Easter Seals Midwest 314-432-6200
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 150 St. Louis, MO 63132
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).
for information about
St. Louis Family Support and Respite Coalition please contact members:
Kait Calys-Strohm – 314-432-6200 ext. 1375
Hayley Menges – 314-567-8190