Developmental Delays and Autism

Hilliard Pediatrics, Inc. - Dr. Tim Teller, MD


When children are identified as having developmental delays, it may be necessary to see an outside specialist to assist with diagnosis or treatment. We will assist you with finding the right services for your child. You will need to check with your insurance company to find out their coverage for these services and to find out if they have preferred providers.

Autism Resources

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Autism Diagnostics and Treatment Services. 187 West Schrock Road. Westerville, Ohio. 43081. (ph) 614-355-8315.
  • The Ohio State University Nisonger Center. 357 McCampbell Hall. 1581 Dodd Drive. Columbus, Ohio. 43210. (ph) 614-292-9844.
  • Dr. Janet Hansen, PhD. 3663 Ridge Mill Dr., Suite 103. Hilliard, Ohio. 43026. (ph) 614-219-1510.
  • Dr. Anne Reckling, PhD. 243 N. Fifth St. Suite 130. Columbus, Ohio. 43215. (ph) 614-222-1888.
  • Dr. Julie Canfield, PhD. 7650 Rivers Edge Dr. Suite 140. Columbus, Ohio. 43235. (ph) 614-578-0718.
  • Step By Step Academy, Inc. 1496 Old Henderson Road. Columbus, Ohio. 43220. (ph) 614-273-0630.

Speech and Hearing Services

  • Columbus Speech & Hearing Center. 510 E. North Broadway. Columbus, Ohio. 43214. (ph) 614-263-5151.
  • Speech Disorder Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 555 S. 18th St., Suite 6A. Columbus, Ohio. 43205. (ph) 614-722-3975.
  • Speech therapy services are available at the Close To Home centers around town (Hilliard, Dublin, Westerville, etc.).
  • Audiology Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Outpatient Care Center. 555 S. 18th St., Suite 2A. Columbus, Ohio. 43205. (ph) 614-722-3951.
  • OhioHealth Rehabilitation Center – Upper Arlington. Speech Therapy. 4664 Larwell Drive. Columbus, Ohio. 43220. (ph) 614-566-1111.
  • Tricia Mikula, CCC-SLP. 4900 Reed Road, Suite 311. Columbus, Ohio. 43220. (ph) 614-378-5430.

Occupational Therapy (OT) & Physical Therapy (PT)

A simplified explanation of the difference: OT focuses on self-care, fine motor, and sensory motor skill; PT focuses on gross motor skills.

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 3rd Floor. 700 Children’s Drive. Columbus, Ohio. 43205.
    • Occupational therapy (ph) 614-722-4250. Physical therapy (ph) 614-722-4515. Services are available at the various Close To Home centers around town (Hilliard, Dublin, Westerville, etc.). NCH OT and PT require a referral or faxed prescription before setting up the first appointment.
  • Allied Therapy Associates, Inc. 4353 Tuller Rd. Dublin, Ohio. 43017. (ph) 614-764-0715. 


  • Nationwide Children’s HospitalNeuropsychology. 700 Children’s Drive. Columbus, Ohio. 43205. (ph) 614-722-4700.
  • Dr. Steven Guy, PhD. 170 Northwoods Blvd., Suite 220. Columbus, Ohio. 43235. (ph) 614-848-9708.
  • Pediatric NeuropsychologyDr. Andrew Colvin, PhD. 7870 Olentangy River Road, Suite 303. Columbus, Ohio. 43235. (ph) 614-430-9870.
  • Dr. Carolyn McCreary Patterson, PhD. 6077 Frantz Road Suite 102. Dublin, Ohio. 43017. (ph) 614-734-8675.

Specialty Clinics at Nationwide Children's Hospital

All of them are at the Outpatient Care Center. 555 S. 18th Street. Columbus, Ohio. 43205.

  • Down Syndrome Clinic. (ph) 614-722-4050.
  • Cerebral Palsy Clinic. (ph) 614-722-5136.
  • Myelomenigocele/Spina Bifida Clinic. (ph) 614-722-5725.
  • Developmental Diagnostics Clinic. (ph) 614-722-4050. 

Help Me Grow

  • A resource for infants and children birth to 3 years of age here in Ohio that matches children with developmental needs with providers of services.

Franklin County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

  • This agency provides county-wide educational and support services for those with developmental disabilities and mental retardation.
    • Their website is and (ph) 614-342-5490 for their intake office.
    • Their main address is 2879 Johnstown Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219 and (ph) 614-475-6440. 

Special Needs Preschool

  • Many school districts, including the Hilliard City Schools, have a Special Needs Preschool designed to help prepare children 3-5 years of age with developmental delays for educational success and daily independence. Children are screened by a team to see if they are eligible and must have a moderate to severe delay in one or more area: cognitive, communication, social-emotional, motor, pre-academic, hearing, or vision.
    • Hilliard City Schools’ Special Needs Preschool is at the Alton Darby Elementary School. The Director is Sharon Balduf and can be reached at (ph) 614-334-1404.