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Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)

A project of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence serves families, educators, and professionals working with infants, preschool and school-age children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and low-incidence disabilities – including hearing impairments, visual impairments, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, traumatic brain injuries and other health impairments.

OCALI's mission is to build state- and system-wide capacity to improve outcomes for individuals with autism and low-incidence disabilities through leadership, training and professional development, technical assistance, collaboration and technology.

OCALI seeks to ensure a high quality of life for individuals diagnosed with ASD and other low-incidence disabilities for their entire lives by providing high-quality information, products and services, including:

An annual Conference and Exposition - the nation's premier event in autism, assistive technology and low-incidence disabilities.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders – an overview of the world of ASD developed by Ohio parents of individuals with ASD who have a broad range of experience with interventions, resources and services.

Transition to Adulthood Guidelines for Individuals with ASD – general information, tools and resources, activities and interventions and more to support comprehensive transition planning that leads to successful post-secondary outcomes.

Lending Library - a free lending library that includes books, DVDs and assistive technology devices.

Autism Internet Modules – a series of free online modules that present comprehensive information for those working and living with individuals with ASD – presented in a format that supports the unique learning needs of adults.

Additional information, products and services can be found on the OCALI Web site

OCALI is primarily funded through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, with additional funding provided by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.


Ohio Center for Autism
and Low Incidence (OCALI)

Shawn Henry
Executive Director

470 Glenmont Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43214


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