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In order to become a new client at the Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment for diagnostic services/therapeutic services, you must have a referral. A professional/community services referral is required for diagnostic services; however, parents are welcome to self-refer for treatment if a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder has already been obtained. Once a referral is obtained, the administrative staff will contact the parent/legal guardian or they can contact the Southeast Autism Center to conduct an initial phone consultation. Afterwards, the administrative staff will mail the parent/legal guardian a packet of information to fill out. Once the packet is returned to the Southeast Autism Center via mail, fax, or in-person, the client’s name will be placed on an appropriate waitlist or referred to the appropriate clinician/agency.

For Diagnostic Services:
Physician or community professional (e.g. psychologist, counselors, social workers, educational/childcare staff)

For Treatment Services:
Physician, community professional, parent/guardian/family member

Currently, we have a long waitlist for diagnostic and treatment services. In order to get on our waitlist, please call our administrative assistant, Carla Burnett, at (573) 986-4985 to begin an initial phone consultation. In addition, please have a referral form faxed to our office at (573) 986-4994 from your referral provider (physician, counselor, school, etc.). The referral form can be downloaded from the forms section.

We currently provide diagnostic services to individuals from birth – 18, and to those 18 and older on a case by case basis. We provide therapy and treatment services to individuals from birth – 89.

If your child already has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, Southeast Autism Center offers therapy services such as Behavior Intervention Services (BIS), Speech and Language Services, and Psychotherapy Services. See more information underneath services tab or call our center at (573) 986-4985 for more information.


(573) 986-4985
Physical Address
611 N. Fountain
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS9450
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701