Community Education Classes

Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) provides community education classes for parents/guardians, caregivers, autism aides and siblings of children with autism.

Most classes are held at Nationwide Children’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders or main campus.

Classes Offered

Autism Academy

The Autism Academy provides educational sessions for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). These sessions are open to anyone in the community interested in knowing more about autism. The program is not designed to replace ongoing treatment nor can it be geared to individual children.

Program courses range from a general understanding of autism to age and topic-specific information, including school and Individualized Education Programs (IEP), behavior, eating, skill development, social interaction and more.

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Parenting Your Child with Autism

Interactive parenting classes include discussion and activities that address the major issues facing families with children with autism. The class was developed for adult parents with children in the home, or caregivers who want new insight into parenting children with autism.

Topics focus on managing the challenges of parenting a child with autism, behavior strategies, and increasing skills for both caregivers and children with autism.

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At SibshopsSM, siblings of children with autism (ages 6 to 12) participate in fun activities to celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters. Sibshops engages children through fun and games to explore feelings and share information to better understand their sibling with autism.

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Teacher In-Services

Training programs for school personnel interested in learning more about autism and strategies for teaching children with autism. Call (614) 355-0662 for more information and to schedule.