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December 1 is #GivingTuesday

St. David's Center relies on the generosity of individuals to help provide services to children and families throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. This Tuesday, December 1, consider a donation to St. David's Center in recognition of #GivingTuesday.


In the midst of holidays, #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. 

Considering Speech Therapy for your child?

We have immediate openings for therapy sessions! Contact our helpful CORE navigators at 952.548.8700 to get started in scheduling a speech therapy evaluation at St. David's Center. One of our experienced speech-language pathologists will assess your child's individual needs to evaluate which services should be included in his/her treatment plan.


Depending on each child's specific needs, services may address the following: pre-verbal communication, social interaction, understanding and using language, articulation/phonology, phonemic awareness, motor speech production, augmentative/alternative communication, fluency and voice.

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays at the Bell Museum

The University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History now offers a program to make the museum more accessible and welcoming for children with autism.


St. David's Center's Medical Director Dr. James Moore has been instrumental in establishing Sensory-Friendly Saturdays, where those with sensory difficulties can experience the museum's dioramas, Touch & See Room, and a mini planetarium show with lowered lighting, quieter sounds, and fewer visitors. Visual timers, weighted lap pads and hearing protection are also available for check out.


The next Sensory-Friendly Saturday is scheduled for 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. Families must register to attend in advance by calling 612.626.9660 or emailing

Key strategies for raising competent and confident children

For years, St. David's Center lead occupational therapist Faith Maniulli has taught the STEP approach to parenting and shared effective strategies on how to handle parenting dilemmas ranging from a toddler's tantrum to an 8-year-old's messy room.


Listen to this recent Mom Enough® podcast to hear her tips on how to use various situations in order to help your child build important skills and values, while also easing your own stress and building your confidence as a parent.

St. David's Center exceeds Capital Campaign goal!

St. David's Center has exceeded our $13.7 million Building Our Children's Future Capital Campaign goal! That is more than four times what we've ever raised in a capital campaign, and includes contributions from nearly 450 donors. Thank you for your support!


Our campus in Minnetonka will be aligned with our exceptional practice and equipped as a state-of-the-art early education, early intervention and treatment center. It will also serve as a training center to launch hundreds of therapists, mental health professionals, home visitors and support staff into the homes, schools and other community settings of thousands of underserved children and families throughout the Twin Cities.


Continue to follow our renovation progress on our website, Facebook and Twitter feed, and stay tuned for details on our Minnetonka Center's Grand Opening celebration. We can't wait to show you what your campaign support makes happen every day in the lives of hundreds of children.


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