Want $10??? We need participants!!!

Participants for what?

  • Research study!!
  • Goal of study: better understand how people interact and/or communicate with people who have similar or different neurotypes
  • Process of study
    • Meet virtually with a researcher and 1 other participant for about 30 mins.
    • Complete a survey about characteristics about yourself and about your experience completing the task
    • Describe an image for another participant to draw OR listen to another participant’s instructions to draw an image

Am I eligible?

  • Need to be 18 years or older
  • Non-autistic OR person who identifies as autistic, a person with autism, or on the spectrum (formal diagnosis or self-identification is accepted)
  • Do you have access to a working Internet, Zoom, computer camera, and computer microphone?
  • Do you have access to physical or digital drawing materials? (At least 4 different colors of a writing utensil)
  • Do you speak and understand English?


  • Contact
    • Morgan Oates
      • oates.65@osu.edu
    • Allison Bean
      • bean.61@osu.edu
    • Langugae, Assistive Tech., and Austism lab
  • You get $10 simply by participating!!!

Come Support the OSU Hockey Team!!

If you are a current OSU TOPS student, mentor, or alumni, YOU can watch the OSU hockey team skate to victory!!

  • Where: Value City Arena
  • Meeting Place: South Entrance
  • Transportation: Walk if on campus, CABS, COTA #1, preferred form of transportation
  • What to bring: Buckeye ID and $$ if you to buy anything
  • RSVP: https://signup.com/go/wFbtoJw
  • Host: TOPS Alumni – Connor Silverman (330-888-9777)

The Earth is Beautiful

The Earth is beautiful and yet we have a role in keeping in that way; the students in the picture below chose to take action and time out of their Saturday on October 8th to help keep Jennings Hall Rain Garden clean and orderly. Thanks TOP students* for all that you do!!

*This event was not primarily TOPS students.

Rock Climbing!!

Have you ever been rock climbing?? TOPS students have and they had a blast! Here are some pictures from their fun day of adventures.

Where do you like to go rock climbing?? Comment below!

Need an Exercise Routine??!!

Exercise Programming Study for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

What is it??

  • A study to examine the effectiveness of a visual system to promote fitness and exercise independence

Are you eligible??

  • 22-24 years old
  • Mild intellectual disability
  • No major health risk factors
  • No formal exercise programming in the last 6 months

What do I get??

  • Fitness testing and evaluation
  • One-on-one instruction
  • 16 sessions of physical fitness programming 

Where is it??

  • ALL sessions are at Valemee Fitness
    • 6631 Commerce Pkwy, Unit L Dublin, OH 43017

Who do I contact??

  • Dr. Carmen Swain
    • swain.78@osu.edu
    • 614.292.5959

Nisonger Center Penny War!!!


The Nisonger Center Penny War is a fundraiser to support Nisonger Center’s Social Committee which is where ALL proceeds go to! Each department within the Nisonger Center are competing against each other in order to win the highest number of points!


POSITIVE POINTS include pennies and dollar bills. (1 penny = 1 point; $1 = 100 points)

NEGATIVE POINTS include all silver coins. (1 quarter = -25 points; 1 dime = -10 points)


The containers are located in Administration, Room 357.


Not long enough! The contest ends Friday 11/25 and whichever department wins gets bragging rights until next year!!!