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Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Accessing Educational Services

Accessing Educational Services

Review information about special education, including assessment, qualifying for special education services, parent rights, and the components of the IEP.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Advocacy and Disability Awareness

Advocacy and Disability Awareness

Gain knowledge about advocacy and the importance of seeking support.
Transition to Adulthood Guidelines: Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment

Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment

1 of 4 volumes within the Transition Guide (2012 Edition)
Autism Download: ASD Facts Sheet

ASD Facts Sheet

Learn and share basic facts about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with this downloadable fact sheet.
Autism Download: ASD Self-Check Checklist

ASD Self-Check Checklist

Characteristics and Qualities of an Effective Support Person for Individuals with ASD
ASD Service Guidelines

ASD Service Guidelines

Explore Ohio's Service Guidelines for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Find the definition of autism spectrum disorder according to the DSM V.
Document Archive

Document Archive

View and download OCALI documents, presentations, handouts, and more.
Transition to Adulthood Guidelines: Employment

Employment

1 of 4 volumes within the Transition Guide (2012 Edition)
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Future Planning

Future Planning

Discover ideas about transitioning to adulthood and future planning, including guardianship, estate planning, and trust funds.
I Suspect My Child Has Autism: A Four-Step Guide for Ohio Parents on What to Do Next

I Suspect My Child Has Autism: A Four-Step Guide for Ohio Parents on What to Do Next

Discover whether a family member has the characteristics of Autism. (Available in Spanish)
Transition to Adulthood Guidelines: IEP Transition Components

IEP Transition Components

1 of 4 volumes within the Transition Guide (2012 Edition)
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Interventions

Interventions

Learn about the many interventions that support individuals with ASD.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Introduction

Introduction

Follow this 4-step process if you suspect your child may have autism.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Letter to Request a Multi-Factored Evaluation

Letter to Request a Multi-Factored Evaluation

View an example of the letter parents can write to request a Multi-Factored Evaluation to support a comprehensive review of your child's educational program.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Living with ASD

Living with ASD

Obtain information on living with autism with a focus on the family unit and how to address common family issues, including difficult moments.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Navigating the Rough Waters

Navigating the Rough Waters

Learn about what you can do when you disagree with the school district's decisions regarding your child's educational program.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Explore an overview of the world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) developed by Ohio parents. Discover a broad range of resources, supports, interventions and services.
Parent Packaged Materials

Parent Packaged Materials

Teach and learn with materials developed for use in meetings and trainings by parents and parent groups across the state of Ohio.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Process for Determining Eligibility for Special Education Services

Process for Determining Eligibility for Special Education Services

Review a chart illustrating the process for determining eligibility for special education services.
Family Center Download Basic: Quality Residential and Other Services for Adults with Autism Guide

Quality Residential and Other Services for Adults with Autism Guide

Use this framework to navigate the six critical categories in quality care and find the best fit for you and your family.
Transition to Adulthood Guidelines: School-Age Programming

School-Age Programming

1 of 4 volumes within the Transition Guide (2012 Edition)
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Screening and Diagnosis

Screening and Diagnosis

Gain information on the screening, evaluation and diagnostic assessment process. Also, learn about conditions that may co-exist with ASD.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Social Service Programs

Social Service Programs

Learn about Ohio's social service programs that provide services and supports to eligible individuals with ASD and their families.
Autism Download: Tips for Supporting Individuals with ASD

Tips for Supporting Individuals with ASD

Learn about tips for enhancing social interactions with individuals with ASD through this downloadable tip sheet.
Transition to Adulthood Guidelines

Transition to Adulthood Guidelines

View online guidebooks on topics including Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment and IEP Transition Components.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Useful Forms

Useful Forms

Find helpful forms, along with a newsletter devoted to the topic of Home-School Communication. Forms can be printed for personal use.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Understand autism spectrum disorder and its underlying characteristics associated with it.
What to Do When Your Child Exhibits Dangerous Behavior

What to Do When Your Child Exhibits Dangerous Behavior

Get the support you need when your child exhibits dangerous behavior.