Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) is primarily funded through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Office for Exceptional Children (OEC).  OEC provides funding to OCALI to build state- and system-wide capacity to improve outcomes for children with disabilities, including individuals with autism and low-incidence disabilities, through leadership, training and professional development, technical assistance, collaboration and technology.

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) 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 and other health impairments.

OCALI develops and delivers high quality professional development and technical assistance to educators and parents through the State Support Teams (SST) and the Ohio Coalition for the Education for Children with Disabilities.

Services and Information Available from OCALI

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

Assistive Technology Internet Modules – from the latest trends to the basic foundations of assistive technology practice, the Assistive Technology Internet Modules provide educators, other professionals, families, persons with disabilities and others a convenient platform to gain the assistive technology information they need. The modules cover a wide range of topics, are conveniently available anytime and are in an easy to understand format. Written by experts from across the U.S., all online modules are free, and are designed to showcase how assistive technology can dramatically improve the education and quality of life for people with disabilities.

Autism Certification Center - A free course that will introduce you to characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dispel common misconceptions through the experiences and perspectives of individuals on the autism spectrum. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, neighbor, co-worker, teacher, bus driver, or librarian, you will find valuable insights and information in this 90-minute course.

OCALI Conference - an annual conference and exposition is the nation's premier event in autism, assistive technology and low-incidence disabilities.

Additional information, products and services can be found on the OCALI website at www.ocali.org.

Last Modified: 12/18/2017 2:45:14 PM