• 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


    9445 Litzsinger Rd., St. Louis, MO  63144 phone 314-918-0492
    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 314-918-0492 x308

    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 Circle1-844-424-3577
    330 North Gore Avenue
    Saint Louis, MO 63119

    Great Circle was formed in 2009 by the merger of Boys & Girls Town of Missouri and Edgewood Children's Center. The goal was to create something new in the communities we serve, to help those struggling with difficult circumstances, and to be a partner in our communities to provide that resource. With campuses, counseling centers, home and community based services statewide, Great Circle’s footprint reaches across Missouri, the Midwest and beyond. This year, we're on track to impact the lives of more than 30,000 children, individuals and family members.

    Great Circle’s in-facility and in-home respite programs help youth on the autism spectrum and their families balance their own needs, while providing their child or children with treatment and opportunities to develop independent living skills. All services are individualized to meet the child or children’s specific needs. 

    A specially designed and updated respite home is available for day and overnight respite care. This includes a structured routine, needs-based programming and a safe environment that supports the child’s move toward self-sufficiency. As the children learn life skills, they also participate in activities that help transfer these skills across settings. In-home respite staff support children in acquiring appropriate behaviors for their home and in the community through working to increase independent living and social skills, thereby allowing children to remain in their home and community.

    For more information about respite services, call 314-942-9931





  • Judevine Center for Autism 800-780-6545

    Judevine Center for Autism 800-780-6545

    The mission of Judevine® Center for Autism is to make a real difference in the quality of life for children and adults with autism and their families, wherever they may live.

    We provide lifespan services across the autism spectrum. These services include: Individual Supported Living (Residential) Services, Parent Training, Behavioral Support, Assessment and Evaluation, Behavior Therapy (ABA), Respite, Social Skills Groups, Consultation and Training, Day Habilitation, Community Employment, Speech Language Therapy, and more.

    Judevine not only serves the greater St. Louis area (St. Louis HUB and Corporate Office), but also has HUBs in Kirksville, Joplin, Hannibal, Jefferson County, and Springfield, MO.

    Elizabeth Haughey – 636-489-3592
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    Program Specialist, St. Louis

    Judevine Center for Autism: 1810 Craig Rd. Ste 109, St Louis, Missouri 63146

  • Live Differently Ministries 314-409-6534

    Live Differently Ministries is a St. Louis based non-profit that assists churches with installing Sensory and Motor rooms for kids with developmental disabilities. Our desire is to provide these children with a safe and therapeutic place to play, and to help parents receive a free respite from the daily challenges of care taking. You can learn more about our work by visiting We now have two churches in the St. Louis area that offer Sensory and Motor rooms.

    Play Differently
    Located at gateway61 Church
    17550 Wild Horse Creek Rd
    Chesterfield, Mo. 63005
    Free Respite (ie. no charge to bring your kids), available during the following hours:

    - Every Sunday Morning from 10a.m. - 11:45a.m.
    - First and Third Fridays of every month from 6p.m. - 8p.m.
    - Second Saturday of every month from 10a.m. - Noon

    To Register your child, go to:
    For questions, contact Terrie Desloge at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 314-409-6534

    TR Kids Unlimited
    Located at Twin Rivers Church
    10575 Tesson Ferry Rd
    St. Louis Mo. 63123

    Free Respite every Sunday morning from 10a.m. - 11:30a.m.

    To Register your child, go to:, and click on Kids Ministry
    For questions, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Both locations offer Sensory and Motor Rooms for Children ages 4-12. Play Differently offers the same, plus a Teen room for kids ages 14-17.

    These rooms are all staffed by Special Education teachers. Parents are not required to stay with their children, or to attend church at either location. They are encouraged to go out for a meal, go shopping, run errands, etc…



  • NextStep For Life 636-282-1414 or 636-933-3764

    NextStep For Life 636-282-1414 or 636-933-3764 636-282-4400 or 636-933-0244
    P.O. Box 97, Mapaville, MO 63065

    NextStep for Life provides a variety of services to individuals in Jefferson County who have a developmental disability. They provide residential services; adult day services in both individual and group settings; a MyCare respite voucher program; a KidStart Lending Library; Support Broker services; and Leisure Services.

    The Family Support office offers family workshops on a variety of topics during the year. Topics can include guardianship, estate planning, LifeCourse tools, and other options during March for Developmental Disability Awareness Month, April for Autism Awareness Month, and November for Family Caregivers Awareness Month.

    NextStep Employment Services assist adults with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment as well as the transition from school to work.

    Employment Services Office: 636-282-4477 or 636-933-4900

    Family Support/Leisure Office: 636-282-1414 or 636-933-3764


  • 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.

    The St. Louis Arc also offers Meet Up Groups support groups, and networking events each month.

    Pre-employment and Supported 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. 

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

    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.