Parent Mentors are parents of special needs children and they have experience in obtaining special educational services for students and their families. Parents of children with special needs 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 (614) 365-8642
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)
(614) 728-2553 TTY or (800) 858-3542 TTY (Toll-free in Ohio only)
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
Performs evaluations on children ages 3 to 6 in the county to determine special educational needs. They also provide early childhood centers for children with special needs residing in the Licking County school districts.
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
24-hour Emergency: (614) 464-2743
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Provides information about Down syndrome and other prenatally-diagnosed conditions for expectant parents and new parents through three different resources. Their resources are Brighter Tomorrows, Lettercase.org and Down Syndrome Pregnancy all available online.
University of Kentucky – Human Development Institute
126 Mineral Industries Building, Lexington, Kentucky 40506
(859) 257-1714 Voice/TTY
Program: 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
Toll-free: (877) 692-7226
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
Serves families of infants, toddlers and youth with disabilities in Ohio to ensure that every Ohio child with special needs reaches their highest potential. They offers resources for parents of children with disabilities and parents can call to get one-to-one assistance.
165 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
(740) 382-5452 or Toll-free (844) 382-5452
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.
Provides mental health prevention, intervention and treatment services to youth ages 2-21 and their families who have emotional and behavioral challenges. Their specialized behavioral health treatment services include: outpatient and inpatient services, therapeutic preschools and after school programs, residential and respite services and more. They provide the same services to Hispanic / Latino children. They also have a foster care program.
1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0731 or (614) 824-5437, ask for Intake