Resources

Athletics

  • Special Olympics of Ohio: The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is to provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Communication

  • Suncastle Technology: picture-assisted reading and writing
  • N2Y: online special education publishers/ newspaper for special learners

Environmental Modifications

Government Agencies and Programs

  • Central Ohio Area on Aging: The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging provides help at home for seniors, resources and education to support senior independence, choice and dignity. 

Medical Equipment

Mental Health

  • The Counseling Source, Inc: the philosophy of The Counseling Source, Inc. is that all people deserve access to quality mental health care
  • The Jason Foundation: awareness and prevention of youth suicide
  • Pomegranate Health Systems: adolescent psychiatry 
  • Bellefaire JCB: Bellefaire JCB is among the nation’s largest, most experienced child welfare agencies providing a variety of behavioral health, substance abuse, education and prevention services
  • Scioto-Paint Valley Mental Health: We are a group of treatment centers that offer residents of Ross, Fayette, Highland, Pike, and Pickaway Counties help for drug addiction, alcoholism, and a variety of other addictions, health concerns, or emotional disorders

Miscellaneous

Provider Resources

Residential and Respite Services

  • New Avenues to Independence, Inc: provide opportunities for people with disabilities to become more independent and productive members of society by offering the highest quality support services and developing innovative and inclusive programs.
  • Fox Run: Fox Run Center for Children and Adolescents is dedicated to serving the behavioral health needs of our local and extended community. Our services focus on the specific needs of children, adolescents, and their families in a residential treatment setting
  • Fairfield Academy: learning facility for teenage boyse with developmental learning problems
  • Special Medical Services Program: foster care for youth with special medical needs  (800) 532-7239
  • One Way Farm, Inc: One Way Farm Children's Home provides residential care 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Our agency provides an Animal Education Therapy Program, an Employment Training Program, Counseling Services and a Youth Program to further the healing of our children, all very unique programs
  • Resident State Supplement Program (RSS): The Residential State Supplement (RSS) Program provides financial assistance to adults with low incomes who have
    disabilities, but do not require long-term care at a nursing home
  • Annie's House: medical day treatment program that provides nursing services and early childhood education to infants, preschoolers, and school-aged children from birth up to 18 years of age
  • Lutheran Homes Services: specializing in the care and treatment of seriously emotionally disturbed (SED), high-risk, multi-need, difficult to manage children and youth in the least restrictive settings possible

Therapy

Transition Services

     Education Pathway (High School, Post-Secondary)

  • National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability 
  • Ohio Department of Education, Office of Exceptional Children: resources include Ohio required forms for special education (Whose IDEA is This?, Plus Annotations), transition assessments, employability life skenills assessment, and other transition resources
  • NSTTAC: National technical assistance and dissemination center with resources for transition services (planning, assessing, IEP guidelines, and data collection tools)
  • PACER Center: parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth - 21 years.  Parents can find publications, workshops, transition resources, and other resources 
  • The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD): statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio; provides one-on-one assistance to aid families as an advocate and attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings
  • Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI): online clearinghouse of information on research, resources, and trends to address autism and low-incidence disabilities; source for training, technical assistance, resources, and conslutation for individuals with disabilities

     Employment Pathway

  • The Job Accommodations Network (JAN): leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues; printable resources to help employees and employers discuss accommodations within the business world; opportunity to speak with a representative over the phone or through email to help with individual cases
  • Ohio Employment First: employment and transition resources, best practices within the field, current employment success stories, and review of state laws are embedded within the website; premier website for employment for Ohioans with disabilities  
  • Ohio Career Information System (OCIS): subscription service offering comprehensive material and resources for career development and planning for users from elementary school to adulthood; includes assessments tolls, occupations and employment data and trend information education, training, resources and links
  • O*Net Online: occupational data including all career clusters; printed reports for occupations work tasks, tools, technology, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, education, interest, work styles, work values, related occupations, wage and employment trends, and current job openings
  • Pickaway Jobs: current job postings throughout Pickaway County and surrounding areas; website also lists other resources and workshops available for individuals; geared towards general public
  • Ohio Means Jobs: current job postings throughout the state; lists other resources and workshops available; geared towards general public 
  • AAC Job Hunters: This website has been designed to help people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices obtain employment.

     Community Pathway

  • AT Ohio: a federally funded nonprofit organization housed at The Ohio State University.  All residents of Ohio can access Assistive Technology resources and even rent equipment for free.  They do offer consultation per individual request.
  • Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center: regional hub of adult education, seving Pickaway and Ross Counties.  PRCTC Adult Education programs prepare and enhance individuals within the business world to succeed in their preferred trade or area.  Adults can take specific classes on campus and at different locations.
  • Pickaway County Community Action Organization: involved with Early Head Start, emergency services, home repair maintenance, housing programs, transportation, youth programs, tax support, and a variety of other services.
  • Social Security Administration: federal government's main website for Social Security Administration.  There are specific guidelines regarding enrollment, wage reporting, and other services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where Do I Start?

Upcoming Events

F.A.N.S Network

– Our Mission Statement –

Empower individuals with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work, and be involved in the community.