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First Steps

First Steps is Missouri's Early Intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or developmental delays.

Easter Seals Midwest

We provide many services for individuals and their families who are impacted by autism.

Special School District

Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) is a leader in providing special education services to students with disabilities and also provides a wide range of career and technical education programs.

Children’s Legal Alliance – Legal Services of Eastern MO

Free legal assistance to income eligible children who have special education needs. Services include representing children at IEP meetings, due process, suspension or expulsion hearings. Other services include ensuring homeless children have access to education, advocating for access to appropriate special education services, correcting inaccurate or misleading school records.  4232 Forest Park Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108 Phone: (314) 534-4200 ext. 1311  or    1-800-444-0514 ext. 1311

Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis

Need Funding for a Recreation Program? Click here for information about our voucher programs for people with developmental disabilities in St. Louis and St. Charles. Applications are open for programs happening October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.  Event information is updated weekly.

Family Advocacy and Community Training

F.A.C.T. is a non‐profit family organization that provides services to families that include a child with a developmental disability and/or behavioral health disorder. F.A.C.T.’s mission is to mentor and empower families through advocacy and training to improve the quality of life and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.


Educational Information

CDC Autism Facts:


Missouri Autism Facts and Statistics

Internet Safety Guide

Digital Resources for Students with Autism

Teaching an Autistic Child to Drive

How to Overcome the Difficulties of Getting a Driver's License with Autism

Is a Therapy Dog Right for Your Child with Autism

Help for Teachers

Tips for understanding autistic kids in your classroom:


United healthcareChildrens foundationUnited Healthcare Children's Foundation (family assistance grant):

Helpful Information for Families

Designing the Perfect Home Playroom for Children with Autism:

Housing Resources in St Louis

Local Autism Resources

Kits for Purchase

Rise Behavioral Consulting has and "Emotions Exploration Kit" for purchase to help parents teach their children how to identify, express, and cope with their emotions appropriately through fun, engaging, play-based lessons. The parents will learn how to attune to their child’s emotions and support them in calming down using various co-regulation strategies.

Learn more.



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