– 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.
Milestones Autism Resources
Milestones Autism Resources helps individuals with autism reach their unique potential. We focus on educating and coaching for family members and professionals in evidence-based practical strategies. Our conferences, workshops, professional development, referral calls and online resources connect the autism community with vital information, and each other.
Great resource for parents, caregivers and teachers. One of our favorite sections on the site is Toolkits. They have toolkits to assist with toilet training, leisure skills, challenging behaviors and more – http://milestones.org/online-resources/tool-kits/. Also a resource center – http://milestones.org/online-resources/resource-center/