Autism is on the rise; seek an assessment
April 04, 2014
New statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control reports one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder and in Missouri, one in 70 children, a 30% increase in just two years. Easter Seals Midwest, formerly Life Skills/TouchPoint Autism Services, is the oldest and largest provider of autism services in the state and offers help for individuals with autism and their families

With early diagnosis, intervention, and consistent application of behavioral techniques children with autism can be successful at school, home, and in the community. Easter Seals Midwest also provides a two-week parent training course developed for families dealing with autism. Additional programs support and encourage clients living with autism.

Referrals for services for our Southwest Missouri office locations must come from a Service Coordinator through the Department of Mental Health's Springfield Regional Office or Joplin Regional Office. For Joplin phone (888) 549-6635 and for Springfield phone (888) 549-6634.

Christine Breig is director of the Southwest Missouri offices of Midwest Life Skills/TouchPoint. The Springfield office is located at at 1740 S. Glenstone, Suite S. The Joplin office is located at 1211 S. Illinois; the Joplin office number is (417) 781-3616.

To contact Breig phone (417) 890-1399 or send an e-mail here.

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