What is Autism?
Resolving Problems with School - A Step by Step Guide from the Autism Society of Ohio
This brochure, created by the Autism Society of Ohio, provides a step by step guide to working though problems with your school district - from working with teachers to mediation and due process - using resources available right here in Ohio
Choosing An Autism Scholarship Provider
A guide to help you sort out the educational options under the Autism Scholarship for your child with autism other than public school. This includes assembling an educational team from a variety of providers. Just as all public school programs are different, so too, are all Autism Scholarship providers. It is important to evaluate any program you might be considering, both public and private, weighing the pros and cons of each, keeping the needs of your child with autism and your families’ needs in mind. But doing so can be confusing, That’s why the Autism Society of Ohio has created this guide. It will first help you identify the needs of your child and their learning style. The next section of the guide will help you evaluate a specific program, allowing you to evaluate perspective programs against your child’s current program. Finally there are a list of questions that you should consider when looking at any provider or program – costs, teachers, administrators, reputation and more. Additional check lists are available by clicking here.
I Suspect My Child Has Autism: A Four-Step Guide for Ohio Parents on What to Do Next
This brochure provides information on what to do if you suspect your child has autism. Includes information on getting evaluations, getting educated, getting services and keeping records. It was developed by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence in conjunction with the Autism Society of Ohio.
Ohio Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Service Guidelines for Individuals with ASD - Birth through 21
These guidelines offer basic concepts in providing supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (ASD/PDD). The information and recommended strategies and modifications were compiled by committees and agreed upon by the “Task Force to Develop Guidelines for Educating Individuals with ASD/PDD Ages Birth to 21”, which included representatives of the Autism Society of Ohio. The guidelines are intended to serve as a tool that can be used to help families, educators, medical professionals, care providers and other service providers make informed decisions about children and young adults with ASD/PDD.