Children and Families Publications

Autism Minority Outreach Initiative: A Living Beyond Autism Project

1-in-68 U.S. children is diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder. African-American and Hispanic children are diagnosed later in life compared to white children, according to national research. Proper diagnosis, early intervention, and lifelong treatment are critical to support a person living with autism. This project aims to help raise awareness about autism within minority communities throughout Ohio. Published in 2015.

Evidence Based Early Intervention in Ohio: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Guidance Document

Published November 2016.

Family Support Issue Brief

This issue brief calls for a cross-disability, non-categorical and comprehensive family support system for all families who provide care for children or adults with any disability. While this issue brief focuses on families as decision makers, it should, in no way, diminish the tenets and importance of self determination for people with disabilities. Published in September 2009.

Major Unusual Incidents: A Quick Guide for Families

The information provided in this Quick Guide is a shorter version based on an information sheet written by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) about Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs) and Unusual Incidents (UIs). Published April 2020.

Ohio Family Impact Study Policy Brief and White Paper

A research study on the economic, social and emotional impact on Ohio families raising a child with a developmental disabilities. Published in 2011.

Ohio's Early Intervention Landscape

The survey provides final findings in 2012 of what counties are telling us of the current early intervention (EI) landscape in Ohio. The summary provides a synopsis of Part C EI in Ohio, based on the results of a 2012 statewide survey completed by EI leaders representing all 88 counties.

Record Keeping and Personal Care Guide

A comprehensive collection of forms including medical information, personal contact numbers, emergency information, insurance information, caregiver's information, organizational tools.