List of State Resources - Ohio

Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout life, to the needs of people with autism and their families.
MilestonesMilestones provides lifelong autism strategies, offering guidance to get you through the day and helping you plan ahead. They understand the challenges and needs of the autistic community. They aim to improve lives through education and evidence-based strategies for school, home, community, and work.
Cap 4 kidsCAP4Kids helps find many community agencies that exist to improve the lives of children and families. Included in the guide are organizations that are dedicated to autism scholarship programs, vocational and social skills support groups for teens and young adults with ASD, and institutions that provide helpful information and resources on the diagnosis and treatment of autism.
OCALIThe OCALI Centers inform about public policies and develop and implement best practices, linking research with real life, so that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live their best life throughout their lives. The Autism Center works to build the capacity of school districts and other education agencies to improve their instruction and support for people with autism.
Autism societyAutism Society of Ohio is an affiliate of the Autism Society of America, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization. The Autism Society exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by autism. They do this by increasing public awareness of the day-to-day issues faced by people with ASD, advocating for appropriate lifelong services, and providing the latest information on treatment, education, and advocacy.
Autism society of northwest OhioThey provide lifelong support, education and advocacy to individuals, parents, family members, and professionals affected by autism and across the autism spectrum in 12 Northwest Ohio counties.
Autism Society Central OhioASCO is an affiliate of The Autism Society of America. ASCO provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support and community in Central Ohio. The Autism Society envisions a world in which individuals and families living with autism can maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society where their talents and abilities are appreciated and valued.
Autism society of greater ClevelandTheir goal at the Autism Society of Greater Cleveland is to serve the autism community by providing information, coordinating support services, and facilitating communication for the benefit of individuals with ASD from diagnosis through adulthood.
Monarch centerMonarch offers a comprehensive living and learning environment for children and adolescents with ASD. Their groundbreaking Monarch School and Monarch Boarding Academy (MBA) are based on a visual language immersion treatment model that is respectful, empowering and friendly. Professionals are focused on creating a positive cycle of learning and empower their students by enabling communication.
Autism Society Greater CincinnatiASGC provides resources, support, and activities for families across the spectrum. Today, they support families through social and recreational programs, support groups, and our resource helpline.
Dayton children’s hospitalThey are experts in pediatrics and are ready to provide the right care for your loved ones. their autism services include: Autism Speaks, Autism Society of America - Ohio Chapter, Autism Watch, Milestones Autism Resources, iPad / iPod Apps, Camp Emanuel in Centerville, Ohio, Service Providers Applied Behavior Analysis, Dayton Children's Directory of Family Resources.
The Dayton Autism SocietyDAS is a non-profit organization that is made up of a board of volunteers who are parents, family members, professionals in the field of disability services, and other interested individuals. DAS exists to advocate, support, and educate families living with autism. The Dayton Autism Society serves families in the greater Miami Valley and approximately 8,000 families living with autism.
SMILES Integrative Therapy ServicesSMILES strives to educate parents and professionals in the identification of difficulties and disorders related to eating, swallowing and oral functioning, speech motor dysfunction, apraxia, speech and language difficulties, and sensory processing disorders.
Akron autism societyThe Autism Society is the leading voice and resource for the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research, and advocacy. They are committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of the lives of people with autism and their families. The Autism Society achieves its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of affiliates, members, and supporters.
Ability mattersThe company provides world-class services for people with autism and other neurological disabilities, with an emphasis on community inclusion for all. Services are personalized and individualized for each of the consumers by the four departments: education, intervention, housing and day services.
Aspirations OhioAspirations is a group-based social skills and support program that supports adolescents and adults (13-30 years) with high functioning autism and their family. Aspirations also offers resources and support to parents and caregivers navigating their son or daughter’s transition from adolescence into adulthood.
Bridgeway AcademyBridgeway Academy is a nonprofit therapy and education center serving children with autism and developmental disabilities. The program unites children with autism and other developmental disabilities with outstanding services, highly qualified and credentialed experts in their field, a responsive curriculum, and an inclusive culture.
Childhood League CenterThe Childhood League Center is committed to serving children ages birth to 5 who have developmental delays. Comprehensive services work closely with families to help each child reach their full potential. Children receive early childhood education, interventions and therapies at the most critical time in their development.
Disability Rights OhioIt is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to uphold the legal, civil, and human rights of people with disabilities in Ohio. This includes helping people with issues such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting, and protective rights.
Discovery RidersIt is a therapeutic riding center located in Bellefontaine, Ohio that is dedicated to providing services to people with any disability or need from the age of four and up.
EastersealsProvides exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play.
Educational Service Center of Central OhioIt has partnered with area institutions of higher education to provide Central Ohio students with disabilities the opportunity to explore, develop, and refine the skills necessary to enter competitive employment. Students focus on individualized transition plans to achieve future adult life and career aspirations.
Empower Behavioral Health & InterventionEmpower's outpatient clinic provides therapy services in and around Columbus: speech therapy, behavioral health counseling, case management, autism early intervention, transition programs, and many other services
Family Resource Network of OhioThe Ohio Family Resource Network provides resources, tools, and training. They use Charting the Life Course Framework to help individuals and families of people with developmental disabilities as a mutual support in the process of improving the quality of life.
Food for Good ThoughtThe mission of Food for Good Thought Vocational Support is to raise funds and provide resources for innovative vocational training and sustained employment support to a wide range of people living with autism in Central Ohio when traditional funding streams are unavailable or have been lost. Exhausted.
BoundlessIts services through telehealth encompass primary care programs and services, care coordination, ABA community services, autism care, therapy, after school and day programs, among others., centered on the person at home and in the community.
Lettuce Work NurseryIt is a non-profit organization that uses all its profits to its program for adults and youth with autism. They immerse their associates with autism in the real workplace where they operate the on-site retail daycare, developing their skills to work more independently, improving workplace communication and social skills.
Autism Learning PartnersThe entity provides diagnostic services, telehealth services, comprehensive ABA therapy, ABA focused therapy, social skills programs, parental involvement and training, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Services may vary depending on location and physician.
HopebridgeProvides individualized and personalized therapy for children and their families affected by behavioral, physical, social, communication and sensory challenges providing all the tools for a full life.
Positive Behavior ConsultingPositive Behavior Consulting provides high-quality, effective, personalized treatment programs for children diagnosed with ASD. All treatment programs employ empirically validated strategies and methods based on ABA principles.
Gem City Behavioral SolutionsProvides high-quality, individualized behavioral services for children and adolescents. They specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis and have experience working with children who have developmental disabilities.
Makarios Autism Center (MAC)The MAC Center is a Christian school for autistic children and provides a support system for their families in order to meet the educational, physical, medical and spiritual needs of each child.
Monarch Boarding Academy (MBA)The center provides a comprehensive living and learning environment for children and adolescents with ASD based on a respectful, empowering and kind visual language immersion treatment model.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD)The center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care that focuses on evidence-based treatment, education, research, and advocacy for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
New Story Schools ColumbusIt is an educational organization made up of special education schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Provide an academic learning environment integrated with behavioral support services for students ages 5-21 experiencing social, emotional, educational, and behavioral challenges.
Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University (OSU)The mission of The Ohio State University Nisonger Center is to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families by developing and providing the highest quality interdisciplinary care, education, and research to support the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life.
Red Tree houseRed Treehouse is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio, Inc. that supports the wellness of families and children with challenges, disabilities, and health care needs. They help people find information and connect with resources in their communities and provide a strong platform for professionals and organizations to list services and events.
The Learning Spectrum (TLS)With a mission to serve children with autism and related special needs, The Learning Spectrum tailors curriculum, intervention, therapies, and teaching styles to meet the needs of each individual child. They have 4 locations in central Ohio.
The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Autism Services & Transition (CAST)Based in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Hilliard, the Center for Autism and Services Transition (CAST) provides clinical services for adult and transition-age youth patients with autism. and Ohio State offers specialized primary care services for adolescents and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other complex disabilities.
Ohio - Applied ABCApplied ABC provides ABA and autism therapy services for individuals with autism. Applied Behavioral Counseling provides behavioral therapy in the home. The organization offers evaluations, treatment plan, behavior analyst, parenting trainings and much more.
Autism Learning PartnersProvides services to children with autism and other developmental disabilities including center-based, home-based ABA therapy, early intervention, diagnostic services, social skills program, parent involvement and training, speech, occupational and physical therapy , telehealth services, comprehensive ABA therapy, and focused ABA therapy.
Blue SprigThey are leading ABA therapy providers nationwide. The team includes highly-skilled board-certified behavior analysts and registered behavior technicians dedicated to offering personalized care. Services include home and center services, family counseling assistance, and ABA therapy. Accept most major insurance policies
We Rock the SpectrumRobert and Danielle, parents of a child with ASD, know that there is a deep need for a place where children of ALL abilities can play, learn and grow together in an inclusive environment. The gym includes Suspended equipment with swings, Protective mats and pillows, Zip line: to release stress and relax the joints and body, Trampoline, Indoor play structure, Sensory toys, Fine motor area and arts and crafts
MerakeyMerakey is a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing care for people with autism throughout their lives by offering education and therapy services to help children, adolescents, and young adults. Applied behavior analysis is integrated into all autism programs to teach basic skills and maximize communication.
iTaalk Autism FoundationiTaalk offers public and private trainings, as well as grants as financial resources become available. The iTaalk Autism Foundation has educated more than 3,000 families, service providers, and caregivers on the beneficial uses of interactive technology with children with autism and other special needs. Donations of used iOS devices are always welcome, as well as financial donations.

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Disclaimer: The resources posted on Ability Life Solutions are meant solely as suggestions and should not be construed as child-specific advice. The Center For Autism and Related Disorders recommends working with a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who has experience with autism before starting any intensive behavioral intervention. Any choices you make in determining your child’s treatment are completely at your own discretion.

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