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4 Paws for Ability

Provides training and place task-trained service dogs with children with disabilities to promote independent living. Any child with a disability is eligible to apply for a survive dog. They train a lot of different types of dogs, including hearing ear dogs, autism assistance dogs, mobility assistance dogs, seizure assistance dogs, diabetic alert dogs and more. Visit the website for additional contact information.
253 Dayton Avenue, Xenia, Ohio 45385
(937) 374-0385
4pawsforability.org

A Kid Again

With chapters throughout Ohio, A Kid Again provides free fun adventures, hospital visitations and parents’ nights out for families with children who have serious medical illnesses.
777-G Dearborn Park Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43085
(614) 797-9500
akidagain.org

A Special Wish (ASW) Foundation

A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes to qualifying children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.
620 Taylor Station Road, Suite J, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 258-3168 or (800) 488-9474
aspecialwishfoundation.org

Aaron W. Perlman Center (Assistive Technology)

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.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
cincinnatichildrens.org/service/a/aaron-perlman-center

Allergy & Asthma Network

Provides practical, easy-to-understand information on asthma and allergies and medically accurate ways to prevent and control symptoms.
8229 Boone Boulevard, Vienna, Virginia 22182
(800) 878-4403
allergyasthmanetwork.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children

The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
healthychildren.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Kids Doc Symptom Checker

On this website, parents can search by a child’s symptoms and read information or receive advice about what steps to take.
healthychildren.org/english/tips-tools/symptom-checker

American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO)

Advocates and supports families that are experiencing childhood cancer. Join their email list to get the latest news about programs, resources and events. Learn how to raise awareness locally and support kids battling cancer.
(855) 858-2226
acco.org

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

This national organization provides information and resources about diabetes and advocates for children and adults with diabetes. Their information specialists can provide general information about diabetes and diabetes management.
2451 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202
(800) 342-2383
diabetes.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.
470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 410-0380
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 (like speech communication devices, walkers, wheelchairs and computer access aids).
1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 292-2390 or (800) 784-3425
Computer Refurbishing Program: (614) 688-3222 or (866) 801-7306 Toll-free
atohio.engineering.osu.edu

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
blindcitizens.org/assistive-technology-fund

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

Offers reliable educational resources and advocacy for all those affected by asthma and allergies. Go online to read about food allergies and asthma triggers. Find out about local chapters in your area.
1235 South Clark Street, Arlington, Virgina 22202
(800) 727-8462
aafa.org

Be The Match

They offer a comprehensive resource guide to assist patients with conditions such as leukemia and MDS. Planning information is provided for all the steps in the bone marrow transplant process, including selecting a transplant center, managing costs and preparing the family.
bethematch.org

Breathing Association

Offers chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) supportive services, asthma management for children and adults, a free Lung Health Clinic (including smoking cessation classes for groups and individuals) and Mobile Medical Unit. They also help with winter heating and summer cooling programs through HEAP, electric bill assistance and window air conditioners to those without central air for households who are medically needy.
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 457-4570
breathingassociation.org

Camp Kesem at The Ohio State University (OSU)

Supports children in the Columbus community whose parent has cancer, by providing a free summer camp experience and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem is operated by student volunteers and serves approximately 150 campers ages 6-16 every year.
PO Box 3501, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 908-3386
campkesem.org/ohio-state

Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio

Offers free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer. Provides a full range of cancer wellness programs and services for all cancer patients of all ages, any diagnosis, any stage and their family members, and caregivers in a home-like setting. Cancer Support Community offers cancer-related information by phone in person, and online led by professional counselors available for adults and teens.
1200 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 884-4673
cancersupportohio.org

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

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 Voice/TTY
assistivetech.net

Center for Courageous Kids (CCK)

Offers summer camps and family retreat weekends for seriously ill children. Medical care is provided by volunteer physicians and nurses coordinated by a full-time medical director. They provide camps for kids with asthma, cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, blood disorders, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell, spina bifida and more.
1501 Burnley Road, Scottsville, Kentucky 42164
(270) 618-2900
Camper Admission’s office: (270) 618-2912
courageouskids.org

Center on Technology & Disability (CTD)

List assistive technology resources 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.
ctdinstitute.org

Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA)

Offers diabetes education services and programs, including diabetes camps and events for youth provided by a team of dietitians, nurses and social workers. Their camps provide a fun summer camp experience and helps kids with diabetes learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes. Day camps are available for youth ages 3 to 12, and their residential camp program, Camp Hamwi is for youth 7 to 17. They also offer leadership opportunities for youth ages 17 and 18. Scholarships are available for any family who qualifies.
1100 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 884-4400
lifecarealliance.org/programs/coda

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.
Office: 6733 Hughes Road, Prospect, Ohio 43342
(740) 360-4273
chapelhillhouse.org

Childhood Cancer Family Connection (CCFC)

Offers a range of programs and services free of charge for children, teens and young adults throughout Ohio. Many of these children are undergoing treatment for their cancer, but members also include children in remission from cancer who offer hope and encouragement to newly diagnosed children. They provide free family activities, tutoring, counseling and support opportunities.
3440 Olentangy River Road, Suite 103, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 262-2220
giveccfc.org

Children with Diabetes (CWD)

This is a helpful internet resource for parents of children with diabetes. Parents can connect with other parents, people with diabetes, and medical professionals for answers to their questions.
childrenwithdiabetes.com

Children’s Treehouse Foundation

Focuses on the well-being of children with parents that have been diagnosed with cancer. They provide emotional support, enhance communication skills, teach coping strategies, and provide the proper tools for children and families to stay strong and stay together through the new environment. Visit the website for addition contact information.
3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado 80227
(303) 322-1202
childrenstreehousefdn.org

Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Adaptive Services

Offer adaptive equipment services and collections are available for individuals with disabilities. The Columbus Metropolitan Library has 23 branch locations throughout Columbus, Ohio.
96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-2275
columbuslibrary.org/adaptive-services

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

Program: Provides speech-language and occupational individual and group therapy, screenings, and evaluations. They also offers audiology and hearing aid services, career exploration and job training, as well as American Sign Language (ASL) classes for adults and youth ages 16 and older
Eligibility: varies by program, serves young children (under the age of 6 years old) up to seniors (65 years old and older)
Cost: varies by program; self pay and accept many insurances, including Caresource, Molina and Medicaid
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
510 East North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 263-5151 or (614) 429-1382 VP
columbusspeech.org

Comprehensive Adolescent / Adult Transitional Care Home (CATCH) Program

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

(614) 293-7980
wexnermedical.osu.edu/primary-care/transitional-care

Consortium on Children’s Asthma Camps

Coordinates the activities of asthma camps nationwide, provides camper information and a database on asthma camps.
asthmacamps.org

Coping Club

Offers support to kids coping with a health condition, from other kids with similar health conditions, by presenting a collection of parent-generated videos of kids sharing their experiences and encouragement, ways to handle stress, hospital stays and more.
copingclub.com

Cure Search for Children’s Cancer

Offers a lot of parent and family information about childhood cancer. Parents can search for information, organized by cancer type, age group and stage of treatment.
(800) 458-6223
curesearch.org

Deaf Services Center (DSC)

Offer services and classes for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, including interpreting, case management, sign language (ASL) classes, deaf equipment modifications, early intervention, employment, youth clubs, summer camps and mentoring. Their deaf equipment modification program provides funding to help people buy equipment that makes their home more accessible.
Columbus Office: 5830 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 841-1991 Voice or (614) 515-6065 VP
dsc.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 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, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7264 or (800) 282-9181
disabilityrightsohio.org

Do More Foundation

Offers financial assistance for families who need financial help due to a medically needy child. Includes help with utility/rent bills, meal expenses while at the hospital, gas expenses for travel to and from hospital or doctor visits, non-covered medical expenses, non-covered supplies that would aid the child in their treatment and funeral expenses related to the death of a child. Complete an online application to apply for assistance. Visit the website for additional contact information.
PO Box 1981, Pompano Beach, Florida 33061
(954) 857-9059
thedomorefoundation.org

Dream Factory of Southeast Ohio

Healthcare providers can refer their patients from ages 3-18 who have a chronic illness, to this national program which offers to help in making a child’s dream come true. A special trip, a favorite toy, an awesome visit from a special person could be possible for the patient who completes the process.
PO Box 1674, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601
(740) 542-1254
dreamfactoryinc.org/southeastohio

Fast VAX Facts Mobile App

An app that parents and caregivers can use to get trusted, factual information on immunizations. Search “Fast VAX Facts” in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Click the link below for more information.
ohioaap.org/FVF

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/case-grants

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, high rope experience and more.
5260 State Route 95, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
(419) 751-7077
flyinghorsefarms.org

Food for Good Thought

A non-profit that provides employment services, job training and sustained employment supports to individuals with autism. Their program EveryBody Works is a transition program that blends post-secondary education with paid work experiences. They employ individuals with autism in their gluten-free bakery, working with job coaches to develop skills.
4185 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 447-0424
foodforgoodthought.com

Gluten-Free Gang of Central Ohio, GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group)

A support group for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance and their families and friends. Visit the website for resources, local restaurants that offer gluten-free options, local events and more.
glutenfreegang.org
National website: gluten.org

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GESMV) Assistive Technology Services

Offers assistive communication devices to anyone in need, like wheelchairs, commodes, walkers, crutches and more free of charge.
660 South Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
(877) 363-3303 Toll-free or (937) 226-0356 TTY or (937) 641-8136 VRS
gesmv.org/community-programs/specialty-programs

Great Schools

This website lists school ratings and reviews, as well as provide practical advice and information on raising successful, college-ready kids. Their E-ssential Guide to Assistive Technology provides an overview of current technologies to help parents select the right tools for their children.
greatschools.org

Imaginary Friend Society

A free kid-friendly short film series covering a wide range of cancer-related topics, including topics like defining cancer itself to chemotherapy, shots, surgery, and MRIs. The videos are offered in English and Spanish.
imaginaryfriendsociety.com

Infinitec

Provides information about assistive technology and lists resources for youth with disabilities, focused on 4 categories (living, playing, learning and working).
myinfinitec.org

International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP)

Offers a lot of information about selecting a wheelchair, finding funding and assistive technology devices and services.
wheelchairnet.org

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Provides resources, including toolkit and care bags, and support services to connect with others for people of all ages diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

  • Central Ohio Chapter
    100 West Old Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 464-2873
    jdrf.org/chapters
  • International Office
    26 Broadway, New York, New York 10004
    (800) 533-2873
    jdrf.org/t1d-resources

Kids Health

This website offers a broad range of information on many topics for parents:

kidshealth.org

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA)

Offers free tools, reliable educational materials, webinars, videos and other resources to help families and caregivers learn how to keep children with food allergies stay safe and healthy. You can find allergy-specific recipes, updates from medical professionals, anaphylaxis and more.
kidswithfoodallergies.org
SafeEats (recipes for kids with food allergies): kidswithfoodallergies.org/recipes-diet.aspx

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Central Ohio Chapter

Serves people who have been affected by one of the blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. People can participate in their local events, support groups and information programs. The chapter serves 38 counties in Ohio including Franklin, Clark, Licking, Allen and Muskingum.
250 East Broad Street, Suite 1750, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 476-7194
lls.org/central-ohio
National website: lls.org

Livestrong

Provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer, including not only people with cancer but also loved ones, friends, health care professionals and caregivers of someone diagnosed.
Cancer Support: (855) 220-7777
General inquires: (877) 236-8820
livestrong.org

Make A Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

Grants the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. The eligibility consideration process is started when a wish referral form is submitted to the local chapter. Visit the website to learn about who is eligible for a wish, who can refer a child and how the referral process works.
2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 923-0555 or (877) 206-9474 Toll-free
oki.wish.org/refer-a-child
National website: wish.org

May We Help

A non-profit, volunteer organization that creates adaptive devices for individuals with disabilities whose needs cannot be met by a device in the marketplace. Visit the website for more information.
(513) 340-8102
maywehelp.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.

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, equipment loan program, library services and more.
690 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 443-5936
mobileonline.org

Midwest Genetics Network (MGN)

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.
midwestgenetics.org/resources/for-families

MORPC (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) Air Quality Program

Get daily air quality information and protect your health.  You can get Air Quality Alerts or forecasts by email or text. Call the air quality hotline for information in English or Spanish at (888) 666-1009.
Air Quality Alert Sign-Up
morpc.org/program-service/air-quality-program

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 Voice or (800) 237-6819 TTY
dcmp.org

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Their website offers a lot of information about diabetes in English and Spanish, and lists steps to help control a person’s diabetes and live a long, active life.
(800) 860-8747 or (866) 569-1162 TTY
niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Allergy & Immunology Clinic

Offers diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases for patients from birth through age 21. The clinic’s expansive range of services includes allergy consultations, allergy shots, comprehensive asthma management plans, skin testing and more. On their website they also provide informational allergy videos and asthma resources.

  • Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic
    Outpatient Care Center
    555 South Eighteenth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • Hilliard Allergy Clinic
    Hilliard Close To Home Center
    4363 All Seasons Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
  • Westerville Allergy Clinic
    Westerville Close to Home
    433 North Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 43082
  • Early Peanut Intervention Clinic
    Outpatient Care Center
    555 South Eighteenth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 722-5112

(614) 722-5500
nationwidechildrens.org/allergy-immunology
To view asthma resources: nationwidechildrens.org/asthma-resources

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Care Connection (School-Based Health Services)

Provide additional access to health care at your child’s school. The services provided are not meant to replace your pediatrician or family doctor. Care Connection programs include: Pediatric Services, Mental Health Counseling Services, Mobile Care Center, School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) and Wheelchair Clinic. Visit the website for the list of participating schools and additional contact information.

  • Pediatric Services: (614) 355-2590 or contact your school nurse
  • Mental Health Counseling Services: Contact Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Intake Department at (614) 355-8080 or contact your school counselor or school social worker to schedule an appointment
  • Mobile Care Center: (614) 722-6208
  • School-Based Asthma: (614) 355-5495 or contact your school nurse
  • Wheelchair Clinic: (614) 722-5810

nationwidechildrens.org/care-connection

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Celiac Disease Center

Provides full care to children with celiac disease and their families, by providing their patients with an accurate and timely diagnosis, education on the dietary changes necessary for treatment, and ongoing care to promote good health and well-being. Also, they host an annual Celiac Conference and provide resources on their website.
700 Children’s Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-3450
nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/celiac-disease-center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Clinical Research Studies

Visit the website to find a listing of all clinical research studies at Nationwide Children’s that are currently recruiting participants, from cancer and gene therapy, to adolescent health and diabetes, and more.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2650
nationwidechildrens.org/research/clinical-research

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Connecting Families

A hospital-wide family-to-family (peer-to-peer) mentor program. Connecting Families reaches patients of all diagnoses to link them with a family who has been through a similar treatment paths or life situations.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6747
nationwidechildrens.org/connecting-families

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) 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 and parenting to CPR training, autism and diabetes. Example classes include:

  • Active Parenting
  • Adoption Academy – collaboration with Family & Youth Law Center to provide in-depth classes on foreign and domestic adoptions
  • ADHD Academy – for parents or caregivers of children with ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Academy – topic specific programs for parents and educators
  • Autism Teaching Strategies – for teachers
  • Basic Babysitter Training Class
  • Community Education for Diabetes
  • Parenting Your Child With Autism – for parents
  • Sibshops – for brothers and sisters of children with autism

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
nationwidechildrens.org/education-classes
Family and Youth Law Center (Adoption Academy): familyyouthlaw.org/academy.php

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Endocrinology Clinic

Our bodies’ endocrine system glands produce hormones. When hormones become imbalanced, they can impact your child’s health and well being. NCH offers care for children and teens with diabetes and other endocrine system conditions, from adrenal disorders and cystic fibrosis to growth disorders and diabetes. They also offer support services for patients and families as well.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-4425
nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/endocrinology

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Family Resource Center

Offers several services for families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during their visit, including informational sessions, lounge, kitchen, laundry room, shower, breastfeeding room with breast pump, infant massage, massage therapy for adults, haircuts and more.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2252
nationwidechildrens.org/family-resource-center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health e-Hints Newsletter

A free e-newsletter written by pediatric specialists and customized to meet the health and safety needs of your family. When you enter the ages of your child(ren), you will only get articles that are relevant to your family.
nationwidechildrens.org/e-newsletter-sign-up

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health Library

Find information on various health topics and about the disease, condition, medical procedure or test your child needs.
healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org
In Spanish: healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org/Spanish

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Helping Hands

Offers education materials for parents and caregivers covering topics such as flu, colic, when to stay home due to illness, ADHD and more.
nationwidechildrens.org/helping-hands

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Hematology, Oncology & Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic

As a National Institute of Health (NIH) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, they provide diagnosis, treatment and long-term management for pediatric and adolescent patients with any type of cancer. Visit the website for contact information.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
nationwidechildrens.org/hematology-oncology-bmt

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Homecare

Provide a full range of homecare services to central Ohio children of all ages, from newborns through young adults. Homecare offers the following areas of service:

  • Infusion Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Home Medical Equipment (like breast pumps and supplies, blood pressure kids, aids to daily living)
  • Intermittent (Short-Term) Nursing and Private Duty (Long-Term) Nursing
  • Skilled Therapy Services (OT, PT, Speech)
  • Hospice and Home-Based Palliative Care services for children with life-limiting illnesses

255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727 Toll-free
nationwidechildrens.org/homecare

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Pulmonary Medicine

Specialists diagnose, treat and research a wide range of respiratory disorders and diseases in children, including asthma, cystic fibrosis and advanced lung disease. In addition, their Sleep Disorders Center helps primary care physicians and specialists with the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and teens with sleep problems.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-4766
nationwidechildrens.org/pulmonary-medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Seating Clinic

Helps parents and children evaluate assistive technology and equipment.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5050
nationwidechildrens.org/physical-medicine-rehabilitation-clinics

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Support Groups

Support groups at NCH can connect you with other families and resources in your time of need.

  • Adolescent & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Online Community
    (614) 722-5622
  • Bariatric Surgery Patient Support Group
    (614) 722-5949
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Support Group
    (614) 962-6366
  • Celiac’s Gluten Free Gang
    (614) 722-3093
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Resources
  • Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)
    (614) 278-3377
  • Seasons for Caring (Hospital Family Bereavement Group)
    (614) 722-5250

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6300
nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/support-groups

Nellie’s Champions for Kids (NC4K)

Helps make life a little easier for pediatric cancer families by providing them financial support and assistance, hospital support, family fun events, and more.
374 Morrison Road, Suite C, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 300-3995
nc4k.org

Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University (OSU)

Offers complete 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, early intervention programs, psychiatric services, special education/transition services. They also have a toy and technology library. Their website has an extensive list of resources for families as well.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Administration: (614) 685-3192 or (855) 983-9955 Toll-free
nisonger.osu.edu
Additional Contact Information: nisonger.osu.edu/contact-us

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
(614) 410-0321 or (866) 886-2254 Toll-free
ocali.org
OCALI Contact Directory: ocali.org/project/learn_about_OCALI/page/contact_OCALI

Ohio Relay

A free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled. Anyone wishing to use the service simply dials 711, and they will dial the requested number and relay the conversation between the two callers. It allows hearing callers to communicate with text telephone users and vice versa.
711 or (800) 750-0750 Voice/TTY or (877) 750-9097 Speech-to-Speech or (888) 269-0678 for Spanish
ohiorelay.com
List of Ohio Relay Toll-free Phone Numbers: ohiorelay.com/phone-numbers

Patches of Light

Assists with emergencies such as auto repairs, housing for long distance care, airline tickets; Ronald McDonald House fees, extermination and/or purification items for bone-marrow patients’ homes and much more, for families with critically ill children. Visit the website for contact information.
Physical Address: 5000 Arlington Center Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43220
Mailing Address: PO Box 153, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
patchesoflight.org

Pink Ribbon Girls

Provide free direct services to those with breast and gynecological cancers. They serve those with any stage of cancer. There are no age restrictions and no income restrictions. In Columbus, housecleaning services are available.
32 East Main Street, Tipp City, Ohio 45371
(877) 269-5367
pinkribbongirls.org/services

Research Match

Volunteers and patients can go onto this free website to enroll in research trials and studies going on at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and other hospitals nationwide.
researchmatch.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of 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.

sesamestreetincommunities.org
To view their additional toolkit: sesamestreet.org/toolkits

Sprint Relay

Offers several relay and captioning service options. Their website has helpful information about making 911 emergency calls and relay services in Ohio.

  • Sprint IP Relay uses an Internet connection, a computer or mobile device and a relay operator.
    (800) 676-3777 Voice/TTY or (877) 787-1989 Speech-to-Speech or (800) 676-4290 for Spanish
  • The Federal Relay service is for Federal employees who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, blind and low vision, or have speech disabilities.
  • Sprint National Relay Services allows those with speech and/or hearing disabilities to access telecommunications services.
    (800) 877-8973 Voice/TTY or (877) 787-2660 Speech-to-Speech or (800) 435-8590 for Spanish

sprintrelay.com

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.
(800) 686-1531 or (614) 644-6895
library.ohio.gov/using-the-library/services-for-the-blind

The COC

Serves cancer patients who are actively in treatment. They provide awareness, emotional support and financial assistance to men, women, and parents of children in active cancer treatment.
200 East Campus View Boulevard, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 516-0966
thecoccares.org

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

Provides information, resources and tools focusing on helping the government implement the requirements of Section 508. 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
(800) 872-2253 or (800) 993-2822 TTY
section508.gov

United Cerebral Palsy (USP)

Their website has helpful basic information about what assistive technology is, who can qualify and how to obtain funding. Visit the website for contact information.
1825 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
ucp.org

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF)

Provides medical grants to help families access and pay for health care services that are not covered by their family’s commercial medical insurance plan. The medical insurance plan does not have to be through UnitedHealthcare. Learn more and apply directly on their website.
(855) 698-4223
uhccf.org

Vivint Gives Back

Provides discounted and specialized technology to children with intellectual disabilities. Visit the website for contact information.
vivint.com/company/gives-back

VOICEcorps Reading Service

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