Patricia Cloppert, B.S.F.S.

The Ohio State University - Nisonger Center (UCEDD)
OSU Wexner Medical Center/Office of Health Sciences
The Ohio State University
357 McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Dr
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-685-6703
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: July 31, 2012

Patricia Cloppert

Primary Activity Coordinators: Parent/Consumer
Discipline Coordinators: Parent/Family Resources
Family Faculty
Discipline(s): Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy
No Council Membership
Research: Patricia is very active on community boards and planning committees and is the current President of the Autism Society of America?s Ohio chapter. In addition she drafted the Future Planning chapter of OCALI's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Education: Pat graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a major in international affairs.
Service: Pat is active in several parent support groups and, providing technical assistance and keeping abreast of community resources as they become available. She participates in advisory panels contributing to policy and service delivery initiatives in the developmental disabilities arena. A former United States Senate and House of Representatives employee, her interests include legislation and policy and special education. Two of her three sons have autism spectrum disorders, so ASDs are a particular focus, especially as they impact transition to adulthood. She served as president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Autism Society of America and as President of the Governing Board of the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, the Ohio Parent Training and Information Center.



Pat Cloppert, Program Manager for Parent/Family Support has been the Faculty Parent Advocate at The Ohio State University's Nisonger Center for the past eleven years. She gives resources to parents of children evaluated at the Nisonger Center and responds to outside requests from families in need of assistance in addressing issues arising from developmental disabilities.  She also provides a parent's perspective in graduate courses for students in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program and guest lectures on disabilities topics in the community and at the Ohio State University. She has served as president of the Governing Board for the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities and president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Autism Society of America.  She is a member of the State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children.  Two of her three adult sons have autism spectrum disorders.

 A former Congressional employee and graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Serivce, Pat updates the leadership team at the Nisonger Center on legislative issues and lectures on advocacy to Nisonger trainees.