As a result, we’re improving the lives and futures of these children, their families, and their communities – possibly including yours.
Our non-profit organization provides education, behavioral health treatment and physical health support to children. Our outreach spans 112 Cincinnati neighborhoods. And we’re not just counseling children, but also parents and siblings.
We offer 20-plus services to our clients: Education – our non-public private schools, Early Childhood & School-Aged Programs, Adult and Child Mental Health Treatment and Therapy.
All of our programs focus on children’s behavioral health and therapy. Our goal is to help children build the skills and confidence they need to succeed at school, home, and in the community. When children experience behavioral changes or mental health challenges, it affects their everyday lives.
The Children’s Home is the largest provider of school-based mental health services in the region. We currently provide services in 70 schools across the greater Cincinnati area. We also offer education through The Children’s Home School (K-12), and a High School for students with Autism and Related Disorders focused on providing a high quality of individualized education in preparation for adulthood. Work readiness programs “Ready Set Work!” and “Ready 2 Work!” are extensions of the High School and focus on building required social and vocational skills.
Early Childhood Programs focus on fostering social and emotional development to last a lifetime. These include: a 4-star rated preschool, Camp-I-Can (10-week) summer camp, school-based after-school enrichment, and home visitation programs for first-time at-risk mothers and for toddlers preparing for kindergarten.
Amanda Tipkemper, Autism Services Manager at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, has been selected as the winner of the Advocacy Award. She has served the autism community in a variety of roles since 2004. Amanda’s experience ranges from working directly with children and adults on the spectrum on individualized goals, to collaborating with professionals to improve the quality of service provided to individuals across environments. She has acted as a behavior therapist to children, advocates for families, and is an education specialist overseeing programs, staff and professionals in the field. Her professional goal is to gather, expand and connect the resources that will support the development of a continuum of effective services and supports to individuals on the autism spectrum.
As a result of her diligent efforts, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati will offer a school year program for young adults who have met their educational requirements and have deferred their diploma. Instruction, training and coaching will be provided through classroom instruction, use of the PAES° curriculum, hands on learning experiences and community outings. This program will be the first of its kind for this specific population. Amanda’s advocacy efforts continue daily, as she remains active by serving in various capacities on 7 committees.
Congratulations Amanda! We are so proud of you!