Donations to Nisonger Center are tax-deductible. Please consider making a gift today.
Each day, the researchers, clinicians, staff and students of The Ohio State University Nisonger Center change the lives of children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities (intellectual disability, autism, Asperger syndrome and others). Many of these accomplishments would not be possible without funding from various sources including the generous support of you – our friends and community leaders.
To learn more about giving opportunities to support Nisonger Center, please contact Leigh Briggs at Leigh.Briggs@osumc.edu or 614-293-5522.
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Online Giving is available for the following programs at The Nisonger Center:
Nisonger Center Programs
General fund supporting core programs and overall mission of the center. Donating to this fund will support a broad range of programs for children and adults with intellectual disability, Down syndrome, autism, Asperger syndrome, cerebral palsy and other related disabilities.
Aspirations Program for Autism
Fun to provide social and vocational/career development services and programs for youth/young adults (14-25 yrs of age) with autism or Asperger syndrome.
Nisonger Center Access to Dental Care Fund
For Nisonger's IDD Dental program of oral/dental health services to children and adults with intellectual/ developmental disabilities via two clinical sites
Autism Treatment Research
Fund which supports intervention and treatment research for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Nisonger Dual Diagnosis Clinic
Fund supporting patient care for children and adults with mental health needs co-occurring with autism or other developmental disabilities.
Early Childhood Education
Fund supporting aspects of the Early Intervention Program and Early Childhood Education services for children 1-5 years old.
Nisonger Next Chapter Book Club
Used to pay for various expenses related to Next Chapter Book Club activities.
Ohio Sibling Conference Nisonger Center
Supports Activities/Programs for Annual Ohio Siblings Conference of the Nisonger Center, to include (but not limited to); supplies, space or equipment rental, advertising, publication, mailing costs.
Nisonger Center Toy and Technology Library
Fund allows the purchase of assistive communication devices and toys for children with special needs.
Williams Syndrome Research and Program
Fund provides support for research, evaluation services and other activities for children and adults with Williams syndrome.
Nisonger Center Research
Fund supports research in the area of intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other related developmental disabilities.
TOPS (Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings)
A program for students with disabilities to improve, academic/employment outcomes. Donations go toward expenses such as: leverage grant funds, tuition/fees, supplies, staffing.
Nisonger Health Promotion/Healthcare Equity Fund
For outreach/education to promote healthy lifestyles for children and adults with disabilities; and for disability education for healthcare providers to improve availability and quality of healthcare serving people with disabilities.