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 organization.

 

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 below:

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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 Joplin.  

 

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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.

 

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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 support.

These services are provided to residents of St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.