MO-FEAT

Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment

MO-FEAT empowers individuals and their families to achieve their full potential through navigating systems, services and supports and making informed choices. Every individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder shall receive access to the supports and services they need to become valued and welcome participants in home, work, school, play, and health.

Request a hard copy of the Autism directory at autismfamsup@gmail.com or 636-527-3328.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Autism Speaks

Serving all communities in St. Louis, St. Charles, Iowa and Kansas City, Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support, increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

9200 Olive Blvd., Suite 202
St. Louis, Missouri 63132

Eastern Region Alliance: DDA, DDR, DDRB, PLB

SB-40 Board Services

Funded by local tax dollars, these four Senate Bill-40 Boards are here to ensure high quality services that create opportunities for residents with developmental disabilities to thrive in the home, community, and employment settings of their choosing.  Each board funds a host of agencies who provide services to the community, and maintain a resource directory for families to find the services they need.

Developmental Disability Advocates of Jefferson County: Website
Developmental Disability Resources of St. Louis City: Website
Productive Living Board of St. Louis County: Website
Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County: Website

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Not Applicable

Ainsley's Angels

Endurance Racing for All Abilities

We assist individuals with significant physical and cognitive disabilities to participate in endurance events such as marathons, races, walks, and runs.   Through participation in endurance events, Ainsley’s Angels aims to build awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life, by promoting awareness, providing education, and participating as active members in local communities.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Ainsley’s Angels of America
PO Box 6287, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Butterfly Dreams

State Pageant

Butterfly Dreams is a nonprofit organization which provides an opportunity for girls, women, boys and men with significant intellectual disabilities/developmental delays to participate in both an annual pageant and numerous yearly activities promoting the event. Our goal is to give every participant their moment to stand in the spotlight, showcase their abilities and not be defined by their disabilities. Our Mission: To provide opportunities for individuals with significant intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to learn life skills and build pride in a nurturing environment.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Performing Arts, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Harbor Unlimited

Family Support and Recreation
HARBOR Unlimited is a nonprofit organization that works closely with families who have a disabled person in their lives.  We work with all age groups and encourage full families to participate in our  events, education, camps, and other meet-ups. Our FREE monthly events are designed to be low stress, relaxing environments where families can meet other families and engage in activities and have included adapted snow and water skiing, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, games, and more.  In the summer, we hold a weeklong overnight family retreat at a local camp provider in the area.
Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Overnight Camps, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized
(314) 956-2665

Mailing Address: PO Box 209 Jonesburg, MO 63351

Program site: Summit Church, 927 E. Terra Lane, O’Fallon, MO

United Way 2-1-1 Help

Telephone Helpline of Resources

(Formerly IDDHelp) United Way 2-1-1 of Missouri and Illinois is your 24/7 connection to resources and agencies near you.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Not Applicable

Call 2-1-1 to reach an operator

Tips to Find a Camp or Program

Use these handy guides to help you in the search for a program that best meets your needs:
Recreation Council’s Summer Camp and Program Tips 2021
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Camp Guide

Call the Recreation Council to talk to your Area Coordinator

Service Area: Missouri-Wide, St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Arts, Day Camps, Horseback Riding, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Music, Overnight Camps, Performing Arts, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support, Sports & Fitness, Technology, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: Adults, All Ages, Pre-School, Teens, Youth
Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Not Applicable

Peggy Welker – St. Louis County – 314-726-6044 ext: 103
Carol Callahan – St. Charles County – 314-726-6044 ext: 104
Mindy Davis – St. Louis City – 314-726-6044 ext: 105

Fun 4 STL Kids

Listing of fun activities for youth and families

Fun 4 STL Kids is your local resource for family friendly events and activities in St. Louis and St. Louis County. Listings include kids events, children programs and classes, youth sports, kids eat free directory, birthday party resources, rainy day activities, free fun for kids, summer camps and MORE fun things for kids and families to do in and around St. Louis. Areas include: St. Louis, Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, Wildwood, Manchester, Clayton, Florissant, Crestwood and all of St. Louis County.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Not Applicable

St. Charles County Parks and Recreation

Inclusion Coordinator

A Coordinator of Inclusive Recreation assists parks and recreation departments in St. Charles County by including people with disabilities into existing programs . The Coordinator’s role is to work with the participant, family members, teachers and the recreation program staff to ensure appropriate and individualized accommodations are provided. Challenges to inclusion do exist, but through open communication and the willingness to work cooperatively, successful inclusion can happen. Serving the St. Charles Cities of St. Charles, O’Fallon & St. Peters.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

(314) 359-9970

Inclusion Coordinator, Brita Weight