The Family and Community Outreach Center equips and empowers families with knowledge, information, and resources to support the whole family, including the person with a disability. We believe that families are an important asset in the equation of ensuring people with disabilities have the opportunity to live their best lives for their whole lives.
We strive to build families’ confidence and encourage a vision for the possibilities and opportunities for their whole family. To do this, we offer online tools, connect families to information and resources, inform policies that benefit families and the person with a disability, and raise awareness and acceptance within the community.
General Overview for Families
Get started with general information on autism and other Low Incidence Disabilities and where to learn more.
Family and Community Outreach Center Resource Gallery
Discover the OCALI tools and resources families use most.
OCALI Family Favorites
Find out what we're reading, watching and listening to. Come here for ideas and inspiration.
Ohio's System of Support for People with Disabilities and Their Families
Connect to State agencies that may help you or your family member.
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.
Family and Community Outreach Center Updates
Find updates from the Family Center on topics that matter to people with disabilities and their families.
Self-Care for Individuals, Families, and Professionals
Explore some simple ideas, find what might work for you, and take the first step to starting a new habit toward self-care.