Parent Advisory Councils
The Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) funds five Regional Autism Projects, which collectively provide autism services statewide. Each Autism Project has a Regional Parent Advisory Council (PAC) made up of parents or adults with autism. Regional PACs serve as a statewide network of advocates working together to influence policy and services for individuals with autism. PAC members offer advice, consultation, and recommendations to the Missouri Department of Mental Health regarding policy, budget, services, and service providers, among other things.
PAC member duties and responsibilities are outlined in the PAC Member Position Description. To join a regional PAC you must be a Missouri resident and be an individual with autism or a family member of an individual with autism that meets DMH eligibility requirements to receive services.
If you would like to join your local PAC you may complete the application and submit it to your regional PAC contact or to Office of Autism Services.