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ROARS Autism Support Group

R.O.A.R.S. was founded in November of 2006 by local families in Ross County, Ohio.   The purpose of the group is to provide support, information, and other services for our families and to promote autism awareness and research possibilities to the public, area businesses, and organizations.  Every bit of information adds one more piece to the puzzle.  Our long-term goal is to open an all inclusive autism center so that our families will not have to travel to receive services.  Our main goal is to always promote autism awareness and support to those who need it.

ROARS News and Updates

We will be having a carnival and school kick-off this summer, so watch for dates.   There will be food, inflatables, raffle items, games, school supplies, and much more.  Bring the whole family and some signs for the awareness/tibute walk to honor someone you know and love with autism. 

Also, on May 15th at 1:00 there will be a Cookout at 396 Church St in Chillicothe, bring chairs and a side dish, everything else will be provided!

There are some sensory friendly movies being aired at the Lennox 24 Theatre in Columbus this summer and we are planning a Zoo trip and other summer activities!  Call Nikki at 772-1871 or email roarsgroup@yahoo.com if you're interested in any of these!


The Autism Ribbon

The puzzle pattern of this ribbon reflects the mystery and complexity of autism. The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of people and families living with this disorder. The brightness of the ribbon signals hope--hope through research and increasing awareness in people like you.

Contact Information

For more information or to make a donation, contact:  Nikki Robison at 740-772-1871 or email:


R.O.A.R.S. (Reaching Out for Autism Research and Support) is a locally-run, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to aiding families impacted by autism in Southern Ohio. We hold fundraisers and sponsor events throughout the year to promote autism awareness and offer support for families going through a very difficult time. Autism affects 1 out of 110 children and is on the rise, but funding and resources are few and far between. Autism is forever; at the moment there is no cure, so we need to act now and help our children.
Thanks for visiting our webpage! Remember you are not alone and autism is not the end of the world!