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The Ohio State University Nisonger Center was founded in 1966, among the first group of federally funded University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. We are widely respected for our interdisciplinary research, education and clinical services. The Nisonger Center is proud to be part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Office of Health Sciences. We have a strong and dynamic team of researchers, clinicians, teachers, staff and trainees who strive to improve the lives of persons with disabilities and their families across the lifespan.


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This year Nisonger Center is embarking on an exciting initiative to build a new playground for our Early Childhood Education Program. This new playground will span more than 12,000 square feet directly outside of our facility and cost more than $300,000.

However, we can only make this playground a reality for our children with your help. By supporting our playground campaign, you will be giving children with special needs the opportunity to learn, laugh and play in an accessible environment conducive to their development.

Additionally, when you make a donation to the playground campaign, your gift will generously be matched up to $100,000, by our partners at The Columbus Foundation, thus doubling the impact of your gift!

We sincerely hope you will consider supporting this important initiative to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. 

To create a personal fundraising page visit: www.go.osu.edu/playground. To make a personal tax-deductible gift visit: www.go.osu.edu/nisongergift.


Join Us for A Parents Night Out Fundraiser- Hosted By Our Early Childhood Education Program.

When: Friday March,20th, 2015 5PM to 9PM

Where: 275 McCampbell Hall, 1581 Dodd Dr., Columbus, Oh 43210

Cost: $20 for the first child, $15 for each additional sibling. Dinner/snacks will be provided!!

***Registration and payment required by March 16th, 2015***

(click here for our flyer and registration information!)


“Autism Speaks: The Buckeyes are Listening” is a fundraising event reception featuring music, food, auction items, stadium tours and special guests."
This year we are honored to announce that the proceeds from the event will not only benefit Autism Speaks U at OSU, but also the construction of a new playground for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism,
at Nisonger Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

(Click here for our Evite Flyer with Event and Ticket information)



Announcing our 2nd annual Nisonger 'In Sights' Photo contest "People At Work" 

*Our contest has been extended to 03/15/2015*

(Click here to view this years Flyer)

(Click here for the link directly to the photo contest page)


Announcing the Nisonger Center Champion Award - Call for Nominations

Click here for a link to a PDFwith information on the Award Program Description


The Gateway Film Center presents: Sensory Friendly Screenings - 'Babe' on Saturday, March 14th at 11 am. (Click to view a short schedule of upcoming screenings)


The Nisonger Center Topics in Developmental Disabilities Series

(Click to view our full 2014-2015 schedule)

**Our event on 03/13/2015 has been cancelled we will try to reschedule**





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