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Stepping Stones in Cincinnati operates the Autism Alternative Education Step Up program and works with schools to provide an alternative education for elementary, middle school and high school students on the autism spectrum who are not succeeding in a traditional school setting. Students who have been removed from school because of extreme or violent behaviors have options in this year-round program.
Wexner Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST), located at Ohio State University, provides adult care for patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and support for those who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care. CAST is a primary care medical home for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Their primary focus is to provide primary medical care as well as care coordination and support for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders during the transition to adulthood and beyond. Their staff includes physicians trained in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine (adult primary care), psychiatrist, clinical pharmacist, clinic director, nurse/care-coordinator, social worker, and medical support staff who have all been trained in working with people with autism. They have capability for on-site lab draws. They work to accommodate patients’ and families’ needs and make medical care accessible for all patients, regardless of the challenges they face in obtaining care.
See Assistive Technology for information on apps and possible funding sources for iPads.
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