Regional and National Resources

Ohio Resources


Disability Rights Ohio

Disability Rights Ohio is a non-profit corporation with a mission to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio.  Disability Rights Ohio provides legal advocacy and rights protection for people with disabilities, which includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting, and rights protection issues.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment, independence and Social Security disability determination outcomes.


National Resources


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.  The EEOC investigates charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law.

Job Accommodation Network

JAN is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.

National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability makes recommendations to the President and Congress on policies affecting Americans with disabilities. They work to empower individuals with disabilities, and to promote equal opportunity.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

AHEAD is a professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. As an international resource, AHEAD addresses current and emerging issues with respect to disability, education, and accessibility to achieve universal access.