Outreach Alliance Supporting Neurodevelopment also known as OASN (see our home-page for information about our name change in January 2024) was started in 2011 by our executive director/founder because she could not find services or support for her children in Marion County, FL. There are still not nearly enough services available, however, OASN is doing our best to point families to resources available and provide services, whenever possible (which has become increasingly more difficult post 2020 as funding is scarce).
We are currently acccepting intakes for children ages 5 to 21 (or 22nd birthday), residing within driving distance of Ocala, FL for the following neurodevelopmental diagoses:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Autism, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Developmental Disorder (ID), & Learning Disorders.
OASN assists families with referrals to obtain a neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosis (or after a diagnosis has been obtained) and provides support every step of the way. Our executive director/founder and associate director have walked down this road, so we have paved it for the families we serve. You must have an intake form on file or have completed the admissions process for our subsidiary school to be eligible for the below listed programs/services & the OASN Christmas Party:
COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR This annual event focuses on resources available for children, adults and caregivers (parents, grandparents, paid caregivers, guardians, etc.) with neurodevelopmental disorders.
K-12 EDUCATION Ocala Preparatory Academy is our subsidiary K-12 private school, offering holistic, faith-based (Christian) education. You must complete a pre admissions appointment request or be added to our waitlist to start the admissions process. Completing an intake form is a separate process from our private school admissions application. SUFS Empowerment Scholarships accepted (out of pocket costs associated with enrollment).
OASN CHRISTMAS PARTY Our annual celebration (parents must register for this event) offers visits from costumed characters, Santa, Mrs. Claus, plus other fun activities. Please donate to help make this day possible annually. Click here to register for this event.
REFERRALS Our knowledgeable staff assist OASN families with referrals to medical providers, social & community services.
RESOURCE GUIDE (CHILDREN & ADULTS) All resources are parent recommended.
SUMMER PROGRAM (1/2 DAY-FOUR DAYS A WEEK) This fun educational program is offered during the month of June. Costs are defrayed by donations received. Help us by donating to underfunded program! Click here for more information (this information is available during the spring and summer only).
SUPER HERO FUN WALK An annual fundraising event offering resources, a FUN walk (self directed), costume contests, raffles, & fun kids activities.
SUPPORT GROUP (Facebook) This private group is available to parents of children that have an intake form on file with OASN. Complete an intake form (see the top header area and look for the red intake button). Once you have completed an intake form, Click here to request to join our forum.
SUPPORT MEETINGS Offered once a month in our office or Zoom (online) on the 2nd Wednesday of the month 12pm-12:30pm during the instructional year (August-May) TBD for summer 2024. To register to come either in person or via Zoom, please click here.
WEBINARS Due to great interest, we are bringing webinars back (check back in February 2024)! We hope to offer monthly and we will email and post of Facebook to let OASN famliies know about topics that may be of interest. We welcome functional medical providers to offer webinars to aid students, staff, and the families we serve to learn the best stategies for healthy living. We encourage companies or providers interested in offering webinars (must be no cost to our families & OASN) to email us at email@example.com.
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