Southeast Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment Hosting 10th Anniversary Celebration Today


The Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment, will commemorate 10 years of service and outreach to families in southeast Missouri during a celebration at 1 p.m., today, Jan. 31, at 611 N. Fountain Street.

The campus and local community is invited.

The Center opened its doors in January 2010 and since then has provided diagnostic and intervention services and assisted the families of nearly 2,000 clients impacted by autism spectrum disorder. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities by providing a continuum of support for families, professionals and the community. The Southeast Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment delivers individualized, effective, and evidence-based diagnostic evaluations, treatment and training opportunities.

Speaking at the event will be:

  • Dr. Carlos Vargas, president of Southeast Missouri State University
  • Jason Crowell, former senator, Missouri 27th District
  • Dr. Renee Patrick, director of Southeast’s Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Dr. Loretta Prater, former dean, College of Health and Human Services
  • Dakota Smith, Autism Center client, and his mother Felecia Harwood
  • Michelle Crosnoe, parent of an Autism Center client
  • Tylee Gremaud, Autism Center client