Welcome to The Pier Center for Autism, an organization that provides compassionate care for individuals with autism
spectrum disorder (ASD). Individual and group services are available year round at the center for children, teenagers, and adults.
Pier Center for Autism to Build $1.5M Facility
The Pier Center for Autism has launched a capital campaign to raise $1.5 million to build a new facility at 4061 Stadium Drive.
“We have no choice but to build a new facility”, said Gary Turbes, executive director of Mid-Step Services, which operates the center. “We currently have over 60 families on the waiting list for services; that is nearly the same number of families that we are currently serving.”
Founded in 2012, the Pier Center, 709 Iowa St., is the only clinic of its kind in the region, offering various services to families throughout the tri-state area, some as far as 50 miles from Sioux City.
Studies show 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Autism affects all ethnic and socioeconomic groups, supporters point out. Seventy percent of families using services from The Pier Center for Autism qualify for Medicaid.
More space also is needed to expand current applied behavioral analysis therapy, Social Smarts, parent education, and daily living skills programs.