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Autism affects the entire family, and as the number of people diagnosed with Autism increases, so does the need for access to services. We are here to provide acceptance, inclusion, support and advocacy.


Help our children reach their full potential! Often after a diagnosis of Autism, hope is the first thing lost, but it does not have to be. Your gift to the St. Nicholas Center for Children helps us to provide services that expand their possibilities and hope for their future. There is no greater joy than seeing these children grow and learn every day. Your support makes the biggest difference in their lives, and we would not be here today without you. Thank you for believing in us, and more importantly, thank you for believing in our children!

All donations are tax deductible and can be made online, mailed or dropped off at the St. Nicholas Center for Children.

Outreach Services

Our Outreach Program offers educational opportunities and emotional support to all those in the community, so that we can grow with compassion and confidence. We provided registered line technicians at local schools, parent/staff trainings and free workshops for teachers and daycare providers through outreach services.

We host the annual Louisiana Autism Conference, where more than 300 parents, educators, therapists, first responders and others come together to learn practical strategies to work with and care for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Workshops cover topics from feeding disorders to dealing with challenging behaviors to implementing strategies and techniques in and out of the classroom. Everyone is learning about Autism, and Autism is ever changing. When you set aside the time to educate yourself and others, you help breakdown stigma barriers to create a more inclusive environment.

Get Involved

Despite growing awareness, the impact of Autism on the family budget is rarely discussed. To help our children and families lessen the burden, we host annual fundraisers and events as solutions and resources. The gifts of time, talents and treasures that people and businesses offer our children are vital to our operations and their continued progress! All of the proceeds and funds raised at our events benefit the children and families who receive therapy at St. Nicholas Center for Children.

Joining Hands for Autism

April 20, 2024
Every year in April we join forces with Autism Services of SWLA and the Autism Society SWLA Chapter for our annual 1 mile Autism Awareness Walk. Our goal for the event each year is to raise awareness and promote inclusion for children, adults, and families affected by Autism in our community.

A Brewer’s Plate

May 11, 2024
Come experience good food, great drinks, and outstanding company at our annual event, A Brewer’s Plate. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind, four course beer pairing and bid on exclusive experiences in our live and silent auctions. The attire is dressy casual and the vibe is lively!

Boots & Bling

August 16, 2024
Grab your boots and your favorite dancing partner for a night of fun at Cowboys Night Club! Enjoy a night of denim, diamonds, dancing, and country music. Each guest present will be entered for a chance to win a one carat solitaire diamond!

Wheels of Hope

October 5, 2024
Our charity bike ride takes place in Moss Bluff and offers 5 different routes showcasing the natural beauty of Sam Houston Jones State Park and the Calcasieu River. In addition, “Taste of Louisiana” features a team of outstanding chefs cooking up their favorite appetizers and savory dishes!

Louisiana Autism Conference

October 30, 2024
Whether you are a parent, caregiver, educator, therapist, law enforcement, or just the neighbor next door – there will be something for you at this conference. We will have 30 workshops on topics ranging from feeding disorders to dealing with challenging behaviors to implementing strategies and techniques in the classroom.

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