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Autism in children, Autistic children -- Education -- Ohio -- Economic aspects, Autistic children -- Services for -- Ohio, Parents of auttistic children -- Ohio -- Surveys


In order to advocate for policies that align and leverage funding streams in service to the needs of families and individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) and the Center for Systems Change at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence disorders (OCALI) commissioned the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University to conduct a fiscal analysis of ASD funds and to explore parent / caregiver perceptions of the ASD service delivery system in Ohio. There were two purposes of this work:

  • To identify federal and state funding streams that are available or may be used to support autism spectrum disorders in Ohio and
  • To explore stakeholder (particularly parents / caregivers) experiences with the ASD service delivery system and related informal social supports.

The findings from both research components provide insights into ways in which the ASD service delivery system might be improved, as fiscal mapping data inform resource investments and consumer perspectives’ drive continuous improvements.


At the time of writing, Jill Hoffman was affiliated with Ohio State University.

A product of the Community and Youth Collaborative Institute.

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