education and support for families dealing with autism
Below are some resources that may be helpful to you and your family as you seek information and support. Be sure to ask us for a handout with a more comprehensive list, including many helpful books.
- Autism Speaks
- Autism Society of America–Ohio Chapter
- Autism Watch
- Milestones Autism Resources
- iPad/iPod apps
- Camp Emanuel in Centerville, Ohio
- Applied behavioral analysis providers
- Dayton Children’s family resource directory
Certified Autism Center™ and lab sensory sensitivity program
The laboratory department and child life department at Dayton Children's Hospital worked in collaboration to become the first of its kind to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation means that the lab and child life teams had to complete a rigorous training and certification program to help them better assist autistic patients or those with other sensory sensitivities. The CAC certification also includes an onsite review to provide support and guidance to accommodate patients with sensory needs. Click here to learn more.