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Knights of Columbus Developmental & Autism Center

At the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for children with developmental disorders. We help you get access to a wide range of specialists through a strong partnership between SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Our diagnostic team works together to develop an individual plan to best serve your child.

Please review these questions to be sure we can address your concerns.

  1. Do you have concerns about your child’s development? Such as:
    • A delay in coordination
    • Understanding and expressing their needs
    • Hyperactivity or inability to focus
    • Fine motor skills such as cutting, drawing or buttoning
  2. Is Autism a concern? Do you have concerns about how your child interacts with you or other children? Learn more about Autism here.

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you might want to consider having your child evaluated.

Becoming a patient

To become a patient, every child first needs the following filled out and returned to our office:

  1. A physician referral
  2. A parent packet
  3. A teacher/therapist packet

Learn more about our intake process, the required forms and what to expect here.


About us

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.

Meet the Team

Research Projects Enrollment

Contact us

Knights of Columbus Development Center
3800 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Map & Directions

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.

See the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center [PDF]

Connect with other services

If you’re looking for behavior management, therapy or your child has psychiatric needs, you may be referred to our Psychology and Psychiatry Department at 314-577-5667.

If your child has an Autism diagnosis and is in need of speech and language therapy or occupational therapy, please contact your insurance company and/or primary care pediatrician’s office for an appropriate referral to other sites that can provide treatment.

If your child needs educational testing, contact your local school district.

Resources for Autism Spectrum Disorders

In 2014 the Knights of Columbus was designated as an Autism Treatment Site

About Autism Spectrum Disorders

Diagnosing Autism

Autism Treatment Options

Resources for Developmental Disorders

Parent Resources

Meet Michael, a KOC patient

Meet Higgins, our therapy dog