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CHANCES Autism Support

When your child has been diagnosed with autism...

...our CHANCES program (Childhood Autism Network of Comprehensive Education & Support) can help. Families work closely with support staff and clinicians who have an expertise in the area of autism and autism spectrum disorders. This team approach helps to foster a more personal and trusting relationship between your child, your family and our staff. The team's focus is on sharing information, supporting your child's growth, and providing safe, productive support to your child at home and in the community.

Children 21 years of age or younger receive one-to-one respite care from our support staff at home or in the community during the Parent Support Group, as well as an additional 12 to 20 hours of care each month. Assistance can also be provided to eligible children who wish to join in organized recreational activities or to attend Camp Columbus.

Parents will find information and support in the monthly Parent Support Group led by a psychologist who specializes in the field of autism. Financial support is provided for parents who wish to attend workshops and conferences to learn more. Educational presentations on autism are also available throughout the year.

Families work together with staff to help us learn what works for your child so we can provide the best possible service. Our goal is to have the service fit your life and work for your child and your family.

For referral information, please call

(315) 612-0164

or email