Local Providers We Recommend

Local Recommendations

This list does not entirely reflect the recommendations from Sensory Solutions LLC. This list reflects recommendations from parents as well as other community members. We hope this list will be a benefit in order to guide you to great people and opportunities for your child and you.

Sensory Solutions LLC
523 Village Park Drive
Powell, OH 43065
Phone 614-785-6551
Offers Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Massage Therapy and Neurofeedback

Bridgeway Academy
1350 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43209
Phone 614-262-7520
Offers Music, Speech, Occupational and Physical therapy as well as Psychological services
Referral source: [email protected]

Healthy Eating
Patty Canton, M.A., NCC
HealthSmart Consulting
Phone 614-397-0624
Referral Source: [email protected]

Central Ohio Behavior Consulting
COBC provides effective behavioral intervention programs and flexible service options to families in the central Ohio area.

Jodi Collins MSW, LSW
Jodi words as a behaviorist but understands and believes in the sensory processing challenges too.
Generational Solutions

Parenting Coaching
Terry Manrique:  Terry’s job to help you create success in your home. She will help understand your child’s needs, understand why they are demonstrating negative behaviors, and help you raise cooperative children.

Anne E Reckling, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist
243 N. 5th St., Suite 130
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Sherrie Ireland PhD
951 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085-4099
Columbus, OH Metro Area
Phone: 614- 840-9916

Dr. William Benniger, Ph. D.
103 B Northwoods Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43235

Dr. Steven Guy
170 Northwoods Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43232-4711

Adult Phychologist

Dr. Suzanne Saul
Saul and Saul, LLC
355 E Campus View Boulevard
Suite 285
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614.626.5110
Fax: 614.844.6866

Dr Friedman
5877 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43231
(614) 891-0550

Columbus Ohio Hypnosis
Chel Hamilton
1080 Fishinger Road #103
Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614.594.9766

Integrative Medicine
Jen O’Brien, CNP
O’Brien Medicine
53 North High Street, Suite C
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614.344.7601

Dr. Allen T. Lewis, MD
1090 Beecher Crossing N, Suite C
Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614.245.4750
Fax: 614.855.8220
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.integrativepediatricsofohio.com

Dr. Ali Carine
3300 Riverside Dr. #200
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Dr. Carine is an osteopathic pediatrician in Columbus, Ohio. She provides comprehensive, integrative primary care for children. Her practice provides a medical home to children of all backgrounds, including those with special needs, such as autism.

Dr. Kent Doherty DO
595 Copeland Mill Road
Westerville, OH 43081-8908
Phone 614-899-0000
Must say you were referred by Amie Crunelle to become a patient.
Christopher Houts MD
35 Clairedan Drive
Powell, OH 43065-8064
(614) 888-8989
Referral Source: [email protected]

Dr. Michael Martyn
974 Bethel Road Suite A
Columbus, OH 43214
Referral Source: [email protected]

Delaware Pediatric Dentistry
Sachin S. Parulkar, DDS, LLC
3769 Columbus Pike
Suite 100
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Sachin S. Parulkar, D.D.S., Delaware Pediatric Dentistry
Background info:

Dr. Sachin S. Parulkar grew up in East Liverpool, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology. In 2002, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He went on to complete a two-year residency program in general dentistry at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. in 2004 where he received a special certification in intravenous conscious sedation. Dr. Sachin received his Pediatric specialty training from Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan where he served as Chief Resident. During his pediatric training, he focused not only on the dental treatment of children, but also on special needs patients of all ages. He is a board certified Pediatric Dentist and is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Ohio Dental Association, and the Columbus Dental Society. He has hospital privileges at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and holds a conscious sedation permit from the State of Ohio.

1. Why did you decide to become a pediatric dentist?
During my general practice dental residency at Wake Forest University, and upon the birth of my first child, I came to the realization that I really enjoyed working with kids on their dental care. I found that I had a way to “connect” to children to make them feel at ease. I feel that each child is unique and therefore the treatment of that child, as well as the dental experience that child has at our office, should be tailored to that child’s unique needs.

2. What do you have to offer for special needs children?
Before we even approach the child, and even before assessing the child’s dental health, we obtain a thorough medical history from the parent to understand each child. When we find out that a child has special needs, we will try to find out specifically from the parent what special needs the child has.
For example, if we find out a child has a sensitivity to light, we will dim the exam light, give the child sunglasses and make every effort to keep minimal light on the child’s face. If a child has a sound sensitivity and the dental equipment may affect the child, we will first provide him or her with headphones (if they can be tolerated) to minimize the sound. We also have a vast array of DVD videos in our office that he or she can watch right at the dental chair. Alternatively, the child can listen to music so that he or she will feel more comfortable.
If the vibrations from the professional dental cleaning bother a child with either sound or tactile sensitivities, a regular handheld toothbrush can be used instead and will be just as effective for a cleaning.
Often DVDs help for children who are apprehensive or cannot sit still in a chair for very long.
If a child is more comfortable sitting with the parent, we can have the parent hold the child for what is called a “knee to knee exam”. This is where the dentist and parent sit facing each other with their knees touching. The legs of both people simulate an exam table. This way, the child can feel secure while seeing their parent’s familiar face and allows the dentist to complete the exam.
In the event that a child may need dental treatment beyond a checkup or cleaning, nitrous oxide, oral sedation or general anesthesia can be used for those patients who may need it after assessing them.
Children with autism, sensory processing disorder and other special needs can have a positive dental experience. It is our goal to make the child with special needs feel comfortable and secure in the dental chair.

Dr. Jeff Milton
Dr. Martha Wells, DMD, MS
45 Clairedan Drive
Powell, OH 43065
Phone 614-433-7474
Referral Source: [email protected], [email protected] “Dr. Jeff is AMAZING with our special needs kids. My kids can sometimes be apprehensive about having their teeth just brushed, and they are wonderful for him. There are TV screens on the ceiling over the chairs to distract the kids, which is a blessing in disguise. They will also skip all fluoride treatments if that is your preference.”

Dr. Scott Neiman
Westerville, OH
Referral Source: [email protected]

Lorie Hamiwka, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Hamiwka is Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her clinical expertise and interests are in the surgical treatment of children with epilepsy and the treatment of children with new onset seizures. Dr. Hamiwka received a Young Investigator Award from the American Epilepsy Society to study the long-term outcome of children following epilepsy surgery.
Phone: (614) 722-6200 or toll-free 1(877) 722-6220

Dr. Dan Jones
1699 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH
Referral Source: [email protected]

Dr. Geoffrey Heyer
Children’s Hospital
Referral Source: [email protected]

(Neuro surgeon)
T. S. Park , MD
Practice Name: Department of Neurosurgery
In Area Since: 1982
In Practice Since: 1982
Dr. Park specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and treating children with cerebral palsy using the surgical procedure selective dorsal rhizotomy.

Recognized as a “Best Doctor in America” in the 2009 issue of St. Louis Magazine. Read more about Dr. Park’s research.
One Children’s Place 4th Floor, Suite E
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone#: 314-454-2810
Primary Specialty:
Referral Source: [email protected]

Cleveland Clinic
Dr. David Gurd M.D.
Phone 216-444-2606

Equine therapy
Stockhands Horses for Healing
3788 Olentangy River Road
Delaware, OH 43015
Referral Source: [email protected]

Carole R. Burns OD, FCOVD
Vision Therapy
937 Polaris Woods Boulevard
Westerville, OH 43082-8076
Phone 614-898-5285

Sensory Suites
523 Village Park Drive
Powell, OH 43065
Phone (330) 495-4982
Referral Source: [email protected]

Nicole Marie
Salon Lofts 
Referral source: [email protected]

Doug Saddler
w. 899-3080
c. 832-1157
Lakes Country Club

Great Books

Healing and Preventing Autism by Jenny McCarthy and Jerry Kartzinel
Referral Source: [email protected], [email protected]
Unraveling the Mystery of Autism
Referral Source: [email protected]
Louder than Words by Jenny McCarthy
Referral Source: [email protected], [email protected]
Mother Warriors by Jenny McCarthy
Referral Source: [email protected], [email protected]
Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Campbell-McBride
Referral Source: [email protected]
Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies – By Kenneth Bock and Cameron Stauth
Referral Source: [email protected], [email protected]
Could It Be Autism – By Nancy Wiseman
Referral Source: [email protected]
Let Me Hear Your Voice by Catherine Maurice
Referral Source: [email protected], [email protected]
Sensational Kids by Lucy Jane Miller
Referral Source: [email protected], [email protected]
The Out of Sync Child – Carol Kranowitz
Referral Source: [email protected], [email protected]
How our Children Raised Us as Parents
Referral Source: [email protected]
Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments: Have We Done Everything We Can For This Child? – by Jon Pangborn, PhD and Sidney McDonald Baker, MD
Referral Source: [email protected]
Special Needs Kids Eat Right by Judy Converse
Nourishing Hope by Julie Matthews
Sensory Integration and the Child by Jean Ayers PhD Referral Source:
[email protected]
Play To Talk by James MacDonald, PH.d and Pam Stoika, PH.D (order off
Engaging Autism by Stanley Greenspan
The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson (This is a movie/documentary as well)

www.autism.com  (new website for the Autism Research Institute)

OCALI is a statewide clearinghouse of information for parents, families and
professionals serving individuals with autism and low incidence disabilities. We
work with state, regional and local agencies to improve the services and supports
that are available to support individuals with autism and low incidence
disabilities. We work with the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional
Children and other state agencies to provide training for parents and professionals
throughout the state. In addition, we have a variety of web-based resources that are
available to parents and professionals including:

-A lending library which contains books, DVDs and CDs that can be mailed all over
Ohio at no cost. Parents can set up an account online or they can call our toll free
number: 866-886-2254 to set up an account to borrow resources

-An assistive technology lending library that can be accessed by school teams,
including family members, for the purpose of assistive technology evaluation

-The Ohio’s Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders, a manual that is available
for viewing or download on our website at no cost. Any parent who calls our toll
free number and requests it will be mailed a printed copy of the Parent Guide at no

-OCALI also has a DVD version of the Parent Guide for families who are not native
speakers or who have low literacy skills. A parent of a child with autism reviews
each chapter highlighting main points and resources for families

-OCALI also has a booklet called: I Suspect My Child Has Autism: A Four Step Guide
for Parents on What to Do Next that can be sent to families.

-OCALI has an online services and supports database that is organized by zip code
and service type that will allow parents or professionals to search for services in
their area

-OCALI has a series a training modules called the Autism Internet Modules (AIM) that
are accessible to parents and professionals from the OCALI website. These modules
covers a wide variety of topics from assessment to strategies for use in the home,
in school and in the community

OCALI works closely with the Autism Society of Ohio and all local autism support
groups to help parents find information and support as close to home as possible.

For more information, please check out our website and encourage the families you
work with to check it out at www.ocali.org or give me a call at the number below.

Donna Owens
Family and Adult Services Administrator
470 Glenmont Ave
Columbus OH 43214
[email protected] North High Street, Sute C344.7601