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Autism Agencies

AutismNE (Northeast Ohio Support for Autism)

AutismNE is an Online family/parent support and resource group in Northeast Ohio. In addition to a family group forum; AutismNE posts upcoming events, workshops and activities for families in Northeast Ohio, See website for more details “Who We Are.” – AutismNE is free resource and parent support service run by Marian Helmick founder/ Administrator of AutismNE and parents of individuals who have autism. This group is open for all Parents, Grandparents and anyone caring for someone on the Autism Spectrum of any age.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.

ASGC – Autism Society of Greater Cleveland

To serve the autism community by providing information, coordinating support services, and facilitating communication for the benefit of those with Autism Spectrum Disorders from diagnosis through adulthood.

The Upside of Downs – (Support for Down Syndrome)

The Up Side of Downs exists to provide support, education and advocacy for people with Down syndrome, their families and communities throughout Northeast Ohio. We invite you to connect with our on-line family support network, to join us at one of our many programs, do research in our comprehensive resource directory, or enjoy the photos in our photogallery and so much more.

The Arc

For People with Intellectual or developmental disabilities.


Milestones Autism Organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Milestones helps individuals reach their potential through education of family members and professionals in evidence-based practical strategies.

My Autism Team

International Parents social network for Autism.

County and State Agency Supports

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Each year, the Board of DD provides services and supports to more than 10,000 men, women and children in Cuyahoga County. The community knows us best for our early childhood centers, schools, adult activities centers and group homes, but we???re much more than that. Our full range of services includes everything from in-home early intervention programs for very young children and their families to leisure programs for seniors. Much of what we do goes beyond the walls of our own centers and homes and takes place in the community, where we encourage individuals with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Job Training, Unemployment, Medicaid, food assistance, protective services, child support., cash assistance, foster care.

Physicians, Psychologists, Neurologists

Kids Link – Neurology and Psychology

A coordinated team of professionals who address the total needs of children and young adults with a variety of neurological and psychological diagnoses. Located in Twinsburg, OH.

Dr. Phillip DeMio, MD – Physician (Autism Specialist) 

Dr. DeMio’s practice focuses on the medical testing and treatment for you and/or loved one with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. DeMio is the father of a child with autism, and has been an M.D. for over twenty years. He graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine with honors in metabolism, women and children’s health, and neurosciences. Prior to medical school he taught and worked in the organic chemistry laboratory at Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska. He is an experienced biomedical physician, an author of medical topics including alternative and conventional medicine, and is accredited for speaking nationally on medical topics.

Guidebooks or handbooks on Government funded programs, or “How to” online books or references to library materials.

Level 1 waiver – Handbook – Ohio Department of Disabilities

Guidebook Revised Jan, 2011 What Services are Covered? For How Much? And Who is Eligible?