Welcome to the Nisonger Center!
The Ohio State University Nisonger Center has been in existence since 1966, among the first group of federally funded University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The Nisonger Center enjoys an enviable reputation for its interdisciplinary research, education and clinical services. We have a strong and dynamic team of researchers, clinicians, teachers, staff and trainees that strives to improve the lives of persons with disabilities across the lifespan and their families.
The Nisonger Center is proud to be part of the Ohio State's Medical Center and Office of Health Sciences. We have approximately 100 faculty and staff from more than 12 disciplines across four Ohio State colleges. In addition, Nisonger has close collaborations with Nationwide Children’s Hospital as well as a strong community engagement within Central Ohio and across the state. Every year, more than 20,000 students and professionals receive training or participate in our educational programs. More than 10,000 persons with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities and their families receive services through the various Nisonger clinics and community services. Nisonger research has sustained extramural funding for more than four decades from a wide range of private, foundation, state and federal sources. Nisonger research continues to focus on issues that lead to improving health, behavior, learning, social participation and employment of persons with a wide range of disabilities.
We are proud of the many lives we have touched through our research, training and services, and we endeavor to contribute to improving life outcomes and quality of life across the lifespan.
We hope you will browse the pages of our website and find its content rich and informative. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like additional information about persons with developmental and related disabilities or any of our programs and projects.
Marc J. Tassé, Ph.D.
Director, Nisonger Center
Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry