Thompson Foundation for Autism & Neurodevelopment

A nonprofit organization

72% complete

$20,000 Goal

With your support, we can bring down the waitlist for more than 2,000 children waiting for a diagnostic evaluation and support more than 231,000 Missouri children who stand to benefit from the Thompson Center’s life-changing services and compassionate care.

Join us in our commitment to build a new family-centric, world-class Thompson Center, expanding their national leadership in the field of autism and neurodevelopment services, training, and research.

Your investment will provide these extraordinary life-changing initiatives and so much more:

  • Expand capacity and increase the number of specialists and annual visits by more than two-fold to meet the demand for clinical services.
  • An Intensive Day Treatment Program, the first of its kind in Missouri, filling a large gap between outpatient and inpatient services for the entire state.
  • State-of-the-art facilities that complement and accelerate diverse and evidence-based research by our renowned faculty.

Some of the features of the new space will include:

  • Adaptive and inclusive playground
  • Family waiting room
  • Therapy gym
  • Group therapy rooms
  • Life skills room and training café
  • Training and conference center
  • Discovery and research center
  • Easy-to-navigate entrance and drop-off area


The Thompson Foundation for Autism & Neurodevelopment strengthens children and families affected by autism and neurodevelopmental disorders by raising awareness, advancing public policy, and funding the needs of the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment at the University of Missouri.

Together with the Thompson Center, we are making a difference in the lives of people affected by autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Organization Data


Organization name

Thompson Foundation for Autism & Neurodevelopment

Tax id (EIN)



Education, Human Rights, Civil Rights, Advocacy, Medical/Scientific Research, Mental/Behavioral Health, Health & Wellness - Hospitals & Clinics

Operating Budget

Small: $250,001 - $1,000,000

Service Area

St Louis County

Audiences Served

People with Disabilities, Children, Youth, Families


205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65201



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