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Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST)

CAST is committed to becoming a national leader in primary care for youth and adults with autism. CAST is the only clinic in Ohio – and one of only a few places in the nation – where patients with autism can access multiple services in one setting from physicians with the experience to provide comprehensive care for adults with autism and to treat their related, often complex healthcare needs.

CAST is committed to enriching the quality of life of their patients and families by building a network of partnerships in Ohio and nationwide, while providing education and outreach to patients, caregivers, and primary care providers. CAST has a current population of over 750 patients from 31 counties across Ohio, with an average patient age of 21 years.

Christopher Hanks

Honorary Chair

Christopher Hanks, MD
Medical Director, The Center for Autism Services and Transition


Dr. Hanks earned his medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine and completed his residency at The Ohio State University.

As the medical director of the Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST), Dr. Hanks works with young adults and children with autism who are transitioning out of pediatric care. His focus is on improving access to care by understanding potential barriers and helping patients navigate the healthcare system. He is involved with developing new approaches of treatment for autism, which will then be expanded throughout the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Hanks also serves as an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Ohio State's College of Medicine.

How you can help

Donate by Mail

The Office of Wexner Medical Center Development
P.O. Box 183112
660 Ackerman Road
Columbus, OH 43218-3112

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