Dream Big Teen Career Camp

Starkloff Institute

At the Starkloff Disability Institute, we help adults and youth with disabilities prepare for the next step in their professional life. Adults entering or already in the workforce have opportunities to build professional skills, network with business leaders, and find a job in their desired field. Youth can join programs and events that expose them to numerous career fields and help them build professional skills for the future. In the summer, we offer the DREAM BIG camp for teens to explore career options.

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

(314) 588-7090

133 S. 11th Street, Suite 500
Saint Louis, MO 63102

 

Albert Pujols Wellness Center

St. Luke's Hospital

The Albert Pujols Wellness Center for Adults with Down Syndrome is the first of its kind in the St. Louis area and helps fill a growing need for wellness services for adults with Down syndrome.  Patients ages 17 years and older receive a comprehensive physical and are referred to various services focused on nutrition, exercise, safety and social/emotional well-being.  The center offers classes on various topics including yoga, music, fitness, performing arts, plus caregiver classes and programs. This service complements the patients’ regular visits with their primary care physician for other medical issues.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults, Teens
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

St. Luke’s Hospital
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017

314-576-2300

EMail: ADS.WellnessCenter@stlukes-stl.com

www.stlukes-stl.com

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

IDD Help

Telephone Helpline of Resources for People with I/DD

IDDHelp.org was created for you – whether you are an individual who needs help, a family member needing services for a loved one, or an organization seeking better ways to serve your clients. A trained Community Connector is available to listen and to help provide information on agencies in the St. Louis/St. Charles MO Region that provide services to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Watch our informational video HERE

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

Randy Schraier
1-877-256-2202

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

Arya Foundation

The Arya Foundation Equipment and Family Support

The Arya Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that provides funding for need-based adaptive equipment, tricycles, and toys to children with special needs in St. Louis.  We host an annual disability awareness family conference. 

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

Special Education Foundation

Special Education Foundation Camp Funding

The mission of the Special Education Foundation is to assist children with disabilities served by Special School District in St. Louis County achieve success in areas not supported by tax dollars or United Way. The “Kid-to-Camp” program is one of the Foundation’s most successful programs. Through this program, the Foundation provides financial assistance to parents so their child can attend summer camp.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Overnight Camps, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

314-394-7030
jeanine@sef-stl.org

11933 Westline Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 – 3203

Judevine Center for Autism

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: Agencies/Organizations, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1810 Craig Rd. Ste 109, St Louis, Missouri 63146

Family Forward

Short Term Care

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. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

9445 Litzsinger Rd
Brentwood, MO 63144

 

Behavior Intervention Services

Behavior Intervention Services provides a variety of services to individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities that reside in Missouri and Illinois. Our agency, founded in 2004, has grown to serve hundreds of individuals in the St. Louis and surrounding areas.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

2644 Metro Blvd
Maryland Heights MO 63043