Resources Title

Ohio

1. State CHIP Program
Healthy Start Healthy Families
(800) 324-8680;
(TTY) Consumer Hotline
(800) 292-3572

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Debra Wright, Chief
Bureau of Early Intervention Services
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 644-8389; (800) 755-4769
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Sandra Miller, Director
Office of Early Learning and School Readiness
Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 305
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
(614) 466-0224; (877) 644-6338
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
Thomas Scheid, Director
Office for Exceptional Children
Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-2650
E-mail:
Web & E-mail

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Office for Exceptional Children
Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-2650
Web

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
John M. Connelly, Executive Director
Rehabilitation Services Commission
400 E. Campus View Boulevard, SW3
Columbus, OH 43235-4604
(614) 438-1210 (V/TTY)
Web & E-mail

Coordinator for Transition Services
Lawrence Dennis, Educational Consultant
Secondary Transition Services
Ohio Department of Education
Office for Exceptional Children
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 204
Columbus, OH  43215-4183
(614) 466-2650
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
David Zwyer, Executive Director
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
8 E. Long Street, Atlas Building, 12th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-5205
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Agency
Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Director
Ohio Department of Mental Health
30 E. Broad Street, 8th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3430
(614) 466-2596
Web & E-mail

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Kay Rietz, Assistant Deputy Director
Office of Children’s Services and Prevention
Ohio Department of Mental Health
30 E. Broad Street, 8th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3430
(614) 466-1984
Web & E-mail

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Sonya Oppenheimer, M.D., Director
Division of Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3939
(513) 636-8383
Web & E-mail

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Steven Reiss, Director
The Ohio State University
357B McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-2390
Web

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Carolyn S. Knight, Executive Director
Ohio Legal Rights Service
8 E. Long Street, Suite 500
Columbus, OH 43215-2999
(614) 466-7264; (614) 728-2553 (TTY)
(800) 282-9181 (in OH); (800) 858-3542 (in OH)
Web & E-mail
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
James Bryant, M.D., Chief
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High Street
P.O. Box 118
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-1549; (800) 755-4769 (parents only)
Web & E-mail

NICHCY

Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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