According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1 in every 166 Americans has an autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Despite these staggering numbers, few avenues exist to provide parents, families, and family support groups with information that helps individuals with ASD achieve their highest potential. The purpose of the AIM project is to address this gap and further Ohio's pursuit to become a national leader in serving individuals with ASD.
OCALI has developed Autism Internet Modules (AIM) in partnership with the Autism Society of America (ASA) and the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network. The AIM project will develop a series of 60 online modules, including characteristics, diagnosis, interventions and supports, transition, and employment. Module authors include experts in ASD from across the nation. The modules will be available at no cost, to any computer or digital telephone user. Thus, the modules will be available to parents and families, and family support groups throughout Ohio and on a global basis.