Mercy Kids Autism Center - Olive-Mason

Mercy Kids
12680 Olive Boulevard, Suite 116
St. Louis, MO 63141

Phone: (314) 529-5660
Fax: (314) 529-5665
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Autism Center St. Louis

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe a range of developmental challenges affecting socialization, communication, and behavioral functioning. Children with ASD have difficulties with social interaction as well as verbal and nonverbal communication and also exhibit patterns of restricted interests and repetitive behaviors.

Autism Center Services

Mercy's Autism Center in St. Louis provides a child-and-family-centered approach to ASD. Our services include diagnosis, medical and psychological care, family navigation services, and treatment programs. We develop a tailor-made care plan for your child in partnership with you.

  • ASD diagnosis & assessment – a complete evaluation of your child. We make recommendations for care, treatment & additional services as needed.
  • Ongoing care - medical follow-up, psychological counseling, physical therapy, speech-language therapy & occupational therapy
  • Family navigation services
  • Augmentative & alternative communication – a program for children with severe communication challenges.
  • Feeding dysfunction evaluation - we offer a team for children with concerns about eating, chewing, or swallowing.
  • Pediatric nutrition & dietary services – consultations on healthy diets & how to adapt food preferences to improve nutrition for children with ASD.
  • On-site genetic counseling – for families who can benefit from genetic testing and to help interpret results.

Accurate diagnosis of ASD and early intervention is crucial to helping a child reach his or her greatest potential.

Autism Symptoms

Symptoms range from mild to severe, and most children with ASD have associated medical and developmental conditions. While diagnosis can sometimes be made as early as 12 months of age, more obvious signs of autism may not be apparent until 24-36 months of age. In some situations, symptoms may not cause concerns until the elementary or middle school years. 

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