Creative Use of Funding Workshop for Families and Professionals

February 19, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
OCALI - 470 Glenmont Avenue - Columbus, OH 43214

Registration:  $20.00 (Lunch included)
Stipends available, contact

To register, go to:
Lunch and Dietary Requests:, Attn: Kathe Machle

Workshop Description: This workshop will focus on creative ways to identify and access funding to support the care, treatment and/or education of a child with autism and other complex disabilities. Presenters, both parents and professionals, will offer an overview of funding available for children and adults with disabilities, including the “how and where” to access care and treatment funds from Medicaid to Scholarships! Participants will receive a Creative Funding packet, a variety of autism resources and the opportunity to ask questions of presenters. 

Featured Presenters:

Cheryl Bowshier, School Choice Ohio
Cheryl will inform families about the school options available for Ohio students with the special needs. She also helps public and private schools and providers learn about the sate scholarship programs so that scholarship recipients can choose from plenty of options.

Marla Root, Autism Society of Ohio/Elijah Glen Center
Marla will be speaking and sharing a visual graphic depicting the states structure for funding and services in Ohio. She will also address funding such as Medicaid Insurance Program, the new autism directive in the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid waivers, home health care, education, and mental health services.

Lynn Tramontano, Edward Jones Financial Advisor
Lynn will assist families in the important aspect of strategic planning for the future. Lean how to plan for your loved one through the complicated maze of government benefits, legal and financial issues.

Kim Weimer, Ohio Department of Health, Parent Consultant
Kim will present the Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps and how families can access services (including assessment) and programs through BCMH.

This session is the collaborative effort of various agencies and organizations including:


OCALI LogoNationwide Children's HospitalAutism Treatment Network LogoThe Autism Society of Central Ohio LogoThe Autism Society of Ohio LogoSchool Choice Ohio LogoEdward Jones Logo