Hancock County Autism
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Blanchard Valley Center
1700 East Sandusky Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
(419) 422-8173 ext. 1103

Hancock County Autism
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Autism Society of Northwest OhioAutism Society of Northwest Ohio
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 (Lucas, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, and Wood.) Services include: information and referral; tangible parent resources; support groups for individuals and family members; educational workshops; a summer school program; family events; awareness activities; an e-newsletter; and advocacy.

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The Autism Society of Ohio
The Autism Society of Ohio is his here to help the more than 50,000 Ohioans living on the spectrum at the state and local levels. We provide: accurate information on services, supports, and educational resources to guide families and professionals. Our autism awareness activities bring tolerance and understanding for Ohioans living on the spectrum. Our organization is comprised of persons with autism, parents, siblings, and professionals working together to improve services and support at the state and local levels for those living the autism journey.
Click this link to view the Autism Society of Ohio’s calendar of eventhttp://www.autismohio.org/index.php?option=com_jevents&view=month&layout=calendar&Itemid=195

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Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
The Autism Center at OCALI provides a clearinghouse of information on research, resources and trends to address the autism challenge. The center offers a source for training, technical assistance, resources, and consultation to build program capacity and individual learning and growth.
Click on this link to go to the Ohio Center for Autism and low Incidence’s state wide calendar of events. http://www.ocali.org/project/calendar

State Support Team
State Support Team Region 1 services are provided to educators, parents and families in 13 northwest Ohio counties in the focus areas of school improvement, special education compliance, postsecondary transition, early learning and school readiness, and parent and family involvement.

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

The Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, and agencies who provide services to them. OCECD works through the coalition efforts of over 40 parent and professional disability organizations which comprise the Coalition. OCECD has also been funded since 1984 to serve as the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for the state of Ohio from the federal government, U.S. Dept of Education, Office for Special Education Programs.

The Interagency Work Group on Autism

The Interagency Work Group on Autism
The Interagency Work Group on Autism (IWGA), convened by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Coordinating state agency partners so that the gifts, talents, wishes, and needs of Ohioans with autism spectrum disorders are recognized, valued, and addressed. Click on the link below to see more information on how Ohio has built supports for families and persons on the spectrum as well as the recommendations for Ohio.

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The Arc of Ohio
The Arc of Ohio is a statewide membership association made up of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends, interested citizens and professionals in the disability field. Together with our individual members and local chapters, we represent more than 330,000 Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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