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 Cardinal Glennon's main hospital. This beautiful space is more convenient for the patients and families we serve.
Download and print map to our new facility
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
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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
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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