COLUMBUS, OHIO – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living and Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities awarded a $2.7-million, 5-year grant to The Ohio State University Nisonger Center at Wexner Medical Center.  The grant will support direct services to children and adults presenting with a wide range of conditions associated with intellectual disability and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

“We are excited to receive this 5-year grant to continue our clinical services, teaching, research, and dissemination.  The Nisonger Center has been continuously funded for the past 50 years and this grant will support our continued research, training, and clinical care and services. We have plenty more work to do,” said Marc J. Tassé, PhD, Director of the Nisonger Center, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and principal investigator on this award.

Since 1966, the Nisonger Center has focused on developing a highly skilled interdisciplinary workforce with a passion for the field of intellectual disability and related neurodevelopmental disabilities, conducted ground-breaking research, and offered evidenced-based treatments and services to people across the life-span as well as their families.