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Parenting & Special Needs

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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