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Knights of Columbus Developmental Center

At the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for children with developmental disorders. We offer 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 a physician referral form completed and returned to our office. Once we receive the referral you will be contacted by phone to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about our intake process »

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

See the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center [PDF] for more information.

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

About Autism Spectrum Disorders

Diagnosing Autism

Autism Treatment Options

Resources for Developmental Disorders

Parent Resources

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