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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology of OhioProvide devices or services that help people with disabilities function independently at work, home and school
1-800-784-3425 Columbus, OH

Bridging AppsProvides information for DD on apps to help iPad and tablet users get the most out of their device
1.713.838.9050 x 383 Bellaire, TX

Enabling Devices – Catalog of devices
Hawthorne, NY 1.800.832.8697

Friendship CircleListing of special needs apps

Katelyn’s Krusade  – Katelyn’s Kloset  Our mission is to enable safe and developmental play dedicated to children with special needs and their families. The 1st Phase of this is to build an Adapted Toy Lending Library.  Our goal is to provide all children the opportunity to play with developmentally appropriate toys and equipment in an environment which will support their changing needs and embrace their differences.  The Katelyn’s Kloset Adapted Toy Library opened on February 22, 2014 at Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio in Hilliard.
1-614-526-8936 Hilliard, OH

LAMP Words for LifeAn Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Solution for iPad.
1-800-262-1984  

May We HelpUnique solutions
1.513.275.9975 Cincinnati, OH

Autism

100 Day Tool Kit, Autism SpeaksBooklet of information for parents to support the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis. Phone: 1-614-563-6320 Andrew

Amazon – Listing of books for teens regarding Autism, (Teenagers)

ASD Strategies in ActionReal life, practical and evidence-based, ASD Strategies in Action gives families and service providers tools to ensure they are equipped to effectively care for, support, educate, employ, or work with individuals on the autism spectrum from early childhood to young adulthood.

Aspergers101Source for information on Asperger’s Syndrome as well as High-Functioning Autism

AspirationsSocial and Vocational Support Group

1-614-292-0775 Columbus, OH

Autism NowInformation for parents and those with autism about inclusion, work, sex, divorce, and much more.

1.855.828.8476 Washington, DC

Autism Research InstituteEducation and materials to help parents and professionals, free

1-866-366-3361 San Diego, CA

Autism Society of AmericaAdvocacy, listing of programs and events

1.800.328.8476 Bethesda, MD

Autism Society OhioInformation on issues and scholarships. Click here for their position on vaccines

1-614-487-4726 Columbus, OH

Autism SpeaksAdvocacy, research, tool kits and information on autism

1-614-563-6320 Andrew Columbus, OH

Autism Treatment NetworkTreatment and research

1.614.722.2000 Columbus, OH

Bellefaire JCB Monarch Center for AutismResidential treatment, School

1-800-879-2522 Columbus, OH

Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST)Care coordination and primary and specialty care services for adults with ASD

1-614-688-9220 Columbus, OH

Center for Cognitive and Behavioral TherapyApplied Behavior Analysis (ABA) – aides provided and overseen by Dr. Arnold and consultants. Services provided in-home. Dr. Kevin Arnold, Director – 1st appointment with Dr. Arnold is free

1-614-459-4490 Lauren  

Challenging Behaviors Toolkit, Autism SpeaksStrategies and resources to address these behaviors, and to help support you and your loved one with autism during these difficult situations.

1-614-563-6320 Andrew

Exploring Feeding Behavior in AutismFeeding aversions

   

FH&L InterventionsHome based services

1-740-739-3693 Pickerington, OH

Fluttering FamiliesVisits with Santa, family support and products

1-614-859-0191 info@flutteringfamilies.org

Fumbling Thru AutismA mothers blog on her experience with a child with autism

Monarch Center for AutismResidential and ASD school. Web site offers resources and online classes.

1-800-879-2522 Address: 22001 Fairmount Boulevard, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44118

National Autism Association of Southeast OhioResources and support groups. Autism Tool Kit 2013

1-614-580-3699 Somerset, OH

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence OCALIResources to help teachers, families and students reach the full potential. They provide a lending library.

1-866-886-2254 Columbus, OH

Ohio Department of EducationLinks to websites and documents that provide more information on autism identification, treatment and support

1-877-644-6338 Columbus, OH

OSU Nisonger CenterAutism Spectrum Disorders clinic, Child Behavior Support Services Unit, Dual Diagnosis Clinic, Family-Directed Developmental Clinic, IDD Dental Program, Williams Syndrome Clinic, Kinetic Energy, Next Chapter Book Club, Support of Siblings, Toy and Technology Library, Transition Weekend. Persons supported by Licking County DD are welcome!

1.614.292.0775 Columbus, OH

Play ProjectEvidenced-based autism early intervention program. A set of principles, methods, and techniques used to improve autism symptoms. An organization that provides professional training and development. 

1-734-585-5333 Ann Arbor, MI

Professional Development in Autism For parents and educators
Seattle, WA 1-877-408-UWAC

Temple Grandin, Ph.D.Information, conferences and books written by Dr. Grandin including teaching tips. Movie: Thinking in pictures, My Life with Autism

1-800-489-0727

The Learning SpectrumAutism
Newark, OH 1-614-844-5433

Education and Training

A Parent’s Guide to the Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness – Local contact and resources regarding education for homeless students.
1-740-670-7050
tboyer@laca.org

Ability Path – What education should look like…Web site dedicated to connecting families.
San Francisco, CA  1.650.259.8544

College Resources for People with Disabilities – Advocacy, assistive technology, scholarships and best schools for persons with DD.
doug@affordablecollegesgroup.org

Community Education Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Helping parents prepare for the IEP. Special Education Advocacy.
Columbus, OH  1-614-355-0589

C-TEC of Licking Co. – Able Learning/GED, Special needs, High school and post-high-secondary options, (Grade 11 through Adult)
Newark, OH 1-740-364-2280

Early Childhood Inclusion – Joint Position Statement of the Division for Early  Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
North Carolina

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio – Campus-based Transition programs from school to work. In Licking Co serves Northridge and Licking Heights School districts
Columbus, OH  1.614.542.4106

Flying Colors – Public pre-school
119 Union St., Newark 43055  (740) 349-1629
or 927b South St.,  Etna  43062 (740) 927-5437

Foundations of Self-Determination Research – Family perspectives re: helping young children develop self-determined behavior. Page 8 has a graphic that summarizes the findings, and the details of the info. in the graphic start after that. 

GED National Contact Center – Acquire your GED transcript
1-877-392-6433

LEADS Early Head Start – Pre-school, Health and Wellness and Food Pantry. Per Melanie Fling, Foster Care Coordinator, JFS, all children in foster care qualify for LEAD early head start or pre-school program…this is not based on a special need.
986 East Main St., Newark, Ohio 43055 1-740-349-3850

Licking Co. Computer Society – Computer education
Newark, OH 1-740-522-8207 or 1-740-345-0821

Licking Co. Educational Service Center – Child find, special education
Newark, OH 1-740-349-6084

McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program – Ohio Department of Education Information and funding for working with homeless students.
1-877-644-6338

National Center for Homeless Children Education – U.S. Department of Education’s technical assistance and information center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program
1-800-308-2145  homeless@serve.org

Newark Digital Academy – Charter School, (Grade 2 – 12)
Newark, OH 1-740-328-2022

Office for Disability Services – Newark Campus – Accommodations to students with disabilities. Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University – Newark. Connie Zang, Director
Newark, OH 1-740-364-9578

Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals – Information, courses and certification for direct support and supervisors. Direct Support Professional’s Code of Ethics is a core standard that members of OADSP use to guide our work.
Cincinnati, OH 1-866-8622322

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities – It’s my Turn, self-determination curriculum. Information for Parents (rights with regard to special education), Specifically on IEPs
Marion, OH 1.800.374.2806

Par Excellence Academy – K – Grade 5 Charter School
Newark, OH 1-740-344-7279

Partnering with Families of Highly Mobile and Homeless Students – Ohio Department of Educaiton what you need to know and resources for working with homeless students

Professional Development in Autism – For parents and educators
Seattle, WA 1-877-408-UWAC 

School Choice Ohio – Information on choose the and financing the right school for your learner
Columbus, OH 1-614-223-1555  

School District Map – Map of area school districts from Licking County Auditor

Smiling with Hope Bakery – Newark High for students with special needs.
Newark, OH 1-740-670-7400

Southeast Tace Region IV – Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE)
Syracuse, NY 1-866-518-7750

Southwest Licking Digital Academy – Charter School, (Grade 2 – 12)
Pataskala, OH 1-740-927-3941

STAR Program – Children’s Hospital, Hematology or cancer school program
Columbus, OH 1.614.722.2000

State Testing Accessibility – Requirements and accommodations during State tests
Columbus, OH 1-877-644-6338

Pheonix Central – Next-Step program for young adults with disabilities,  (Age 18 – 21)
Newark, OH 1-740-345-3290

The Grammar Book – Writing tool   

The Khan Academy – Free online lessons and tutorials in the basic subjects plus technology and college placement.

The Learning Spectrum – Autism
Newark, OH 1-614-844-5433

The Purdue Online Writing Lab – Writing tool 

University of Chicago Writing Program – Writing tool

Workspace – Resource for DoDD trainings and information
Columbus, OH

Events, Clubs and Activities

A Kid AgainMonthly activities to help kids with serious illnesses and their families get a break from their illness, (Age Birth – 18)
1-614-797-9500 Columbus, OH

Allies & AdvocatesSupport and resource group for family and friends of persons living with disabilities.
1-740-587-0200 119 W. Broadway, Granville, OH  43023

Boy ScoutsBe A Scout, (Age 7 – 18)
1-614-436-7200  

Girl Scouts of OhioGirls Club, (Age 7 – 18)
1-614-436-7200 Columbus, OH

Growing up GreatResources for parents to on many topics. Click here to see 101 Ways to Grow up Great.

Inmate Community Service DogsInmate Community Service Dog Programs, including training and caring for puppies and dogs for programs that assist persons who are physically and/or visually impaired

Licking Co. AuditorDog license online system
1-740-670-5040 Newark, OH

Licking Co. EventsListing of local events
Newark, OH

Licking Co. Extension Office   4-H Youth Development, (Elementary through High School)
1-740-670-5315 Newark, OH

My Place to BeSocial Emotional Awareness Age 3 – 17, girls club, teen club
1-740-349-3505 Newark, OH

Newark Church of the NazareneCommunity gardens, After school program, Food Pantry, Groups for kids, teens & Adult and School partnerships
1-740-344-2651 Address: 200 S Williams St, Newark, OH 43055

ReelabilitiesFilms by and about people with different abilities
1-646-505-5738 New York, NY

The Inspired Treehouseplayful activities for kids that promote development and wellness 

The Village Network – Bright FuturesGuiding children toward independent productive lives.Click here for Parent Child Interaction Pamphlet. Bright futures. Parent child interactive therapy PCIT
1-740-788-8850 Address:  14 Sandalwood Drive, Newark, OH  43055

The Works2016 Summer Camp schedule for children and teens ages 3 to 17! Campers learn how to do a lot during Summer Camps at The Works, but most importantly they discover the fun of history, art, science and technology. Each inventive program captures fundamental education concepts and presents them to campers in unique, engaging and relevant ways that spark imagination and creative thinking.
1-740-349-9277 Newark, OH

VSA OhioAccessible Events Calendar
1-614-241-5325 Columbus, OH

YES Youth Engaged in ServiceService Learning for teens, (Teenagers)
1-740-522-0937 Newark, OH

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services – Providing information and support to facilitate working.
601 Underwood Street Suite C, Zanesville, OH  43701 1-800-645-1094

Center of Vocational Alternatives (COVA) – MH and Recovery Job Readiness, Employment, and Computer Classes, (Age 14 through Adult)
Columbus, OH 1-614-294-7117

Food for Good Thought – We specialize in individuals with autism and are able to offer positions within our gluten free bakery if the individual is in need of employment with ongoing supports. In additional to our Supported Employment, we offer services geared towards competitive and community employment. These services include: Community Based Assessments, where individuals are assessed in a work environment; Career Exploration, where consumers are able to explore a number of different career choices through informational interviews; Job Development, where we build resumes, complete mock interviews and applications and help individuals navigate the job searching process; and Job Coaching, where we will work beside the individual to ensure they adapt to their new position as easily as possible. Additional services: Customized Employment, Work Adjustment and Travel Training.
Columbus, OH 1.614.447.0424

Lettuce Work  Autism
New Albany, OH 1-614-204-1620

Licking Co. Community Emergency Response Team – Volunteer in the field of emergency and community response
Newark, OH 1-740-670-5573

Licking Co. Humane Society – Volunteer for reduced cost spay and neuter clinics, dog walking, working at the front desk in the pet food pantry, provide respite animal care in your home. Heath, OH 1-740-522-7297

Licking Parks District – Volunteer information page.
Newark, OH 1-740-587-2535

Licking/Knox Goodwill – Training and employment
Newark, OH 1-740-345-9861

National Veterans Training – Veterans secure quality, long-term employment
Denver, CO 1-800-331-0562

Ohio Means Jobs – Job Search Web Site and local office
Newark, OH 1-740-670-8700

Ohio Small Business Development Center – Apply for assistance in starting you own business
Columbus, OH 1-800-848-1300

Opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities – Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Columbus, OH 1-800-282-4536

Funding and Pantries, Guardians, Legal and Other Assistance

ACT TODAY! Autism Care and TreatmentRaise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism
21600 Oxnard Street, Suite 1800, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
1-818-340-4010

Adams, Russel J. – Dave Zwyer listed as having experience with Community Fund Management Foundation
Granville, OH
1-740-587-2889

Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc. APSI – Guardian and protective services
Mt. Vernon, OH
1-740-397-3526

Aebi Law Firm Social Security – Attorney
Mt. Vernon, OH
1-740-397-8875

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church – Community meals, Supper/Clothing Giveaway
732 Hebron Road, Heath, OH 43056
1-740-522-4535

Christ United Methodist Church (Eastside Pantry)– Food Pantry, Clothing & Household
10 N Cedar St, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-345-0375

Croton Church of Christ – Pre-school, Youth Group, Library and Food Pantry, Clothing & Household
40 S Main St, Croton, OH
1-740-893-3191

Federal Poverty Guidelines – 2015 federal poverty guidelines

First Baptist Church of Heath – Food pantry open Mon – Thurs 10 an – 12 pm, Community dinner 3rd Tuesday of the month 5 – 6:30 pm
525 S 30th Street, Heath, OH
1-740-522-5245

First Baptist Church of Newark – Freedom Wheels, free bicycles for those in need; Community breakfast free, last Saturday of every month 8:30 – 11 am
1000 Granville Road, Newark, OH
1-740-344-8448

First United Methodist Church – Community dinner, 2nd Wednesday every month
88 N 5th Street, Newark, OH
1-740-349-7020

Food Pantry Network – Free food program
823 Steele Ave, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-344-7401

Fund it Forward – Provides funding for adaptive equipment not covered by health insurance
P.O. Box 457, Wexford, PA 15090
info@funditfwd.org

Guardianship in Ohio – Published by the Ohio Bar Association
1700 Lake Shore Drive,  Columbus, Ohio 43204
1-800-282-6556

Handelman Law Offices – Social Security Attorney
Newark, OH
1-740-349-8581

Hanover Presbyterian ChurchFree clothing for all members of the family, no questions asked; first Thursday of every month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
732 N Main St NE, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-763-2619

Hebron New Life United Methodist Church – Baby pantry Every Wednesday 5 – 7:30 pm and every Satruday 10 – 12 pm
925 W Main St., Hebron, OH
1-740-928-5080

Hickman & Lowder Co. LPA. – Attorneys at Law Multiple articles for funding
Cleveland, OH
1-216-861-0360

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – Federally funded program providing energy bill assistance for those who qualify
Columbus, OH
1-800-282-0880

Homestyle Direct – This is not a free service, but they do take Medicaid. Food delivered weekly.
PO Box 159 Kimberly, ID 8334
1 866-735-0921

Jacksontown United Methodist Church – Food Pantry, Clothing Pantry; open every Wednesday 10 am – 12pm and 6 – 8 pm, Breakfast, first Saturday of every month
9350 Jacksontown Rd SE PO BOX 275, Jacksontown, OH 43030
1.740.323.4429

Joseph’s Coat – Help individuals and families to provide for themselves by offering clothing, furniture, personal care items, and household goods
240 Outerbelt St, Columbus, OH 43213
1.614.863.1371

Kier Memorial Fund – Established to address unmet needs for developmentally disabled individuals in Licking County. Note for Service Coordinator: Forms are available on SharePoint under referral forms.
Newark, OH
1-740-349-6588 (Ask for your Service Coordinator)

Kirkersville United Methodist Church – Free produce to low-income families. Every Wednesday 9:30 – 11 am
180 W Main St, Kirkersville, OH 43033
1-740-344-7401

Kiwanis, Granville – Adopted AmTrykes as a cause for 2015-16. Apply for funds from their web site. Priority is to serve children in need.
PO Box 133,  Granville, Ohio 43023
1-740-404-1189

Last Call Ministries (The Open Pantry) – Food and clothing pantry, pet food pantry Open Monday and Friday 10 – 1pm; Financial help with heating costs;  Community supper fourth Saturday every month 4 – 5:30 pm
340 Everett Ave, Newark, OH
1-740-344-7401

Licking Co. Adult Probation – Supervising offenders placed on community control for felony crimes as well as supervising people awaiting court actions for criminal indictments
Newark, OH
1-740-670-5730

Licking Co. Child Support Enforcement Agency – Represents the court order and our obligation is to make sure that it is fulfilled
Newark, OH
1-740-670-5998

Licking Co. Coalition of Care – Financial assistance provided by local churches
Newark, OH
1-740-670-9700

Licking Co. Common Pleas Court Clerk of Courts Legal division  – Handles civil, criminal, anti-stalking civil protection order and court of appeals cases
Main Courthouse on the Square, Newark
1-740-670-5450

Licking Co. Common Pleas Court Clerk of Courts Domestic Division – Handles divorce, dissolution, child custody, paternity, civil protection order and contempt cases
75 E. Main St. Newark

Licking Co. Common Pleas Court Clerk of Courts Title Division – Located at handles all matters related to the processing of automobile titles.
877 E. Main St. in Newark and 316 Township Rd. in Pataskala

Licking Co. Foundation – Grants, Scholarships, Funding
Newark, OH
1.740.349.3863, x105

Licking Co. Municipal Court – Clerk of Courts, Ticket payment, public records search
Newark, OH
1-740-670-7800

Licking Co. Probate & Juvenile Court – Matters dealing with minors and estates
Newark, OH
1-740-670-5624

Licking Co. Veterans’ Service Commission – Provide temporary financial assistance applicants, to provide transportation to VA Medical Centers and to assist veterans in obtaining earned benefits from the federal, state, and local levels of government (Ohio’s VA Website http://www.dvs.ohio.gov)
935 Buckeye Avenue Newark, OH 43055
1-740-670-5434

Make a Wish – Provides a significant one-time gift including adventures to children with life-threatening illnesses
2545 Farmers Drive Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43235
1-614-923-0555

Market Street Pantry – Food Pantry
37 ½ South Fourth Street,  Newark, OH 43055
1-740-345-7469

Marne United Methodist Church – Food Pantry, 7:30 am – 10:30 am third Saturday each month;  Community Playground
1019 Licking Valley Rd, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-763-4333

Meranda Law Firm – Social Security Attorney
Newark, OH
1-740-349-8000

Miller Fund – Newark City Schools, LC Health Dept., LCJFS and LCESC all can help with items that insurance does not cover. Child/family must be at or below 200% of poverty level and have no insurance, or insurance which wouldn’t cover a specific service. Note for Service Coordinator: Forms are saved on SharePoint under referral forms.
1-740-349-6588 Ask for your Service Coordinator

Modest Needs Foundation – Online support for the working poor.
115 E 30th St, FL 1, New York, NY 10016
1-212-463-7042

Money Geek – Listing of a wide range of scholarships, grants and tips on how to apply for them
P.O. Box 77042, San Francisco, CA 94107
mark@moneygeek.com

Morrow, Gordon & Byrd – Social Security Attorney
Newark, OH
1-740-345-9611

Neal Avenue United Methodist ChurchFree dinner last Tuesday of each month @ 5 p.m., Transportation is available
12 Neal Ave., Newark, OH
1-740-344-3021

Newark Freewill Baptist ChurchFree produce to low-income families. Fridays 8:30 – 11 am
37 Westmoor Ave, Newark, OH 
1-740-344-4292

Office of the Ohio Consumers’ CounselRepresents households in court and educates consumers about electric, natural gas, telephone, & water issues.
10 W Broad St Suite 1800, Columbus, OH 43215
1-877-742-5622

Ohio ABLE – Savings protection for Ohioans with disabilities
State Treasurer of Ohio, 30 E. Broad Street – 9th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215
1-800-228-1102

Ohio Development Service Agency – Energy Assistance Programs
Columbus, OH
1-800-282-0880

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council – Estate Planning Guide

Ohio Domestic Violence NetworkBatterer intervention is a method for addressing individuals, commonly known as “batterers” who commit intimate partner violence or coercive controlling behaviors such as emotional, physical and sexual abuse against a current or former (wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend) partner
Columbus, OH
1-800-934-9840

Ohio Public Defender – To protect the rights of indigent persons throughout Ohio by providing quality representation and leadership in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Columbus, OH 
1-800-686-1573

Ohio State Bar Association – Law Facts, Pamphlets
Columbus, OH
1-800-282-6556

Pataskala LEADS – Housing, Preschool, Clothing, Food pantry
12536 Adams Lane SW,  Pataskala, Ohio 43062
1-740-927-9861

Pleasant View United Methodist Church – Food Pantry, Youth Group
6031 Fallsburg Rd, Newark, OH 
1-740-345-5430

Prevention, Retention and Contingency – A program of JFS. includes kinship services. Families may not qualify for JFS, but need temporary financial help including; Clothing and shelter,  Domestic violence housing relocation assistance, Disaster assistance, Transportation (including auto repair expenses or a down payment on an automobile), Employment and training
74 South 2nd Street, Newark, OH
1-740-670-8999

Salvation Army (The Emergency Pantry) – Financial assistance, Food Pantry, Emergency shelter, summer camp
250 East Main Street, Newark, OH
1-740-345-8120

Second Presbyterian Church – Food Pantry, Community dinner, Youth group & trips, Women’s group, and Classes
42 East Church Street, Newark, OH
1-740-349-8691

Seventh Day Adventist – Food Pantry, Youth Ministry, Ladies Ministry, Community Services Ministry, Sunshine Bands and an Elementary School
701 Linnville Rd., Heath, OH
1-740-323-4222

Shaheen Jr.,  Arnold E.  – Social Security Attorney
Pataskala, OH
1-740-927-9225

Simply EZ of Columbus, Ltd. – Meal delivery all over Ohio
3593 Interchange Road, Columbus, OH  43204
1-614-308-1844

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services – Legal assistance, free consultation, youth assistance program,  (Civil only)
15 W Locust Ave, Ste. A, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-345-0850

Special Considerations – Created specifically to serve individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  We provide life insurance to cover an individual’s final expenses.  Our seamless and comprehensive program is intended to remove the financial and emotional burden that is felt by both the consumer and the agency when an unexpected loss occurs.  Medicaid and SSI do not consider the policy as a resource.  Program payments can be made monthly, based upon an individual’s budget; or as a single lump sum for spend down situations.  We provide a systematic enrollment process, which organizes and simplifies the funeral planning process for each individual.  This insures the continuity of services provided among all individuals.
2773 S. Queen Street, Dallastown, PA 17313
1-800.405.4232

St. John’s Lutheran Church – Food Pantry, Youth Group & Trips, Community Meals, Bible study
6004 Linville Rd, Newark, OH  43058
1-740-323-0141

Utica LEADS – Housing, Preschool, Clothing, Food pantry
308 North Main Street, Utica, OH
1-740-892-4192

VITA Tax Preparation – LC Coalition for Housing. Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers
Newark, OH
1-740-345-1970

Volunteer Guardian Program – Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, serves Licking Co.
Columbus, OH
1-800-589-7277 or 1-614-645-7250

Water’s Edge Assembly of God – Food Pantry, Youth Ministry, Ladies Ministry,  Men’s Ministry, and Nursing Home Ministry
2249 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH
1-740-522-5255

World Global Ministries – Food Pantry
69 King Ave, Newark, OH
1-740-344-5945

Wright Memorial Methodist Church – (Baby Pantry) Luke Ministry for all abilities, Food Pantry, Baskets of Life Ministries
Newark, OH
1-740-366-2120

Health, Wellness, Medical Offices and Therapy

ActivStyle – Incontinence products to Medicaid recipients mostly at no cost
Nearest location is in Illinois
1-800-651-6223 X526

Adorabelly Designs – Covers for G-tubes

Akron Children’s Hospital – Multiple resources and research
One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308-1062
1-330-543-1000

Alzheimer’s Association – Information about Alzheimer’s and dementia
http://www.alz.org/
1.800.272.3900X

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps – Insurance coverage, secondary to health insurance for those who qualify, contact local health department. Providers have to be approved by health insurance and BCMH prior to service
Columbus, OH
1-614-466-3543

Car Seat Laws – Child care seat laws for Ohio
1-614-466-2144

Care.com – Benefits of outdoor play

CBS News Benefits of outdoor play

Center for Disease Control – Living Healthy with developmental disabilities
Atlanta, GA
1-800-232-4636

Center for New Beginnings – Emergency shelter and support services for victims of domestic violence
60 North First Street,  Newark, Ohio 43055
1-740-349-8719

Central Christian ChurchMedical Loan Closet open Mon, Wed & Friday 10 – 3 as of 6/10/2015
Newark, OH
1-740-366-7483

Central Ohio Bed Bug Services – Assessment and treatment of bed bugs. Reimbursement may need prior authorization.
Newark, OH
1-740-403-9610
Email:  centralohiobedbusservices@gmail.com

Developmental Assessment Program – N. Children’s Hospital Autism and DD diagnostic and psychological assessment
Westerville, OH
1-614-355-8315

Family Health Services – Sliding fees for services are based upon a client’s income and family size, however, no one is denied services due to their inability to pay. Rape crises center, HIV testing.
155 McMillen Drive, Newark, OH 43055
1-800-688-3266 740-344-9291

Family Wise – Prescription drug card, print for free

Healthy Alberta – Benefits of outdoor play
Alberta, Canada
1-780-427-1432

Healthy Child Care – Spanish flyer on baby safe sleeping rules and SIDS
1-847-434-4000

Heartbeats Programs for pregnant and parenting individuals, couples, relationship education, pregnancy loss, post abortion trauma, fertility education and fatherhood.
336 E. Main Street, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-349-7558

Home and Community Based Services Application – HCBS
Newark, OH
1-888-670-8787

Hospice of Licking County – Concentrates on making the patient comfortable and free of pain, allowing the patient to make the most of the time that remains
2269 Cherry Valley Rd. Newark, OH 43055
1-800-804-2505

Kids Growth – Many articles on parenting, development, milestones and childhood conditions

Licking Co. Community Health Clinic – Basic medical care
144 W Main St, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-345-1113

Licking Co. Health Department – Immunization, birth certificate, special education, bed bugs, information, free radon test kits,  Bureau of medical handicaps health insurance, child safety seats (Kiwanis) contact Ashley See at (740) 349-6514 or asee@lickingcohealth.org
675 Price Rd, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-349-6535

Licking Co. Healthy Homes Coalition – Flyer Keeping homes in Licking County healthy
Newark, OH
1-740-349-6535

Licking Memorial Dental Clinic – One day per week clinic for those under 18 only. Located at Wing, Mack & Smith Dental Office. Usually the 3rd Monday call first
Newark, OH
740-344-9155 ext. 101

Licking Memorial Hospital – Wellness classes, physical referral, acute & emergency care. Physician listing located at: http://www.lmhealth.org/Home.aspx
1320 West Main, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-348-4000

Lincare – Oxygen, Registered nurses will work with Medicaid patients who require tube feedings or nutritional supplements to receive their nutrition supplies free
1961 Tamarack Rd, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-349-8236

Livestrong Benefits of outdoor play
Santa Monica, CA
support@livestrong.com

Look Up Center/Opportunity Store – Non-profit Christian-based  Community Outreach Center, Dental care, Furniture and other needs store, Free dinner by reservation only (Monday 5:30 pm), After school care, Basic life skills training
Newark, OH
1-740-345-6026

M.C. Mobility Systems Vehicles to lifts & in home products
Columbus, OH
1.800.503.0052

Medical Institute for Sexual Health – Building connections for families, sexual health information
1-512-328-6268

Medicare – What is Medicare
Baltimore, MD
1-800-MECICARE

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Close to Home, Speech therapy, accept all insurances, medical and mental health care.
75 S. Terrace Ave, Newark, OH or 6435 E. Broad St, Columbus
or 6499 E. Broad St, Ste 140, Columbus (OT and PT)
1-740-522-3221
Or contact Lynn McCasland,  Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
1-614-769-3090
lynn.mccasland@nationwidechildrens.org

New Leaf Center – Clinic for special needs children
Mt. Eaton, OH
1-330
3599888

Newark Fire Department – Fire inspection, free smoke detectors
Newark, OH
1-740-670-7670

Obama Care – Navigate information about Obama care. Official Marketplace for Insurance
1-800-318-2596

Ohio Amblyope Registry – Help for supplies and therapy for Lazy Eye
Children’s Hospital Columbus, OH
1-877-808-2422

Ohio Benefit Bank – Database of resources
1-800-648-1176
tbbhelp@thebenefitbank.org

Ohio Benefits Self Service Awareness Toolkit – Resources for those applying for Medicaid
Columbus, OH
1-800-617-6733

Ohio Board of Psychology – Use this web site to verify psychologist licensure
Columbus, OH
1-877-779-7446

Ohio Department of Health – Dental financing program in partnership with Ohio Dental Association
Columbus, OH
1-614-466-3543

Ohio Drug Card – United Networks of America (Not a government program)
Baton Rouge, LA
1-800-726-4232

Ohio Health Department – Benefits including assistance and medical, and obtain your birth record

Ohio HIV/AIDS/STD Hotline – Free, anonymous and confidential answers to your questions and concerns
Columbus, OH
1-800-332-2437

Ohio Medicaid Program – Provider Search
Newark, OH
1-800-324-8680

Ohio’s Best Rx – Prescription discount program
Twinsburg, OH
1-866-923-7879

Partnership for Prescription Assistance – Prescription discount program provided by pharma-research companies
1-888-477-2669

Pathways of Central Ohio – Old Prescription Disposal Program

Pfizer  – Information and discounts for Pfizer products
1-866-706-2400

Rehab Mart– Leading provider of medical supplies, rehabilitation products and healthcare technologies. Rehab Mart has helped over 350,000 customers since 1998, supplying them with items such as patient lifts, wheelchair cushions and bathtub lifts. Rehab Mart also has a scholarship fund for students with disabilities or special needs, plus an informational blog with numerous resources.

Respite Benefits – Ohio Medicaid program, respite care coverage
Maumee, OH
1-800-462-3589

Shire US Inc. – Information on stimulant use for ADHD
1-800-828-2088

Sounds Good Ohio Joanne Snow – Auditory integration training. This is a 2-week intensive program, 2 sessions daily (sessions must be at least 3 hours apart).   She has an education background and credentials, & was trained to implement this program with children and adults with depression, traumatic brain injury, autism, etc.   She became a waiver provider in 2015.
300 W. Vine St. Mt. Vernon, OH
1-740-501-0827
soundsgood.daa@gmail.com

St. Vincent DePaul Society – Financial assistance, Food Pantry, Emergency shelter, Durable medical equipment
115 – 135 Wilson Street, Newark, OH
1-740-349-8425

Teheran Grotto – We work through clinics and local doctors to care for the dentistry needs of children who suffer from a wide variety of developmental and physical disabilities
Newark, OH
1-440-946-2334

The Dental Group – Great for western Licking Co. option. They accept Medicaid, Medicare, and all plan D.
Columbus, OH
1.614.939.8338

Tools for the Primary Care of People with Developmental Disabilities – Toolkit to help physicians communicate with and care persons with DD
Nashville, TN
1-615-936-8852

Uncompensated Care Program – Program of services and providers paid by community support and hospital care assurance program
Newark, OH
1-740-348-4500

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation – After insurance pays/denies claim, balance can be submitted for payment directly to provider
MN017-W400, PO Box 41, Minneapolis, MN 55440-0041
1-855-698-4223

Housing

Alvis House – Re-entry program providing counseling, housing, family focused support
Columbus, OH
1-614-252-8402

American Red Cross – Emergency housing, food, clothing, and first aid in response to disasters
143 S. 30th Street, Newark, OH, 43055
1-740-349-9442

Caregiver Homes – Provide care in your home for a relative or non-relative
Columbus, OH
1-866-797-2333

Community Living Experiences (CLE) – Supported living
Newark, OH
1-740-345-2720

Hattie Larlham – Medical, residential, recreational and work training services to children and adults with developmental disabilities
Akron, OH
1-330-274-2272

LEADS Community Action – Food, shelter, clothing, energy bill assistance, home weatherization
159 Wilson Ave, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-349-8606

Licking Co. Coalition for Housing – Housing Assistance
23 S Park Pl Suite 200 PO Box 613 Newark, OH 43055
1-740-345-1970

Licking Co. Fair Housing – Housing Discrimination Investigation, Tenant/Landlord Counseling, Education / Information
Newark, OH
1-740-670-5187

Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority – Section 8 Housing METRO Voucher Information. METRO Income Limit: $24,500.00 per year or less to receive a voucher. 1 bedroom apartment cap; $558.00 per month …including rent and utilities. 2 bedroom apartment cap; $726.00 per month …including rent and utilities
85 West Church Street, Newark, OH
1.740.649.8069

Ohio Housing Finance Agnecy – Affordable housing opportunities for Ohioans from rental assistance to home ownership. OHFA provides access to financial resources
57 E Main Street, Newark, OH  43055
1-614-466-7970

Ohio Housing Locator – Using this web site to search for housing and contact information

Information and Parental Support

Alberta Health Services – Sexuality Guide for Parent

BBBS of Licking and Perry Counties “Mentors for single parent families. jutrevis@bbbslp.org
62 West Locust Street Newark, OH 43055
1-740-349-9646

Building Piece of Mind American Academy of Pediatrics – English and Spanish guide to educating parents on raising safe, happy children
1.614.846.6258

Cap4Kids – A free website connecting youth and families with resources in the community.  When users select a need, a Parent Handout can be produced. These handouts are the backbone of the project. Within each handout is a description of helpful social service agencies, addresses and phone numbers. The handouts can be easily printed by clicking on the handout and choosing print from your web browser. Care providers can print these parent handouts and give them to the families in need of a particular service.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital; 700 Children’s Drive; Columbus, OH  43205
1.614-722-4957

Casey Family Programs – Safety and Success of Children and Families
Seattle, WA
1.206.282.7300

Disability Scoop Primary source for disability information

Early Childhood Ohio – Information for Parents from Ohio Government including JFS
Newark, OH
1-740-670-8999

Estate Planning – Attorneys who Specialize in Writing Special Needs Trusts
Derek Graham, 35 N. Fourth St., Columbus, OH  43215, 614-716-0507;
David Zwyer, 614-224-7193
Michael D. Juhola, 867 High St., Suite B, Worthington, OH  43085
AlerStallings LLC, 974 N. 21st Street, Suite C-1, Newark, OH  43055, 740-204-2444
tj@alerstallings.com

Family Centered Service Supports – Mission and funding for CFFC and FCFC
Newark, OH
1.740.670.8844

Family Support Services – Information and forms needed to apply and gain re-imbursement
Newark, OH
1-740-349-6588

Family Voices – Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care Click here for a listing of resources
Columbus, OH
1.740.625.5673

Granville GAPS – Advocacy, resources for parents
Granville, OH

Help Me Grow – Help Me Grow is Ohio’s Birth to Three System which offers the following two voluntary programs: Help Me Grow Early Intervention & In home visits.
116 N 22nd Street, Newark, OH
1-740-349-6588

Hope United Methodist ChurchBaby Pantry Third Saturday of month, 10 – Noon
83 E. Columbus St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110
1-614-837-7548

Illinois Department of Human Services – Baby feeding options in Spanish

Licking Co. Board of Elections – Register to vote, absentee voting, notice of elections
Newark, OH
1-740-670-5080

Licking Co. Children & Families First – Strengthening families and improving the local social and human service delivery system by working together and sharing resources
Newark, OH
1-740-349-1633

Licking Co. Family and Children First – Community Support Teaming multisystem support.
74 S. Second Street, Newark, OH  43055
1-740-670-8844

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Definition of abuse and where to get help
Austin, TX
1-800-799-7233

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Victims Services – Register online for notifications of an information regarding and inmate
Columbus, OH
1-888-842-8464

Ohio Here to Help – Web site to help find resources
Columbus, OH

Ohio Latino Affairs Commission – Information and events supporting the Latino community
1-614-466-8333

OHIOAirs – A private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to ensuring quality information and referral (I&R) services throughout Ohio
Columbus, OH
1-419-599-1660

Ounce of Prevention American Academy of Pediatrics – English and Spanish guide to educating children against obesity.
1.614.846.6258

Parent Child Interaction Therapy – An evidence-based practice used to treat children ages 2-6 years old.

Parent Mentor Program P.A.C.E. – Parent Mentor Program
Newark, OH
1-740-670-7060

Parent’s Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement – Ohio Department of Education, special education. Spanish and other, multiple languages
Columbus, OH
1-877-644-6338

Pathways of Central Ohio – Incredible Years program: This twelve session workshop is for parents who have toddlers 1 – 3 years of age. Topics include: Child Directed Play, Language Skills Coaching, Social and Emotional Coaching, Praising and Encouraging, Handling Separations and Reunions, Using Incentives , Setting Limits and Handling Misbehavior
Newark, OH
Linda Sandin 740 345 6166 x 205 Program Director, lsandin@pathwaysco.org
Heather Hickman 740 345 6166 x 230 or hhickman@pathwaysco.org

Positively Autism – For parents, teachers or anyone who works with those on the spectrum

Prader-Willi Syndrome Assoc. of Ohio – Providing information on Prader-Willi Syndrome
Parma, OH
1-216-741-6778

Provider Search – DoDD’s provider listing
Columbus, OH
1-800-617-6733

Reach out and Read – Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children’s books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits.
Boston, MD
1.617.455.0600

Reading Aloud – Research on reading aloud by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Red Treehouse – Online resource promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal-25
Cleveland, OH
1.216.229.5757 x1126

Reputation – Protecting what teenagers do and see online
Redwood City, CA
1.877.546.8284

Searching the Web – Tips on searching the Internet for health information
Akron, OH
1-330-643-9075

Shaken Baby Syndrome – Flyer and fact sheet in Spanish

Talking to Teens about Sexting – A guide to help parents talk about sexting
Elk Grove Village, IL
1-847-434-4000

Teen Lures Prevention – Tips for parents on how to keep teens safe on the Internet
Shelburne, VT
800.552.2197

The Low Down on Sexting – Everything you wanted to know about sexting, but were afraid to ask
Oakland, CA

United Way of Licking County – Information and referrals for United Way funded agencies
50 S Second Street, 2nd Flr, PO Box 4490, Newark, OH
740-345-6685

Verterans Affiars (Department of) – VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors
Washington, DC
1-800-827-1000

Veterans Online Request for DD214Military records requests
College Park, MD
1-314-801-0800 (Emergency Only)

Vitalchek – Brith, death, marriage and divorce records
877-828-3101

Voter’s with Disabilities – Disability rights for voting
Columbus, OH
1-877-767-6446

Watch me Thrive – To encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them.
Washington, DC

What Does It Mean To Be Parents? – Guide for Spanish speaking parents searching for help on parenting
1-301-496-5133

Women’s Health – Breast feeding instructions and information Also in Spanish, Chinese and American Indian or Native American publications
1-800-994-9662

Zero to Three – Learning and development information and activities. Also in Spanish
Washington, DC
1-202-638-1144

Mental Health and Support Groups

Access Ohio Mental Health – State-of-the-Art, Scientifically-Based Mental Health Diagnostic Services; Psychiatric Services provided by Board Certified Physicians, Medication Management, Psychotherapy, Individual & Group Therapy, Individualized Community Support Services, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Columbus, OH
1-614-367-7700

Akashi Azaria, Ph.D. – Psychological Services Provider
Granville, OH
1-614-846-1421

Alan “Gary” White, Ph.D. – Psychological Services Provider referrer
Newark, OH
1-740-345-5585

Alcoolics Anonymous – Addiciton recovery group
Newark, OH
1-740-345-7060

Amigo Family Counseling – Specializing in Autism, Offering Child, Adolescent, Adult Mental Health Services
Columbus, OH
1-614-310-1234
Email to: amigofamcounsel@aol.com

Behavioral Health Care Center – Individual, family & group counseling and case management
8402 Blackjack Rd, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
1-740-397-0442

Behavioral Science Specialists, LLC – Behavioral Health Assessment, Treatment, & Consultation, Contract Psychological Services, Contract Medical Services, Medical & Psychological Disability Determination, Guardianship Assessment, Forensic Psychological Consultation, Assessment & Treatment of Autism, Spectrum/Developmental Disorders, Diagnosis & Treatment of Psychoeducational Disorders, Diagnosis & Treatment of Childhood Disorders, Behavioral Support Services, Behavioral Plans & Evaluation, Individual, Couple & Family Counseling, Education & Training, Research & Program Evaluation
Columbus, OH
1-614-291-7600

Catholic Social Services – Payee services, Counseling, Violence and Abuse Prevention Program, Post adoption Services, Pathways to Hope, HOME Choice
Zanesville, OH
1-740-452-5057

Cecil Miller, Ph.D., Psychological Consultants – Psychological Services Provider
Newark, OH
1-740-522-2230

Childrens Disabilities – This section of this web site offers updated list of support groups. Articles and information for parents as well

Christopher C. Fiumera, Ph.D. – Psychological Services Provider
Mt. Vernon, OH
1-740-392-5399

Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio – Support groups, education and advocacy. Click on this link to open the referral form.
Columbus, OH
1-614-263-6020

Dual Diagnosis – Research for those working in DD and mental health
Columbus, OH
1-877-275-6364

Gamblers Anonymous – Information and support for gambling addiction
Columbus, OH
1-855-222-5542

Jeff Christiansen, Psy.D. – Psychological Services Provider
Newark, OH
1-740-349-7793

Kevin J. Edwards, Ph.D. – Psychological Services Provider
Thornville, OH
1-740-246-4963

Licking Alcoholism Prevention Program (LAPP) – Provider of alcohol and drug-related treatment services
Newark, OH
1.740.366.7303

Marci McCauley, PH.D. – Psychological Services Provider
Granville, OH
1-740-587-1375

Mental Health America of Licking County – Promotes good mental health and wellness and to achieve victory over mental illness. Autism support group, 2nd Wed of month, 5 – 7 pm.
Newark, OH
1-740-522-1341

Mental Health and Recovery of Knox and Licking County – Use Recovery and Resiliency Methodology to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families, and to diminish the problems caused by alcoholism, drug addiction and mental illness for the residents of Licking and Knox Counties
1435-B W Main Street, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-522-1234

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services – Psychological Services Provider
Newark, OH
1-740-281-1777

Mobile Urgent Treatment Team MUTT – Kids in crisis from MHR
Newark, OH
211

Moundbuilders Guidance Center – Providing innovative, effective and efficient community based mental health services
Newark, OH
1-740-522-0246

National Alliance on Mental Illness – America’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Mt. Vernon, OH
1-740-397-3088

National Youth Advocate Program – Foster Care and other referrals, Therapeutic and Family Foster Care, community-based mental health services, sexual-offender treatment services for youth, , intensive, in-home based program for adolescents with histories of aggressive, defiant, or violent behavior served by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, Care Management, respite care, emergency housing, parent education program
Newark, OH
1-740-349-7511

New Horizons Mental Health – Diagnostic, Psychiatric, Therapy.
Locations in Lancaster and Pickerington
1-614-834-1919

Newark-Granville Psychological Services – Psychological Services Provider
Granville, OH
1.740.587.5252

Ohio Mental Health & Recovery Services – Promoting wellness and recovery. Find toolkits under initiatives, Grow power packets under prevention
Columbus, OH

Park Rehab – OT, PT, and Speech Therapy Accepts self-pay for private patients. Otherwise, they contract with home health agencies to provide OT/PT in home. Home health agency would bill insurance.
14196 National Rd., SW Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
1-740-927-6782

Pathways of Central Ohio – 2*1*1 Referral form available to Service Coordinator in SharePoint under resources
http://www.referweb.net/chic/
1-740-345-6166

Psychological Consultants – Psychological Services Provider,  Bill McFerren, Ed.D., and Cecil Miller, Ph.D.
Newark, OH
1-740-522-2230

Shepherd Hill – Chemical dependency in-patient treatment facility
Newark, OH
1-800-223-6410

Sherry L Kraner, Esq. – Youth and Family Behavioral Health Campus. Also referred to as Kraner Behavioral Health the program has evolved from an organization well-known since its establishment in 1969; Spencer Half-Way House, Inc. and The Courage House Women’s Recovery.
Newark, OH
1-740-345-7030

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services – Referral Information National Information for finding help with substance abuse
Rockville, MD
1-800-662-4357

Suicide Prevention Lifeline – National Crisis Hotline
Franklin County, OH
1-800-273-8255

The Main Place – Mental Health Recovery Center
112 South Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
1-740-345-6246

The Woodlands’ – Family counseling, New Beginning Shelter, Aids Taskforce is located here
Newark, OH
1-740-349-7066

Timothy McNeish, Ph.D. – Psychological Services Provider
Granville, OH
1-740-587-4434

Viaquest – Home health, hospice, nursing service, psychiatric & behavioral solutions, telepsychiatry. Referral form available to Service Coordinator on SharePoint under Resources
Dublin, OH
1.800.645.3267

Providers and Care

Action for Children – Resource listing childcare and early learning for children http://www.actionforchildren.org/ 1-855-302-4453 Columbus, OH

All R Friends – Computer skills, Soft skills, Job skills, Literacy, Book club, Conflict mgt., Menu planning http://www.allrfriends.info 1.614.357.1414 Delaware, Dublin, Westerville, Gahanna, Upper Arlington

Alpha Group – Focus on Transition, Soft Skills, Technology, Recreation Art http://www.alphagroup.net/ 1.740.368.5810 Ext 120 Lewis Center, OH

Beautiful Sparkling Hands – Provider Agency with services beginning at age 7 and above. Owned by Jacqueline Abbington abbington.jacqueline@yahoo.com 1-614 634-4208  147 Spring Flower way, patasakla, OH 43062

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services – Providing information and support to facilitate working http://www.ood.ohio.gov/Core-Services/BVR 1-800-645-1094 601 Underwood Street Suite C Zanesville, OH  43701

Center of Vocational Alternatives (COVA) – MH and Recovery Job Readiness, Employment, and Computer Classes, (Age 14 through Adult) http://www.cova.org/ 1-614-294-7117 Columbus, OH

Child Care Plan – JFS 01236  CHILD MEDICAL/PHYSICAL CARE PLAN FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS & TYPE A HOMES  in Spanish and English http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/forms/findform.asp?formnum=01236    

Food for Good Thought – We specialize in individuals with autism and are able to offer positions within our gluten free bakery if the individual is in need of employment with ongoing supports.In additional to our Supported Employment, we offer services geared towards competitive and community employment. These services include:Community Based Assessments, where individuals are assessed in a work environment; Career Exploration, where consumers are able to explore a number of different career choices through informational interviews; Job Development, where we build resumes, complete mock interviews and applications and help individuals navigate the job searching process; and Job Coaching, where we will work beside the individual to ensure they adapt to their new position as easily as possible. Additional services: Customized Employment, Work Adjustment and Travel Training. http://foodforgoodthought.com/ 1.614.447.0424 Columbus, OH

Healthy Connections – Day Services, Summer Camp http://www.healthyconnectionsoh.com/ 1-614-252-4941 Columbus, OH

Lettuce Work – Employment, Autism http://lettucework.com/about.php 1-614-204-1620 New Albany, OH

Licking/Knox GoodwillTraining and employment, clothing
1-740-345-9861 Newark, OH

Life BuildersDay hab, Business Education Learning Liaison (BELL)
1.614.305.5156 Westerville, OH

National Veterans TrainingVeterans secure quality, long-term employment
1-800-331-0562 Denver, CO

National Youth Advocate ProgramFoster Care and other referrals, Therapeutic and Family Foster Care, community-based mental health services, sexual-offender treatment services for youth, , intensive, in-home based program for adolescents with histories of aggressive, defiant, or violent behavior served by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, Care Management, respite care, emergency housing, parent education program
1-740-349-7511 Newark, OH

Ohio Means JobsJob Search Web Site and local office
1-740-670-8700 Newark, OH

Ohio Small Business Development CenterApply for assistance in starting you own business
1-800-848-1300 Columbus, OH

Self-Advocacy

Allies & AdvocatesSupport and resource group for family and friends of persons living with disabilities.
1-740-587-0200 119 W. Broadway, Granville, OH  43023

Children’s Advocacy ProjectPet Therapy, events  and other resources
Columbus, OH

Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere DWAVECommunity, legal and SS Advocacy for survivors of sexual or relationship violence. Partnership with SARNCO for 24 Emergency room advocacy. Education & outreach. Volunteer training.
1-614-678-5476 Address: PO Box 1286 Worthington, OH 43085

Disability Rights OhioRights Protection and Assistance, Articles on assistive technology 
1-614-466-7264 or 1-800-282-9181  Columbus, OH

Licking Co. NAACP Branch Unit #3210National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the oldest and largest Civil Rights organization in the United States
1-740-345-6400 Address: P.O. BOX 4773. Newark, OH 43055

Ohio SIBS, OSU Nisonger Center Special Initiative of Brothers and Sisters who have a Sibling with DD
1-855-742-7669 Columbus, OH

RAINNHelp and information for those effected by rape, abuse and incest.
1-800-656-4673 Washington, DC

The Arc of OhioA statewide membership association made up of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends, interested citizens and professionals in the disability field.

1-614-487-4720 Columbus, OH

 

Speech, Hearing and Vision

Hearing Aid Assistance Program – Ohio funding for children under age 21
Columbus, OH
1-614-466-1995

Licking County Center for the Visually Impaired – Hours are 8 – Noon and 1 – 3, after they verify eligibility, they will make the appointment. Assits with low-income, visually impared obtaining eye exams and glasses
67 N 5th Street, Newark, OH 43055
1-740-345-4600

Regional Infant Hearing Program (RIHP) – Contact informaiton
1-614-466-8583

Stacy Grossman – Private speech and language pathologist
1-614-638-4197

Zenni Optical – Glasses, cheap
1-800-211-2105

Barb Lechner, Ph. D – Speech, can do in-home visits. Does not accept insurance. Will fill out paper work needed.
123 Shepardson Ct. Granville, OH
740-587-7214

Catherine BujakSpeech Therapy. Not taking insurance. Will give receipt so family can submit to insurance or HSA. Small independent practice-part time, works mostly with kids. “Office” is her house.
313 Brittany Ct, Granville, Ohio 43023
1-989-225-0169

Cornerstone Speech Therapy – Therapy/ Classes and Summer Therapy. Speech Therapy. Home and office options
1375 Cherry Way Gahanna, Ohio
1-614-973-9755

Deaf Services Center Interpreter – Community Resources and Interpreting Services
Columbus, OH
1-614-841-1991

Gillespie, Jill – Interpreter for the deaf, sign language
Newark, OH
1-740-788-0327

Sheline’s Contract Interpreting – ASL Interpreters. Serves Newark area.
Lancaster, OH
1-740-409-4370

Summer Camps

Army National Guard – Family Camps and Events
1-614-336-7274

Camp Blue SkiesSummer Camp, 5-day, 4-night camps for individuals over 21 with cognitive and developmental disabilities
Ashley, OH
1-704-266-2267

Camp Echoing Hills – Camp and respite weekends
Warsaw, OH
1-800-419-6513

Camp O’Bannon – One to two week camps for referred children in need of guidance. The camp is free to all referred, not on financial status. Ask your child’s teacher to refer your child (or call the camp for further instructions).
Newark, OH
740-345-8295

Central Ohio Diabetes Association – Diabetes Youth Camp, education and events,  (Age 3 – 18)
Lockbourn, OH
1-800-422-7946 or 614-884-4400

Columbus Parks & Recreation – Therapeutic Recreation Day Camp
Columbus, OH
1-614-645-5648

Columbus Zoo – Summer Camps, (Age 3 – Grade 7)
Powell, OH
1-614-724–3454

Easter Seals – Employment, benefits, early childhood, after school programs, summer day camp, adult day programs, in-home services, verteran & military
3830 Trueman Ct., Hilliard, OH 43026
1-614-228-5523

Educational Service Center Region 11Summer Resources
Licking & Surrounding Counties
1-614-453-1690

Epilepsy Foundation – Camps for Champs,  Age 4 – 12
Centerburg, OH
1-513-721-2905

Flying Horse FarmsCamp, Age 8 – 15
Mt. Gilead, OH
1.419.751.7077

Haughland Learning Center – Autism and Asperger’s Concentrated Academics, (K – Grade 12)
Columbus, OH
1-614-602-6473

Jewish Community Center – Camp Ayre, (Age 5 – 22)
Columbus, OH

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio – Summer Camps & Grandparent Camp
Various Locations Ohio
1-800-431-5666

National Kidney Foundation – Kidney Camp
Brookston, IN
1-765-564-2898

Ohio Hispanic Coalition – Summer Day Camp & Bilingual Classes

Ohio Historical Society – Blast for the Past Summer Day Camp

OSU Student Life Recreational Sports – Camp Recky, (Completed K – Grade 8)
Columbus, OH
1-614-292-7671

Recreation Unlimited – Recreation Unlimited
Ashley, OH
1-740-548-7006

Step by Step – Summer Programs Designed for People with ID/DD, Adult day program
Worthington, OH
1-614-436-7837

Summer Buddy Camp – Children’s Hospital Buddy Camp, Autism
Westville, OH
1.614.355.8315

Tech Corps – Day Camp, Grade 3 – 6
Columbus, OH
1.614.583.9211

Transportation

Bureau of Motor Vehicles – Licking County Locations, Drivers license and auto tags
740-345-0066

COTA Bus Service – Columbus transit system
Columbus, OH
1-614-228-1776

Fun Bus – Handicapped tx in Lancaster area. Tours throughout the year to multiple destinations
2141 Commerce St. Lancaster, OH 43130
1-888-386-2870

Go Bus – $5.00 one way rides connecting rural areas to major cities in Ohio, WV and Il
Newark, OH
1-740-670-5185

Good Samaritan Home Health Care – Residential, day hab, transportation, and employment training
Reynoldsburg, OH
1-614-500-4408

Greyhound Bus – Cross country or cross state transportation
Newark, OH
1-800-231-2222

Licking Co. Transit Authority – Rides program
745 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055
1.740.670.5180

On the Go Support Services – Non-medical transportation. Experienced in driving those with DD. Deanna Sanko and her husband do the driving. Cheree Nelson has worked with them. Crosses county lines
dsanko3@gmail.com
1.614.530.5563