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As national leaders since 1998, we are continually involved in research to identify causes and advance treatments for autism spectrum disorders.
Why Choose Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism
Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism

Why Choose Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism

Located at our Hospital for Rehabilitation Campus, the center is the only one in Ohio offering diagnostic services and treatment based on applied behavioral analysis in an educational setting. Housed in the Debra Ann November Wing, the Center for Autism is a state-of-the-art facility designed specifically to provide a low-stimulation learning environment.

Within the center, the Lerner School for Autism is a chartered, non-public school serving students ages 5 to 22. Services include:

  • Home-based program development
  • School consultations
  • Training for community providers
  • Outreach services
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Our Doctors

Meet the staff at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism.

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What We Treat

Learn more about conditions we treat at the Center for Autism.

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Programs & Services

The Center for Autism offers a range of programs and services for patients and family members dealing with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Research, Resources, Events and Education

Research, Resources, Events and Education


The goal of the autism research program is to improve understanding, education, and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Patient Resources

Find helpful resources from Cleveland Clinic Children’s including FAQ’s, webchats, consulting services and more!

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Autism News & Events

Discover news and events available at Cleveland Clinic Children’s for autism.

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Lerner School for Autism

Cleveland Clinic Children's state-of-the-art Lerner School for Autism is a chartered, non-public day school certified by the state of Ohio. The school serves students from age of earliest diagnosis through age 21.

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Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Timmy at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner School for Autism. (Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic)

Student with Autism Earns Boy Scout’s Highest Honor

Apr 19, 2019

“Earning Eagle Scout was a great accomplishment for him, because it shows he can do so very difficult tasks, even with a disability.”
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Autism and leukemia patient, Simon Ziemba, with his mother, Autumn Ziemba.

Boy Bravely Battles Leukemia While Learning to Live with Autism

Apr 16, 2020

“Our goal is for Simon to live his best life, and be his best self. And every milestone he achieves is such a wonderful gift, one that he has worked so hard to make happen.”
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Yoav is studying aerospace engineering at Kent State University. (Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic)

Young Adult With Autism Makes Remarkable Transformation, Now Pursuing College Degree

Apr 11, 2018

“She [Dr. Ahuja] has helped him think and speak for himself. We’ve watched him blossom into an independent young man.”
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View Our Videos on Autism and the Center for Autism

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