Volunteering at Colony Cats!!

TOPS student, Finn, and TOPS intern, Taylor, spent time volunteering at Colony Cats on February 21st to get their community service hours in. Finn and Taylor loved petting the cats and getting to know our little, furry friends. After they were done volunteering, they stopped at Panera on High St. and Lane Ave. to reward their hard work with some refreshments.

**If you still need community service hours for this semester please email breehl.11@osu.edu 

TOPS Alumni: Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers, a TOPS alumni, joins the advisory board in central Ohio for Best Buddies.

“Best Buddies Advisory Board in Central Ohio is a group of diverse community leaders who [are] outstanding representatives…advancing the mission of inclusion through one-on-one friendships and leadership development programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).” (BestBuddies.org).

Alex Rogers Joins Best Buddies Advisory Board

To read the entire article, click the following link: https://www.bestbuddies.org/ohio/best-buddies-in-ohio-welcomes-alex-rogers-to-best-buddies-advisory-board-in-central-ohio?engageddonorid=6078ede9-8b0a-465e-918e-8b823e3f815d&utm_source=Engaged+Donor&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=website

TOPS is proud of you, Alex Rogers!

Buckeye Paws Visit

On February 27th, TOPS students had a blast spending time with a therapy dog. Here is what Ziyue, a TOPS intern, had to say about this experience,

“On a dreary, rain-soaked day, the presence of a furry friend breaks through the gloom and warms us to our core. Her name is Cascade, a therapy dog from Buckeye Paws. With her infectious smile and gentle demeanor, she effortlessly melts away our worries and stress, leaving us feeling refreshed and renewed. As she pads her way into our lives, Monday suddenly becomes infused with a vibrant energy, and we find ourselves grateful for the simple joy of spending time with such a lovely creature.”

If you want to learn more about Buckeye Paws, click on the following link!  https://medicine.osu.edu/departments/psychiatry-and-behavioral-health/buckeye-paws

TOPS Alumni Survey

What is it?

It is an online survey to aid in a research project that will only take about 10-15 minutes

Who can take it? YOU!!

… As long as you are an Alumni from the TOPS program!!

If that is the case please take the following survey:


Thank you!


Community Service Opportunity!


Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is looking for people to write handwritten thank-you notes to people who have made contributions to this foundation. Volunteers write the notes but are provided with supplies.

For more information please click on the following link:


TOPS Students Volunteer!!

Elizabeth, Carly, and Taylor volunteered on February 15th at Mid-Ohio Food Collective in Grove City. They had a blast working together, listening to music, and helping people in need. Just on Tuesday, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Grove City served almost 1,000 people! That’s amazing! Elizabeth, Carly, and Taylor are thankful to have been able to participate in giving back to the community.

After their hard work, they went to Panera on Lane and High to relax and spend some time socializing.


If you have yet to complete your community service hours please email breehl.11@osu.edu and I can help you find different opportunities.

Do you know all there is to know about filing taxes??

WEBINAR: What taxpayers with disabilities need to know about filing taxes

What is it?

A webinar that discusses: the importance of filing taxes for people with disabilities

Who can go?

Individuals with disabilities, family members, and supporters

When is it?

Saturday, February 25 2023 at 11:00 AM

How to register?