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4 Paws for Ability

Enriches the lives of children with disabilities by providing companionship and promoting independent living. They specialize in helping people nationwide who are turned away by other agencies, and they have no eligibility requirements beyond a physician’s statement that the person requesting a service dog has a disability. They train a lot of different types of dogs, including hearing ear dogs, autism assistance dogs, mobility assistance dogs, seizure assistance dogs and more.
253 Dayton Avenue, Xenia, Ohio 45385
(937) 374-0385
4pawsforability.org

Aaron W. Perlman Center

In partnership with United Cerebral Palsy of Cincinnati, they meet the needs of children with physical disabilities and chronic physical conditions. They provide assistive technology evaluations for children and adults. They have a helpful program where kids can try out wheelchairs and other equipment for free before making a purchase.
3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229
(513) 636-4601 or (800) 344-2462
cincinnatichildrens.org/service/a/aaron-perlman-center

Ability Matters

Ability Matters is an I/O, Level One waiver, and Autism Scholarship Program provider agency emphasizing community inclusion. They offer services to youth ages 16 and up and adults. Each program is developed to meet the needs of the wide variety of social and behavioral needs of individuals.  Their focus is on personal daily living, health and wellness, employment (paid and unpaid), social, financial, family and spiritual health. Services are offered by trained and experienced care providers.
425 Metro Place North, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 956-1229
abilitymattersohio.com

Able Data

Provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment. They provide product lists by intended function and lists of manufacturers and distributors of assistive technology in Ohio.
103 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
(800) 227-0216 or (301) 608-8912 TTY
abledata.com

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)

ADWAS empowers Deaf and Deaf Blind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment. They provide advocacy on systems and policy issues, offer summer camps for kids, and provide information to individuals and families on their website.
8623 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98115
TTY: (800) 787-3224
National Hotline: (855) 812-1001
adwas.org

Additional Bullying Resources

Bullying in Schools
cops.usdoj.gov

Bullying.org
bullying.org

The Bully Project:  Special Needs Anti-Bullying Toolkit
thebullyproject.com

Kids Health
kidshealth.org

National Bullying Prevention Center
pacer.org

Safer Schools Ohio: Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Resources
saferschools.ohio.gov

Violence Prevention Works: Bullying
violencepreventionworks.org

Wrightslaw: Harrassment
wrightslaw.com

Ohio Juvenile Civil Protection Orders
supremecourtofohio.gov

United States Secret Service Safe School Initiative
ed.gov

Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying
onlineschools.org/student-bullying-guide

Adriel School

Provides respite care for foster youth and youth with special needs throughout Ohio. They also provide on-site counseling and treatment for foster youth. Referrals may be made to their foster care program by agencies, parents or legal guardians.
5940 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017
Referral: (614) 761-0010 or for After-Hours (614) 584-1520
adriel.org

Air Care Alliance (ACA)

Over 60 groups have volunteer pilots, trained to transport those in need of free air transportation for patients, family members or various staff members. They primarily assist with medical transport, but do a variety of other missions as well.
2060 State Highway 595, Lindrith, New Mexico 87029
(888) 260-9707
aircarealliance.org

Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs

Provides summer overnight camps, day camps and respite weekends for children and adults with special needs.
4460 Rex Lake Drive, Akron, Ohio 44319
(330) 644-4512
akronymca.org/rotarycamp

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Promotes the use of listening and spoken language for infants, young children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing (rather than signed or visual languages). Their website provides a lot of resources for parents, including financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
3417 Volta Place Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-5220 or (202) 337-5221 TTY
agbell.org

Alpha Group

Provides vocational training, job development and employment skills to those with a variety of disabilities. Assists individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment obtain and maintain positions to lead to successful employment.
Delaware: 1000 Alpha Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015
Lewis Center: 6580 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
Westerville: 5991 Chandler Court, Westerville, Ohio 43082
(740) 368-5820
alphagroup.net

Alvis

  • Community Reentry Program: Offers a comprehensive range of services designed to help people who are transitioning from the corrections system back into the community. Services include: cognitive-behavioral treatment at their residential reentry center, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, workforce development, case management, mentoring, family and children’s programs, help for human trafficking victims and transitional education programs.
  • Community Recovery Program: Amethyst and Recovery Choices are two Alvis programs that provide hope and help to those in recovery. Amethyst offers a range of services to women and their families. Recovery Choices is a comprehensive, substance abuse treatment program.
  • Developmental Disabilities Program: Promote independence, personal accountability and growth for the clients with developmental disabilities. Services include: residential care, behavioral intervention, vocational/job readiness skills training and supported living.

2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 252-8402
alvis180.org

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

The country’s largest cross-disability membership organization that organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change. They do not provide direct services, but can refer people to someone who may be able to help.
2013 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
(202) 521-4316 or (800) 840-8844
aapd.com

American Council of the Blind Ohio (ACBO)

Dedicated to improving the quality and equality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired. They provide information on local chapter contacts and help locate local resources.
3805 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(800) 835-2226 or (614) 221-6688
acbohio.org

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)

Offers a toll-free parent information hotline and provides support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
800 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20002
(800) 942-2732 Voice and TTY
deafchildren.org

American Special Hockey Association Columbus Blue Jackets

Gives children and young adults with developmental disabilities the chance to play ice hockey in an environment which is adapted to the level of ability of the athletes. The program is open to any player age five or older, male or female, who is physically able to play, but would be unable to participate in any other organized program due to his or her developmental disability. Participants do not need prior ice skating skills.
Dublin: 7001 Dublin Park Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43016
Easton: 3600 Chiller Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43219
North: 8144 Highfield Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
(614) 284-6104
columbusspecialhockey.com

ARC Industries

Provides vocational training and employment services for adults who have mental retardation or other developmental disabilities. These services are provided to individuals to increase their independence, self-sufficiency and productivity. Individuals also receive help in securing and maintaining independent jobs in the community. There are regional offices located in Columbus, Ohio.
2879 Johnstown Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 475-7007 or (800) 734-7007
arcind.com

ARCH National Respite Network & Resource Center

Respite, a break for caregivers and families, is a service in which temporary care is provided to a child or adult with disabilities, or chronic or terminal illnesses, and to persons at risk of abuse and neglect. Go online to access their respite locator, which helps parents and caregivers find local respite resources in their area.
4016 Oxford Street, Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 256-2084
archrespite.org

Aspirations Ohio

Aspirations is a social and vocational skills support group for high functioning teens and young adults on the autism spectrum in a small group setting. Two experienced group leaders facilitate an atmosphere of acceptance and support as participants develop self-awareness, social insight, and vocational success strategies. The program was established by the Department of Neurology and The Ohio State University Nisonger Center.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 685-3188
aspirationsohio.org

Assistive Technology & Accessible Educational Materials Center (AT & AEM)

Provides accessible educational materials, access to assistive technologies and highly specialized technical assistance and professional development support. On their website they have BrowseAloud, which reads website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is spoken in a high quality, human-sounding voice.
470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 410-1042
ataem.org

Assistive Technology of Ohio (AT Ohio)

Provides an adaptive toy lending program that gives children access to adaptive toys. Parents can checkout toys at participating local libraries.  They also provide a device lending library to search for and borrow equipment that is specifically designed to assist a particular special need (i.e., speech communication devices, walkers, wheelchairs, computer access aids).
1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(800) 784-3425 or (614) 292-2390
atohio.engineering.osu.edu

Association for the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) and Hattie Larlham Central Ohio Services

Provides residential and recreational services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They also provide half-day, year-round childcare for children ages 1-5 living in the North Linden (43224) area. During the school year, they offer physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as early intervention services, early childhood education and social work services.
769 Brooksedge Boulevard, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 486-4361
hattielarlham.org/v/services-add.asp

Association of Blind Citizens

Their assistive technology fund provides funds to cover a percentage of the retail price of adaptive devices or software to help legally blind residents of the U.S.
PO Box 246, Holbrook, Massachusetts 02343
(781) 961-1023 or (781) 654-2000
blindcitizens.org/assistive_tech.htm

Association on Higher Education & Disability (AHEAD) Transition Resources

Committed to the full involvement of people with disabilities in higher education, this site includes links to programs and resources for students with disabilities who are transitioning from high school to college or the workplace.
107 Commerce Center Drive, Huntersville, North Carolina 28078
(704) 947-7779
ahead.org/students-parents/transitions

Autism Internet Modules (AIM)

Teaches families and professionals how to support individuals with autism. These free internet programs provide information for those working and living with individuals with autism.
470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43214
(614) 410-0321
autisminternetmodules.org

Autism Society of Ohio (ASO) Central Ohio Chapter

Serving 14 central Ohio counties, they provide information and referral, support groups, educational programs and fun family events. They also maintain a list of local support groups.
P.O. Box 272, Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 284-6323
autismohio.org

Autism Speaks

As the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, they have helpful information about autism diagnosis and treatment, as well as resources.
1 East 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016
(888) 288-4762 or Spanish: (888) 772-9050
autismspeaks.org

Bair Foundation

Offers several services, including adoption, foster care, kinship care, behavioral health, family services and independent living services. They provide respite care for their foster families as well.
665 Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(888) 705-3577 or (614) 846-6265
bair.org

Bikes for All People (B4AP)

Bicycling resources for all ages and levels of riders. A Community Development for All People program, sponsored in part by our Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative, Bikes For All People provides access to bicycles and cycling-related resources to those who rely on bikes as their sole means of transportation. They also accept donations and offer new and pre-owned bikes, parts, tools and cycling gear, group rides, free maintenance classes and an open repair shop.
934 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 670-8685
bikes4allpeople.com

BlazeSports America

Advances the lives of children and adults nationwide with physical disabilities, through sports and healthy lifestyles. They have programs in Ohio, and their website has helpful information for parents and athletes.
1670 Oakbrook Drive, Norcross, Georgia 30093
(404) 270-2000
blazesports.org

Bookshare

Has the world’s largest online digital library of accessible books for individuals with print disabilities. They operate under an exception to U.S. copyright law, allowing copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities. Individuals must register as members and provide proof of disability. Members can download books, textbooks and newspapers and then read the material using adaptive technology. This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education.
480 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94306
(650) 352-0198
bookshare.org

Boundless

Is a not for profit agency that works with people with disabilities and their families. They operates four licensed campuses in Franklin County. They provides assistance to individuals who rent or own their home, both in-home and out-of-home respite and live-in caregivers. Family Support Services is provided by the State of Ohio for families who have chosen to keep their family member with developmental disabilities at home.
1021 Checkrein Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 844-3800
iamboundless.org

Braille Reading Pals Club Early Literacy Program

Fosters positive attitudes about Braille for children and their families and promotes a love of reading by encouraging parents to read daily with their blind or low vision child.
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
(410) 659-9314, ext. 2287
nfb.org/braille-reading-pals-early-literacy-program

Bridgeway Academy

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.
2500 Medary Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 262-7520
bridgewayohio.org

Bureau for Children with Mental Handicaps (BCMH)

Pays for the care of children with handicaps and special health care needs under age 21. Families may receive full BCMH coverage or be eligible for the BCMH cost-share program, depending on the circumstance. You must apply for and use other health insurance first. Visit the website to locate BCMH providers by county.
Physical Address: 246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43216
Mailing Address: PO Box 1603, Columbus, Ohio 43216
(800) 755-4769 (Parents only) or (614) 466-1700
www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/cmh/cwmh/bcmh1.aspx

Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)

Provides people with low vision and blindness, services and supports necessary to help them attain and keep jobs. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are tailored for each person through assessments and one-on-one meetings with professional VR counselors. VR services include: evaluation and treatment of an individual’s disability; information and referral services; vocational counseling and training; job search and job placement assistance; educational guidance (tuition resources and other support); transportation services; occupational tools and equipment; and personal attendant services (reader, interpreter, etc.).
4300 E. Broad Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
(614) 466-4575 Voice or (614) 466-9846 TTY or (800) 430-6940 Toll-free
ood.ohio.gov/core-services/bsvi

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) & Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC)

RSC is the state agency that helps people with disabilities get and keep jobs. Depending upon the individual’s disability, services are provided through either the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) or the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR). They help young people throughout Ohio with disabilities ages 14 to 22 transition from the classroom to a workplace or college. They work with families and schools to help youth become independent. Their website has information about pursuing education beyond high school and also how to obtain a job. Referral may be initiated by the local school district, the student, a family member or other community resource.
150 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 438-1200
ood.ohio.gov/Core-Services/BVR

Camp Courageous

Provides developmentally appropriate activities for all ability levels in an outdoor adventure setting in northern Ohio. They offer overnight camps, day camps and respite camps throughout the summer and fall for children ages 7 and above. Campers can receive funding through Ohio Medicaid waivers and other sources.
12701 Waterville-Swanton Road, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571
(419) 875-6828
campcourageous.com

Camp Nuhop

Provides overnight summer camp opportunities for children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and behavior disorders age 6 and older in Ohio. They also have weekend respite programs throughout the year.
1077 Hanover Township Road 2916, Perrysville, Ohio 44864
(419) 938-7151 or (419) 289-2227
nuhop.org/camp-nuhop

Canine Companions for Independence

Provides highly trained assistance dogs to adults and children with disabilities in 14 states, including Ohio.
4989 State Route 37 East, Delaware, Ohio 43015
(800) 572-2275 or (740) 833-3700 TTY
cci.org/locations/north-central

Caresource Insurance Transportation

Children and adults in central Ohio who have Caresource insurance can call the number below to schedule a free ride to medical appointments (including WIC appointments).
3455 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(866) 488-0134
caresource.com

Catholic Social Services Counseling

Offers individual, couple, and family counseling for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems. Maternal Counseling is offered for those experiencing stressors related to pregnancy or parenting. This may include postpartum depression, relationship problems, and isolation or lack of support. Home-based counseling may be available for Medicaid clients. Their counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-5891
colscss.org/counseling

Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access (CATEA) Assistive Tech

As the national public website on assistive technology, they offer a comprehensive searchable database of assistive technology resources where families can find costs and vendors for products they need. They also list local equipment exchange and reuse centers where people can find affordable technology.
512 Means Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30332
(404) 894-4960
assistivetech.net

Center for Parent Information & Resources (CPIR)

Provides information to help parents in caring for their child with a disability. They have information about pertinent laws, how to find needed services, sibling issues, resources in Ohio and more. CPIR is a port of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN).
35 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102
(800) 654-7726
parentcenterhub.org

Center on Technology & Disability (CTD)

Has extensive assistive technology resources of interest to families of children with disabilities. The website offers access to monthly newsletters, online discussions moderated by nationally recognized experts, a resource review database with hundreds of reviews of assistive technology resources and more. Their website Learning Center, Online Cafe’ and Resource Library provides information about assistive technology, financial help and tips for parents.
1825 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 884-8588
ctdinstitute.org

Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

Provides the names of tutors who are knowledgeable in using multisensory techniques and other service providers in the area of dyslexia. The student’s parents and the tutor decide on the location, the number of sessions and financial arrangements.
PO Box 1601, Westerville, Ohio 43086
Helpline: (614) 899-5711
coh.dyslexiaida.org

Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA)

Provides many excellent resources for children and adults with diabetes, including free screenings at their office on Tuesdays (no appointment required), free screenings at locations throughout Columbus (call for locations), low-cost classes and counseling sessions with nurses and dietitians, overnight and day camps for kids and teens, depressions screenings and more. No one is denied services because of their inability to pay.
1100 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 884-4400
diabetesohio.org

Central Ohio Spina Bifida Alliance (COSBA)

Started in 2001 by parents caring for children with spina bifida, COSBA offers support to new families, organized social gatherings and helps with related financial needs.
(614) 332-3036
centralohiospinabifidaalliance.com

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Mainstream

COTA offers a shared-ride service for people with disabilities, and rides must be scheduled in advance. This handicapped and wheelchair accessible van can provide door-to-door service for eligible customers. Customers must complete the online application and have it signed by a physician to get the COTA ADA card.
33 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 278-1776 or (614) 275-5878 TTY
cota.com/Mainstream.aspx

Chapel Hill House

Provides a free weekend getaway for Ohio children who have cancer and their families. Together they enjoy relaxation, games and family time in a log cabin and explore 70 acres of land on a golf cart.
3892 Morral-Kirkpatrick Road West, Morral, Ohio 43337
(740) 360-4273
chapelhillhouse.org

Child Development Council (CDC) of Franklin County

Provides developmental and educational services to income-eligible children and their families in Franklin County. Infants and children up to 5 years old may attend classes that focus on child development, along with providing health, nutrition, and other social services. Services may also be provided in the home. Also provides services for parents of children enrolled in their Head Start program. This includes their Fatherhood Project, which offers parenting education and support for fathers, GED preparation, literacy tutoring, college advising, ESOL classes, computer classes and more.
300 East Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-1709
cdcheadstart.org

Childhood League Center

Offers early childhood services for children with delays in development, home visitation programs and classes for young children with special needs. Most programs are free or for a small fee.
674 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 253-6933
childhoodleague.org

Cincinnati Children’s Alphabetical Listing of Condition-Specific Web Resources

Search through their online directory to find information and resources on specific disabilities, arranged in alphabetical order.
3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
(513) 636-7606
cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/child/special-needs/medical/disabilities

Coaching for College Success

This program is offered by Syntero Counseling to provide high school students with an IEP or 504 Plan with  preparation  and support as they transition to college. The goal of this program is to provide an early warning system for students and parents to address issues before they become a crisis; while also developing the necessary functioning skills for those with ADHD/ADD, Autism, mental health concerns or physical disabilities as they transition on to college.
299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43016
(844) 578-2237
syntero.org/programs/programs-for-youth

Columbus Center for Human Services

Has a variety of different programs including in-home support for individuals with disabilities, assisted living locations and even provides reliable transportation services.

    • The CAC (Career, Activity, Community): Provides a multi-faceted environment where individuals are given the opportunity to develop and acquire new skills
    • Supported Community Living (SCL) is an experienced provider of comprehensive in-home supports serving individuals with disabilities
    • Employment Services: Provides vocational training and career development for individuals seeking employment in the community
    • Transportation Services: Provides safe and reliable transportation for individuals with disabilities between home, work, adult day programs, and events throughout Franklin, Union, Delaware, and Pickaway counties
    • Park West Court Apartments (PWCA) is an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

540 Industrial Mile Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(614) 641-2900
cchsohio.org

Columbus City Schools (CCS) Special Needs Preschool

The CCS Special Needs Preschool Program provides early intervention opportunities for children ages 3 to 5, who have special needs in one of the following developmental areas based on the state and federal guidelines: language, cognition, motor skills, adaptive behavior and social-emotional development.
2001 Hamilton Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 365-5230
ccsoh.us/Preschool.aspx

Columbus City Schools Parent Mentor Program

The Student Support Services office of Columbus City Schools offers this program for parents of special needs students. Their Parent Mentors are also parents of special needs children and they have experience in obtaining special educational services for students and their families. Parents can expect the support of their Parent Mentor before, during and after the IEP process, as well as direct them to community agencies for other assistance and resources.
2571 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 365-5219 or 365-8642
ccsoh.us/ParentMentorProgram1.aspx

Columbus City Schools Student Career Transition Services

Columbus City Schools provides individualized transition and planning for students with disabilities.
737 East Hudson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 365-5211
ccsoh.us/StudentCareerTransitionServices.aspx

Columbus Hearing Impaired Program (CHIP)

CHIP provides free educational services to students ages who are deaf or hard of hearing in Columbus and thirty-five central Ohio school districts. The program includes parent support groups, preschool (Alexander Graham Bell School) programs, academic and life skills programs, vocational and career training, transportation and extracurricular activities.
1545 Huy Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
(614) 365-5977 Voice and TTY
ccsoh.us/ColumbusHearingImpairedProgram.aspx

Columbus Learning Center for Dyslexia

Helps keep students in regular educational programs and often allows them to avoid being qualified as learning disabled. They provide year-round tutoring to students with dyslexia.
290 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 799-1261
helpusread.org

Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML)

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has 23 branch locations throughout Columbus, Ohio where you are able to. Examples of all their free services include: adult learning and GED classes, technology training, ESOL, adaptive services, research and consumer tools, Storytime, Ready for Kindergarten classes, summer reading club, homework help, Reading Buddies and more.
96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-2275
columbuslibrary.org

Columbus Recreation & Parks Therapeutic Recreation

Offers recreational activities and camps that are modified to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities over age 6.
1755 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 645-5648
columbus.gov/reacreationandparks

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

Provides comprehensive programs for children and adults, including speech and occupational therapy, career and job training, sign language classes, hearing evaluations, hearing aid services, assistive devices and more. Offers screening, evaluation and treatment of children with speech and language delays and autism. They accept many insurances, including Caresource, Molina and Medicaid.
510 East North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 263-5151 or TTY (614) 263-2299 or VP (614) 429-1382
columbusspeech.org

Columbus Urban League (CUL)

The Columbus Urban League (CUL) is a community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization that works to empower African Americans and marginalized groups through economic, educational and social progress with programs, classes and services. There initiatives fall under six categories:

  • Restoring Citizens
  • Keeping My Home
  • Growing Our Kids
  • Money & Mortgages
  • Jobs & Training
  • African American Male Initiative

788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 257-6300
cul.org

Community Services for the Deaf (CSD)

Offers several services for the deaf and hard of hearing population. Most of their programs are offered through the Dayton office, including emotional support and counseling, summer camps and sign language classes, speech-to-print captioning services, sign language interpreting, parenting education and more. They also provide alcohol and drug treatment services for the deaf and hard of hearing and advocate for the deaf community.
2211 Arbor Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio 45439
(937) 222-9481 PH/TTY (937) 641-8186 VP
fsadayton.org/services-for-the-deaf

Comprehensive Adolescent / Adult Transitional Care Home (CATCH) Program

Ohio State’s CATCH Program provides personalized medical care and social support services to teens and young adults, ages 17 or older, with chronic conditions transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. The members of the transition team are transition primary care doctors board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine, specialist doctors, transition coordinators, nurses, social workers and pharmacists. Visit the website for information on how a doctor can make a referral to their clinic.
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Grandview
    895 Yard Street, Columbus, Ohio 43212
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Hilliard
    3691 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

A coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the independence and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
1825 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229
c-c-d.org

COSI (Center of Science and Industry)

COSI offers interactive experiences, exhibitions and more. COSI features live shows, special events, family programs, single day and summer camps; and career exploration, homeschooler and teen tech studio workshops. They offer a special “Family Access Membership” that is available for families who get WIC, Ohio Directions (EBT) or Ohio Medicaid.
333 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-2674
cosi.org

CP Parent Columbus & Reaching for the Stars (RFTS)

The central Ohio chapter, CP Parent Columbus, brings individuals and families living with cerebral palsy together to share information and community resources, personal experiences, advice and support.
3000 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
Local: (614) 868-0146
National: (877) 561-7387
reachingforthestars.org

DBTAC Disability Law Lowdown

Presents videos in American Sign Language explaining disability laws and rights. Call the DBTAC (Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center) toll-free information line to get informal guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessible information technology. Specialists can answer most questions immediately and will research and return calls on complex questions, if necessary. They may also be able to provide expert referrals for disability issues, which are not addressed by the ADA.
1640 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois 60608
(800) 949-4232 Voice and TTY
youtube.com/disabilitylawlowdown

Deaf Services Center (DSC)

Refers people to appropriate providers throughout central Ohio. Offer programs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, including interpreting, case management, sign language classes, deaf equipment modifications, youth programs, summer camps (OYO Camp) and tutoring. Their deaf equipment modification program provides funding to help people buy equipment that makes their home more accessible.
5830 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 841-1991 Voice and TTY or (614) 515-6065 VP
dsc.org

Delaware Area Career Center (DACC)

Offers programs for both high school students and adults to improve skills so they can be better prepared to enter the workforce and advance within the workforce, by offering college credits, industry credentials and hands-on experiences.

  • North Campus: 1610 State Route 521, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 363-1993
  • South Campus: 4565 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 548-0708

delawareareacc.org

Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The board provides support services for early intervention, family support, transitions supports and adult supports.  Eligible children and adults are assigned a support administrator to assist them through these stages.  Services include speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respite care, vocational skills, and more.
7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
(740) 201-3600
dcbdd.org

Different Needz

Allows the special needs community to buy and sell gently used and new medical equipment, therapy devices, adaptive toys and more online. The foundation also awards some grants to people in need.
2077 East Fourth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(888) 343-3639
differentneedz.com

Disability Benefits & Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

People with long-term disabling conditions may apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Children can qualify if they have a physical or mental condition that seriously limits their activities, and if their family has a limited income. Generally, a child may receive benefits as well if they are the child of a SSI beneficiary who is disabled or deceased. There is no minimum age. The benefits pay for many services, including doctor and hospital visits. The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) helps you find out if you qualify and how to apply.
200 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
National: (800) 772-1213 or (800) 325-0778 TTY
Local: (866) 964-1723 or (614) 228-0226 TTY
ssa.gov/disabilityssi

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)

A national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities whose goal is to advance the rights of people with disabilities. Their website has information about access to healthcare, legal issues, special education, transportation, ethics and more.
3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, California 94703
(510) 644-2555 and (510) 841-8645 TTY
dredf.org

Disability Rights Ohio

Provides legal advocacy and rights protection throughout Ohio to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting and rights protection issues within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
200 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7264 or (800) 282-9181 (Toll-free in Ohio only)
TTY (614) 728-2553 or (800) 858-3542 (Toll-free in Ohio only)
disabilityrightsohio.org

Disabled Sports USA

Provides national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs. Visit their website to find summer and winter program opportunities, as well as equipment resources.
451 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850
(301) 217-0960
disabledsportsusa.org

Discover Camp

This website prepares parents of children with disabilities who are selecting a camp for their child for the first time.
4000 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, Alabama  35209
(800) 900-8086 Voice/TTY
nchpad.org/discover/index.html

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology)

Contains information about scholarship and financial aid programs for students with disabilities.
PO Box 354842, Seattle, Washington 98195
(888) 972-3648 Voice and TTY
washington.edu/doit

Down Syndrome Achieves

Focuses on research and funding, political advocacy and education. They also offer a strong network of support for parents who have a child with Down Syndrome.
PO Box 1596, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 362-3441
dsachieves.org

Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO)

Offers resources, information, programs and services for families in central Ohio. They also have a helpline and numerous support groups for parents.
510 East North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 263-6020
dsaco.net

Dreams on Horseback

Offers programs to students who are at-risk of not graduating to learn employment skills and earn science and work study credits while caring for horses. They also provide Equestrine Assisted Learning (EAL), which uses horses to help youth practice executive functioning skills, sensory integration, improve coordination, communication skills and self-esteem.
1416 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, Blacklick, Ohio 43004
(614) 864-9500
dreamsonhorseback.org

Dublin Schools Transition Services

Assists families and students in developing a transition plan that will move students toward their post-secondary education, employment and independent living/community integration goals.

  • Coffman and Jerome High Schools
    6780 Coffman Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    (614) 718-8110
  • Scioto and Jerome High Schools
    4000 Hard Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016
    (614) 718-8339

dublinschools.net/TransitionServices.aspx

Dungarvin Ohio

Dungarvin is a licensed foster care agency serving youth with developmental disabilities. They offer several services in Franklin and Delaware County, including foster care, in-home services, respite care (for parents who need time away from their children) and developmental services.
6555 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(800) 646-4612 or (614) 436-7440
dungarvin.com

Early Intervention Services

Are you trying to find educational resources and programs for your child who is less than age 3? Check out the early intervention section of CAP4Kids.

Easterseals Central & Southeast Ohio

Easterseals provides autism, disabilities and special needs services, including early childhood education, pediatric therapies (occupation, physical and speech therapies), adult day and in-home services, respite care for families who need a break from caring for their child with autism, and social skills groups. They also offer afterschool programs, summer day camps, vocational services, transportation and more.
3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 228-5523 or (800) 860-5523
easterseals.com/centralohio

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) Special Education Services

Works to improve education for all students, particularly those with special needs in Franklin, Delaware and Union counties. Their website has information for parents about disabilities and special education programs available.
2080 Citygate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 445-3750
escco.org/programs-services/special-education

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) State Support Team Region 11 Family Resources

Provides information and assistance to parents in central Ohio about special education issues. Parent mentors are parents of children with special needs who work within school districts to provide families with information and support for effectively working with schools. Many parent mentors offer workshops on topics concerning families of children with special needs, write parent newsletters and serve as a resource that parents can call for help. They also publish a list of helpful summer programs and resource directory.
2080 Citygate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 753-4690
sst11.org/family-engagement/family-resources

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) Transition Programs

  • Campus-Based Transition: Students focus on individualized transition plans to achieve future adult living and career aspirations. The ESC offers three unique programs on the campuses of Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University, which serve students who have completed or met all graduation requirements, and have elected to defer their high school diploma.
  • Transition Resources to Access College and Careers (TRACC): Helps students with disabilities transition to college and prepare to achieve their goals for the future. The ESC of Central Ohio and Columbus State Community College will collaborate to provide students served under IDEA or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act the tools and access to college support systems to achieve success in their chosen areas of study.

2080 Citygate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 445-3750
escco.org/programs-services/special-education

Epilepsy Foundation

This website provides in-depth information and resources for people living with epilepsy. Their focus is on helping those newly diagnosed with epilepsy or those struggling with epilepsy that has resisted treatment. The Epilepsy & Seizure Hotline is also offered 24-hours for information and referrals to support.
8301 Professional Place East, Landover, Maryland 20785
(800) 332-1000 or (866) 748-8008 Spanish
epilepsy.com

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati & Columbus

Serving 12 counties in central Ohio, they provide services to people living with epilepsy and seizures, as well as their families and caregivers. They help newly diagnosed children who have questions about the disorder and its treatment, parents in need of support, and youth in need of social opportunities. They have a free lending library, free referral to community resources, applications for medication assistance programs, scholarship opportunities, camp experiences and more.
Columbus office: 3857 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 725-1031 or (877) 804-2241
epilepsy-ohio.org

Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund

Works to end epilepsy-related discrimination through education and increased access to legal services for individuals with epilepsy. They refer discrimination cases to attorneys who have agreed to provide some level of free legal services.
Columbus office: 3857 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(800) 332-100, press 2 or (614) 725-1015
epilepsy.com/get-help/legal-issues

Equine Assisted Therapy at Willow Farm

Improves the quality of life for people who have disabilities by offering activities centered around horses. They offer a variety of programs children ages 5 to 21 with a wide range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism, and behavioral disorders.
7908 Myers Road, Centerburg, Ohio 43011
(877) 815-4042
equineassistedtherapy.org

Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center (ARC) Ohio)

Provides low-income housing, rental subsidies and financial assistance to people living with HIV and AIDS.  In addition, they offer free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing and free testing for other STDs (syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia), behavior health, dentistry, legal services; medical, pharmacy, and HIV/STI prevention programs and services.
4400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 299-2437
equitashealth.com

First Hand Foundation

Provides funding for children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. Applications must be submitted online, and they cover expenses such as wheelchairs, assistive technology, vehicle modifications and clinical procedures.
2800 Rockcreek Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64117
(816) 201-1569
firsthandfoundation.org

Fishing Has No Boundaries

Allows individuals with disabilities to participate fully in the world of fishing. Visit their website to find local events held by the Central Ohio chapter.
PO Box 1499, Grove City, Ohio 43123
(614) 383-8851
fhnbinc.org

Fluttering Families

Provides advocacy, support, education and outreach services to families that have children with special needs. These “Special Kids” are also invited to participate in fun activities throughout the year which benefits them as part of their community.
PO Box 133, Powell, Ohio 43065
flutteringfamilies.org

Flying Colors Public Preschool

Flying Colors is the evaluation and early childhood center for Licking County public schools. They do evaluations on children ages 3 to 6 in the county and determine special educational needs. They also offer a program for children who qualify for kindergarten but may need an additional year in a preschool setting, as well as services for children with special needs (including autism, hearing impairments and speech delays).

  • Flying Colors Central-Newark
    119 Union Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 349-1629
  • Flying Colors Southwest-Etna
    927-B South Street, Etna, Ohio 43062
    (740) 927-5437

flyingcolorspreschool.weebly.com

Flying Horse Farms

Provides a free camp experience for children with serious medical illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, sickle cell disease, asthma and arthritis. 24-hour care is provided by specialized doctors and nurses, and the camp is free. Campers step outside of their sickness to experience activities such as canoeing, swimming, horseback-riding and more. The camp is a member of the Serious Fun Network.
5260 State Route 95, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
(419) 751-7077
flyinghorsefarms.org

Food for Good Thought

Specialized in helping individuals with Autism, Food for Good Thought assists people with obtaining employment or supported employment, including within their very own bakery. They allow people to practice interviews and applications as well as build resumes and work on their overall job skills. A Summer Work Experience program is offered to individuals with autism that are still in high school as well.
4185 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 447-0424
foodforgoodthought.com

Fore Hope

Uses golf to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and other life challenges. Their program is for people of all ages, disabilities and economic backgrounds.
1169 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 784-1111
forehope.org

Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities (FCBDD)

Services are provided for children from birth to age 21 who have developmental delays and disabilities. They provide these services in collaboration with all of the Franklin County school districts. Services include early childhood education and home-based services, developmental evaluations, early intervention services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and more.
2879 Johnstown Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 475-6440
24-hour Emergency: (614) 464-2743
fcbdd.org

Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services (JFS)

Provides information about food assistance, cash assistance, health care, job training, emergency assistance and much more. Offers several food programs, including the Ohio Direction Card / EBT (formerly known as food stamps). Individuals can apply for Medicaid at their local Opportunity Center, based on where they live. Each center serves certain zip codes. People outside of Franklin County should visit their local county Department of Job and Family Services. Refugees and immigrants can apply for services as well.

  • East Opportunity Center: 1055 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
    (614) 212-1993
  • Northland Opportunity Center: 1721 Northland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 233-2851
  • West Opportunity Center: 314 North Wilson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 233-2912

jfs.franklincountyohio.gov

Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services (JFS) Transportation Services

Transportation services are provided for non-emergency medical appointments for children and adults with Medicaid. Families may use the transportation services multiple times once they are approved.
1721 Northland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
Transportation Hotline: (614) 233-2000
jfs.franklincountyohio.gov

Free & Low Cost Eye Exams

Find out more about local free and low-cost eye exams and glasses in the low-cost health care section of CAP4Kids.

Friendship Circle

Parents of children with special needs often find it difficult to join a community or commit time to programs because of their busy schedules. The Friendship Circle offers respite for parents and siblings, social and sports opportunities for children and teens with special needs.
6220 East Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
(614) 939-0765
friendscolumbus.com

Goodwill Columbus

Offers employment and job training programs, social and education programs for people with developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment. They also offer in art, health and wellness programs, and a variety of activities in community settings including volunteering, recreation and leisure, and community awareness. At their Goodwill Stores are thrift clothing, furniture, vehicles, art and more.
1331 Edgehill Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 294-5181 or TTY (614) 583-0293
Employment & Job training: (614) 583-0365
Clothing & Supplies: (614) 294-5181
goodwillcolumbus.org

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GESMV) Assistive Technology Services

Offers assistive communication devices.
660 South Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 528-6323
gesmv.org

Got Transition? / Center for Health Care Transition Improvement

The National Health Care Transition Center works with youth who have special needs and their families along with their health care providers to provide support while transitioning into adulthood.  They offer guidance as many of the youth are seeking out health care or learning to manage their own health care independently.
1615 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC  20036
(202) 223-1500
gottransition.org

Great Schools

Parents turn to this website to find the right schools for their children, to get practical advice and information that will help them raise successful, college-ready kids and to support the schools in their communities. There is a lot of information on special education programs. “E-ssential Guide to Assistive Technology” provides an overview of current technologies to help parents select the right tools for their children.
1999 Harrison Street, San Francisco, California 94612
(415) 977-0700
greatschools.org

Haugland Learning Center

Educates youth with autism and Asperger syndrome at several locations throughout Ohio in classroom and home-based settings from preschool through twelfth grade. All educational costs are covered by the autism scholarship or by school districts. They have academic and activity-based summer camp programs, autism testing, therapy services, tutoring programs, after-school programs and counseling as well.
7690 New Market Center Way, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 602-6473
hauglandlearningcenter.com

Haugland Therapy Services

A multi-service, multi-specialty, outpatient clinic offering services for those with psychiatric disorders, autism and developmental delays. They offer counseling, psychological testing, behavioral consultation, speech, occupational therapy and more. Services can be provided at home, in their clinic or at the child’s school.
2540 Billingsley Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 470- 2018 or (614) 218-8769
hauglandtherapyservices.com

Healthy Hearing

This online resource offers information about hearing aids, services and local providers.  There is information on hearing assistance products and manufacturers as well as educational information on hearing loss, tinnitis, consumer guides and reports.
PO Box 515381 #42919, Los Angeles, California 90051
(800) 567-1692
healthyhearing.com

HEATH Resource Center

This website has information about scholarships, financial aid, career planning, policies and procedures for students with disabilities who are transitioning to college.
2134 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-1000
heath.gwu.edu

Hilliard Ohio Soccer Association Locomotive Soccer Club TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Success)

As a soccer league for children with special needs, they give girls and boys ages 4 through 19 the opportunity to play soccer in a safe, fun, fair and secure environment. The registration fee is minimal.
PO Box 1, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 664-9250
hosa-soccer.org

iCan Shine Recreational Activities

This program helps children with disabilities learn how to ride a bike. Using an adaptive bike, 80% of children who participate ride a 2-wheel bike on their own by the end of the 5-day program.  This program exists nationwide and is sponsored by various local community partners.
icanshine.org/find-a-program

InfantSEE

The American Optometric Association provides free eye exams for infants between 6 and 12 months of age regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage. Call to find a local participating optometrist.
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63141
Toll-free: (888) 396-3937
infantsee.org

Infinitec

Provides information about assistive technology and lists resources for youth with disabilities, focused on 4 categories. It is the assistive program of United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago (UCP Chicago).

  • living: wheelchair selection, home modification, safety, animals, parenting, citizenship, cooking, driving, telephones, shopping, health
  • playing: outdoor recreation, gardening, travel, entertainment, adaptive sports
  • learning: schools, adaptive art, funding
  • working: adaptive technology in the workplace, job searches, careers, taxes

7550 West 183rd Street, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477
(708) 444-8460, ext. 228
infinitec.org

Integrity Gymnastics & Cheerleading

Offers 2 special needs classes. Shinning Stars is designed to offer recreational gymnastics for athletes and HUGS is designed to offer a competitive rhythmic gymnastics program for athletes with special needs.
8185 Business Way, Plain City, Ohio 43064
(614) 733-0818
integritygym.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 toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 617-6733
iwg-autism.org

International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP)

Offers a lot of information about selecting a wheelchair, finding funding and assistive technology devices and services.
6425 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
(412) 624-6279
wheelchairnet.org

Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Columbus

Through its programs and services, the JCC provides a wide range of recreation and cultural arts, featuring festivals and fairs centered around books, films, and fine art; teen programs, summer and spring break camps for kids with and without special needs, after school programs, preschool and daycare, special events and more.
1125 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-2731
columbusjcc.org

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center: Info to Go

Info to Go shares information and provide resources on a variety of topics related to children and young people under 21 years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing. They also maintain a list of camps, family learning vacations, and remedial clinics for deaf and hard of hearing children arranged by location throughout the U.S.
800 Florida Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5000
www3.gallaudet.edu/clerc-center/info-to-go.html

Learning Ally

Offers free access to the nation’s largest audiobook library of textbooks and literature titles through funding from the U.S. Department of Education. They have human-narrated audiobooks with descriptions of images, tables and graphs, a helpful online catalog and 24/7 phone support.
20 Roszel Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(800) 221-4792
learningally.org

Learning Never Ends

Provides life-long learning and wellness opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities. Their programs encourage and promote independence, self-determination and empowerment in a caring, safe and fun learning atmosphere. Offer community exploration, education, job training and volunteer programs, as well as community respite summer camps, creative, sensory, health and wellness programs.
Central: 5909 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43231
South: 6305 Waterloo Road Northwest, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
West: 1335 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 899-8100
upreachgroup.com/learning-never-ends

Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC)

Provides free civil legal assistance and guidance to low income residents and senior citizens of Columbus and Central Ohio (residents of Franklin, Madison, Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union counties). Legal Aid attorneys may be able to assist you with the following types of cases or legal problems: consumer law, family law, housing, public benefits, reentry, seniors, tax, veterans, education and naturalization.

  • Columbus Office:
    1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    Intake: (614) 241-2001 or Toll-free: (888) 246-4420
    General Inquiries: (614) 224-8374 or Toll-free: (877) 224-8374
  • Marion Office:
    150 Oak Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
    (740) 383-2161 or Toll-free: (888) 301-2411

columbuslegalaid.org

Little Baby Face Foundation

Transforms the lives of children born with facial deformities through corrective surgery. Travel to and from New York City for children to undergo needed procedures at no cost to them or their families.  Surgery by highly skilled medical staff who treat children from all over the world.
135 East 74th Street, New York, New York  10021
(212) 333-5233
littlebabyface.org

Little Fish Art Studios

Enable artists with developmental disabilities to unleash their creativity through uninhibited self-expression while providing opportunities for independent artistic growth within the art community. As a studio they focus on giving artists’ opportunities to exhibit their work in the central Ohio area through Columbus Center for Human Services (CCHS).
540 Industrial Mile Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(614) 641-2900, ext. 3024
cchsohio.org/little-fish-art-studios

Locker Soccer Academy

Offers soccer development programs and summer day camps for children of all ages and abilities, including kids with special needs.
300 West Case Street, Powell, Ohio 43065
(614) 760-5522
lockersoccer.com

Long-Term Care Homes

Northeast Ohio

Northwest Ohio

  • Sunshine Children’s Home
    7223 Maumee Western Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537
    (419) 865-0251
    sunshine.org
  • Filling Home
    N160 State Route 108, Napoleon, Ohio 43545
    (419) 592-6451
    fillinghome.org

Central Ohio

  • Heinzerling Memorial Foundation
    1800 Heinzerling Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 272-8888
    heinzerling.org
  • Progeny Family Training Center
    6471 Lithopolis Winchester Road, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
    (614) 833-3996

Southwest Ohio

  • Saint Joseph Home of Cincinnati
    10722 Wyscarver Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
    (513) 563-2520
    stjosephhome.org

Marburn Academy

Provides non-traditional K through 12 schooling for bright students with learning difficulties such as ADHD and dyslexia in central Ohio. They also offer free parent seminars, free early reading screenings, assessment, private tutoring and summer school. They have financial aid and tuition loan programs as well.
9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
(614) 433-0822
marburnacademy.org

Medical and Special Needs Equipment Lending

The following agencies offer assistance with medical and special needs equipment and should be contacted directly for further details.  Please remember to research consumer information about any piece of furniture to ensure the item has not been placed on any product recall list.

Andrews Center
151 Woodgate Drive, Johnstown, OH 43031
(740) 967-3809
johnstownascension.org

MOBILE: Center for Independent Living (Equipment Loan Program)
690 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 443-5936
mobileonline.org

Newark Central Christian Church (The Medical Loan Closet)
587 Mount Vernon Road, Newark, Ohio  43055
(740) 366-7438
newarkcentralchristian.com

Peace United Methodist Church (Helping Hands)
235 Diley Road, Pickerington, Ohio  43147
(614) 837-3732, ext. 150
peaceumc.org

Mid Ohio Board for an Independent Living Environment (MOBILE)

Provides several services, including independent living skills training where young adults develop the skills necessary to live as independent as possible in the community.
690 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 443-5936 or (614) 443-5957 TTY
mobileonline.org

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) Columbus Metro Bike Map

Offers information and local resources about local biking events and trails, bicycle safety, promotes bicycling in central Ohio.
111 Liberty Street Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-2663
morpc.org/transportation/bicycle-pedestrian

Miracle League of Central Ohio

Allows all children with disabilities ages 3 to 21 to play baseball on a specially designed field that is fully accessible and custom-designed to make baseball fun for any child with a disability.
6259 Cosgray Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 410-4550
ohiomiracleleague.org

Molina Transportation Services

For Molina members they can call the number below to schedule a free ride. Molina offers emergency medical transportation, non-emergency medical transport and non-emergency non-medical transportation. Patients who are in wheelchairs may have unlimited transportation to and from medical appointments each year.
3000 Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43231
(866) 642-9279 or (800) 750-0750 TTY
molinahealthcare.com

Monarch Boarding Academy

Kids with autism spectrum disorders ages 8 to 21 whose needs cannot be met in the home can live at Monarch and receive 24-hour structured care and treatment specifically designed to enhance social, behavioral and academic growth.
22001 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44118
(800) 879-2522 or (216) 320-8945
monarchcenterforautism.org/programs/boarding-academy-dp1

More Health Insurance Resources

Are you looking for free and low cost health care, prescriptions or insurance benefits? Go to the health care section of CAP4Kids by clicking below.
Go to CAP4Kids Health Care Section

More Legal Resources

Are you trying to find more legal resources? Find more programs and resources in the legal services section of CAP4Kids by clicking below.
Go to CAP4Kids Legal Services Page

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp

Offers a week-long overnight summer camp for youth ages 6 to 18 who have limited mobility or use wheelchairs. Youth can attend camp at no cost to their families.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 841-1014
mda.org/services/mda-summer-camp

My Child Without Limits

This website helps parents understand a wide range of special needs, including muscular dystrophy, prematurity, cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delay and more. Parents can use the resource locator to find supports and services in their area. They can also find answers to a wide range of questions. The content is reviewed by both parents and physicians.
1825 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
(800) 872-5827
mychildwithoutlimits.org

My Summer Camps

Provides a comprehensive online directory of summer camps for kids, teens and youth. They list summer camps for kids with a wide range of abilities and special needs, such as cerebral palsy, ADHD, diabetes, physical disabilities, muscular dystrophy and more.
(877) 777-7738
mysummercamps.com/camps/Special_Needs_Camps

National Arts & Disability Center (NADC)

Features and promotes artists with disabilities. Their resource page helps artists with disabilities find assistive technology, search for employment and find legal help.
760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095
(310) 825-5054
www.semel.ucla.edu/nadc

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)

Represents a national support network of parents committed to providing support to parents of children who have visual impairments.
15 West Sixty-fifth Street, New York, New York 10023
(800) 562-6265
napvi.org

National Association for Rare Disorders (NORD)

Represents people with rare disorders. They have programs to help uninsured individuals in getting needed medications, provide a list of support groups for people with rare disorders, and information about rare diseases.
55 Kenosia Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut 06810
(203) 744-0100 or (800) 999-6673 or (884) 259-7178 Spanish
rarediseases.org

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

Their website has information about advocacy issues and resources, youth leadership programs and more. Junior NAD offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade many opportunities to develop leadership skills, learn and demonstrate citizenship, and meet and interact with students from other schools and states.
8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 587-1788 Voice/VP or (301) 587-1789 TTY
nad.org

National Association of the Deaf Described & Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

Provides free loans of media to students who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, visually impaired or deaf-blind. They also have information and internet resources related to accessibility.
1447 East Main Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307
(800) 237-6213 or (800) 237-6819 TTY
dcmp.org

National Center for Prenatal & Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources

Supports new and expecting parents with accurate information about Down syndrome.

    • Brighter Tomorrows – Includes the most current research about Down syndrome, links to resources, and life glimpses.
    • Lettercase.org – Online booklet that includes basic information about Down syndrome and about families who have a child with Down syndrome; potential medical complications; resources about Down syndrome; and reproductive options.
    • Down Syndrome Pregnancy – Offers a website with a blog for women who are pregnant and expecting a baby with Down syndrome.

126 Mineral Industries Building, Lexington, Kentucky 40506
(859) 257-1714 Voice and TTY
downsyndromediagnosis.org

National Center on Health Physical Activity & Disability (NCHPAD)

Lists accessible parks by location and offers free information on topics related to physical activity, fitness, recreation, sports, and disability and chronic conditions. Their information specialists can help answer questions and requests for free.
4000 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35209
(800) 900-8086
nchpad.org/Directories/Parks

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

Funded by the U.S Department of Education, they have the largest collection of information related to deaf-blindness worldwide.
345 North Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, Oregon 97361
(503) 838-8754
nationaldb.org

National Consortium on Leadership & Disability for Youth

Serves as a national youth-led information, training, and resource center. Their website has information about youth development, the disability movement and helpful resources. They support and promote youth and emerging leaders in the disability community.
4301 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
(877) 871-0744 or (877) 871-0665 TTY
ncld-youth.info

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

Represents the largest provider of legally based advocacy services for people with disabilities. They guard against abuse and advocate for basic rights. Their website has an extensive list of national disability organizations.
820 First Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 408-9514 or (202) 408-9521 TTY
ndrn.org

National Down Syndrome Congress

Their website offers information for new parents and professionals, speech and language resources, health care information, education, behavior tips and more.
30 Mansell Court, Roswell, Georgia 30076
(800) 232-6372
ndsccenter.org

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

Their website provides a lot of resources and information about Down syndrome and a free helpline to answer questions about Down syndrome.
8 East Forty-first Street, New York, New York 10017
Toll-free National Helpline: (800) 221-4602
ndss.org

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)

As the largest nonprofit national organization of families of individuals who are deaf-blind, they focus on issues surrounding deaf-blindness and offer support to families.
141 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York 11050
(800) 255-0411
nfadb.org

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

This is a national membership organization of parents and friends of blind children reaching out to each other to give vital support, encouragement and information.
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
(410) 659-9314
nfb.org

National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of Braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. Their Kids Catelog has fun books and magazines for kids.
1291 Taylor Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20542
(202) 707-5100 or (202) 707-0744 TTY
loc.gov/nls

National Park Service

Their Accessible to Everyone website showcases trails, activities, and other features that are accessible to all. Their free Access Pass is for residents of the U.S., regardless of age, who have a permanent disability. This pass allows park entrance fees to be free and provides a discount at many camp facilities and services.
1849 C Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20240
(202) 208-3818
nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)

Program: NYAP offers an array of therapeutic and family foster care services, community-based behavioral health services and home based services, respite care, case management, adoption, emergency shelter care, substance abuse counseling, services for sexually reactive children and youth and for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and parent services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 5 to 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral:individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else

  • 527 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9444 or (866) 438-6508
  • 1303 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 252-6927 or (800) 256-5001
  • 15 North Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 349-7511 or (800) 553-9701
  • 431 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9420

Toll-free: (877) 692-7226
nyap.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Provides evaluations for children with suspected developmental disabilities and autism; and comprehensive care focusing on evidence based treatment, education, research and advocacy for children with the diagnosis of autism, Asperger’s syndrome or other disorders on the autism spectrum. They also offer classes for parents and siblings of children with autism, Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders, covering a wide range of topics.
187 West Schrock Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 355-8315
nationwidechildrens.org/autism

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Cerebral Palsy Program

Devoted to children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Families can see a variety of specialists in one clinic visit. Testing, such as x-rays or lab work, is available as needed. Families are linked with medical, educational, social and financial resources in the community as needed. The website also provides resource listings.
479 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5136
nationwidechildrens.org/cerebral-palsy-program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Down Syndrome Clinic

Provides diagnostic and treatment services to children and adolescents with Down syndrome and their families. Services are covered by most insurance companies.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-8080
nationwidechildrens.org/down-syndrome

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Classes

Offers a range of free and low cost classes for children, teens, adults and parents of infants and kids of all ages and abilities. Find courses on everything from babysitting to parenting to ADHD, autism and diabetes.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
nationwidechildrens.org/education-classes

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Epilepsy Center

Provides diagnostic studies and evaluations for children and adolescents with epilepsy.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6200 or (877) 722-6220
nationwidechildrens.org/neurology-clinics

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hearing Clinic

The Hearing Clinic provides comprehensive services for children with hearing loss, including diagnostic assessments, treatment and early intervention. A multidisciplinary team of pediatric communication professionals work together to assess the child’s medical needs. The team will assist parents to determine appropriate treatment, including hearing aids or other amplification devices, or surgical procedures, as well as speech and language therapy and family support and service coordination.

  • 555 South 18th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • 5665 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017

(614) 722-6200 or (614) 722-2441
nationwidechildrens.org/hearing

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Occupational, Speech & Physical Therapy Programs

Developmental occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and physical therapy services are provided at the main hospital, as well as many locations throughout the community, for children from birth to age 21. Visit the website for a list of all their clinic locations.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2200
nationwidechildrens.org/occupational-therapy
nationwidechildrens.org/speech-and-language-pathology
nationwidechildrens.org/physical-therapy

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology/Eye Clinic

Offers routine and advanced care for children with visual impairments. They have several locations throughout Columbus, and their website lists helpful resources. They accept all major insurances (including Medicaid, Caresource and Molina) and provide financial assistance for patients without insurance who qualify.
555 South Eighteenth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-4075
nationwidechildrens.org/ophthalmology-eye-clinic

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM & R)

Specializes in the diagnosis and management of children with physically disabling conditions. They provide a wide variety of services, including wheelchair and seating evaluations, prosthetic evaluations, rehabilitation services, electrodiagnostics and more.
555 South Eighteenth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5050
nationwidechildrens.org/physical-medicine-rehabilitation

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Seating Clinic

Helps parents and children evaluate assistive technology and equipment.
555 South Eighteenth Street, Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-5050
nationwidechildrens.org/physical-medicine-rehabilitation-clinics

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Spina Bifida Program

Provides complete, long-term treatment services to children with spinal abnormalities. Children with spinal abnormalities are seen by a variety of specialties, which may include: Developmental Pediatrics, Genetics, Neuropsychology, Neurosurgery, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine, Physical Therapy, Social Work, and Urology.
Mailing Address: 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Outpatient Care Center: 555 South 18th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5725
nationwidechildrens.org/myelomeningocele-spina-bifida-clinic

Newsreel

This monthly audio magazine, available on both audiocassette tape and in digital format, is produced by and for persons who are blind or visually impaired. Newsreel contains news, supportive articles, information and entertainment.
5 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(888) 723-8737 or (614) 469-0700
newsreelmag.org

Next Chapter Book Club

This free program provides teens and adults of all ages with intellectual disabilities and a wide range of reading skills meet with trained volunteers to read aloud and discuss a book each week. The goal of the reading groups is to improve literacy and promote friendships among people with disabilities and within a community-based setting.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 404-6060 or (614) 685-6718
nisonger.osu.edu/adult/adult-clinics-services/next-chapter-book-club

Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University (OSU)

Offers comprehensive services for children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, including an autism clinic, behavior support services, dental care for children with developmental disabilities, psychiatric services and more. They also have a Toy and Technology Library and early intervention programs. Their website has an extensive list of resources for families as well.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 685-3192
nisonger.osu.edu

Northwest Kiwanis Special Needs Activity Camp for Kids (SNACK)

Offers swimming and outdoor recreation for children with special needs ages 6 to 12. Programs are week-long at Barrington Elementary School. Registration priority is given to Upper Arlington residents, but others can apply.
3600 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
(614) 583-5300
parks.uaoh.net

Northwest Special Olympics

Provides training and competition in a wide range of sports for children and adults with special needs in the Dublin and Hilliard school districts. Participation is free, and Northwest Special Olympics covers the cost of uniforms and equipment.
2140 Atlas Street, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(614) 664-7847
northwestspecialolympics.com

Oakstone Academy & Children’s Center for Developmental Enrichment (CCDE)

Serves families throughout greater Columbus by supporting and educating families about autism. Their services include early intervention services, speech and occupational therapy, home-based programs and psychological services for kids of all ages. Oakstone’s summer social skills program is for children (and their siblings) with autism who attend Oakstone Academy. They also offer a transition to work program for teens with autism.
Administration Office: 900 Club Drive, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 899-2838
ccde.org

Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACB)

Represents the 88 county boards of developmental disabilities throughout Ohio and monitors legislation at the state and national level.
73 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 431-0616
oacbdd.org

Ohio Boards of Developmental Disabilities

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) oversees a statewide system of supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Each county in Ohio has its own Board of Developmental Disabilities, which is responsible for providing early intervention services in that county. Click below to find information about the board in your county.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Statewide: (800) 617-6733 or (800) 750-0750 TTY
Franklin County: (614) 475-6440
dodd.ohio.gov

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Disability Plates / Placards

Provides information and the application for disability placards and plates in Ohio.
PO Box 16521, Columbus, Ohio 43216
(614) 752-7800 or (800) 589-8247
bmv.ohio.gov/vr-sp-disability.aspx

Ohio Center for Autism & Low Incidence (OCALI)

Serves families and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments and traumatic brain injuries. Their website has an extensive services and supports database (Nexus) of helpful community resources, as well as a free lending library of books, DVDs and assistive technology. They publish a parent guide that discusses topics such as screening and diagnosis, accessing educational services, future planning and more.
470 Glenmount Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(866) 886-2254 or (614) 262-5989 TTY
ocali.org

Ohio Center for Deaf-Blind Education

Provides free services for people ages 0 through 21 with combined vision and hearing loss. Families may request services such as referrals to other agencies, consultations in the home and school, home and classroom adaptations and resources to develop a learning curriculum.
5747 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 785-1163, ext. 112
ohiodeafblind.org

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD)

Serves families of infants, toddlers and youth with disabilities in Ohio to ensure that every Ohio child with special needs reaches their highest potential. Parents can call to get one-to-one assistance. Also, offers resources for parents of children with disabilities, including parenting classes.
165 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
(740) 382-5452
ocecd.org

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Dispute Resolution

Situations may arise where parents or other family members believe a school has violated federal or state law. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) and Office of Early Learning & School Readiness (EL&SR) encourage parents, family members and schools to work together to resolve differences for free. The website provides information about mediation services and more.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-2650 or Toll-free: (877) 644-6338
education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education/Dispute-Resolution

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Scholarship Programs

Includes information about the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, the U.S. Senate Youth Program and the Autism Scholarship Program. The Ohio Educational Choice (EdChoice) Scholarship Program provides scholarships or vouchers for students from under-performing schools to attend private schools.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338 or text “OHED EC” to 468311
education.ohio.gov/Scholarships

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Special Education

The Students with Disabilities page has helpful information about activities that ensure that students with disabilities receive the specialized instruction and support needed for success in school and in life. They provide information about accommodations available for state assessments and resources for parents of children with disabilities, including a helpful list of Ohio resources.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338
education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) Office of Workforce Development

Offers tips, information and resources for job seekers with disabilities. The website provides a guide titled “Passport for Job Seekers with Disabilities”, which lists resources and programs for workers with disabilities in Ohio.
PO Box 1618, Columbus, Ohio 43216
(888) 296-7541
jfs.ohio.gov/owd/WorkforceProf/Disabilities-Job-Seekers.stm

Ohio Department of Medicaid Waiver Services

Waivers are programs that help Ohio Medicaid customers with special needs remain at home instead of being in a nursing home, hospital or facility. They provide financial assistance to families, and there is typically a waiting list. Services may include personal care, transportation, respite services, supported employment, nutrition services, assistive devices, home modifications and interpreter services. See further information about Ohio waiver programs below.

50 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Medicaid Hotline: (800) 324-8680
medicaid.ohio.gov

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Offers special facilities for park visitors of all abilities. Visit their website for a list of accessible opportunities throughout Ohio.
2045 Morse Road, Columbus Ohio 43229
(614) 265-6565
dnr.state.oh.us

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)

Promotes community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.
899 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(800) 766-7426 or (614) 466-5205
ddc.ohio.gov

Ohio Diversity Local Job Network

Works with area organizations to help employers attract minorities, people with disabilities and other diverse job applicants with the goal of creating an inclusive, progressive work environment. Go online to search for local jobs.
(800) 984-3775
columbusdiversity.com

Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities

Lists information about scholarships, internships and funding opportunities for people with disabilities.
400 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(800) 282-4536, ext. 1391 Voice and TTY
gcpd.ohio.gov/Awards

Ohio Head Start Association

Use their county directory map to find Head Start providers and services in each county in Ohio.
7810 McEwen Road, Dayton, Ohio 45459
(937) 435-1113
ohsai.org/directory

Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS) Free Sports Goggles Program

Protect your child from getting injured when they play sports by getting a free pair of prescription sports goggles. Regular eyeglasses and contacts will not protect a child’s eyes from injury and may even increase the damage. The child needs to be qualified to receive prescription goggles.
3401 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 527-6799
playhardgear.com

Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA)

Represents a statewide association of service providers for Ohioans with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Their online service provider directory offers vital information for individuals with developmental disabilities, caregivers, and support professionals. It is an extensive database of services arranged by category such as transportation, nursing care, childcare and more.
1152 Goodale Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 224-6772
opra.org

Ohio School for the Deaf

Provides education to Ohio’s deaf and hard of hearing students. At the Alice Cogswell Center they serve deaf and hard of hearing children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, siblings of deaf children and children who have deaf parents. Deaf and hard of hearing children with an IEP are eligible for the preschool program at no cost. They also offer year-round after school programs, summer programs, family events and more. Their website provides an in depth list of local and national resources for parents.
500 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 728-4030 or (614) 728-1424
ohioschoolforthedeaf.org

Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA)

Promotes self-determination and independence for people with disabilities and their families throughout Ohio.
705 Lakeview Plaza Boulevard, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 562-1375
osdaohio.org

Ohio Sled Hockey

Provides a competitive hockey team for any child in Ohio with physical disabilities. The costs vary, however, the program works to run as free or as low-cost as possible.
4464 Wrens Nest Drive, New Albany, Ohio 43054
(614) 206-8831
ohiosledhockey.org

Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA)

As a non-profit law firm, they oversee several offices that provide representation to low-income Ohioans in 36 Ohio counties. They provide free legal advice to people with a low income throughout Ohio. Their website has a lot of information about local rules and regulations regarding adoptions and foster care, legal rights of teenage mothers and homeless youth, employment laws, protection orders, housing/public benefits, and school rights.
1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(866) 529-6446
ohiolegalservices.org

Ohio State School for the Blind

As the first public school for the blind in the U.S., they are dedicated to the education of students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities. Visit their resources page to find useful information about the blind community and visual impairments.
5220 North High Street, Columbus Ohio, 43214
(800) 310-3317
ossb.oh.gov

Ohio State University (OSU) Recreational Sports

Offers several community sports and recreation programs and summer camps for youth year round. They also offer adapted recreational sports programs to serve children with disabilities year round.
337 West Seventeenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 688-8787
recsports.osu.edu

OhioMeansJobs Columbus-Franklin County (formerly Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC))

Free extensive one-stop employment services for young and old, working and unemployed. Services include walk-in access to a career resource room, job fairs and job postings. They also offer free support in preparing career planning, academic and skill testing, hands-on computer classes, GED preparation, creating resumés and cover letters, preparing for interviews and more.
1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 559-5052
ohiomeansjobs.com/franklin

Open Door Art Studio

A creative space dedicated to providing art education and services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Allows individuals to create and share their own work.
1050 Goodale Boulevard, Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212
(614) 641-2828
opendoorartstudio.org

Parent Mentor of Ohio

Parent mentors are parents of children with special needs who work in the schools throughout Ohio to provide families information and support. They help families, free of charge, work together with school personnel and help parents find the help they need. Call or go online to find out if there is a parent mentor at your school.
165 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
(844) 382-5452
ocecd.org/ParentMentorsofOhio.aspx

Patient AirLift Services (PALS)

Arranges no-cost air transportation within the Northeastern United States for patients seeking medical care. Volunteer pilots fly individuals for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care as well as many other compassionate or humanitarian purposes.  They also arrange special air transportation for military members and their families.
120 Adams Boulevard, Farmingdale, New York 11735
(631) 694-7257
palservices.org

People First of Ohio

Has local chapters in many counties throughout Ohio, including Franklin County. These groups work on local issues. The statewide organization works with state legislators and builds relationships with other advocacy groups and state agencies.
1335 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 487-4720, ext. 116
peoplefirstohio.org

Personal Ponies

Connects children with disabilities with a small pony to love and care for. Contact Personal Ponies to learn about the program in your area and find out if having a pony will enrich the life of your child.
(614) 888-6276 or (614) 579-0867
personalponies.org

Pilot Dogs

Provides service dogs for people who are visually impaired.
625 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-6367
pilotdogs.org

Prevent Blindness Ohio

Provides free professional eye exams, follow-up care, education and eyewear to medically needy children, youth, families and uninsured adults, and more.
1500 West Third Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(800) 301-2020 or (614) 464-2020
ohio.preventblindness.org

Private Companies That Transport Children with Wheelchairs & Special Needs

  • Life Care Medical Services
    (Emergency and non-emergency medical transportation 24 hours a day throughout Ohio)
    (866) 998-3999
    lifecare-ems.com
  • Critical Care Transport
    (614) 775-0564
    criticalcaretransport.net

Note: CAP4Kids does not recommend or endorse any specific company. We encourage families to carefully review and evaluate all services.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) International

PATH promotes equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. Visit their website for locations in Ohio.
PO Box 33150 Denver, Colorado 80233
(800) 369-7433
pathintl.org/path-intl-centers/find-center

RallyCap Sports

RallyCap Sports is a club whose goal is to create positive sports environments fostering social integration, healthy living, and greater self-confidence for children and young adults with special needs. Children and young adults with special needs play sports with volunteers at Ohio State University. There are also RallyCap Sports programs in other Ohio cities.
337 Annie and John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(440) 665-7421 or (419) 708-4214
rallycapsports.org

Recreation Unlimited

Offers summer day, overnight and weekend camps throughout the year for youth with disabilities. They have specialized camps for children with autism, Prader-Willi Syndrome, epilepsy and other disabilities. They also offer year-round weekend (Friday through Sunday) respite care camps for families who have children, teens or young adults with special needs. Respite weekend camps have on-site nursing and also provide a great environment for indoor and outdoor fun.
7700 Piper Road, Ashley, Ohio 43003
(740) 548-7006
recreationunlimited.org

Red Treehouse

This online resource supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal to age 25. The website helps families find resources, organizations and events to meet their specific needs and challenges. Users can customize profiles by location (counties within Ohio), age ranges and topics of interest. RedTreehouse.org is a collaborative effort of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland and Ohio Family and Children First.
10415 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 229-5757, ext. 1126
redtreehouse.org

Region 4 Genetics Collaborative

Provides information and resources to help families learn more about rare disorders diagnosed through newborn screening. Families can find support and learn more about these rare conditions.
2364 Woodlake Drive, Okemos, Michigan 48864
National: (301) 718-9603
region4genetics.org

Relay Ohio

Relay Ohio is a free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled. It allows hearing callers to communicate with text telephone (TTY) users and vice versa. Calls can be made to anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with no restrictions. Anyone wishing to use the service simply dials 711, and they will dial the requested number and relay the conversation between the two callers.
5830 North High Street, Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 841-1991 Voice and TTY or (614) 515-6065 VP
ohiorelay.com

Respite Connections, Inc (RCI)

Provides planned and emergency respite care for youth and adults with special needs and their families. They also offer adult day services, supportive living services, a therapeutic summer day camp to special needs youth, counseling services with a license social worker who is fluent in sign language; and assists with the sourcing, hiring, training and coaching qualified individuals with developmental disabilities for community employment.
5250 Strawberry Farms, Columbus, Ohio 43230
(614) 890-4357 Voice/Text
respiteconnections.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Central Ohio

Provides a home-away-from-home for families who have hospitalized children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A small donation is requested, but no family is ever turned away because of their inability to pay.
711 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 227-3700
rmhc-centralohio.org

Sesame Street in the Communities

Offers providers and parents resources to help children thrive and deal with some common issues that affect children’s lives. Explore topics related to health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness.

1900 Broadway, New York, New York 10023
(212) 595-3456
sesamestreetincommunities.org
To view their additional toolkit: sesamestreet.org/toolkits

Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH)

Raises awareness about the needs of all travelers with disabilities, removes physical and attitudinal barriers to free access, and expands travel opportunities in the United States and abroad.
347 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10016
(212) 447-7284
sath.org

Southeast, Inc. Center of Vocational Alternatives (COVA)

Professionals work with teens and young adults with mental, emotional and social barriers to transition to work and achieve independent living. They offer free job readiness, pre-employment, and transitional services.
3770 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 294-7117 or Toll-free: (877) 521-2682
cova.org

Special Education Evaluation Letters

Do you need sample letters to request school services such as an evaluation (IEP)? These letters can be found in the resources section of CAP4Kids by clicking below.
Go to CAP4Kids Resources Section

Special Olympics Ohio

Provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children older than age 8 and teens with intellectual disabilities or learning delays.
3303 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio 43232
(614) 239-7050
sooh.org

Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth (SAFY) of Ohio

SAFY Family Preservation services allow children at risk of abuse and neglect to reside safely with their families as an alternative to foster care. Their therapeutic foster care (TFC) services support youth from infant to age 18 and older with behavioral health challenges and special medical needs including autism. They also provides services and support to match them to adoptive homes, promote healthy development and prepare youth emancipating from the foster care and/or juvenile justice system, and offer in-home and community-based behavioral health services.
4615 Hilton Corporate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232
Intake: (888) 590-7239 or (614) 729-2024
safy.org/ohio

Sprint Relay

Offers several relay and captioning service options. Their website has helpful information about making 911 emergency calls and relay services in Ohio.
PO Box 29230, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201
(800) 676-3777 Voice and TTY or (800) 676-4290 Spanish
sprintrelay.com/services

St. Vincent Family Center

Provides mental health prevention, intervention and treatment services to youth ages 2-21 and families in Columbus and throughout the state of Ohio who have emotional and behavioral challenges. They provide specialized behavioral health treatment resources including, outpatient and inpatient services, therapeutic preschools and after school programs, residential and respite services and more. Also, they have a foster care program and offer special services to the Hispanic / Latino community.
1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0731 or (614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
svfc.org

State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program

Provides free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to approximately 15,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and reading disabled Ohio residents.
17121 Lake Shore Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44110
(800) 686-1531 or (800) 362-1262
library.ohio.gov/using-the-library/services-for-the-blind

Step By Step Academy

Evaluates children for autism and provides treatment, parent advocacy, education and case management services. They are a provider of the Ohio autism scholarship program, and provide services for children with Medicaid as well.
445 East Dublin Granville Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 436-7837
stepbystepacademy.org

Straub Dance Center

Adaptive Dance is for children ages 5-10 with special needs. This class is for children with developmental or physical disabilities and is led by a licensed pediatric physical therapist and dance instructor.
501 McCorkle Boulevard, Westerville, Ohio 43082
(614)891-5525
straubdancecenter.com

Strength of Us

Offers free online discussion groups and blogs just for teens and young adults who want to feel stronger and more in control of their lives. Teens can learn about making friends, living independently, mental health conditions and more. They can find hands-on resources, youth stories and discussion boards, and they can connect with other teens for support and advice.
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203
(800) 950-6264
strengthofus.org

The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC)

Offers individuals with disabilities opportunities to participate in adventure activities such as kayaking, camping, fishing, alpine skiing, water skiing, ice skating, sailing, and cycling.
6000 Harriott Drive, Powell, Ohio 43065
(614) 389-3921
taasc.org

The Arc of Ohio

Advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities through legislative action, information and education, local chapter support and family involvement. Their website contains very helpful information about benefits, insurance information, social security disability insurance, tax credits, funding and other financial resources for children with special needs.
1335 Dublin Road, Columbus Ohio 43215
(614) 487-4720 or (800) 875-2723
thearcofohio.org

The Caregiver Space

Offers online support to parents and other caregivers by providing an atmosphere of understanding, sharing and helping others who need support while facing the challenges of caring for an ill child, a special needs child or the needs of other dependents. Join a community that encourages each other through caring, comfort, relief and tools to help a caregiver recognize self-care.
31 West Twenty-First Street, New York, New York 10010
(855) 522-5524
thecaregiverspace.org

The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)

Helps to effectively resolve special education disputes by offering parents tips on how to communicate with their child’s school and how to prepare for an IEP meeting.
576 Olive Street, Eugene, Oregon 97401
(541) 686-5060
cadreworks.org

The Ohio Digital Library

Westerville Library participates in The Ohio Digital Library eBook project, which allows library members to go online and download a wide variety of popular book titles in eBook format, digital audiobooks, digital magazines and video for free to Ohio citizens.
126 South State Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 882-7277
ohdbks.overdrive.com

The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness

They work to increase access and equity for students that are visually or hearing impaired through connections, resources, and supports.
470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43214
(614) 401-2969
deafandblindoutreach.org

TOPS (Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities) Program

The TOPS Program at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center offers individuals ages 18 and older an opportunity to engage in Ohio State academic coursework and work experiences while developing independent living skills and participating in campus and community organizations, social activities, and events.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 685-3185
nisonger.osu.edu/adult/adult-clinics-services/tops

Tourette Association of America (formerly Tourette Syndrome Association) Ohio Chapter

The Tourette Association of America (TAA) Ohio Chapter is a volunteer led, nonprofit organization supporting the needs of individuals and families affected by Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. The TAA offers a Youth Ambassador Program brings together, trains and supports teens to advocate for and talk about Tourette and Tic Disorders in their community. They also conduct in-service presentations around the state with various schools on an as needed basis.
42-40 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, New York 11361
(888) 486-8738
tourette.org/chapter/oh

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education (OSEP) IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Visit their website for information about infants and toddlers with disabilities and older children and young adults who need special education and related services.
400 Maryland Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20202
(800) 872-5327 or (800) 437-0833 TTY
osepideasthatwork.org

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Disability

Started a nationwide program supporting physical fitness and wellness for youth with disabilities. Contact the Office on Disability and ask about the program to get connected with one of the 50 participating organizations that will provide a mentor to help youth begin a six-week period of physical activity and eating healthy food.
200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201
(202) 401-5844
www.fitness.gov

U.S. Department of Justice Disability Rights Section

The Disability Rights Section implements the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Their website has a helpful guide to disability rights laws.
950 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20530
(800) 514-0301 or (800) 514-0383 TTY
justice.gov/crt/disability-rights-section

U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) Section 508 Accessibility Program

This site provides information and links to guidance, resources, tools and blog articles focusing on helping the government implement the requirements of Section 508. Using this web site, the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508 as they apply to the development, procurement, maintenance, or use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services.
1800 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20405
(202) 501-4906 or (202) 501-2010 TTY
section508.gov

U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

The website offers a lot of advice on scholarships, loans and grants available for students with disabilities who want to go to college. They have lists of disability friendly colleges, internship opportunities, vocational rehabilitation resources and information about other disability assistance for children.
200 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20210
(866) 633-7365 Voice/TTY
dol.gov/odep/topics/disability.htm

Understood

The National Center for Learning Disabilities offers this online resource with toolkits, parent coaching and resources to support parents with a child who has learning and attention issues. Parents can also find information on IEP and 504 Plan processes, as well as ideas on how to ask for special learning accommodations in the child’s classroom. Other programs developed with The National Center for Learning Disabilities are Friends of Quinn, Get Ready to Read, LD Navigator and RTI Action Network.
32 Laight Street, New York, New York 10013
(212) 545-7510
understood.org/en

United Cerebral Palsy

Their website has helpful basic information about what assistive technology is, who can qualify and how to obtain funding.
1825 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
(800) 872-5827
ucp.org

United States Access Board Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines

Outlines the ADA guidelines for play areas and recreational facilities.
1331 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004
(800) 872-2253 or (800) 993-2822 (TTY)
access-board.gov

Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program of Franklin County (UMADAOPFC)

Offers after-school, in-school and summer youth programs, family needs assistance, reentry programs, counseling services, drug treatment, crisis intervention and more. Visit the website for a detailed description of their services.
510 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 227-9694
umadaopfc.com

Village Network

Program: juvenile sex offender program, residential treatment, crisis stabilization/intervention and assessment services, treatment foster care, respite care, outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse services, intensive home based treatment, school-based mental health and prevention services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 12 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance, self-pay with a sliding fee scale
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred through the court system or by an organization

  • 1751 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
    (614) 253-8050
  • 2000 Integrity Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43209
    (614) 445-7447
  • 615 Sunbury Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 363-7234
  • 14 Sandalwood Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 788-8850
  • 2680 North Columbus Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 654-2816
  • 107 Howard Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
    (740) 397-7568
  • 17606 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
    (740) 397-7582

(800) 638-3232
thevillagenetwork.org

VOICEcorps Reading Service

It is a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year radio station that serves people who cannot read the printed word. VOICEcorps features newspapers, magazines, various periodicals/journals and books. Some of their most popular offerings include grocery/retail ads, obituaries and live programs. Broadcasts may be heard within Columbus, central and southern Ohio.
2955 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 274-7650
voicecorps.org

Voices for Ohio’s Children

Represents a non-partisan statewide network of families, professionals and organizations throughout Ohio that work on public policy to make sure children are well-educated, healthy and safe. They also offer internships for high school students.
33 North Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-5204
raiseyourvoiceforkids.org

VSA Ohio

Promotes arts, education and creative expression involving children and adults with disabilities.
77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 241-5325
vsao.org

Wrightslaw

Started by an attorney who has a learning disability, Wrightslaw has become one of the most widely known websites to help families with special education problems and issues. Their website has helpful information about a variety of topics, such as tips to help your child get off to a good start when school begins, Individualized Education Program (IEP) frequently asked questions, and more.
PO Box 1008, Deltaville, Virginia 23043
wrightslaw.com

YMCA of Central Ohio

YMCA provides programs focused on 3 areas: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Their programs, services and initiatives are for men, women and children of all ages. Visit the website or contact a YMCA center for more information.

  • Youth Development: child care, academic enrichment, leadership development, mentoring, youth civic engagement, sports and recreation, swim, fitness, and camps (day, overnight and for special needs)
  • Healthy Living: family time, group fitness classes, personal/group training, water activities, diabetes prevention, and healthy lifestyle classes
  • Social Responsibility: juvenile justice program (like Positive Alternative Learning for Students/PALS), residential and employment services, welcome center for immigrants and refugees, military outreach, support children with special needs (like Early Childhood Resource Network+/ECRN+)

Full Facility Branches

  • Delaware Community Center YMCA
    1121 South Houk Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 203-3051
  • Don M. and Margaret Hilliker YMCA
    300 Sloan Boulevard, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
    (937) 592-9622
  • Downtown YMCA
    40 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 224-1131
  • Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
    130 Woodland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
    (614) 252-3166
  • Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA
    555 YMCA Place, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
    (614) 416-9622
  • Grove City YMCA
    3600 Discovery Drive, Grove City, Ohio 43123
    (614) 871-9622
  • Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA
    4515 Cosgray Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 334-9622
  • Hilltop YMCA
    2879 Valleyview Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 276-8224
  • Jerry L. Garver YMCA
    6767 Refugee Road, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
    (614) 834-9622
  • Liberty Township/Powell YMCA
    7798 North Liberty Road, Powell, Ohio 43065
    (614) 839-9622
  • North YMCA
    1640 Sandalwood Place, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 885-4252
  • Pickaway County Family YMCA
    440 Nicholas Drive, Circleville, Ohio 43113
    (740) 477-1661
  • Vaughn E. Hairston YMCA
    3500 First Avenue, Urbancrest, Ohio 43123
    (614) 539-1770

Outdoor/Multipurpose Facilities

  • Hilltop-Cherry Creek YMCA
    600 Fox Ridge Street, Columbus, Ohio 43228
    (614) 878-7260
  • Hoover YMCA Park
    1570 Rohr Road, Lockbourne, Ohio 43137
    (614) 491-0980
  • YMCA Camp Willson
    2732 County Road 11, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
    (800) 423-0427

Educare Centers

  • Hilltop Educare Center
    1952 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 752-8877
  • YMCA Early Learning Center
    2879 Johnstown Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 342-5836

Early Childhood Resource Network+ (ECRN+)

  • Early Childhood Resource Network+ (ECRN+)
    1907 Leonard Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43219
    (614) 389-9800

YMCA Administrative Offices: 40 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 389-4409
ymcacolumbus.org

Youth Advocate Services (YAS)

Provides traditional and therapeutic foster care services in and around the central Ohio region, supports those who are interested in adopting through the Foster Care System with pre- and post-adoption support services. They offer Help Me Grow home visits and early intervention programs that serve children under the age of three with developmental delays and disabilities and provide community respite services for families and caregivers to offer relief during difficult times, including emergency situations.
825 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215

  • Foster Care Placement: (614) 313-2497
  • Behavioral Health Referral: (614) 610-4191
  • Client Satisfaction or Grievances: (614) 285-3761
  • Billing or Payment: (614) 285-3752
  • General Questions or Concerns: (614) 258-9927

yasohio.org