Tee Jayes Country Place Restaurants Supports the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

April 11, 2013

In light of Autism Awareness Month and throughout the entire month of April, central Ohio Tee Jaye’s Country Place Restaurants will be asking customers to round up their bill to support the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

“Tee Jaye’s is proud to support the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and bring awareness to autism spectrum disorders,” said Dayna Sokol, president of Tee Jaye’s Country Place Restaurants. “Too many children go undiagnosed and many could be assisted sooner if more people were aware of the early signs of autism.”

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of neurologically based developmental conditions that are characterized by delays in three areas including 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. Structured, comprehensive interventions can significantly improve a child’s quality of life.

For more information about the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, visit nationwidechildrens.org/autism.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.