The Autism Scholarship PROGRAM


Ohio's Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) is a program of the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) which began in 2004. This initiative allows ODE to pay a scholarship to the parents of a qualified child with autism. Parents have a choice of sending their child to a special education program, other than that operated by their child’s school district, and to receive services outlined in the individualized education program (IEP). The scholarships are for a maximum of $20,000 per school year and the program runs from July 1 through June 30.

Miami Valley Tutoring Service’s (MVTS) strives to provide quality educational services for children on the Autism Spectrum.   Our program philosophy is to provide the best possible education for a student with autism by focusing on goals and objectives listed in the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Program guidelines focus on teaching students with autism by building educational skills through visuals, verbal stories and hands-on activities.  All team members are geared toward teaching students with autism how to fully participate in a typical world.

WE BELIEVE that when a child is diagnosed with autism, early and intensive treatment is crucial.   We believe each child must be treated in a respectful, empowering and kind environment.   Interventions based on applied behavior analysis are the most effective.   Research has shown that interventions based on applied behavior analysis maximize the developmental potential of children with autism.   MVTS provides a comprehensive living and learning programs for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).   MVTS offers individualized programs both in a student’s home as well as at our learning center. Our professionals are focused on the creation of a positive cycle of learning. Our goal is to empower students to achieve their maximum potential as learners, and ultimately, as members of their families and communities.

For most with with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), language does not need to be explicitly taught.  Rather, it is simply acquired through exposure to a language-rich environment.  For children with disabilities, an inability to acquire language skills in this manner is the hallmark of this disorder.  We believe that the most effective way to teach children with ASD how to learn and communicate is through applied behaviour analysis and verbal behaviour programs.