Specialized Providers

Browse these providers who serve people with disabilities.
Many of these programs are time sensitive and charge a fee for their service.

SOAR Teen Club After-School Program (SCC): The SOAR Teen Club program offered through Community Living, Inc. provides an engaging, fun, safe, and supervised environment where youth ages 12-20 are encouraged to enhance their independence, as well as their communication, socialization, and job/life skills. SPACES ARE AVAILABLE at various schools in St. Charles County. Information

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Dream Big Virtual Career Exploration Activities (Virtual): Dream Big is a Career Exploration program for middle and high school students with disabilities. Our fall events are tailored to provide valuable insights, support, and engagement for these students and their families. All these events will be hosted virtually via Zoom and require preregistration. ~ INFORMATION

For more details contact Danielle at 314-860-2238 or by email at dgiuffrida@starkloff.org.

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Buddy Up Tennis, now enrolling (STL): Buddy Up Tennis is a 90-minute clinic consisting of 60 minutes of professional tennis instruction and 30 minutes of fitness conditioning, for Athletes ages 10 and over. Each of our Athletes is partnered with a volunteer Buddy to maximize their experience. Buddies are required to be at least 14 years old, enthusiastic, energetic and ready to have fun! No tennis experience is required. All Athletes receive a team shirt and racquet. Information

DATES: Check the website
LOCATION: Forest Lake Tennis Club, 1012 N. Woods Mill Rd. St. Louis, MO 63017
COST: $90 per 5 week session

Buddy Up For LIFE: Tennis, Fitness, Health, Friendship:Information

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Autism Learning Collaborative (formerly Early Autism Services) has IMMEDIATE openings for in-home ABA therapy for all morning/afternoon hours.  We have a bit of a waitlist for the 4-6:30ish times, but not too bad.   We serve St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County. Additionally, we will be opening a new ABA clinic in Sunset Hills this fall and are ready to start accepting referrals for that as well!  Please see the attached flyer and feel free to distribute it to anyone you feel may be interested!  Contact Amy Ehnes, Clinical Director, Autism Learning Collaborative, 314-706-1842 or www.autismlearningcollaborative.com

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DASA (Disabled Athlete Sports Association): We serve youth and adults whose primary diagnosis is physical in nature. Cost: $40-$50 for the 6 week session. Competitive Sports operate seasonally with cost of $300+. Athletes who are new to DASA must complete an intake form before registering. Information & Registration

Toddler Program, DASA has a Wiggles and Giggles Toddler Program that works with littles with physical disabilities as their primary diagnosis. The age range is from 18mo-5 years old. The program meets 8 times with the goal of learning social skils through sport specific and sensory play. Information (Fees apply)

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Arc LogoThe Arc’s LAUNCH Program is serves St. Louis and St. Charles residents: Launch is designed for teens and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 16-30, who are interested in beginning to plan for their future. This program offers a combination of one-on-one coaching sessions and group classes to identify and work toward an individual’s goals in relationship development, education, employment, and independent living. Email next@slarc.org or call 314-569-2211.  St. Louis Arc’s Neighborhood Experiences is a unique summer project that supports teens in building pre-employment skills, while achieving personal and career goals.  Registration and payment can be completed online. For more information contact 314-817-2293. Subscribe for weekly newsletters from the St. Louis Arc: click here.

Fall 2023 Leisure Times is Here and registration is open now. Fall 2023 Brochure Click HERE. Registration closes August 25..

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YMCA ADAPTED SPORTS PROGRAMS: 
Chesterfield Registration ~
South County Registration

YMCA Adapted Programs

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LifeBridge Out and About Recreation Services (STL): Check out the Calendar of events for adults.  Sign up to be a participant of the OUT AND ABOUT Program to get the calendar for upcoming events. Event Information ~ Enroll to be a Participant

 

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EasterSeals Midwest, Social Skills Training (PEERS)

Program for the Education and Enrichment
of Relational Skills (PEERS®)

PEERS® stresses the importance of developing and maintaining friendships for individuals with autism. The benefits of healthy, meaningful friendships include:

•    Buffering the impact of stressful life events
•    Building self-esteem
•    Increasing independence
•    Reducing the incidence of depression and anxiety
 
During the PEERS® group session, the individual is taught important social skills and given the opportunity to practice these skills through activities such as sports or board games. Parents also learn how to assist the participant in making and keeping friends. INFORMATION

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DANCEABILITIES:
We are a dance and movement class for EVERY ability. Our program is currently on a break, but when the next session gets planned, it occurs at the following 2 locations:

Dance Factory in Maryland Heights: www.dancefactorymo.com
Performing Arts Centre in St. Charles: www.performingartscentre.net

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Community Living Recreation Programs: Information

ComLiving Fall 2022

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Early Autism Services-Jess Goldberg

Information at: www.earlyautismservices.com

Speak with your Regional Office Service Coordinator for help with fees connected with the Early Autism therapy program.