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Education for Kids with Autism

Ability Matters

Serves: Students ages 3-21, individuals, and families. 
Agency providing services for individuals with autism and other neurological disabilities. Services include intervention training and support, customized and individualized learning options through the Ohio Autism Scholarship Program, and independent supportive living. The Beyond Ability Matters program provides housing, educational experiences like preparing for a job interview, and community outings. Services are offered by trained and experienced care providers.
425 Metro Place North, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 956-1229
abilitymattersohio.com
Beyond Ability Matters: beyondabilitymatters.com

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Providers

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? from Autism Speaks

  • Autism Learning Partners (Westerville)
    Services: ABA therapy, Early Intervention, Social Skills, Speech, OT, PT
    Eligibility
    :
    Ages 2-18 years old
    Cost: Accepts most major private insurances, self-pay, government insurance (Medicaid), provides insurance consultation
    158 Wetherby Lane, Westerville, Ohio 43081
    (888) 805-0759 or (855) 295-3276
    autismlearningpartners.com/locations/columbus
  • Gem City Behavioral Solutions (Dayton)
    Services: Assessment/Evaluation, ABA therapy, Academic Services/School Readiness
    Eligibility
    : Ages 2-16 years old
    Cost: Accepts many insurance plans and self-pay
    4134 Linden Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45432
    Call or Text: (937) 365-7455
    gemcitybehavioral.com
  • Hopebridge (Multiple locations across Ohio)
    Services: Autism Testing & Diagnosis, ABA therapy, Speech, Feeding & Swallowing Therapy, OT, Family Training
    Eligibility: Ages 15 months-10 years old
    Cost: Accepts Medicaid and private insurance
    Dublin: (614) 482-4300
    Westerville: (614) 401-3366
    Maumee: (419) 830-0078
    Akron: (330) 777-3284
    Cleveland: (330) 967-0325 or (855) 324-0885
    Miamisburg: (937) 388-5110
    Cincinnati: (513) 402-1711 or (513) 831-2578
    hopebridge.com/autism-services/applied-behavior-analysis
  • Illuminate ABA Therapy (Cleveland and Cincinnati)
    Services: ABA therapy, Care coordination
    Eligibility: Ages 2-21 years old with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism. Use their online referral form to refer a child.
    Cost: Accepts Medicaid and private insurance.
    Cleveland: 7379 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights Ohio 44120
    Cincinnati: 3801 Sharon Park Lane, Cincinnati Ohio 54241
    866-897-5063
    illumtherapy.com
  • Bolen & Associates (Hilliard)
    Services: Assessment/Evaluation, ABA therapy and intervention, Social Skills Groups
    Eligibility: Children under the age of 18 years old
    Cost: No insurance, accepts private pay and Franklin County Board funds
    3780 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 219-1510
    amybolandphd.com
    janethansenpsychologist.com
  • New Story Schools (Multiple locations across Ohio)
    Services: Educational services, ABA Therapy, Counseling, Speech, OT, Social-emotional Learning
    Eligibility: Ages 5-21 years old
    Cost: Services available through the Autism Scholarship Program and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship
    7690 New Market Center Way, Columbus, Ohio 43235
    (614) 602-6473
    cap4kids.org/columbus/new-story-schools
  • On Target ABA (Multiple locations in Cleveland and Columbus areas)
    Services: Early intervention, ABA therapy, Potty Training
    Eligibility: Children with an Autism diagnosis under the age of 18 years old
    Cost: Accepts Medicaid and most insurances
    Cleveland: (216) 343-1198
    Columbus: (614) 681-1030
    ontargetaba.com
  • Positive Behavior Consulting (Gahanna)
    Services: ABA Therapy and Intervention
    Eligibility: Ages 18 months to 12 years old
    Cost: Accepts United Behavioral Health Optum plans
    Gahanna, Ohio 43230
    (614) 704-1151
    positivebehaviorconsulting.org
  • The Learning Spectrum (Multiple locations in Central Ohio)
    Services: ABA Therapy, Speech Therapy, Music Therapy, OT, Mental Health Counseling
    Eligibility: Ages 2-22 years old with an Autism diagnosis
    Cost: Accepts Medicaid, private insurance, Franklin and Delaware County Board funds, Autism Scholarship, and Jon Peterson Scholarship
    Worthington: (614) 844-5433
    Canal Winchester: (614) 834-1114
    Johnstown: (740) 759-7099
    cap4kids.org/columbus/the-learning-spectrum-tls
  • Total Education Solutions (Columbus and Fairlawn, Ohio)
    Services
    : ABA Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, OT, PT, Speech Therapy, Feeding Therapy
    Eligibility: Children with an Autism diagnosis under the age of 21 years old
    Cost: Accepts Medicaid, Autism scholarships, most insurances, and private pay
    Columbus: (614) 695-3747
    Fairlawn: (330) 668-4041
    tesidea.com/our-locations/columbus-oh
  • Trumpet Behavioral Health (Multiple locations across Ohio)
    Services: ABA Therapy, Highly Specialized Severe Behavior Program
    Eligibility: Ages 18 months through 18 years old
    Cost: Accepts most insurance plans and Medicaid, offers insurance consultation
    Columbus: (614) 344-0419
    Cincinnati: (513) 322-5779
    Fairborn: (937) 878-8444
    Springfield: (937) 533-4904
    tbh.com

Bridgeway Academy and Therapy Center

Serves: Children birth to age 21, parents, and families.
Nonprofit education center serving children with autism and developmental disabilities. Bridgeway Academy utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to provide private school-day education from preschool through high school, life skills training, vocational training, and transition to adulthood support. Bridgeway Therapy Center serves Bridgeway Academy students and outpatient clients for music therapy, speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, mental health, and family partnership services. Clinical staff work with families and professionals to assess, diagnose and develop individualized treatment plans in client-centered therapy sessions. They are a provider of Ohio’s Autism Scholarship Program, Jon Peterson Scholarship, Title XX (20), Medicaid, Level One, I. O. and Self Waiver and some insurances.
1350 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 262-7520
bridgewayohio.org

Childhood League Center

Serves: Families with children under the age of 6, children with autism or developmental delays
Early childhood educational services for children including early childhood intervention, toddler classes, and home visits. Their preschool program serves a 50:50 ratio of children both with and without developmental delays, a research-based approach aimed at creating inclusive communities. The PLAY Project is an evidence-based, parent-implemented autism intervention for young children. The center also has educational resources for families, training opportunities for professionals, and community events. Find program and enrollment details online.
674 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 253-6933
childhoodleague.org

Columbus Early Learning Centers (CELC)

Provides childcare for children ages 6 weeks-5 years at their five Early Learning Centers in the Near East and Linden neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio. Their centers use a play-based curriculum and positive discipline. The Alum Creek Early Learning Center is a PreK-12 school for children with autism and other developmental disabilities, and the Myrtle Avenue Early Learning Center is for ages 4-5. The ParentChild+ Program provides free home-visits, books, toys, and referrals to community services for families with a child 1-2years old. The Healthy Families America program provides free, in-home child development assistance for expectant parents or parents of newborns to learn about creating a safe home environment, soothing crying babies, and promoting healthy development.

  • 1350 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43209
    (614) 253-5525
  • 240 North Champion Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43203
    (614) 253 – 5525 ext. 4
  • 1150 East Main St., Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253 – 5525 ext. 6
  • 760 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253 – 5525 ext. 5
  • 1400 Mrytle Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211
    (614) 365 – 7962

columbusearlylearning.org

 

Delaware Area Career Center (DACC)

Technical career center offering career readiness for school-aged kids, summer camp, and unique electives for high school students such as welding, computer programming, cosmetology, and more. They offer a GED program and classes for adults, such as Microsoft 365, ESOL, and Firefighting. They also offer Disabilities Support for individuals with disabilities under 22 years old.
4565 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015
(740) 548-0708
delawareareacc.org

Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities

County agency supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities. Provides support through two core areas: early Intervention for children under 3, and Service and Support Administration, which can include assistance with daily living, therapeutic needs, connection to resources and social groups in your community, and help to find and maintain a job. Use the website to find important information on Medicaid waiver services, forms, and to find a provider near you.
7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
(800) 474-9787 or (740) 201-3600
dcbdd.org

Easterseals Central & Southeast Ohio

Serves: children and adults with developmental disabilities
Provides comprehensive health services for children and adults living with disabilities. Services include early childhood education, adult day services, in-home care, referral services, and outpatient therapies. They also offer afterschool programs and summer day camps for children.

  • Central and Southeast Ohio: 3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 228-5523
  • Cuyahoga Falls: 1212 Portage Trail Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
    (234) 417-0250
  • Chillicothe: 1855 Western Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    (740)773-1273
  • Lawrence County: 97 Private Road Eighty South Point, Ohio 45680
    (740) 894-7560
  • Medina: 5041 Victor Drive, Medina, Ohio 44256
    (330) 722-8558
  • Portsmouth: 3858 US Highway 23, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
    (740) 716-7295

easterseals.com/centralohio

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools

Offers tuition-free programs for high school juniors and seniors in Franklin, Fairfield, and Pickaway counties with programs like automotive, cosmetology, graphic design, pre-nursing and more. Programs for adults include GED, ESOL, STNA, Welding, HVAC, and help finding a job. They offer a free summer camp for students grades 6-8 to explore career options. The Employability Prep program for students ages 16-21 with learning differences offers hands-on job experience and soft skills training.

  • Eastland Career Center: 4465 South Hamilton Road, Groveport, Ohio 43125
    (614) 836-5725
  • Fairfield Career Center: 3985 Coonpath Road Northwest, Carroll, Ohio 43112
    (740) 756-9243
  • Adult Workforce Development: 4300 Amalgamated Place, Groveport, Ohio 43125
    (614) 836-4541
  • District Office: 4300 Amalgamated Place, Groveport, Ohio 43125
    (614) 836-4530

eastlandfairfield.com

Empower Behavioral Health & Intervention (formerly Haugland Therapy Services)

Serves: Autism diagnosis and testing for children up to age 4, Children and  young adults with an autism diagnosis 2 to 21 years old.
A multidisciplinary outpatient clinic offering services for those with autism and developmental delays. The Autism Intervention Center provides autism diagnosis, testing and full-day autism therapies like occupational therapy, speech, ABA, IEP services, and transition services. Home and community based therapies include case management, mental health treatment, and transportation help.
2540 Billingsley Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 470-2018 or (614) 407-7508
empowercenters.com

Family Resource Network of Ohio (FRNO)

Provides resources, tools, and trainings to help individuals and families of individuals with developmental disabilities. Their website has database of programs and organizations across Ohio for helpful products, therapy, schools, legal help, clinical trials, and more. They use Charting the LifeCourse principals to help individuals and families of all abilities and ages develop a vision for a good life, and regular LifeCourse trainings are available for families and professionals.
The Ohio State University Nisonger Center
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Family Resource Coordinator: (614) 293-2134
Family Support Coordinator: (513) 636-4723
frnohio.org

Flying Colors Public Preschool

Provides developmental evaluations, early intervention, and special education services for children living in Granville, Heath, Licking Valley, North Fork and Johnstown School Districts. They also offer  a  social-behavioral program for students, ages 2 ½ – 6, with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or significant communication and social emotional deficits.
119 Union Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 349-1629
lresc.org/FlyingColorsPreschool.aspx

I Am Boundless

Serves: Children, teens, individuals, and families with ID/DD and/or behavioral health challenges.
Provides person-centered care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. They offer primary care, dental, psychiatry, applied behavior analysis (ABA) and outpatient behavior health services, care coordination, long-term and temporary residential support, in-home and out-of-home respite services, day programs, and afterschool programs. Family Support Services are provided by the State of Ohio for families who need help keeping their loved one at home. Services vary by location, find details and request an appointment on their website.

  • Worthington Campus and Administrative Office:
    445 East Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 844-3800
  • Newark:
    22 North First Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 334-4056
  • West Carrollton:
    700 Liberty Lane, West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
    (937) 247-2400
    Center-Based ABA: (937) 672-1587
  • Mahoning Valley Campus of Care:
    1960 East County Line Road, Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440
    (330) 596-1042
  • Medina:
    1065 Medina Road, Medina, Ohio 44256
    (330) 596-1042
  • Perrysburg:
    28555 Starbright Boulevard, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
    (567) 312-4722

(800) 409-2729
iamboundless.org

Lettuce Work Nursery

Serves: High-schoolers/teens with autism.
Helps young adults with autism make a successful transition from high school to the workplace. Their commercial greenhouse and nursery provides a workplace for associates to develop independent work skills, workplace communication and social skills, and learn appropriate workplace behavior. Lettuce Work is an approved agency provider for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and is authorized to provide adult vocational rehabilitation, adult day habilitation, enclave and community employment. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of nursery products go toward supporting these services.
14985 Fancher Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
(740) 913-0495
lettucework.org

Makarios Autism Center (MAC)

Provides year-round K-6 schooling for children with autism. Most of the cost is paid with the Ohio Autism Scholarship Program, and the remaining cost is the responsibility of the student’s family. No student is turned away due to financial need, and financial counselors are available.
11573 Lithopolis Road Northwest, Lithopolis, Ohio 43136
(614) 425-0107 or (614) 697-2858
mac-ohio.org

Milestones Autism Resources

Serves: Individuals 14 years old and older with autism, families, and professionals
Provides trusted resources to help individuals with autism reach their unique potential. The website Resource Center provides tool kits, recommended reading, and a list of organizations that support youth and adults with autism. The Helpdesk will do the searching for you and is staffed by masters’ level social workers who can connect you to therapies, support groups, funding help, and more. The Self-Advocate Social Group is a community for people with disabilities over the age of 16 that meets monthly on Discord. The Milestone Autism Planning (MAP) tool allows you to explore life skill guidelines based on your child’s age or developmental stage. They also provide consultation and training services for professionals. Find program details and fill out their intake forms online.
4853 Galaxy Parkway, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128
(216) 464-7600
milestones.org

Monarch Center for Autism

Serves: Families, Students 3-21 years old with autism, Individuals 8-20 years old with autism for residential care.
Provides a comprehensive living and learning environment for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They offer Preschool for ages 3-6, Day School, High School, and Transitional Education for students ages 6-21, and Virtual Education for ages 5-21. The Monarch Boarding Academy is a residential treatment program providing 24-hour structured care and treatment to enhance social, behavioral and academic growth for residents ages 8-20.
22001 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44118
Schools & Virtual Program: (216) 320-8945
Boarding Academy: (800) 879-2522 or (216) 320-8502
monarchcenterforautism.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD)

Serves: Children 16-30 months for diagnostic screening, Children ages 2-22, Parents, and Families. 
Provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care focusing on evidence-based treatment, education, research and advocacy for children with the diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Services include diagnostic assessment, behavioral intervention, outpatient psychotherapy, complex behavior program, and community support services. Find details about services and eligibility online. They also host the following programs:

  • Project SEARCH: 9-month workplace internship for Central Ohio students in their last year of high school who have Autism and/or Intellectual Disability with Complex Social and Communication Needs.
  • Triple P Stepping StonesIndividual or group classes for parents with children under 12 years old struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges of ASD.
  • Sibshops: Siblings of children with autism and other developmental delays (ages 6 to 12) participate in fun activities to explore feelings and better understand their sibling.
  • Adolescent Transition ProgramsIncludes Camp RISE summer program, CARE coping and relaxation group, iWork summer job skills program, and Social Skills Group.

187 West Schrock Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
For an Autism Diagnostic Screening: (614) 355-8080
For all other Autism resources: (614) 355-7570
nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/center-for-autism-spectrum-disorders

New Story Schools

Serves: Students ages 5-21 experiencing social, emotional, educational, and behavioral challenges, Students with autism. 
Provides an academic learning environment with integrated behavior support services. Serves students with the goal of providing each student with the knowledge, skills, and tools for a successful return back to their sending district. Students can be referred by their home district or families can self-refer through the scholarship program. New Story provides small class sizes at schools that maintain Ohio Department of Education (ODE) charters, and offers Ohio high school diplomas. Students receive daily instruction in academics, adaptive behavior, communication, self-care, advocacy, life skills, social skills and more. They also have programs for in-home intervention or behavior consultation, ABA therapy, and a transition program for students over the age of 14. Find locations, program details, and enrollment information online.

  • Columbus: 7690 New Market Center Way, Columbus, Ohio 43235
    (614) 602-6473
  • Athens: 5196 Washington Rd, Albany, Ohio 45710
    (740) 249-1887
  • Sandusky: 514 Jackson Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    (614) 602-6473
  • Independence: 600 West Resource Drive, Independence Ohio 44131
    (216) 264-7240
  • Lancaster: 625 Garfield Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (614) 602-6473

newstoryschools.com

Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC)

Community-based book club program for adolescents and adults with Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. A small group meets with trained facilitators at bookstores, cafés, and public libraries throughout Franklin County. Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. Members experience an inclusive community focused on reading to learn together and build friendships, rather than learning to read.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 685-6718
Franklin County: nisonger.osu.edu/adolescent/adolescent-clinics-services/next-chapter-book-club
National Website: nextchapterbookclub.org

Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University (OSU)

Serves: Infants, school-aged children, teens, and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. 
The Nisonger Center has a variety of programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Services include clinical support services, specialized dental programs, inclusive childcare and early childhood education, social programs for teens, TOPS post-secondary education and transitional skills program for adult students at OSU, psychiatric services, and more. Contact the center for program details and eligibility.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Administration: (614) 685-3192 or (855) 983-9955
nisonger.osu.edu

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

Serves: Students preschool to grade 12, with or without an autism diagnosis
Oakstone is a private school offering a full inclusion environment for children on the autism spectrum and a fully-integrated learning environment for peers with and without disabilities. Educational programs include the Toddler Enrichment program, preschool, elementary, middle, high school, and postsecondary/college credit options. Classrooms are small and usually consist of 14 to 20 students with two teachers in all elementary classrooms. The school emphasizes inclusion, leadership, arts, athletics, and character-building for each student to reach their unique potential.
900 Club Drive Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 899-2838
ccde.org

Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACBDD)

Represents the 88 county boards of developmental disabilities throughout Ohio and monitors legislation at the state and national level. Their website lists helpful advocacy information for individuals, families, and professionals.
73 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 431-0616
oacbdd.org/index.php

Ohio Center for Autism & Low Incidence (OCALI)

Connects individuals with disabilities to community resources, advocates for inclusive public policy, and provides training opportunities for professionals. They publish an Autism parent guide that includes topics such as screening and diagnosis, accessing educational services, and future planning. Their website has many helpful resources, including the Autism Center, Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness, Lifespan Transitions, Assistive Technology, Teaching Diverse Learners, Family and Community Outreach, and Young Child Center.
470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 410-0321
OCALI Contact Directory: ocali.org/project/learn_about_OCALI/page/contact_OCALI
ocali.org

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Scholarship Programs

Ohio provides scholarships to private schools for students attending low-performing public schools, scholarships for families considered low income, and students with learning disabilities to schools or programs to meet students’ needs. Go online for information about the EdChoice Program, Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, Autism Scholarship Program, and additional educational resources.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 728-2743 or (877) 644-6338
Subscribe for Text Alerts for each scholarship program: education.ohio.gov/Media/Sign-up-for-Text-Alerts/Subscribe-to-Ohio-Education-Options-Text-Alerts
education.ohio.gov/Scholarships

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
Consumer Hotline: (800) 324-8680
medicaid.ohio.gov

Ohio Special Education Legal Clinic (Lawyers4Students)

Offers a free Special Education Legal Clinic for parents of students with disabilities (ages 3-26). Parents and guardians meet with a special education advocate or attorney to ask questions and discuss challenges related to special education services. The Clinic includes a group workshop followed by a Q&A panel from special education professionals. Free, 30-minute guidance sessions with attorneys are also available.
262 South 3rd Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Columbus: (614) 745-2001
Cleveland: (216) 714-1515
Cincinnati: (513) 496-1635
lawyers4students.com/legalclinic

 

Ohio’s Interagency Work Group on Autism (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.
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
iwg-autism.org

PALS A Chrysalis Health Company

Serves: Children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities
Serves individuals with developmental disabilities by building on the foundation of physical activity and life skills (PALS). They offer adult day services, residential services, educational and vocational services, Art Outside the Lines art studio, and psychiatry and mental health services. Age and eligibility requirements vary depending on the service and location. Call for details.

  • Bellaire: 428 Thirty-fourth Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906
  • Cadiz: 82460 Cadiz-Jewett Road, Cadiz, Ohio 43907
    (740) 942-2150
  • Columbus and Art Outside the Lines: 5250 Strawberry Farms Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43230
    (614) 454-3726
  • Heath: 585 Industrial Parkway, Heath, Ohio 43056
    (740) 249-1686
  • Gallipolis: 614 Silver Bridge Plaza, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
    (740) 446-3775
  • Steubenville: 220 Murdock Avenue, Mingo Junction, Ohio 43938
    (740) 266-6167
  • South Point: 413 Solida Road, South Point, Ohio 43680
    (740) 442-7077

palschrysalishealth.com

Sesame Street in the Communities

Provides information and videos to help children thrive and deal with issues that affect children’s lives. Resource topics include health and wellness, social-emotional skills, trauma, diversity and inclusion, and school readiness. They offer videos, games, and worksheets for children to explore, and free webinars for parents and educators.

Sesame for Families: sesameworkshop.org/resources
sesamestreet.org/home

The Learning Spectrum (TLS)

Private/charter school serving children with autism and related disorders in Central Ohio.
Program: Services for children with autism in and out of the school setting, including occupational therapy, speech therapy, music therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), behavioral health, support groups, summer camps, transitional services and more.
Eligibility: Ages 2 ½ through 22
Cost: Caresource and most insurances are accepted, Jon Peterson, Autism Scholarship and District Placements accepted.
Referral: Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by parents, physician or organization.

  • Worthington: 6660 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 844-5433
  • Johnstown: 3060 Johnstown Utica Road, Johnstown, Ohio 43031
    (740) 759-7099
  • Canal Winchester: 6355 Winchester Boulevard, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
    (614) 834-1114

thelearningspectrum.com

YMCA of Central Ohio

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Hosts programs for men, women and children of all ages covering health and fitness, swimming, age-specific activities, childcare, summer camps, juvenile justice, housing, and more.

  • YMCA Stable Families Service coordination Program: Families with children (from Pre-K to 12th grade) who live in Franklin County have access to a service coordinator who can help with household income, maintaining safe and stable housing, and academic achievement of school-aged children.
    (614) 219-9895
  • Juvenile Justice: Provides a structured and supervised environment for 6th to 12th grade students as an alternative to being suspended from school. Students must be referred by their school district.
    (614) 578-7568
  • Early Childhood/Childcare: Provides free childcare while parents use Y facilities, summer programs, early learning centers, preschool, and more.
    (614) 689-2096
  • Housing: Provides housing stability services for adults facing homelessness in Columbus, Ohio.
    (614) 705-9151
  • Early Childhood Resource Network Plus (ECRN+): Programming for infants and children with special needs, apply online for an adaptive equipment loan.
  • Y Cares: Infant mortality reduction program for families expecting or with a baby under the age of 1, provides free pregnancy testing, diapers, formula, home-visiting, parent support groups, and counseling.
    (614) 689-2080

Administrative Office: 1907 Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 389-4409
YMCA Locations & Contact Info: ymcacolumbus.org/locations
YMCA Columbus Website: ymcacolumbus.org


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