COMMUNICATION COMES IN MANY FORMS.
For some it comes easily. That ability to make a friend, meet someone new, express yourself. For others it can be very challenging. Reasons range from shyness to disorders or even physical ailments.
OEF strives to make sure that every single person has the ability to communicate. That can be using their voice, or by using some of the amazing technology that exists. Effective communication is important because it allows people to lead more satisfying lives at school, work and elsewhere.
Join us to make sure that every child has the resources and tools they need to be able to communicate.
Make sure that every child has the resources and tools they need to be able to communicate.
OEF Golf for Autism
The Golf for Autism is OEF’s largest fundraiser every year. Proceeds from the event have raised more than $300,000, directly delivering services to over 200 children in 33 states.
From the Blog
The following is from an article in Onward magazine (the alumni magazine of John Carroll University), Fall 2021 edition. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the expected job growth for autism and behavior specialists is 19%, significantly faster than the average growth across all professions. Why? About 6 million people in the US alone […]
I struggle with communication. For the last almost 30 years (!) I have made a living as a professional communicator, yet here I am, admitting my struggle. It’s not all audiences that I struggle with. In fact, it’s an audience of one. One 12-year-old girl that happens to be my daughter. It seems to me […]