Autism Scholarship Program
Who is eligible for the Autism Scholarship?
Any student who has been identified by their district as a child with autism and for whom the district has created an individualized education plan (IEP) qualifies for the Autism Scholarship program.
The student must have a current IEP from the district of residence that is finalized and all parties, including the parent, must be in agreement with the IEP.
A child is eligible to apply to participate in the program when the child turns three.
The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) gives the parents of children with autism who qualify for a scholarship the choice to send the child to a special education program other than the one operated by the school district of residence to receive their education and the services outlined in the child's individualized education program (IEP).
The Autism Scholarship Program year for 2013-2014 begins July 1, 2013, and continues through June 30, 2014.
How does a parent apply for the Autism Scholarship Program?
If a student is eligible for the Autism Scholarship Program, the first step is to select a participating Autism Scholarship Provider to serve their child’s educational needs. A list of registered providers is available on the Autism Scholarship web page. If the provider accepts the student for enrollment, the parent can obtain the scholarship application form from their provider. The provider will submit the application via our secure online system.
If multiple providers are selected, only one is able to submit the initial application. Additional providers will be able to access the application after a scholarship has been awarded.
Find a PROVIDER to apply for this scholarship
When page comes up, select AUTISM, select COUNTY, then SEARCH. Scroll down to see list, to view more information about the school click on the icon on the far right titled "DETAILS"
Information that may help
Rules and Law
The rules ensure parents of children with autism are informed about the requirements and process to obtain a scholarship, inform prospective providers of the requirements to become a program provider, inform providers of their responsibilities and inform school districts of their responsibilities for children residing in the district who participate in the program.
Section 3310.41 of the Revised Code establishes the ASP and requires the Ohio Department of Education to adopt rules prescribing procedures to implement the program.
Last Modified: 12/5/2013 1:05:51 PM