Accessing Educational Services
Review information about special education, including assessment, qualifying for special education services, parent rights, and the components of the IEP.
Advocacy and Disability Awareness
Gain knowledge about advocacy and the importance of seeking support.
ASD Facts Sheet
Learn and share basic facts about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with this downloadable fact sheet.
ASD Self-Check Checklist
Characteristics and Qualities of an Effective Support Person for Individuals with ASD
ASD: A Basic Introduction for Families
Start here if you or someone you know has just gotten a diagnosis of autism, this guide will provide some basic information, tips, and possible next steps.
Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Find the definition of autism spectrum disorder according to the DSM V.
Discover ideas about transitioning to adulthood and future planning, including guardianship, estate planning, and trust funds.
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.
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.
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
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
Teach and learn with materials developed for use in meetings and trainings by parents and parent groups across the state of Ohio.
Process for Determining Eligibility for Special Education Services
Review a chart illustrating the process for determining eligibility for special education services.
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.
Screening and Diagnosis
Gain information on the screening, evaluation and diagnostic assessment process. Also, learn about conditions that may co-exist with ASD.
Social Service Programs
Learn about Ohio's social service programs that provide services and supports to eligible individuals with ASD and their families.
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
View online guidebooks on topics including Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment and IEP Transition Components.
Find helpful forms, along with a newsletter devoted to the topic of Home-School Communication. Forms can be printed for personal use.
What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Understand autism spectrum disorder and its underlying characteristics associated with it.