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Where Everybody Belongs
At St. David's Center, inclusion is not a practice or an educational strategy, it is a value. Learn how preschool children, like Jonathan, benefit when they have opportunities to play and learn side-by-side with children of all abilities. Watch video.
Play for All
St. David's Center is home to the first toddler playground in Minnesota that combines inclusive and natural play elements. Learn more.
Importance of Early Intervention
Learn how preschool children with developmental challenges, like Joey and Drew, make gains faster thanks to intensive, targeted intervention early in life. Watch video.
St. David's Center proudly meets all of the Charity Review Council's Accountability Standards for non-profits. Charities that meet all standards are granted the use of the Council's "Meets Standards" seal which gives donors indication of a charity's commitment to accountable and ethical practices. Learn more.
What is St. David's Center?
With a 50-year history, St. David's Center has grown and changed based on community need. Learn more about the organization today and our goals for the future in this video overview.
Finding a Toy for Your Child with Special Needs
St. David's Center partnered with Creative Kidstuff to train their staff and develop a website to help you find the right toy for your child with special needs, develop their skills and show you the best way to play. Check it out.
Celebrating our staff's service
Executive Director Julie Sjordal (top) & ECE Special Needs Manager Jana Rasmussen (bottom) celebrate 25 & 30 years, respectively, with St. David's Center.
Proud to be named a Top 100 Workplace!
St. David’s Center is proud to be named a 2014 "Top 100 Workplace” by the Star Tribune. The honor was awarded as result of positive survey feedback from hundreds of our valued employees. Learn more about our employment opportunities.
2013-2014 Annual Report now published!
The document tells three inspiring stories of families and staff meeting milestones in St. David's Center programs, and details successes we've experienced throughout the past year. View the report and see how we're living out our mission with your support!
Autism Support Services
For families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), determining the appropriate treatments and coordinating care can be a daunting task. Autistm Support Services at St. David's Center provides care management for families insured through Medica.
Our staff evaluates the therapeutic needs of each child, develops a care plan and works with the family to coordinate services. Depending on the level of need, we also provide direct intervention therapies and skills development. Both one-on-one and group intervention options are available.
Tiers of Service
Autism Support Services is a combination of multiple service options that provide support for children with ASD and their families based on individualized needs. Together with the family, our program coordinator determines which service options are most appropriate for the child and promote optimal development. The following service options are available:
- Care plan development including ongoing evaluation, coordination and oversight of services and schedules
- Team conferencing with family
- Research and access to resources
- Progress monitoring and reporting
Therapeutic Behavioral Support:
- One-on-one goal directed services in the
home or community that promote skill
- Individual or group music therapy
- Social skill groups
- Emotional/social support
Consultation with parents:
- Four tiers of parental support are available. Together, we will determine which tier is appropriate for your family. See our brochure for more details.
These services are available to Medica subscribers only. Contact your provider to find out if you qualify.
Please note: While this care management program is only available through Medica, St. David's Center contracts with most major insurance companies for our Pediatric Therapies and Life-Phase Services.
St. David's Center for Child & Family Development | 3395 Plymouth Road Minnetonka, MN 55305 | (952) 939-0396
Serving Minneapolis and the Greater Twin Cities Metro