Easter Seals Midwest's Autism Services strives to be a single touch point for help and hope for families impacted by autism. We serve more than 2,000 children, teens and adults with autism across Missouri annually. Training and therapy services are provided in clients' homes as well as at the following office locations: St. Louis, Columbia, Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Springfield and Joplin.
COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES
Easter Seals Midwest’s Community Living Services are committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities build skills to live independently in homes of their own and participate in the community. Staff members work in clients’ homes, offering training and assistance whenever and however needed, ranging from 24 hours a day to just a few hours each month. A variety of services are provided to residents of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Springfield, Joplin and Kansas City. We currently serve more than 575 individuals through Community Living Services.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
Easter Seals Midwest’s family-focused Early-Childhood Services help at-risk children achieve more in life. At our Early Childhood Center, teachers incorporate an age-appropriate curriculum and innovative technology into the learning environment to meet the needs of children both without and with special health needs or developmental delays, including autism, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. Additional Early Childhood Services include physical, occupational, speech and developmental therapies, as well as in-home screenings that promote brain development and positive parenting techniques. These early-intervention services help young children at risk for developmental delays achieve their goals in cognitive, social, emotional, communicative, adaptive and physical development. Nearly 300 children in the northwest Kansas City region receive our Early Childhood Services.
Easter Seals Midwest’s Employment Services support more than 800 individuals with developmental disabilities as they build job skills, and find and maintain competitive employment within the community. Staff members match qualified applicants with meaningful employment, and we continue to support our clients as they remain on the job with job coaching and job retention. These services are provided to residents of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Kansas City.