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The Missouri office of Autism Speaks serves residents in St. Louis/Metro East and Kansas City. It is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. This is accomplished through advocacy and support, increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism, advancing research, expanding early childhood screening and intervention, and improving the transition to adulthood. For more information, call 314-989-1003.

F.A.C.T. helps parents and caregivers navigate special education services and provides family support for families of children who have a mental, physical or developmental disability. For more information, call 636-949-2425.

Mental Health First Aid in Missouri

(MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness or substance use disorders.  It is similar in concept to traditional first aid, in that the aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves. Click here to locate a MHFA training session in Missouri.

MPACT (MO Parents Act) is a statewide parent training and information center that serves parents of children with all disabilities.  Its primary goal is to assist parents to advocate effectively for their children's educational rights and services.  MPACT staff and volunteers are located throughout Missouri and work with public and private agencies, parent groups, professional organizations and advocacy groups to achieve that goal. Also offers training sessions for parents. For more information, call 1-800-743-7634

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI-St. Louis focuses on education and support services for family members and friends of persons with mental illness. NAMI is also active in legislative advocacy to protect and enhance funding for and access to mental health services. NAMI provides family-to-family education, support groups, lending library, and more. Education opportunities and support groups are offered in strategic locations throughout the metro area. For more information, call 314-962-4670

NCADA (National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse)

PreventEd works to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention, and advocacy. PreventEd’s programs include substance use prevention programs, community education, and assessments and referrals for people who need support and their parents, families, and friends. For more information, call 314-962-3456

Psychotherapy Saint Louis is not a group practice. It is a professional organization of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, and marriage-and-family therapists. Its web site provides a user-friendly search engine to help visitors identify professionals in the St. Louis area whose clinical expertise matches their needs. 

Therapist Locator

TherapistLocator.net is a service of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Its web site helps visitors locate participating member therapists.

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