The Friends of the Burrell Autism Center is dedicated to increasing community awareness of autism and developing as well as providing resources and support to families affected by autism. The Mission of the Friends of the Burrell Autism Center is to empower families to assist their child in reaching his or her highest potential through education, community resources and fundraising.

As a non-revenue producing organization, Friends of the Burrell Autism Center relies entirely on grants and gifts from the community for our support. Such contributions enable us to screen children, provide parent education, and reach out to elected officials to advocate for Autism research, and funding. Gifts provide options for Southwest Missouri children who are referred for diagnosis and treatment across a range of Autism spectrum disorders. Donations to Friends of the Burrell Autism Center directly reach children and families who need access to diagnosis and treatment options.

Our supporters include individuals, professional associations, corporations, foundations, religious organizations and community groups. In addition to financial contributions, Friends of the Burrell Autism Center is frequently the recipient of in-kind goods and services. Gifts of time, talent and treasure all help further our efforts to help families understand their child’s unique needs and abilities and help us provide service to children. We deeply appreciate the dedication and support of all our donors.

The Friends of the Burrell Autism Center adheres to the highest business and accounting standards. Tax-deductible gifts to our program are used to support children and families in Southwest Missouri. Thank you for making a difference in their lives!

Southwest Missouri Provider Directory for Autism
The Friends of the Burrell Autism Center has compiled an extensive resource directory to enable area families to locate organizations and service providers serving children and families who are impacted by a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum. The resource manual includes contact information for doctors, therapists, family support groups and much more! The manual may be downloaded or viewed online.
Southwest Missouri Provider Directory For Autism (PDF Document)

Vision Statement
The Friends of the Burrell Autism Center is dedicated to increasing community awareness of autism and developing as well as providing resources and support to families affected by autism.

Mission Statement
The Mission of the Friends of the Burrell Autism Center is to empower families to assist their child in reaching his or her highest potential through education, community resources and fundraising.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities are available through Friends of the Burrell Autism Center.

If you would like to join the Friends of the Burrell Autism Center, please contact us at (417) 761-5333.