Family and Community Outreach Center
The Family and Community Outreach Center equips and empowers families with knowledge, information, and resources. We believe that families are an important asset in the equation of ensuring people with disabilities have the opportunity to live their best lives. We strive to build families’ confidence and encourage a vision for the possibilities and opportunities for their whole family. To do this, we offer online tools, connect families to information and resources, and raise awareness and acceptance within the community.
General Overview for Families
Get started with general information on autism and other Low Incidence Disabilities and where to learn more.
Family and Community Outreach Center Resource Gallery
Discover the OCALI tools and resources families use most.
From My Perspective Podcast
Hear from people with disabilities, their families, friends, coworkers and neighbors. You’ll hear about everyday life, passions, interests, opinions.
Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Explore an overview of the world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) developed by Ohio parents. Discover a broad range of resources, supports, interventions and services.
Family and Community Outreach Center Updates
Find updates from the Family Center on topics that matter to people with disabilities and their families.
Self-Care for Individuals, Families, and Professionals
Explore some simple ideas, find what might work for you, and take the first step to starting a new habit toward self-care.
Sensory-Friendly Day at the Ohio State Fair
Save the date! OCALI partners with OOD, DODD, and ASCO on August 2 to make the Ohio State Fair more sensory-friendly by turning down the lights and volume. Learn more.
ASD Strategies in Action: Made for Families
An online video-based learning solution that provides everyone in your family with practical information, real-life examples, and skills they can use to care for and support loved ones with autism spectrum disorder.
Know Your Voting Resources
Although Election Day has passed, it is important for everyone to know their voting rights. Join us for a conversation with Kevin Truitt, Disability Rights Ohio Legal Advocacy Director, to discuss voting rights.
InspirED Family and Community Outreach
Check out Family and Community Outreach Center's Zoomcasts from the OCALI InspirED series!
Challenging Behavior: Expect Success
This webinar series based on positive behavior intervention supports for challenging behaviors explores how to conduct a functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan.