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INCLUSION

Support for Including Children with Special Needs

Children with developmental, behavioral or physical challenges and their families are offered security, compassion and understanding. We assist families in locating quality inclusive programs and work with the program staff to assure the best care possible. The more we learn about children’s development, the more we know how important it is to intervene sooner rather than later when a child has a developmental delay, disability or other special need including challenging behavior.

We also know that the American with Disabilities Act (the ADA) requires that child care providers make reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of these children. Our hearts tell us that we want to meet the needs of ALL the children we care for – but it’s not always easy to know HOW to successfully include a child with special needs.

United for children can help!

United 4 Children’s Inclusion Specialists offer the following services to assist you as you work to meet the needs of children with special needs in your centers and homes.

On-site or telephone technical assistance, short term observations, consultation and training specific to the needs of a particular child.
This service is provided free of charge.

Community-based workshops about Inclusion.
Watch for information about dates and times several times each year in email notices, flyers and on the Missouri Training Calendar.
There is a small fee for these training.

Providers – Click HERE to view the specialist in your area map

To reach your Inclusion Specialist please call 1-800-467-2322 plus your Inclusion Specialist’s extension below.

INCLUSION SPECIALIST BY REGIONS:

Eastern Region
Lisa Eberle-Mayse
eberlemaysel@united4children.org
(314) 531-1412 ext. 117

Eastern Region
Gina Dattilo
dattilog@united4children.org
(314) 531-1412 ext. 135

Southeast Region
Kathy Harris
harrisk@united4children.org
(314) 531-1412 ext. 160

Central/Northwest Region
Wendy Cornell
cornellw@united4children.org
(314) 531-1412 ext. 153

Western Region
Telese Pickens
pickenst@united4children.org
(314) 531-1412 ext. 154

Southwest Region
Karen Base
basek@united4children.org
(314) 531-1412 ext. 132

Staff Members

Lisa Eberle-Mayse
Director of
Inclusion Services
ext. 117

Gina Dattilo
Inclusion Consultant
ext. 135

Karen Base
Inclusion Specialist
800-467-2322
ext. 132

Kathy Harris
Inclusion Specialist
800-467-2322
ext. 160

Wendy Cornell
Inclusion Specialist
800-467-2322
ext. 153

Telese Pickens
Inclusion Specialist
800-467-1412 
ext. 154

OUTCOMES & IMPACT

Children with developmental, behavioral or physical challenges and their families are offered security, compassion and understanding. Inclusion Services assist families in locating quality inclusive programs and work with the program staff to assure the best care possible. 

2,233

EDUCATORS

Received training on best practices

472

EDUCATORS

Received on-site consultation

85%

OF CHILDREN

Maintained quality placement

602

OF CHILDREN 

Recieved Assistance

United4Children is the only Missouri State funded program addressing the federal recommendation of reducing suspension rates.

Phone: (314) 531-1412
Toll-Free: (800) 467-2322
Fax: (314) 531-4184

1310 Papin Street
Suite 100B
Saint Louis, MO 63103