Gateway Education and Therapy was a 501c3 non-profit organization that provided services to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Services included screening, evaluation, treatment planning, therapeutic services, and recreational services. Community education and parental support were also offered.

If you need to contact Kim Helm, the email address: will continued to be monitored. This website and the email addresses, will be terminating soon.

The following is a letter from our Director:

Dear Families:

It is with great sadness that I am announcing the closure of Gateway Education & Therapy. We have been providing services for 8 1/2 years and have had the privilege of working with amazing kids, families, volunteers and board members. The time has come to make some significant changes. Under our current structure, our services simply are not financially sustainable for the long haul. We have explored numerous options for funding. Our staff and board have worked diligently to find creative solutions. Under the current state and county conditions, we are unable to construct a solid plan that would sustain our current services.

I have accepted a full-time position with Mercy Kids Therapy and am very excited about this opportunity. Our last day of services with clients will be Friday, July 8, 2016. We will work with each of you and refer you to available resources to continue the progress that has been made.

I cannot express how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with each of you and your children. I have learned so much from your children and you.

Again, I thank you for placing your trust in Gateway to provide therapy. While change is never easy, I do look forward to what the future will bring and I believe this is the best course of action under the circumstances.



Kimberly Helm

Executive Director


The following is a list of providers of similar services in our area:

Miriam Learning Center



Mercy Kids Therapy



Mercy Kids Autism Center



Therapy Lifetime Consultants- Sullivan MO



Easter Seals Midwest



Crider Center

Cindy Luce