A Guide for Assessment
A hub of assessment resources for families and professionals as a guide through the assessment process.
ASD Training and Professional Development
Explore professional development resources addressing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other complex disabilities.
Assessment and ASD
Whether you are beginning your assessment journey or fine-tuning the assessment process, explore a wealth of information related to assessment and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Assessment Guidelines for Identification
Information for school evaluation teams determining eligibility for services as a student with ASD.
Autism Diagnosis Education Project
Learn about the Autism Diagnosis Education Project on educating families, health care professionals, educators, and others interested in screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.
Book Study Resources for Autism Focused Professional Learning Communities
Consider professional learning communities and online book studies for collaborative learning.
Bullying and Individuals with Special Needs
Learn about supports for the more than 60 percent of individuals with disabilities impacted by bullying. These supports are for their families, their peers, and those who educate them.
District Autism Training
Intended for district teams, the two-day institute focuses on a district-wide approach for improving outcomes for students with ASD.
Introduction to ASD
Discover a collection of resources that provides parents and professionals with foundational information for understanding autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Preschool Autism Training Series
Intended for preschool personnel working with students with ASD the three-day institute focuses on understanding the diverse needs of young children with ASD.
Request Help from the Autism Center at OCALI
Learn how the Autism Center at OCALI provides high quality professional development and consultation services to school districts and other educational organizations.
Resource Gallery of Interventions
Explore interventions to support learners with ASD and other complex needs.
Transition to Adulthood Guidelines
View online guidebooks on topics including Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment and IEP Transition Components.
Autism Awareness Month 2014
April is recognized as National Autism Awareness Month and provides an opportunity to educate the public about autism spectrum disorders.
OCALI's Response to the Newtown Tragedy
OCALI responds to the events of December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut.
Ohio to Expand Availability of Services for Children with Autism
Autism services will be included as part of the essential health benefit package that federal law requires in every state beginning in 2014.
Sondra Williams Receives Courage Award from Governor Kasich
OCALI Board Member Honored During the State of the State Address
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
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.
Tips for Supporting Individuals with ASD
Learn about tips for enhancing social interactions with individuals with ASD through this downloadable tip sheet.
What to Do When Your Child Exhibits Dangerous Behavior
Get the support you need when your child exhibits dangerous behavior.
The Employee with Autism Spectrum Disorder
A video and toolkit about employees with autism spectrum disorders.
Assessment for Identification
This module provides foundational information for understanding diagnosis, assessment for identification, and eligibility for special education services under the label of
Autism Internet Modules (AIM)
Investigate free online modules on characteristics, evidence-based practices, and promising practices in ASD. Credit is available for a fee.
The Autism Scholarship allows ODE to pay a scholarship to the parents of a child identified with autism.
DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet
Review the changes in ASD in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
IDEA guarantees a free and appropriate public education for every child with a disability.
Borrow books, videotapes, DVDs, and other media on autism spectrum disorders and low-incidence disabilities from OCALI's online lending library. Resources shipped to Ohioans at no cost.
Educational Identification Series
OCALI hosts a five-day Educational Identification Series designed for school-based evaluation teams.
The nation's premier conference in: Autism, Assistive Technology and Low-Incidence Disabilities. November 20-22, 2019
Access to the Curriculum
Learn about students with complex needs and the challenges that accompany the education of students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Access to the Curriculum - Part 1
Learn to build dispositions to addresses the challenges that accompany the education of students with intensive disabilities.
Access to the Curriculum - Part 2
Develop appropriate lesson plans, design environments, and learn about curriculum access for students with intensive disabilities.
Access to the Curriculum - Part 3
Explore assistive technology and other instructional tools to help students with intensive disabilities get the most out of instruction.