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      Autism SourceTM Resource Database, created in 2004, is the most comprehensive database of its kind. The Autism Society strives to offer only credible and reliable resources to our constituents, therefore we have employed our nationwide network of affiliates and collaborated with other autism organizations and professionals throughout the U.S. It is because of these collaborative relationships that the Autism SourceTM Resource Database continues to grow and is kept current with comprehensive resource listings.  http://www.autismsource.org/

      The Autism Society of America - the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.  http://www.autism-society.org/

      AbleNet is a world leader in assistive technology, curriculum, and services to help individuals with disabilities lead productive and fulfilling lives. We believe that all people deserve the tools to help them learn about, interact with, and participate in the world around them. Whether that’s a child in the classroom, an adult recovering from an injury, a veteran with a permanent disability, or a senior who wants to remain at home, AbleNet is there helping improve their lives.  https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/about-us/

      AutisMate was a revolutionary technology with the unique ability to be completely personalized using real images and videos from a users environment to improve communication, behavior, and life skills for individuals with special needs.  http://autismate.com/  

      BestSchools.com is researched and written by a small team with shared interest in helping students understand the online college landscape. We’re curious about the future of online education. We’re located throughout the United States, with writers from both coasts. Within www.bestschools.com is College Resources for Students with Disabilities.  http://www.bestschools.com/

      2016 College Resources for Students with Disabilities - Students with disabilities are an important demographic, making up an ever-growing college population. Some students continue straight on from high school, while others are working to transition in later life such as veterans and non-traditional students. All of these students are entitled to equal rights and opportunities provided to traditional students. These opportunities are guaranteed by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990.  http://www.bestschools.com/disability-resources/

      CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.  http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html

      College Autism Spectrum - Providing college-level support and training for students, parents, & professionals involved with the autism spectrum community.  http://www.collegeautismspectrum.com/collegeprograms.html

      First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders. http://www.firstsigns.org/

      IAN, the Interactive Autism Network, was established in January 2006 at Kennedy Krieger Institute. IAN's goal is to facilitate research that will lead to advancements in understanding and treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To accomplish this goal, we created the IAN Community and IAN Research. IAN is a partnership of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Simons Foundation.  http://www.iancommunity.org/cs/about_ian

      ADULTS WITH AUTISM from IAN -What happens when someone with autism or Asperger's Syndrome leaves school and makes the transition to adult services, college, work, job training or a new living situation? What does research say about the issues that affect adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families? See the following links for these and other topics.  http://www.iancommunity.org/cs/adults

      Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.  http://askjan.org/

      LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.  http://www.ldonline.org/

      Minnesota Governor's Council on Disabilities - There are countless resources available to advocates looking for advice, facts and figures and other information. Here are a few sites and resources you might find helpful. The list is organized alphabetically by general topic and is by no means inclusive! Use the list as a starting point and add your own favorites!  http://mn.gov/mnddc/pipm//resources.html#sidebar

      Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS). http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/

      STAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction! http://starautismsupport.com/

      STAR Center Sensory Therapy and Research http://spdstar.org/about-star-center/

      Tony Attwood -This website is a guide for parents, professionals and people with Asperger's Syndrome and their partners.  In this site you will find issues related to Asperger's Syndrome, resources, resource papers Tony has authored, related topics and Tonys presentation schedule. http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/

      The National Autism Network is the largest online resource for the autism community providing a social network, nationwide provider directory, events calendar, discussion forums, autism news, expert written content and thousands of resources.  http://nationalautismnetwork.com/index.html

      The SPD Foundation is the world leader in research, education, and awareness for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. The SPD Foundation provides hope and help to individuals and families living with SPD.  http://spdfoundation.net/about-sensory-processing-disorder.html

      Wrights Law - Special Education Law is the place for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.    http://www.wrightslaw.com/


      Interagency Work Group on Autism (IWGA) - Under the leadership of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, IWGA coordinates state efforts to help kids with autism. Their website has education and development resources for babies and toddlerspreschoolersschool-age children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.  http://www.iwg-autism.org/

      Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities - works with County Boards of ​DD and other related agencies to ensure the availability of supports to help people live as they choose, promote their health, safety and welfare, and assist families of individuals in reaching their goals. https://doddportal.dodd.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx

      The Arc of Ohio is a statewide membership association made up of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends, interested citizens and professionals in the disability field. Together with our individual members and local chapters, we represent more than 330,000 Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Ohio law recognizes The Arc of Ohio as the organization to represent families in Legislative decisions.  http://thearcofohio.org/

      Ohio Association of County Boards (OACB) - Serving People with Developmental Disabilities is a non-profit organization specializing in providing information, continuing education, and legislative liaison to Ohio’s 88 County Boards of Developmental Disabilities.  http://www.oacbdd.org/

      Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) - serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.   http://www.ocali.org/topic/autism/

      Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders http://www.ocali.org/project/ohio_parent_guide_to_ASD

      Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) gives the parents of children with autism who qualify for a scholarship the choice to send the child to a special education program other than the one operated by the school district of residence to receive their education and the services outlined in the child's individualized education program (IEP).  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Scholarships/Autism-Scholarship-Program

      Special Olympics Ohio provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. http://www.sooh.org/

      Ohio SIBS (Special Initiatives by Brothers and Sisters) is a non-profit organization is interested in education, support, and advocacy issues relating to those who have adult siblings with disabilities. We have been providing support services to siblings and families for nearly 20 years.  http://www.ohiosibs.com/

      Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis (OHABA) is an affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). In addition, OHABA is an affiliate of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts.  http://www.ohaba.org/home.html

       Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, and agencies who provide services to them. OCECD works through the coalition efforts of over 40 parent and professional disability organizations which comprise the Coalition.  http://www.ocecd.org/

      Ohio Self Determination Association - OSDA believes that individuals with disabilities should have the freedom to plan their own lives and to pursue things that are important to them with the support of independent planning and support coordination.  http://www.ohiosda.org/index.htm

      Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC) is a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities. ODDC is funded under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, Public Law 106-402. ODDC is a partner within the Ohio DD Network.   http://ddc.ohio.gov/

      Ability Matters - Ability Matters is an I/O, Level One waiver, and Autism Scholarship Program provider agency that emphasizes community inclusion. We serve individuals with disabilities in Franklin and surrounding counties. With programs specifically tailored to each individual's needs, Ability Matters believes that everyone can benefit from community engagement, and that making meaningful contributions to society is a vital component of any person's livelihood.  Employing care providers with specialized training and experiences, Ability Matters is able to accommodate a wide variety of social and behavioral needs. http://www.abilitymattersohio. com

      Aspirations Ohio - Aspirations program is designed to give young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) the opportunity to discuss their own vocational and social experiences in a small group setting and be guided in ways of how to improve their skills in these areas. Group leaders, familiar with Autism Spectrum Disorders facilitate an atmosphere of acceptance and friendship. Developing self-awareness, social insight and independence are central themes of Aspirations.  http://nisonger.osu.edu/aspirations

      Autism Treatment Network (ATN) provides comprehensive, high-quality care by teams of healthcare professionals who understand autism spectrum disorders and excel at treating associated medical conditions including the sleep disturbances and gastrointestinal problems that can vex children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/autism-treatment-network

      Bridgeway Academy formerly Helping Hands Center - offers individual and group instruction to children with developmental disabilities ages 3 and higher. They provide speech, music and occupational therapy, psychological services, social skills groups, summer programs and parent support groups. They are a provider of Ohio’s autism scholarship as well. http://bridgewayohio.org/ 

      CAST -The Center for Autism Services and Transition, located at OSU Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at Hilliard, provides adult care for patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and support for those who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care. This primary care program of Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center is unique in central Ohio and rare nationwide.  http://wexnermedical.osu.edu/patient-care/healthcare-services/primary-care/adult-autism-center

      Central Ohio Music Therapy, LLC (COMT) was established in 2010 by Erin K. Spring, MM, MT-BC, to serve central and southeast Ohio. COMT started serving a few agencies including FairHoPe Hospice in Lancaster, Ohio and Athens Community Music School in Athens, Ohio.  https://centralohiomusictherapy.com/

      Easter Seals Central & Southeast Ohio provides autism services, including early childhood education, pediatric therapies (occupation, physical and speech therapies), in-home services, respite care for families who need a break from caring for their child with autism, and social skills groups. They provide services throughout central and southern Ohio.  3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, Ohio 43026; http://www.easterseals.com/centralohio/

      Education Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio accelerates the missions of school districts in Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Ross, Madison and Union counties, serving more than 200,000 school children in 28 school districts. http://www.escofcentralohio.org/General/Pages/AboutTheESC.aspx

      State Support Team (SST) 11 provides services and assistance to school districts, educational service centers, community schools, early childhood centers, and families.    http://www.sst11.org/

            SST 11 Summer Camp Directory 2014  http://www.sst11.org/Files/PDFs/2014_Summer_Resource_Directory.pdf

            SST 11 Family Resource Directory 2014 http://www.sst11.org/Files/PDFs/2014Family_Resources_Dir.pdf

            SST 11 College University Resource Directory 2014 http://www.sst11.org/Files/PDFs/2014CollegeUniversityResDir.pdf

      The Educational Service Center of Central Ohio has partnered with area institutions of higher education to give Central Ohio students with disabilities campus-based transition programs in a peer group setting with the curriculum, environment and support needed to improve their lives after completing secondary education. http://www.escofcentralohio.org/StudentServices/Programs/Pages/CampusBasedTransition.aspx

      Fluttering Families - Our mission is to improve the lives of children with special needs and their families through support, advocacy and innovative educational and outreach services.  Our focus is to take typical childhood events and adapt them for families who have children with special needs. We want our special kids to feel valued, respected and included.  Fluttering Families is dedicated to making this journey an adventure – one you don’t have to take on your own.    http://www.flutteringfamilies.org/

      Haugland Learning Center – serves the educational needs of over 275 children and young adults with Autism, Asperger syndrome, and other developmental disabilities in the state of Ohio. We currently operate classroom-based programs in Columbus/Dublin, Lancaster, and Sandusky, Ohio.  http://www.hauglandlearningcenter.com/

      Kidnetic Energy, a nonprofit organization serving Columbus and central Ohio, is dedicated to providing gymnastics classes for children with special needs. We hope to enrich the lives of these children so that they can achieve new possibilities previously unimaginable. http://www.kidneticenergy.org

      Next Chapter Book Club provides meaningful opportunities for lifelong learning, social connections, and authentic community engagement for people with developmental disabilities through weekly book club meetings that include people with all reading levels.  http://www.nextchapterbookclub.org/

      OSU Nisonger Center School-Aged Autism and Developmental Clinic is a multiday clinic that provides diagnostic evaluations, reevaluations and/or behavioral consultations of school-aged youth. The clinic assesses a student’s developmental strengths, skills and needs.  http://nisonger.osu.edu/asd

      OSU RUPP at The Nisonger Center in Columbus, Ohio is a group of professionals engaged in pharmacological, psychiatric, behavioral, nutritional, and alternative research in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and other childhood disorders.  http://psychmed.osu.edu/

      Providence Therapeutic Equestrian Center (PTEC) provides weekly horseback riding lessons and other equine-assisted activities to children and adults with special needs. All classes are taught by a certified PATH Int. instructor assisted by trained volunteers who lead and sidewalk with the horse. http://www.providencetec.com/

      Reach Educational Services is an organization that provides high quality educational programming to children and young adults with autism.  Educational programs are available for students ranging in age from 3 through 22 within home, community, and private school settings.  All student programs are supervised by a licensed special education teacher.  http://www.reachohio.com/

      Recreation Unlimited provides year-round programs in sports, recreation and education for individuals with disabilities and health concerns, while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes, and behaviors.  http://www.recreationunlimited.org/campsandprograms.html

      Sensory Solutions - mission is to implement interventions that are family centered and have a profound effect on the life of a child.  http://sensorysolutionsohio.com/

      Springboard Momentum is a three to twelve month Coach Mentor program in Columbus, Ohio. We work with young people to help them effectively launch into adult life. Springboard Momentum Coach Mentors work hand in hand with participants - ensuring they make use of strategies to get unstuck, collaborate on plans and goal setting, give frequent feedback and offer participants reinforcement for each step taken. Coach Mentors rely on behavioral activation interventions to assist young people in reducing avoidance and increasing participation in the world.  http://springboardmomentum.com/

      Step By Step is your community mental health agency serving the Central Ohio and surrounding areas.  We are pleased to offer a variety of services designed to support the ongoing needs of our community.  Step By Step offers customized and integrated care that combines behavioral counseling and therapy, pharmacological management, center-based educational service, speech therapy and other mental health services under one umbrella to help our consumers across all ages to achieve the best outcomes in school, home, and work. http://www.stepbystepacademy.org/

      The Friendship Circle – they have created an exceptional network of friends for children and teens in need of a mentor. Our network consists of student volunteers from local high schools and colleges, and all are trained to work with children of all ages and abilities.  http://www.friendscolumbus.com/

      Sibling 2 Sibling is a guided workshop for siblings of children with special needs. These sessions will be used to allow the sibling to express himself or herself and form relationships with other siblings that are going through similar experiences.  http://www.friendscolumbus.com/templates/youth/article_cdo/aid/3043558/jewish/Sibling-to-Sibling.htm

      The Learning Spectrum is able to create individualized education programs as well as work within a student’s IEP to help meet specific educational goals. In addition, The Learning Spectrum offers support in inclusive settings including daycares, pre-schools and public/private schools.  The overall goal of all intervention is to help children grow and prosper in their natural environments.  http://thelearningspectrum.com/


      Central Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities

      Delaware County Board of Development Disabilities, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035 

      Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Forest Rose School, 1592 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH 43130  http://www.fairfielddd.com/

      Fayette County Board of Development Disabilities, 1330 Robinson Rd., Washington Court House, OH 43160  http://fayettedd.com/

      Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 2879 Johnstown Rd, Columbus, OH 43219  http://fcbdd.org/

      Hocking County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 1369 E Front St, Logan, OH 43138  http://www.hockingdd.org/

      Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 11700 Upper Gilchrist Rd, Mt Vernon, OH 43050  http://www.knoxdd.com/

      Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 116 N 22nd St., Newark OH 43055  http://lcountydd.org/

       Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 1851 SR 47 West. P.O. Box 710. Bellefontaine, OH 43311  http://www.logancbdd.org/

      Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 1423 St. Rt. 38 SE, London OH 43140 http://co.madison.oh.us/DD/

      Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 2387 Harding Hwy E, Marion, OH 43302 http://www.marioncountydd.org/

      Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 406 Bank St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338  http://www.whetstoneserves.com/

      Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 200 E High St, Circleville OH 43113-1724  http://www.pickawaydd.org/

      Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 1280 Charles Ln, Marysville OH 43040 http://ucbdd.org/


      Model Me Kids, LLC is dedicated to producing high quality teaching tools for children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and developmental delays. We strive to make our products affordable so that they are accessible to both families and educators.  http://www.modelmekids.com/autism-csaac.html