MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to announce major gift to support autism services

April 6, 2021
Contact: Brian Consiglio, 573-882-9144,


University of Missouri leaders will announce a major gift to support the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The announcement comes during World Autism Month.

The gift will augment programming and services the Thompson Center provides to individuals on the autism spectrum and those with other neurodevelopmental disorders.


Speakers will include:

  • Mun Choi, president of the University of Missouri
  • Rick Barohn, executive vice chancellor for Health Affairs
  • Jonathan Curtright, CEO of MU Health Care
  • Jackie Lewis, vice chancellor for Advancement


11 –11:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 8, 2021


For Zoom details on this virtual event, please contact Brian Consiglio from the MU News Bureau at 573-882-9144 or

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