Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of neurologically based developmental conditions that are characterized by delays in three areas: language and communication, socialization, and repetitive and ritualistic behaviors. ASDs include autism, Asperger’s, and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). These are spectrum disorders, and for each child the severity of symptoms in each area can range from mild to severe. It is estimated that ASDs occur in 1 in 68 children. Structured, comprehensive interventions can significantly improve a child’s quality of life.

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Our Program

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Child Development Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care focusing on evidence based treatment, education, research and advocacy for children with the diagnosis of an ASD. Our mission is to provide assistance to every child and family affected by ASD who is in need.

Services for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) include:
  • Child Development Center Services:

    • Diagnosis

    • Psychological Assessments

    • Medical Management

  • Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Services:

    • Intensive Behavioral Intervention (ABA)

    • Behavioral Consultation

    • School Support Services

    • Educational Consultation

    • Asperger’s Counseling Services

    • Asperger’s Social Skills Groups

    • Parent Training

    • Community Education

  • Other Nationwide Children's Hospital Department Services:

    • Genetic Counseling

    • Speech Language Therapy

    • Occupational Therapy

    • Nutrition

    • Behavioral Health

The following websites provide up-to-date information about ASD, including prevalence and causes, resources and legislative initiatives.


In the News

Autism Speaks

Learn more about Autism Speaks in Central Ohio.

Meet Jabari Wilson.

Jabari is a Hilliard Darby junior who was diagnosed with autism at a young age. He has never let his diagnosis get in his way and he is putting his talents to work as a Darby football player.

Contact Information

Westerville Close To Home Center at 187 W. Schrock Rd
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 355-8315
Fax: (614) 355-8361

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Program Director

Jacqueline Wynn, PhD
Dr. Wynn is the Program Director at Nationwide Children's Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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