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The Nisonger Early Learning Program welcomes a new Program Manager!

Nisonger Center recently began a search for a new Program Manager; as Deanna Kropf is relocating to New York. Deanna has been a part of the Early Learning Program team as Program Manager since 2016 and served as one of the nation’s Act Early Ambassadors since 2019.  We want to express our deepest appreciation to [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|

Congratulations to Beth Gardner – recipient of Nisonger Center’s first Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations Beth! Beth Gardner is an Early Intervention Team Lead/Speech-Language Pathologist in Nisonger Center's Early Learning Program; and we're excited to announce, the first recipient of the Nisonger Center Staff Excellence Award! Developed & implemented this summer; this award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond daily to advance our mission, vision and [...]

By | August 5th, 2020|

Exciting Employment Opportunity

The Nisonger Center is now looking for a Program Manager to join our Early Learning Program. Program Manager (Job Opening 460424) – Program Manager to oversee the daily operations of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at the Nisonger Center; leads in the planning, implementation, and evaluate of ECE; identifies scope of program, including goals and expected [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|

Welcome Dr. Stephen Beetstra, Nisonger Center Dental Program Director!

  Nisonger Center welcomes Dr. Stephen Beetstra The Ohio State University Nisonger Center UCEDD/LEND welcomes Stephen Beetstra, DDS, MHSA, as Program Director of Nisonger Center Dental Services. Dr. Beetstra will be an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry, College of Dentistry. Dr. Beetstra received his DDS from Baylor [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|

We need your help! Covid-19 Survey for Adults with IDD

Developed in collaboration with local, state and national partners; please consider participating and/or sharing the details of this national survey for families of adults (ages 18+) with intellectual or developmental disabilities created in response to rapidly changing circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Input from people with IDD about their experiences during this time is [...]

By | June 23rd, 2020|

Support Essential Nisonger Center Programs/Services during The #BigGive 2020!

The Columbus Foundation's #BigGive is almost here - and just hit a BIG milestone! This year's bonus pool is now more than $1.5 Million dollars; the LARGEST bonus pool in The Big Give history! The Big Give provides everyone with the opportunity to respond to the challenges we are facing as a community. With your [...]

By | June 9th, 2020|

Kelly Barnett receives the 2020 Nisonger Champion Award

Nisonger Center is proud to honor Kelly Barnett, MSW, LISW-S; Behavior Support Services Clinical Program Manager; for receiving the 2020 Nisonger Champion Award! The recipient of this prestigious award shall not only demonstrate a strong commitment to providing the skills and resources needed to succeed in the advancement of science, but has also displayed a [...]

By | May 31st, 2020|

Congratulations to our 2020 TOPS Program Graduates!

Congratulations to the Spring 2020 TOPS Program Graduates! We are so proud of all of their hard work and dedication! Kristen Manifold is from Dublin, OH and was in the TOPS Program for two years. During her time, she discovered her passion for helping and interacting with others, disability advocacy, and outreach and engagement. She hopes to [...]

By | May 13th, 2020|

Learn to Zoom! in clear language

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have to exchange ‘in-person’ meetings for the virtual world. People with disabilities have the need to utilize services like ZOOM to communicate with their work colleagues, doctors, service providers, take part in their social committees and communicate visually with their families.  These documents were developed as a [...]

By | April 9th, 2020|

Updated information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Please click here for general information about COVID-19 and People with Disabilities; including helpful resources. All non-essential in-person Nisonger Center programs, clinical activities/services and research projects have been suspended. Stay tuned to this page for more information related to COVID-19 impacts. If unsure, please contact your program/project lead and/or refer to the appropriate tab/section on [...]

By | March 10th, 2020|
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