The Columbus Organization

Empowering individuals challenged by intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) as well as the families, facilities and agencies that surround them to achieve their meaningful-life goals.

Who Are We?

The Columbus Organization is a group of caring professionals whose mission is to assist children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities achieve independence through a life that is meaningful to them. With a person-centered planning & thinking approach, it is our vision to be recognized as an organization that transforms individuals’ lives and provides families the peace of mind in knowing their loved one has a voice and a valued role in their community.

Because everyone deserves a meaningful life™



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A Message to our Families and Stakeholders: COVID-19

Dear Families, 

At The Columbus Organization, the health and well-being of our individuals, their families, employees and communities where we live and serve is our highest priority. As concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) mount, we want to assure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and taking additional precautions to keep our staff and families safe. 

We are following the guidance of State Offices, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies, and have taken the following measures across our offices as added precautions: 

  • We are communicating with our care coordination and professional clinical staff frequently and providing proper guidance and information to help them stay healthy.
  • We have enhanced our cleaning and disinfecting procedures and have reinforced employee use of hand sanitizer, antibacterial cleaning supplies and materials in all of our offices. According to the CDC, the single most important thing you can do to keep yourself and others safe is frequently wash your hands and not touch your face.
  • We have advised our employees not to come to work if they suspect possible exposure or are experiencing symptoms.
  • We are working with State and community stakeholders to ensure there is no disruption in our service delivery or ability to provide you the supports you may need. 

We know there is a lot of information out there; for the most current information on COVID-19, including government health guidelines, visit: 

Although these are challenging times for all of us, we are committed to continuing to keep our employees safe, and will remain available to offer you support. For over 36 years, family has been at the center of Columbus’ mission and we want to assure you we’re taking every precautionary measure to protect you and yours. We will continue to monitor the situation daily and follow advice from the CDC, State and other health organizations in order to ensure everyone’s safety. 

As always, we appreciate your partnership, patience and trust as we navigate this together.