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Useful Support Organizations

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, whose mission is to support and empower people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community.    

Red Treehouse

The Red Treehouse.  Relevant information to empower families.  Connections to resources, support networks and events in your community.  Hope for today and confidence as you look forward to tomorrow.    

Up Side of Downs

The Up Side of Downs exists to provide support, education and advocacy for people with Down Syndrome, their families and communities throughout Northeast Ohio.  

Ohio Association of Adult Services

The Ohio Association of Adult Services (OAAS) is a not-for-profit organization that represents member county boards of developmental disabilities in the State of Ohio.     

Hanover Research

Supporting Special Education Students in their Transition to Postsecondary Education.  Download Report.   

Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment

Who's Future is it Anyway?  2nd Edition.  Helps prepare students for their IEP meetings and gain self-determination skills through six sections that contain 36 lesson sessions.  Lesson package comes with a Coach's Guide that outlines the lessons, how to teach them, the roles of the students and teachers, as well as expected outcomes.     


Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, a division of the ESC of Central Ohio (State Support Team 11).  The Autism Center at OCALI provides a clearinghouse of information on research, resources and trends to address the autism challenge.  The center offers a source for training, technical assistance, resources and consultation to build program capacity and individual learning and growth.  Visit the OCALI Webinar Archive for excellent presentations. 

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy oranization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism.  A Transition Tool Kit  geared towards supporting families with adolescents and young adults with autism was announced in 2011.  


Positive Education Program (PEP) helps troubled and troubling children learn and grow.  Visit the PEP website for contact information.  Read the PEP Connections Brochure.    

The Benefit Bank

The Ohio Benefit Bank is an online service designed to secure funds and services for individuals and families working to overcome poverty and to build long-term financial stability.  


How Can Assistive Technology Support Students with Different Learning Styles

Orange Schools
32000 Chagrin Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
PHONE: 216.831.8600
FAX: 216.831.8029