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The Children's Home Shor Center of Excellence

Our programs include a specialized school that serves middle school and high school students on the spectrum as well as innovative transition and work readiness programs for young adults who have graduated high school. We also have behavioral health counseling available for grade school students with ASD who would benefit from mental health counseling.

Join us on a virtual tour of our Heidt Center of Excellence!

Programs for Students and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Our autism services program, located on our second campus at 4550 Red Bank Expressway, meets Ohio’s educational standards and provides credit toward a high school diploma for middle school and high school aged students. Our behavioral health counselor is available for grade school aged children on the spectrum who would benefit from mental health counseling. Additionally, we offer services for transitioning young adults who have already graduated high school and are working toward job readiness or independent living. Our programs include:

  • Low student to teacher ratios
  • Specialized academic programming
  • Music therapy and instruction
  • Speech-language and occupational therapy services
  • Art therapy and instruction
  • Daily integration of social skills and instruction and systematic application across settings
  • Transition to adulthood programming, including job readiness classes
Highly trained staff provide a holistic learning experience specially designed to create a positive learning environment focused on academics, social skills, job readiness and the inclusion of related therapies.

Our programs provide low student rations and an open door policy, so parents can observe and learn from our research based techniques of teaching: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the Teaching-Family Model (TFM).

Students and families are encouraged to schedule time to tour our facilities and observe one of our classrooms.

Contact: Autism Services Intake Specialist
513.272.2800, ext. 2404

For our latest Heidt Happenings Newsletter, click here!

Check out our student newsletter, The Puzzle Piece, written and produced by our Heidt Center student body!

April 2021 Calendar

The Children's Home of Cincinnati's Autism Services Program is housed at 4550 Red Bank Expressway and runs in parallel with the Cincinnati Public Schools 10 month calendar. Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Heidt Center of Excellence is an approved Ohio Autism and Jon Peterson Scholarship provider.


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The Children's Home
5050 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 272-2800