OASN assists parents/guardians/clients with referrals to obtain an autism diagnosis or related neuro-immune disorder (or after a diagnosis has been obtained) and provides support every step of the way. We have walked down the (autism) road, so we have paved it for the families and clients we serve. A student # or client # is required to participate in our programs/services. Listed below are current programs & events:
Academic Programs OASN offers two academic programs. Ocala Preparatory Academy is a K-12 private school. Click here for more info. All choice scholarships accepted. OASN K-12 Education Division is a home school program (onsite, virtual, and hybrid). Gardiner scholarship accepted. Click here for more info.
Art Classes offer a myriad of therapeutic & social benefits. Offered Mondays 3pm-4pm except during breaks and holidays. Register here.
Best Outcomes Facebook Support Group This private group is available to parents, caregivers, and individuals with autism and related neuro-immune disorders. Click here to request to join our forum.
Best Outcomes Support Meetings Call or text us at (352) 462-0168 for more info and support. In January, are offering support in person or in our Zoom Room on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 12pm.
Best Outcomes Adult Resource Guide All resources are parent, caregiver, or individual with special needs recommended.
Best Outcomes Child Resource Guide All resources are parent, caregiver, or individual with special needs recommended
Education Seminars Education seminars are offered on a myriad of topics.
Intramural Sports is a program for children ages 3-21 offered on Wednesdays 3pm-4pm except during breaks & holidays. Register here.
OASN Gives Back OASN staff/volunteers coordinate collection drives (food, coats, etc) to give back during natural disasters/difficult times.
OASN Neuro Medical Conference In 2019, we offered our first Neuro Medical Conference. Dr. Frye, Dr. Berger, Dr. Boles, Dr. Kartzinel, and other prominent doctors and medical professionals spoke to OASN parents, medical providers, and medical students. We hope to bring this conference back in the future.
OASN Super Hero FUN Walk We hope to offer this beloved event again in the future.
Referrals Our knowledgeable staff assist clients & students with referrals to medical providers and community services.
STEAM Summer Program (annual program): This program is in session for 6 weeks (June/July) and is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) based offering a myriad of socialization opportunities.
Student Services OASN offers assistance needed to prepare for IEP/504 meetings and addresses questions regarding academics.
Sensory Sensitive Holiday Celebration (annual event) Our sensory sensitive holiday celebration offers visits from costumed characters, Sensory Sensitive Santa & Mrs. Clause plus other fun activities. This event is done by appointment to remain sensory sensitive for the individuals, families, and caregivers we serve. Our 10th annual celebration was most recently held at Sholom Park!
Survival Swim Lessons (contracted through the Ocala Recreation & Parks when available) Since individuals with autism are drawn to bodies of water, OASN believes it is important that individuals with autism have the survival skills necessary to survive a fall into a body of water when eloping (running or wandering). We are committed to offering sponsored swim lessons when they are available in our community.
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