A member of the Ozark Center faculty, which is part of Freeman Health System, is being appointed to the Missouri Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Ozark Center Chief Administrative Officer Vicky Mieseler will be appointed.
“This autism commission is charged with reviewing existing resources, initiatives, and funding; identifying unmet needs or gaps in service or service areas; and creating tangible recommendations for system improvements, including policy, programmatic, legislative and funding recommendations. The commission was formed in 2008 to advise and make recommendations to the governor and state agencies on matters relating to autism spectrum disorder, including healthcare, education, and other adult and adolescent services,” according to a news release from Freeman Health System.
Mieseler has 30 years of experience in the field of behavioral health.
She will assist with the formation of the Autism Roadmap for Missouri, which discusses best practices for care and services within healthcare, education, vocational support, community resources, and highlight opportunities for improvement, according to a Freman Health System news release.