• - Sibshops:

    Sibshops are lively celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.  Sibshops are an opportunity for siblings to get peer support and educational within a recreational context. 

    St. Louis based Sibshop agencies:

    St. Louis Arc 314-817-2275
    TouchPoint Autism Services 314-432-6200
    United Services 636-926-2700


  • 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).

  • 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



  • United Services 636-926-2700

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

    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.