High School for Students with Autism and Related Disorders

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answers-buttonThe Children’s Home of Cincinnati is proud to now offer programs for students on the autism spectrum.

Our vision is to one day provide a continuum of services from early identification and diagnosis, through adulthood supports and services, so individuals can focus on having a happy fulfilling life and limiting the amount of transitions experienced.

Bo becomes our first graduate of the Autism High School

Bo becomes our first graduate of the High School

At this time, we have developed two programs towards this broader mission.

High School for Students with Autism and Related Disorders

Our High School meets Ohio’s content standards and we offer credits towards a high school diploma. The school building was constructed specifically to meet the unique sensory needs of students who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, or ASD.

Benefits of our High School include:

  • Small student to teacher ratios
  • Specialized academic programming
  • Music therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Art education
  • Transition to adulthood programming, including job readiness classes

The school is located at 5050 Madison Rd and runs in parallel with the CPS 10 month calendar
Hours of operation are from 8:30a-3:00p
Ohio Autism and John Peterson Scholarship accepted

Click here to download the 2016-2017 School Calendar


All of our programs are run by highly trained staff that provide a holistic learning environment specially designed to create a positive learning environment focused on academics, social skills, job readiness and the inclusion of related therapies. We have low student ratios and an open door policy, so parents can observe and learn from our researched based techniques of teaching: applied behavior analysis, ABA and the teaching family model, TFM.

Students and families are encouraged to schedule time to tour our facilities and observe one of our classrooms with our High School Principal Amanda Tipkemper at 513-272-2800 extension 3209 or atipkemper@thechildrenshomecinti.org. Amanda is the recipient of the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati’s Faces of Autism Professional Excellence Award, the Children’s Home of Cincinnati Presidential Award, and Applied Behavioral Services’ Award for Exemplary Professional Leadership. She has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum from early intervention to adulthood. Amanda has extensive experience developing and overseeing educational programs for students on the spectrum, consulting with schools and other organizations, she was at one time an IEP (individualized educational plan) advocate, and is very active in connecting community resources. We feel privileged to have her here on our team.