The ODDC is a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.
ODDD is responsible for overseeing a statewide system of supports and services for people with disabilities and their families.
OSDA believes that individuals with disabilities should have the freedom to plan their own lives and to pursue the things that are important to them with the support of independent planning and support coordination.
The mission of the OLRS is to protect and advocate, in partnership with people with disabilities, for their human, civil and legal rights.
The mission of SABE is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chance to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends; and to learn from their mistakes.
Discussions on how the principles of self-determination can help all persons create the lives they want, connected to and with their communities.
We have 30 years of experience on how to build leaders by working on issues. We have 30 years of knowledge on how groups of ordinary people with developmental disabilities–and their allies–can make change happen.
The mission of The Arc of Ohio is to advocate for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of individuals with developmental disabilities, through legislative and social action, information and education, local chapter support and family involvement.
Contains position papers, background information, and links to other sites including the U.S. Department of Education.
Information on programs and services offered in Lucas County.
Advocacy, Support and Education that promotes optimal life experiences as freely defined by individuals with autism and their families
Provide resources, coaching, professional development, and technical assistance to public and community school educators as they strive to ensure each child in Ohio has access to a high-quality education.
OCALI’s goal is to inspire change and promote access to opportunities for people with disabilities. Practically, they inform public policy and develop and deploy practices grounded in linking research to real life.
The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, educators and agencies who provide services to them. OCECD works through the coalition efforts of over 40 parent and professional disability organizations and over 70 individual members which comprise the Coalition. OCECD has also been funded since 1984 to serve as the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for the state of Ohio from the federal government, U.S. Dept of Education, Office for Special Education Programs.
Advocating on behalf of providers supporting individuals with developmental disabilities striving to achieve a life of increasing independence, productivity and integration.
Art is a vital way to express yourself – a true outlet – and here you’re unfettered from the confinements and rules often associated with programs that serve vulnerable populations. Unruly Arts is passionate about providing a nurturing, inclusive and joyful environment that supports the artistic visions and needs of people with disabilities. In that environment, authentic artistic expression can come forward while disability fades to the background.
“Nothing about us without us.”
Disabled individuals on Medicaid can receive free transportation (including non, medical transportation, for example to work) through TARTA. Microtransit options are available from main bus hubs to more specific locations. This service is wheelchair accessible.
Comprehensive disability community resources.
Offers programs across the lifespan.
A farmstead based living community for adults with autism– the first of its kind in the US.
A behavioral and mental health and substance abuse provider.
Recreational sports activities for adults and children with disabilities.
Sara’s Garden is a non-profit organization that specializes in Autism Intervention, Conductive Education, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration and Speech-Language Pathology services. These specialized, comprehensive client services, provide life-changing results.
Clearing pathways to support services, information, and financial assistance for autistic individuals–as well as their families and caregivers. In the process, Avenues For Autism is providing a roadmap for the avenues that lead to lives without limits.
A self-advocacy group similar to People First but run through the Lucas County board.
A Medicare patient resource center designed to help you get the most out of Medicare, whether you are 65 or older or a disabled individual of any age.