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.
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Westerville Close To Home Center at 187 W. Schrock Rd
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 355-7500
Fax: (614) 355-7533
Child Development Center Services:
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Services:
Intensive Behavioral Intervention (ABA)
School Support Services
Asperger’s Counseling Services
Asperger’s Social Skills Groups
Other Nationwide Children's Hospital Department Services:
Speech Language Therapy
The following websites provide up-to-date information about ASD, including prevalence and causes, resources and legislative initiatives.
Learn more about Autism Speaks in Central Ohio.
10TV featured Nationwide Children's Hospital patient Marissa as part of its Day of Giving. Watch the video and hear her story.
April is Autism Awareness Month!
Check out Dr. Coury's Autism Awareness Month Blog Post!
July 2014 - June 2015
Diagnostic Assessment Program (initial diagnostic appointments): 8,844