Family Support

Explore resources designed for families. Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism provides an overview of the world of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). News for Families provides updates on current events and linkages to social media resources for families.

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.

Transition to Employment: Agency Assistance and Support

Learn about the major service agencies responsible or providing support to transition-aged youth and adults with disabilities in Ohio. This document provides information including eligibility requirements for each agency, the range of services each agency offers with the understanding that the type of service, intensity of service, and availability of service may be different for different people. In addition to providing information, this document also provides guidance as you prepare for communication with agencies.

Employment First Link: Agency Assistance and Support

Agency Assistance and Support

An overview of agencies serving persons with disabilities including who is eligible, what services these agencies can provide, and additional agency resources.

Choosing the Right Services for Your Adult with ASD

Choose services for a family member with autism spectrum disorder with the help of a framework designed for families as they navigate these difficult and important decisions. Many families find themselves having to make decisions without knowing the range of issues they need to consider. Families want a service that reflects their family values and one that is designed to provide the supports required to help their son or daughter remain actively engaged.

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.


Discover resources available from OCALI partners and friends. The following are resources/guides designed for family support.

Red Treehouse Link: Red Treehouse

Red Treehouse

Learn about the RedTreehouse, Ohio's online resource for promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of children and young adults, prenatal-25.
Autism Speaks link: ATN Toolkits

ATN Toolkits

Discover the Autism Treatment Network (ATN), providing resources to support families from the First 100 Day Kit to information on specific topics of concern.
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.