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Autism Society of Ohio invites you to get involved in our Big Give for Autism (#AutismBigGive) on September 17.This is a day for you to provide real help for people and families living with autism.  Why should you get involved?  Consider these facts:

  • Every day 126 people are diagnosed with autism; that’s one person every 11 minutes.

  • Currently, there are an estimated 3.5 million people in the United States living with autism spectrum disorder.

  • People with autism and their families must navigate difficult systems, and many adults on the autism spectrum are denied basic civil rights, such as access to transportation, housing and jobs appropriate to their knowledge and skills.

For fifty years, the Autism Society has supported individuals with autism, their families, caregivers and friends as we advocate for better services and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. 

By supporting the Autism Society of Ohio, you join with thousands across the country to provide much-needed support for individuals with autism and their families. 

Sign up today to receive your Big Give for Autism (#AutismBigGive)(link to make the blue underlined words a hot link: reminder email and then spread the word about the Autism Society’s giving day.  Everyone knows someone impacted by autism.  Let’s work together to enhance their lives, provide support and give dignity to those who for years have been socially isolated and overlooked.

Celebrate the Autism Society’s 50th Anniversary by getting involved in the Big Give for Autism (#AutismBigGive) on September 17.

Are You Up For It?

Join the Autism Society of Ohio at its 4th Annual

Up All Night for Autism

Silent auction, raffles, food,
free game play and much, much more!!
Saturday, October 3, 2014 @ 11:00 PM until 2:30 AM

Dave & Buster’s
3665 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard
(Fishinger Rd Exit 13 from I-270)

For Details and to Purchase Tickets Sorry Can’t Attend Would Like to Contribute

The Autism Society of Ohio

New Director of the Office for Exceptional Children, Sue Zake, Ph.D.

It is with great pleasure that the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) announces that Sue Zake, Ph.D., has been selected as the Director of the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC). Dr. Zake will begin at the ODE on April 16, 2012 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience the ODE. About Dr. Zake:

Dr. Zake was most recently the State Support Team (SST) Region 1 executive director. As executive director, she was accountable for all facets of the SST Region 1 work scope. She provided oversight and support to district administration and leadership teams in the area of school improvement, including facilitating the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) in SST Region 1.

Dr. Zake received a Bachelor of Education with a major in Emotionally Impaired and Elementary Education from Michigan State University. She received a Master of Education in Educational Administration and a Doctor of Educational Psychology with a minor in Educational Administration from the University of Toledo.

Dr. Zake has over 30 years of professional expertise in the field of education. She has served as a special education teacher, coordinator of assessment and legal / compliance services, director of student services, and director and associate director of the Northwest Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center.


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