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Knights of Columbus Developmental & Autism Center

In 1981, the Missouri Knights of Columbus established the first developmental center in the region dedicated to children with special needs. The Knights of Columbus Developmental Center grew from a small, staff of three to a team of experts in developmental pediatrics, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, clinical nurses, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, family resource specialist and education coordinator, social worker and our research team and support staff.

In 2007, the Knights of Columbus was designated as a Missouri Center for Autism by the Department of Mental Health. Our efforts have contributed to the statewide development of best practices for screening and treatment guidelines for autism spectrum disorders.

In May 2013, we moved into our new dedicated space at 3800 Park Avenue, right next to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. This beautiful space is more convenient for the patients and families we serve.

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Driving directions to Knights of Columbus Developmental Center

2014 Knights of Columbus was designated as an Autism Treatment Site.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

About Autism Spectrum Disorders

Diagnosing and Treating Autism

Autism Treatment Options

About us

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Meet Higgins, our therapy dog

Meet Michael, one of our patients

Meet the Team

Referral Process and Patient Evaluation

Research Projects Enrollment


Parent Resources

Contact us

If you have a concern about your child’s development or want to find out more about the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center, please call 314-577-5609

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