students with developmental disabilities, ages 10-21 at the Manchester location. Monday thru Friday from 2-6 pm

    Summer Day Camp in St. Louis County
    Summer care for teens and pre-teens (ages 10 to 20) with developmental disabilities. Camp is offered weekdays June through early August.

    Independent Supported Living 314-994-1600
    8645 Old Bonhomme Rd. St. Louis, MO 63132
    Independent Supported Living - Providing any or all supports necessary for persons with developmental and or physical disabilities to live independently in their own home and the community of their choice.

    UCP Heartland’s Employment Resources Program supports adults with disabilities in finding and retaining competitive employment. The Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) offers high school students an opportunity to obtain work experience prior to graduation.

    Accessibility Modification
    Kids Are Riding Safely (KARS) - UCP’s specialized car seat loan program ensures infants and older children with disabilities ride in vehicles safely. We can ease your mind and enable your family to travel together in one vehicle. The average cost of a specialized car seat is $500 which can be a financial hardship for families to purchase. With a small deposit and a physician's prescription, your family can borrow the car seat for six months or longer, depending on the child's needs.

    Temporary Residential Support

    In-Home Support 636-227-6030
    13975 Manchester Rd. St. Louis, MO 63011
    Families are reimbursed for care for an individual with a developmental disability. Funding is available for eligible residents of St. Louis County.

    Out of Home Support Marlborough Hall 314-962-0015
    1118 S. Laclede Station Rd., St. Louis, MO 63119
    Marlborough Hall offers short term stays for people with physical and/or developmental disabilities who live in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, & St. Louis Counties. Open year round. Emergency residential services are also available.

    Therapy—Occupational, Physical, & Speech
    Adult Day Services - Day habilitation offered at two locations (Manchester & Olivette) and in the community.  Participants learn skills that promote their independence. Speech and physical therapy assessments and services are available.