The Nisonger Center. "Making a Difference"

About Nisonger

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.

Recent News

New Full Day Childcare Program!

We are proud to expand our current services by offering a full day childcare center. Our Center is not only a child care center offering quality care and education to children, it is a community within itself with a team of dedicated professionals that will enhance the emotional and physical health of your child in an environment designed to meet the needs of all children. 

Our commitment to our families and children includes:

New Playground Initiative

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.

Upcoming Events

Congratulations to our 2015 Nisonger In'Sights' Photo Contest Winners "People at Work"!

1st place-"Laughter at Work"
Photo submitted by Karen Knavel


2nd place-"Dig Dig Dig!"
Photo submitted by Julia Lane


3rd place-"Tyler at Work!"
Photo submitted by Jennifer Polcha