OaSN Best Outcomes™ Services
Welcome to the 7th Annual OaSN Superhero
Autism Fun Walk!
OaSN provides a myriad of programs/services/events to individuals with autism depending on the donations and grants we receive.
Our current programs/services/events are listed below:
Autism Behavior Education Program (ABE) A United Way of Marion County funded program that assists autism families with a basic behavior plan & case management to provide assistance getting ABA (applied behavioral analysis-life social and behavioral management) approved by the child’s (up to age 19) insurance provider. Must be a Marion County resident to participate in this program.
Best Outcomes Art Classes Quarterly art classes provide a myriad of therapeutic benefits.
Intramural Sports with Coach Nick is a program for children ages 3-19 that OaSN will be starting again in February! Intramural Sports will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm-4 pm.
Best Outcomes Education Seminars Education Seminars are offered on a variety of topics that pertain to individuals with autism, their families and caregivers. Some are taught by medical professionals while others are taught by educators and parents. Seminars are generally offered on Saturdays.
Best Outcomes Support Meetings (2nd/4th Wednesdays 12pm-1pm*) offered at AdventHealth Pediatric Rehab. Join us for resources, referrals, support & friendship at AdventHealth Pediatric Rehab (formerly MRMC Speech & Hearing, near Hillcrest School), 1401 SE 30th Ave. Ocala, FL 34471. Support meetings are offered to individuals with autism (all ages), parents & caregivers. *Not Offered Christmas week, Spring Break, most holidays.
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.
Best Outcomes Referrals: Our knowledgeable staff assist the individuals with autism, their parents and caregivers with referrals to medical providers and community services.
Inclusion K-12 School: Our subsidiary inclusion school is supported by choice scholarships in coordination with parent participation with tuition & associated costs. Half of our student population is on the spectrum for autism (medium to high functioning). The remainder of our student population are gifted, have learning disabilities, or are typically developing.
OaSN Gives Back OaSN staff/volunteers coordinate collection drives (food, coats, etc) to give back during natural disasters/difficult times.
OaSN Outings Program Outings for adults (19 & up) and children (up to 19) are offered quarterly, offering opportunities for socialization and friendship for both participants, caregivers & siblings.
OaSN Neuro Medical Division. Annual Conference/Seminars offering information on autism & related neuro immune conditions.
OaSN Super Hero Autism FUN Walk Our 7th Annual Super Hero Autism FUN Walk will be held at Sholom Park! After the walk, kids & adults can participate in sack races, intramural sports, games & more! Enter our costume contest & enjoy local entertainment. Food/drink available for purchase from local vendors & more! As of 2020, this is now a FREE EVENT open is to all! Support LOCAL autism services by purchasing raffle tickets (please contact us if you have a prize to donate)! Community organizations and sponsors offer booths with activities for participants, plus entertainment & food for sale at this beloved event (next walk 3/28/20).
OaSN Social Dinners Quarterly social dinners are offered as a way to provide socialization opportunities for the individuals, families & caregivers we serve. These dinners also serve as a fundraiser to continue all our autism programs/services.
STEAM Program: OaSN has offered a summer program for the past 6 years. This program is in session for 6 weeks (June/July) and is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) based program including technology robotics, and social skills classes. This program operates from 9am-3pm.
OaSN Student Services OaSN offers seminars and general assistance needed to prepare for IEP/504 meetings and addresses questions regarding academics. Additionally, a mentorship program is provided for students with an autism diagnosis that are enrolled in our subsidiary K-12 inclusion college preparatory school when referred by school staff.
Sensory Sensitive Holiday Celebration (annual) Our sensory sensitive holiday celebration offers visits from costumed characters, police & fire trucks, Sensory Sensitive Santa, create & take art project, community booths offering intramural sports and food to be enjoyed with fellow participants. This event is done by appointment to remain sensory sensitive for the individuals, families and caregivers we serve.
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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