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GRAD Groups

Delta Gamma Center

Recreation & support group for school age youth to make friends and enjoy new experiences in the community. Groups meet one Saturday a month throughout the school year, and take an exciting summer challenge trip!

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Recreation, Social Groups, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1750 S Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63117

Sports Activities Socialization Day Sports Camp

LifeBridge Partnership

LifeBridge Partnership responds to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities by impowering them through Recreation Therapy in their community. They provide a variety of events including physical fitness, shopping, bowling, eating out, swimming, day camps, break camps and movies.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Social Groups, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1187 Corporate Lake Dr.
St. Louis, Missouri 63132

Challenges Unlimited Social Club

Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

AADD provides support to adults of all ages with developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on those age 50 years and older. The goal is to assist individuals in maintaining their independence and support them in continuing to be active members of their communities. Social Clubs is a large group socialization program that meets on Saturday nights and is open to adults (age 21 and over) with a developmental disability who reside in St. Louis City and County (specific eligibility requirements vary by funder). Participants in Social Clubs have the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities, including dances, bowling, movies, out to eat, wrestling, plays and musicals. Please call (314) 647-2203 for additional information. Challenges Unlimited is a group recreation program that meets after work and is open to adults (age 21 and over) with a developmental disability who reside in St. Louis City. Participants have the opportunity to participate in health and fitness classes, learn new skills, and attend community activities.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

2385 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63139

Sports & Fitness Hobbies/Interests Social Groups

OASIS St. Louis

OASIS promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement.  Our vision is to see that adults age 50 and older in St. Louis have opportunities to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives. Together as friends, a large goups, consisting of individuals with developmental disabilities and volunteers, goes out and about in the St. Lousi area to enjoy community programs and develop new skills. Some of the programs enjoyed by this group include taking classes, attending ballgames, going fishing, watching performances at the Muny, visiting health fairs, and playing bingo.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Teen Group Interactive Fridays

EasterSeals Midwest

EasterSeals Midwest’s team creates individualized plans to develop and improve communication and social skills while troubleshooting problem behaviors. Our services include parent training, family support groups, and community-integration.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

11933 Westline Industrial Dr.
St. Louis, Missouri 63146

Socialization, learning, self-advocacy, increase in self-confidence and esteem

Pathways to Independence

Pathways to Independence supports the development of skills that positively impact the lives of adults with disabilities who seek greater independence and social success.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

200 S. Hanley Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Youth Group

Paraquad

Paraquad’s Youth Services Program focuses on social and recreational activities that promote the development of social skills not acquired in segregated environments. Participants include young people with and without disabilities. Non-disabled youth develop an awareness and understanding of their disabled peers and learn to work and play side-by-side with people with disabilities, while youth with disabilities learn to participate within the community as an equal.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

5240 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Scouting

Scouts BSA

SPECIAL NEEDS SCOUTS DISABILITIES AWARENESS – SERVING SCOUTS WITH DISABILITIES.
Many units have at least one Scout with Special Needs, which includes autism, attention deficit disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, asthma, diabetes, hearing or visual impairment and many others. This committee is designed to offer support, training, and resources to help your Scout and unit be more successful.

The following resources provide information about Scouts with disabilities:
GUIDE TO WORKING WITH SCOUTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

4568 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri
63108

Scouting

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Girl Scouts Council of Greater St. Louis is committed to helping all girls from every background to develop confidence, determination, and skills needed to thirive in today’s world. The Girls Scout programs is based on the Girl Scout Promise and law, and is adapted to meet the developmental, eudcational, emotional, and social needs and interest of firls at five levels of girls ages K-12 grades. All girls in Kindergarten throug 12th grade are encouraged to participate in Girls Scouts. Summer Residential Camp is Available.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

2300 Ball
St. Louis, Missouri
63146

Community Training

Family Advocacy & Community Training (FACT)

The FACT Family Support program has been developed to help you manage life’s challenges. A Parent Support Partner will visit you at home and give you emotional and practical support to help you access community services such as health care, special education, recreation, housing, caretakers, employment and finances, and more.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

St. Charles & St. Louis County

Classes

Emmaus Link

Emmaus Link encourages adults to access their community by assisting members with disabilities to find and attend community sponsored events and activities. Visit their website to link to the calendar.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Fall, Spring, Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

3731 Mueller Road
St. Charles, Missouri 63301

Adult Social

ACTION

For adults with developmental disabilities. The Plan is to get together on a monthly basis for fun activities such as playing games, watching movies, and enjoying lunch. Our events are held on Saturdays from 10am-2pm monthly.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Carmen: 314-954-7650
Judy B: 314-892-5522
Judy R: 314-892-6329

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, 4900 Ringer, St. Louis, MO63129

Adult Social

Heart and Soul Adult Group

Join us for an evening of praise and worship, prayer, bible stories, crafts and ministry projects. We meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Bonhomme Church
Chesterfield, MO

Adult Social

Felice Cuores Party Time

Felice Cuores Party Time! A party for adults, 18 and older, with mental handicaps or developmental disabilities.  The parties are from 7pm to 10pm in the dining hall usually on the second Saturday of each month from September thru May.  A $5 entry fee includes DJ, soda, snacks and door prizes.  The parties are chaperoned by the Knights of Columbus and the Ladies’ Auxiliaries.  There is no charge for parents or caregivers who choose to stay. Contact Bill Lukas

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church
15642 Clayton Road
Ellisville MO 63011
Parish office: 636-394-7307

Adult Social

Concordia Adult Fellowship

Concordia’s Special Needs Ministry offers a weekly Bible fellowship class for adults with special needs ages 18 and up. The class will begin with Biblical instruction delivered in a way that is accessible to adults with special learning needs. Concordia also has a Special Needs Buddy ministry, CK Deaf ministry and summer VBS for kids with special needs.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Concordia Lutheran Church
505 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood MO 63122
Jessica Crawford
314-374-0682
jcrawford@ckhome.org

Respite

The Synapsory

The Synapsory provides rest, regulation, and renewal for special needs families through innovative products for the home, church, and community in Chesterfield, Ellisville, South County and Wentzville MO. Illinois locations include Edwardsville and Freeburg IL.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Go to their website for locations or email terrie@thesynapsory.org

Social Group

Friendship: Adults with Special Needs

The Friendship Ministry meets Sunday 9am and Thursday 7pm to reach out in love to the greater St. Louis community, leading adults with special needs. By God’s word, through God’s love, and with God’s promises to individuals, we train these unique people to live within a church community. Each week, we gather for a variety of learning experiences led by a team of gifted, trained, loving, and enthusiastic Friendship Class ministry team members.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Chesterfield Presbyterian Church
15037 Clayton Road
Chesterfield MO 63017

Short Term Care

Family Forward

Flexibility and support for families in an encouraging environment that gives children receiving respite care for positive social interactions with other children and adults. Family Forward moves vulnerable children in the direction of hope by delivering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to support biological, foster, and adoptive families.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Respite Social Skills Groups

Judevine

Judevine provides support both in the natural home environment & in the community while addressing specific goals designed by the family and the Judevine team. They also provide social skills groups in a group setting to children and/or adults.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1810 Craig Rd. Ste 109, St Louis, Missouri 63146
1-800-780-6545
www.judevine.org

Sensory Story Times

St. Louis City Library

Select St. Louis Public Library locations offer Sensory Storytimes. Designed for children ages 3-9, Sensory Storytimes are more interactive and provide built-in time for sensory play. Literacy-rich environments are essential to the development of all modes of language for children and public libraries help caregivers provide this exposure to all children from a young age. Sensory Storytimes include freedom of movement with more visual aids, action and sensory experiences. These Storytimes are also smaller, reducing the group size and noise level for those with sound sensitivity.

Service Area: St. Louis City
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Sensory Story Times

St. Louis County Library

St. Louis County Library offers Sensory Story Time for families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a welcoming environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. The program uses props, toys and tactile objects, to offer children a variety of ways to process the information being presented. In an effort to help kids feel more comfortable, SLCL also provides noise canceling head phones and blue light covers to mitigate sensory stimulation such as fluorescent lighting and loud noises.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

The Arya Foundation

The Arya Foundation

The Arya Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that provides need-based adaptive equipment to children with special needs in St. Louis.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized
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