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St. Louis County Library will host a Community Autism Expo on Saturday, April 13 from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Florissant Valley Branch. The Expo will provide information for families with children on the autism spectrum. Representatives from area organizations will be on hand to discuss their services, and library staff will share resources available at the library. The Expo is free and open to the public.

The Florissant Valley Branch is located at 195 New Florissant Rd., South. Florissant, MO 63031.

Attendees will learn about services and resources available for individuals and their families, especially for young adults who are navigating their entrance to adulthood. Participating local support agencies include:

  • Artists First

  • Autism & Behavioral Spectrum

  • BJC HealthCare 

  • Easter Seals Midwest

  • Freddie Ford Family Foundation

  • Judevine Center for Autism 
  • The Leadership School 

  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri - Children's Legal Alliance Program

  • LifeBridge Partnership

  • Missouri Department of of Elementary & Secondary Education 

  • Missouri Parents Act (MPACT) 

  • Navigate STL Schools 

  • soQuiet

  • Special School District of St. Louis County

  • SLU - Interdisciplinary Center for Autism Services 

  • Starkloff Disability Institute 

  • STLCC-Florissant Valley - Access Office

  • St. Louis Arc 

  • UMSL - Office of Inclusive Post Secondary Education (OIPE)

Attendees will also learn more about resources available at the library such as Sensory Story Time, which provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. SLCL also provides Sensory Bags to help lessen sensory overload for kids and adults during visits to the library. 

Media inquiries about the Autism Expo should be directed to Jennifer McBride, Assistant Director, Communications at 314-994-3300 ext 2250 or

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