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The Opioid Crisis: Making a Difference by Providing Critical Training

The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Nisonger Center are involved in two training initiatives to educate childhood professionals on the impact of the opioid crisis on young children. “Ohio is considered ‘ground zero’ for the opioid epidemic devastating the nation, and too often the children of those in the [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|

Nisonger Receives Funding to Award 5 Additional $20,000 Grants

A recent $100,000 award from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council has allowed Nisonger Center to increase the recipients of the 2018 Remote Support Grant. 5 additional Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and Councils of Governments have been awarded $20,000 to expand the use of remote support in their respective County. Ashland County Board of Developmental [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|

The 2019 Nisonger In’Sights’ Photography Contest!

From January 1, 2019 - March 1, 2019; submit up to 4 photos online for your chance to win up to $500!  Please see contest rules to ensure your submission is included for judging and contact tamara.hager@osumc.edu with questions or for additional information. **Photos should be of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities engaging [...]

By | January 1st, 2019|

Nisonger Center receives a $4.4M grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

The US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living awarded a 5-year $4.4M grant to The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, part of the Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State's Neurological Institute; Can You Hear Me Now? Listening to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Health Research. This grant, in collaboration [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|

Nisonger Center receives a $468,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders awarded a 3-year $468,000 grant to The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, part of the Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State's Neurological Institute. The Grant will support the measurement of social communication outcomes in young children with autism spectrum [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|

Nisonger Awards Eight $20,000 Grants to Ohio County Boards & COGs

In collaboration with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center awarded eight $20,000 grants to Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and Councils of Governments. Each grant aims to support initiatives to expand remote support availability in Ohio. The ongoing workforce crisis often leaves County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and [...]

By | September 11th, 2018|

Nisonger Center’s Aspirations Program receives a $5,000 Grant Award from the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation

The Nisonger Center Aspirations Program recently received a $5,000 grant from the Gordon Flesch Foundation to support new programming; Employability. This grant will be used to support three, 8-10 week groups serving approximately 25 young adults with HFA/AS, all of whom have participated in the ten week initial Aspirations support groups, offered over the course [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|

kiDDS Foundation supports Nisonger Dental Program at Johnstown Rd.

The Nisonger Dental Program; led by Dr. Danielle Johnson-Curry, received $5,000 from the kiDDS Foundation to support clinical operations at Johnstown Rd., located within Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Coordinated by Dr. Diego Solis, this clinic serves exclusively children; many of whom are underserved, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and un/under insured; and [...]

By | August 1st, 2018|

Consensus Reached on Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education

The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education (the Alliance) and the Ohio Disability and Health Program have partnered to improve the disability training that health care students receive. We asked for the help of medical professionals, educators, and people who live and/or work with disability to help us refine a draft set of disability competencies [...]

By | June 6th, 2018|

Governor John Kasich signs an Executive Order declaring Ohio a Technology First state!

Today, Governor Kasich signed an Executive Order to make Ohio a Technology First state! Modeled after Employment First, a Technology First state is dedicated to the adoption and promotion of technology options that may be used to better someone’s life. You may see the full press conference on Facebook or view the Executive Order here. [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|
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