Autism Society Northwest Ohio
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We are an affiliate of the Autism Society of America, the oldest and largest autism advocacy organization in the country. We provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals, parents, family members, and professionals affected by autism across the lifespan and the entire autism spectrum in 12 counties in Northwest Ohio.
Our Counties: Lucas, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, and Wood.
Our mission: To improve the lives of all affected by autism.
Options Policy: The Autism Society promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in the planning of individualized, appropriate services and supports. As such, we subcribe to our national organization's Options Policy. Read the Options Policy...
Referrals to autism specific community resources and "autism friendly" resources
Support Groups, including our Sibshop NOTE: Pre-registration for Sibshop is required. Download the registration form.
Education and training for parents and professionals including our Practical Solutions workshops. Download the 2013 Winter/Spring flyer/registration form.
Family Fun events: such as Sensory Friendly Family Movie Night sponsored by Mass Mutual Special Needs Planning Team; our annual Christmas Party
Individual Education Plan (IEP) support
Extended school year summer program for children 3 - 22
Presentations to professional and community groups
Activities to promote autism concern and awareness
Community and legislative advocacy
Our Support Groups:
Wood County Autism Support Group Click here for more information.
Sandusky County Autism Parent Support Group Click here for more information.
Sibshop for children 8-15 who have a brother or sister on the autism spectrum. Click here for more information.
Linell Weinberg, MSW Executive Director
6629 West Central Avenue Suite 1
Hours of Operation:
Face to face meetings, trainings, and Boardmaker use by appointment. Educational programs, support groups, and family events may be held evenings and on weekends. Check website for details.
Photo pages contain pictures from our events.
Other pages contain content about autism and related topics. These pages are still being built and added to.
What is the Bulletin Board? The Bulletin Board is where we put blogs and posts, book reviews, information about fund-raisers for specific individuals, etc. Being asked to collect for autism from your neighbors on behalf of the Autism Foundation? Beware this "charity" that is not in any way associated with the Autism Society. Read more about this scam. Read about changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.
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