Life Skills Overview
On July 1, 2012, Life Skills and TouchPoint Autism Services
officially merged organizations, and effective September 1, 2013,
the agency officially affiliated with the national Easter Seals
Life Skills is a not-for-profit, registered 501(c)(3)
organization that is committed to helping individuals with
developmental disabilities -- including autism -- learn, live, work
and participate in the community.
The agency operates three specific divisions, outlined
Our Autism Services division (formerly known as TouchPoint Autism
Services) strives to be a single touch point for help and hope to
families impacted by autism. We will serve more than 3,000
children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum in 95 counties
across Missouri this year.
Training and therapy services are provided in homes across the
state, as well as at the following office locations:
St. Louis, Columbia, Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Springfield and
Our Community Living division is committed to helping more than
800 individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism,
live independently in homes of their own in the community.
Life Skills' staff members work in the clients' homes, offering
training and assistance whenever needed, ranging from 24 hours a
day to just a few hours each month.
A variety of services are provided to residents of St. Louis City,
St. Louis County and St. Charles County.
Our Employment Services division supports more than 600
individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, as
they build job skills, and find and maintain competitive employment
within their communities.
Life Skills' employment specialists match qualified applicants
with meaningful employment, and we continue to support our clients
as they remain on the job with job coaching and job retention
These services are provided to residents of St. Louis City, St.
Louis County and St. Charles County.