About Us

Our Mission

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We believe that The Center for Autism and Dyslexia is a truly unique program for children and families. The Center based program provides a safe environment which gives children on the spectrum access to peers, materials and a curriculum catered specifically to their individual learning strengths. Our center allows families to become intricately involved in their child’s development and education. Because our ratios remain small, we are able to provide a high quality of services to each and every child and family enrolled.

History

Created in 2006 to serve the needs of children and families affected by Autism, Dyslexia and other special needs, the Center is a structured, sensory-friendly environment where children receive individual 1:1, small group therapies and classroom instruction based on the fundamental principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Discrete Trial Training and Direct Instruction. Families are provided with the support they need to face the challenges of educating a child with special needs and become integral partners in their child’s success.

School hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, preschool; 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, elementary; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, middle/high school.

social-skills-trainingSince its inception, The Center for Autism and Dyslexia has become a shining example of what special programming can do to enhance the lives of children with autism,dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities. Each year the Center for Autism and Dyslexia serves more children and families and offers support to the autism community. The Center was the first ABA based school for children with autism in Northwest Ohio. The Center began with the founder and director as its only employee. Today the Center has over 55 employees serving 100 students in two schools and is continuing to grow to better serve the needs of this wonderful population.


Awards & Recognition

Small Business Award 2012

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Small Business of the Year

Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce recognizes The Center for Autism and Dyslexia, at it’s 49th Annual Small Business Awards Ceremony, October 11, 2012.

Certificate of Appreciation 2012

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In recognition of valuable contributions…

For Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities, presented by the Blanchard Valley Center and Blanchard Valley Industries, 2012.

West Central Ohio 2011

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You Make A Difference!

West Central Ohio Autism Community commendation to the Center For Autism and Dyslexia, for their dedication and understanding while working with children with autism which in turn helps families and the community.

Small Business Award 2010

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Professional of the Year

Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce recognizes The Center for Autism and Dyslexia, at it’s 47th Annual Small Business Award Ceremony, October 14, 2010.


Founder Dr. Susan Pneuman - Bio

Founder: Dr. Susan Pneuman

 

Dr. Susan Pneuman received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Bath with research focusing on cognitive developmental delays. Dr. Pneuman studied Early Childhood and Family Education and received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Baldwin Wallace College. Dr. Pneuman has more than 10 years of experience in the public sector teaching elementary and special education, receiving her National Board Teaching Certification in 2000. In 2006, Dr. Pneuman founded The Center for Autism and Dyslexia, a private, special needs school which now serves over 100 students in Northwest and Central Ohio.


Our Mission

music-social-trainingWe believe that The Center for Autism and Dyslexia is a truly unique program for children and families. The Center based program provides a safe environment which gives children on the spectrum access to peers, materials and a curriculum catered specifically to their individual learning strengths. Our center allows families to become intricately involved in their child’s development and education. Because our ratios remain small, we are able to provide a high quality of services to each and every child and family enrolled.


Affidavit of Intent Not to Discriminate

Now comes the affiant, Dr. Susan Pneuman, and saith:

  1. The Center for Autism and Dyslexia (Findlay and Lima)
    Located at 7430 Timberstone Drive, Suite J in Findlay, Ohio 45840 and
    at 2280 Baton Rouge Dr., Lima Ohio 45805
  2. The School does not intend to practice, or permit to be practiced,
    racial discrimination in the recruitment, admissions, employment, scholarships/loans/
    fee waivers, educational programs, and athletics/ extracurricular activities.
  3. The School is not intended to be an alternative to court or administrative
    agency ordered, or public school district initiated desegregation.