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  • The Childhood League Center is working in collaboration with several partners to support and empower parents through the PLAY Project.

    It is effective and families form stronger connections. The PLAY Project has lasting value to children with autism, families, schools and communities.
  • “As a PLAY Project consultant I am able to help families find ways to connect with their child. I model, train, assess, provide feedback, and coach families to become their child’s partner in development. The PLAY Project allows families to provide intensive intervention for their child in their home throughout the child’s daily activities. As families build stronger relationships the child’s world begins to expand and grow!” – Maggie Gons

  • Learn About Our Partners

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    • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

      The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) provides leadership, oversight and funding for a statewide system of supports and services for approximately 90,000 people with developmental disabilities. The agency’s mission is continuous improvement of the quality of life for Ohio’s citizens with developmental disabilities and their families.

      The state’s system offers services that ensure individuals’ health and safety, provide residential services and supports, increase opportunities for meaningful employment, and foster full community inclusion and active participation.

      DODD partners with many organizations and agencies to develop and lead these services, which are implemented by Ohio’s 88 County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. The County Boards also partner with thousands of independent service providers to deliver the broad range of services.

    • Help Me Grow

      The Help Me Grow program is designed to ensure Ohio’s children receive a healthy birth and the resources to warrant a healthy and productive start in life.

      Its services equip parents with the means to help their child acquire the early building blocks necessary for long term success. Help Me Grow encompasses two components, Early Intervention and Home Visiting. Each of the two components are meant to provide parents with the individualized care and support they need.

    • OCALI

      Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.

    • Relate & Grow

      Relate & Grow provides developmental intervention services, educational consultation and professional development training that aids families and other caregivers, such as schools and daycare providers, in helping children reach their potential.

      Services are based on the DIR (Developmental Individualized and Relationship-based) model of Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder, and the PLAY Project Intervention developed by Dr. Richard Solomon. These evidence-based intensive intervention models have been shown to be effective for children with autism and other developmental differences.

      Relate & Grow was founded by Monica Quezada Lott and the late J. Edward Lott in 2008 as a division of Pro Health Care Services. At that time, it was the only program offering DIR and PLAY Project services in Franklin County. In 2015, under Monica’s leadership, Relate & Grow became its own separate entity, a change that allows the program to accept more participants, expand services in new directions and to collaborate with other organizations with similar missions. Relate & Grow is licensed by The PLAY Project. Monica has been a trainer and supervisor with The PLAY Project since 2010 and is also certified by ICDL as an Expert Training Leader in DIRFloortime.

    • Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities

      The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities (FCBDD) is a county agency providing supports to children and adults who have developmental disabilities. Services are provided to residents of Franklin County, Ohio.

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