United Services for Children is a nonprofit organization that provides pediatric therapy and early intervention services to children with developmental disabilities and delays, and offers support services for their families. We focus on children ages birth through 8 years old. Our center is located at 4140 Old Mill Parkway in St. Peters, serving approximately 275 children annually.
In 1975, a team of dedicated parents and professionals searched for a way to ensure children with disabilities would receive services in St. Charles County.
They launched a nonprofit organization that would become known as United Services for Children. Two organizations—the United Cerebral Palsy Association and St. Louis Hearing and Speech—used United Way grants to finance the new agency, which was incorporated in 1977. The agency grew throughout the years, providing therapeutic and educational services that changed the lives of tens of thousands of children.
In 2013, United Services launched an expanded outpatient pediatric therapy program that provides occupational therapy, aqua therapy, speech and language therapy and ABA-based therapy. The program offers individual and group therapy options, and accepts Medicaid and all major insurance carriers.
Keeping pace with the community’s evolving needs, United Services in 2014 began studying the possibility of creating a children’s museum in St. Charles County. Unlike most existing children’s museums, this would be designed for universal access. People of any physical or intellectual ability would be able to use and enjoy the museum at all times.
As we look toward the future, we continue partnering with families to help their children build a foundation for success.