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March 5, 2024

Paid Autism Fellowship Program, Funded by Ohio House Bill 33, Launches

Five Professional Autism Teams to Receive Paid Training

Applications Due April 15 

Wickliffe, Ohio ---  The $200,000 in state funding awarded to a local autism non-profit is being utilized to train local teams as part of the SUCCESSful Fellowship Program signed into law by Governor DeWine in July.Twenty qualifying professionals will be chosen to participate in this first paid autism training program of its kind. 

The board of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. for Autism, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting people with autism and their teams, is utilizing the state dollars received in 2023 as part of Ohio House Bill 33. The non-profit is currently accepting applications for five teams of four professionals representing their program, agency or district to participate in the fellowship program, which will begin in mid June of 2024 and will be completed in a 14 month, 3-phase approach. 

“The value of this program is to ignite a change in the paradigm for autism intervention and education,” said Lisa Welsh, project manager for the SUCCESSful Fellowship Program. “Demand for autism services is significantly higher now for children with autism and it continues to rise.  According to the CDC, prevalence of autism is now one in 36 and Northeast Ohio does not have the ‘brick and mortar’ buildings with programs or trained staff equipped to serve this population.  Every program has waiting lists, and these waiting lists continue to grow longer.”  

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PRESS RELEASE - July 12, 2023

$200,000 Funding for Local Autism Non-profit Signed into House Bill 33 by Governor DeWine. State legislators to gather July 14th on Wickliffe campus to celebrate autism.

Wickliffe, Ohio ---  The board of SUCCESS for Autism, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting people with autism, has announced that its request for state dollars to train local autism teams was passed by both the House of Representatives and Ohio Senators and signed into House Bill 33 by Governor DeWine last week.

$200,000 total will be allocated over the course of the biennial budget within Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Program and Project Support line — appropriation item 235533 — for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. for Autism (SFA) to administer SUCCESSful Training for Autism: An Interprofessional Collaborative Pilot Program for the purpose of training more professionals to administer The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. ApproachSM across Ohio. 

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ARTICLE - July 19, 2023

Featured in The News-Herald

SUCCESS for Autism’s training program to begin in 2024

Program intended for professionals to administer The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Approach

By MARAH MORRISON | | The News-Herald

PUBLISHED: July 19, 2023 at 12:33 p.m. | UPDATED: July 19, 2023 at 1:47 p.m.


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Cribbs in the CLE

April 2021: Autism Awareness Month: The new treatment unlocking the potential in kids other programs couldn't. Josh and Maria Cribbs talk with Dr. Lynette Scotese-Wojtila about The SUCCESS Approach.

Helping People and Families with Autism

April 9, 2021: Jasmine from WKYC talks with Dr. Lynette Scotese-Wojtila from the Integrations Treatment center about her amazing work to improve the lives of those with Autism.

Cleveland's Own

April 10, 2019: Dr. Scotese-Wojtila was featured on Fox 8 as one of Cleveland's Own for her work within the field of autism.

Helping Families Overcome Challenges of Autism

September 26, 2018 -- Integrations Treatment Center uses a program called The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Approach. 

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