Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism

Mercy Autism Services

Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital has been a leader in providing autism services to the Toledo Area. In 2004, Mercy Health’s Pediatric Clinic Therapists started CHIP (Clinic Home Intensive Program) in response to community need for a comprehensive and intensive program for preschool children with autism. Since then, Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital Autism Services has grown to include a comprehensive list of programs.

Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital Autism Services provides clinic-based services to children from the earliest age of diagnosis through the age of 8. The program emphasizes evidence-based autism interventions including Applied Behavior Analysis, Occupational therapy, and Speech therapy. The program runs year-around, with brief breaks during the year.

Our team of experts include

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Autism Instructors
  • Registered Behavior Technicians
  • Occupational Therapists


Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital Autism Services focuses on:

  • Communication
  • Sensory Needs
  • Academic Skills
  • Play Skills
  • Socialization
  • Developmentally appropriate skill acquisition

Research has clearly established that early intensive intervention is a critical factor in an effective treatment program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In recognition of the value of early intensive intervention, Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital Autism Services has developed a comprehensive treatment program dedicated to servicing children with ASD as young as two years old. We incorporate clinical treatment approaches with home based consultation, meeting the National Academy of Sciences Recommendations for Effective Interventions of Children with ASD (2001) as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital Autism Services is designed to meet the individual needs of children with communication, social, sensory and adaptive needs characterized by ASD using a comprehensive approach derived from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The multidisciplinary team at Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital Autism Services will work together to help each child acquire the language, social, physical and academic skills necessary to successfully transition to the least restrictive preschool or school age program.

Cost of Services

Mercy Autism Services is paneled with a variety of different insurance companies. Please call us for the most up-to-date list. In addition, Ohio children between the ages of 3 and 5 with a diagnosis of ASD may qualify for the Ohio Autism Scholarship. Children who do not qualify for the scholarship and do not have insurance coverage for autism services may privately pay for services or may apply for grants to cover the cost of services. Please call the clinic for more information.

Contact Us

Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital Autism Services
3521 Briarfield Blvd.
Maumee, Ohio 43537
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.