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CCA School Program

The CCA School Program focuses on developing the necessary skills for students with ASD to participate in a less restrictive environment. Services are individually tailored, and include: communication, independent play and leisure skills, pre- academic and academic skills, social interaction, self- help skills, and classroom readiness and group instruction skills. Placement options range from 1:1 to higher ratios of 1:4.

Transition Services

Transition services are available to students who require specialized intervention that will support a step-down from a more intensive placement, such as home instruction or clinical in-patient services, to a less restrictive environment, which may include placement at the Center, or a return to the home school district.

Camp Ability/ Outdoor Adventure Camp

The summer camp is fun and instructional, designed to provide the structure and consistency that supports skill retention in students with autism. Students are placed in ratios of 1:1, 1:3, 1:5, with groupings based on approximate age and skill level.

Camp Ability runs on weekdays from June 10th to August 9th.


1:1/ Small-Group Individualized Therapeutic Intervention [i.e. academic, communication-based, social, functional]

This service is individualized based on the education priorities and unique needs of each student; parents are encouraged to provide input regarding specific goals.  In small group services, students will be paired with appropriate peers for the purposes of shaping and teaching socially desirable interaction skills in a fun and interactive environment.  Each student will have specific, individualized goals developed and monitored.

Language for Learning Group

Language for Learning is a specialized direct-instruction style curriculum which targets the development of more complex language [i.e. descriptive language, articles & conjunctions, prepositions, etc.].  As students gain skills they will move through Language for Learning leveled Groups.


Touch Match Curriculum Group

Touch Math is a multi-sensory approach to learning basic mathematics; the focus of this group will not only be on fluent computation, but also increasing students’ comprehension of mathematical terms and vocabulary [i.e. sum, total, difference, greater than, etc.] As students gain skills they will move through Touch Math leveled groups.

Social Communication and Individualized Learning Group [SCIL]

The SCIL group meets twice a week, and targets the development of functional and fluent communication skills, appropriate and engaging social interactions with adults and peers, and individualized academic development.



Speech Language Therapy

Speech therapy services at CCA are able to address the following areas: play skills, communication, feeding, speech, oral motor abilities, language, social skills, play skills and communication devices. The speech therapist at CCA will work with the family to create a speech therapy program that is functional and tailored to address your child’s needs.

Sessions are appointment- based, and occur at least weekly.

Music Therapy Services

Music Therapy services are appointment- based, and are offered on both a one-on-one and small group basis. Music therapy is stimulating, motivating, interactive, multi- sensory…and fun!! Therapy goals are individualized to each student’s needs but often target communication skills, social skills, listening skills and play skills. Sessions are appointment- based, and occur at least weekly.

Outreach Services

Management staff provides on- site supervision of home- based and school intervention programs. Consultation services are individualized to meet the needs of each child. Services may include: IEP advocacy and supervision, assessment of an individual child’s skill level, functional assessment of challenging behavior, program development, staff training, and program oversight.

Teen Night Out

Teen Night Out is a great social opportunity for students ages 12-17 with a diagnosis of HFA/AS. A unique community-based social opportunity is planned to occur each month, with CCA staff facilitating appropriate engagement in leisure activities and social interactions with peers.


After-School Respite

This program is designed to provide structure during after school hours, through a variety of activities which will focus primarily on play & leisure skills, as well as social skill facilitation.  Caregivers are encouraged to bring motivating activities, as well as a snack, for students to enjoy while being supervised by the highly trained staff of the Cincinnati Center for Autism.  This program will run from 3:30-6:00p.


Groups run in six- week sessions.  The Center is currently accepting registration for both 3:30-5:00p and 5:00-6:30p time slots. Groups will be offered based on a minimum of 3 registered students, and are first come, first serve.

Please contact Megan at the Center for more detailed program information, including the fee schedule.  Email info@cincinnaticenterforautism.com or call 513.874.6789 for more information and to register!

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