By Elizabeth O’Farrell
The Judevine Center for Autism opened in Louisiana on Thursday, joining the Hannibal Hub of an organization known for its work in this field for over 40 years.
The Louisiana center, located at 201 Brown Lane, is a school and a clinic offering therapy, social groups, and support services, including respite care.
Members of the social group helped co-host the opening of the center.
The center also maintains a Facebook page as part of its parent support group.
The Judevine Center has established a series of hubs across the state of Missouri, according to Mrs. Sandy Feldewerth, a specialist in applied behavior analysis, who was instrumental in establishing the center and will work there.
The Northeast hub director overseeing centers in Hannibal, Kirksville, and Louisiana and residential homes in Monroe City and Hannibal from the Hannibal center, located at 24 Northport, is Neil Feldewerth.
The Louisiana center is certified for ages five to ten. Currently, the school has two students from the Louisiana area and one student in the process of being admitted.