Thursday, February 18, 2010
Missouri Autism Center Thanks Sen. Bond for Funds
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Columbia's Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders hosted an event to thank Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., on Wednesday.
Bond secured $750,000 in federal funding to aid construction of an expansion to the facility, along with improvements such as video and audio equipment.
The center, founded in 2005, provides diagnosis, therapy and treatment to more than 2,000 families with children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Executive Director Jim Poehling said that along with an expanded facility, the funds will allow for more faculty and better training of new therapists. The money will also go to a room that will utilize audio and video equipment so therapists can better observe the children.