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Ohio – The Buckeye State

 Updated 11/2001

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See also Developmental Disabilities, Multi-Service Agencies

AXIS Center for Public Awareness of People with Disabilities

Disability Health Ohio

Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities

Inclusion Network

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
Advocacy & Legal Rights

Disability Network of Ohio (D.N.O.S.)

Disability Network of Ohio – Solidarity

Great Lakes ADA & Accessible IT Center

Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS)

Ohio Protection & Advocacy Association

National Resources
AARP in Ohio

Council for Older Adults of Delaware County

ElderWeb Ohio

Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Ohio Department of Aging

National Resources
Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association – Chapters in Ohio

National Resources
Artists with Disabilities Network of Ohio

VSA arts Ohio

National Resources
Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology of Ohio

Recycled Equipment Donated for Independence (REDI)

National Resources
Autism Society of Ohio

Central Ohio chapter

Greater Cincinnati chapter

Northwest Ohio chapter

Tri-County chapter (Columbiana, Trumbull and Mahoning Counties)
COFEAT – Central Ohio Families for Early Autism Treatment

National Resources
Blindness and Visual Impairments
American Council of the Blind – Ohio

Clovernook Center for the Blind

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Cincinnati)

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Cleveland)

National Federation of the Blind – Ohio

Parents Division
Ohio Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)

National Resources
Brain Injury
Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Brain Injury Association of Ohio

National Resources
Cerebral Palsy
UCP of Greater Cleveland

National Resources
See also Developmental Disabilities, Education

Assistive Technology of Ohio – Southeast Ohio Adaptive Toy Library

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation

Embrace (foster care for medically fragile children)

Family Information Network (FIN)

NICHCY State Contact Sheet

Ohio Department of Health – Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps

Ohio’s Family Support Collaborative

National Resources
Communication Disorders
See also Deaf-Blindness, Deafness and Hearing Impairments, Speech Disorders

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center

Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association

National Resources
See also Communication Disorders

Great Lakes Area Regional Center for Deafblind Education (GLARCDBE)

National Resources
Deafness and Hearing Impairments
See also Communication Disorders

Cleveland Signstage Theatre

Deaf Ohio Resources

Deaf Services Center

Natural Communication

Ohio Deaf Athletic Foundation

Ohio School for the Deaf

Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (OCRID)

St. Rita School for the Deaf [link not working 11/15/01]

National Resources
Developmental Disabilities
See also Children, General, Multi-Service Agencies

Arc of Ohio

Butler County


Erie County

Warren County
Butler County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders (CCDD)

Civitan International – Ohio District

Hamilton County Board of Mental Retardation & Development Disabilities

Hattie Larlham Foundation (HLF)

Lucas County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Medina County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities (The Achievement Center)

The Nisonger Center UAP for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Ohio Association of County Boards of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC)

Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities

Ohio Provider Resource Association

Ohio Public Images

Professional Association for Retardation in Ohio

Sunshine Foundation

Toward Independence

National Resources
Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO)

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati

Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association (MVDSA)

The Up Side of Downs of Greater Cleveland [link not working 11/15/01]

National Resources
National Resources
See also Children, Education, Higher, specific disabilities

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

Ohio Department of Education – Office for Exceptional Children

Ohio Federation Council for Exceptional Children

Ohio-S.A.F.E. (Schools Are For Everyone)

Special Education in Community/Charter Schools in Ohio

Special Education Regional Resource Centers (SERRC)

Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center

Central Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center (COSERRC)

Hopewell SERRC


Northern Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center (SERRC)

Southeastern Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center (SERRC)
National Resources
Education, Higher
See also Education

Ohio State University – Services for Students with Disabilities

National Resources
See also Vocational Rehabilitation

Ohio Industries for the Handicapped (OIH)

Project More

Project SEARCH at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati

Work Resource Center

National Resources
Epilepsy Center (northwest Ohio)

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast Ohio

Epilepsy Services of Southeastern Ohio
Financial Assistance
Ohio Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD)

Ohio Health PlanS (Medicaid)

PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network)

National Resources
Head Injury
See Brain Injury
Health (General)
Disability Health Ohio

Ohio Department of Health

National Resources
Heart Disorders
American Heart Association of Ohio

National Resources
Ardmore [link not working 11/16/01]

Ohio Provider Resource Association

National Resources
Independent Living
Ability Center of Greater Toledo

Access Center for Independent Living (Dayton)

Center for Independent Living Option(Cincinnati, Edgewood, Mt. Sterling)

LEAP Center for Independent Living (Lorain and Erie County)

Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

Society for Equal Access/Independent Living Center

National Resources
Learning Disabilities
International Dyslexia Association – Northern Ohio Branch

International Dyslexia Association – Ohio Valley Branch

LD Online: Ohio State Resources

Learning Disabilities Association of Southwestern Ohio

Ohio State Literacy and Learning Disabilities

Olympus Center [added 1/14/02]

National Resources

Mental Illness
KEN Mental Health Services Databases – Ohio


Hamilton County

Metro Cleveland
Northeast Ohio Consumer Quality Review Team

Ohio Department of Mental Health

Quality Review Services

National Resources
Mental Retardation
See Developmental Disabilities
Multi-Service Agencies
See also Children, Developmental Disabilities, General

Abilities First

Easter Seals Serving Northwestern Ohio
Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Ohio

Northeast Ohio Chapter

Northwest Ohio Chapter
National Resources
Occupational Therapy
Ohio Occupational Therapy Association (OOTA)

National Resources
Prader-Willi Syndrome
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Ohio

National Resources
See also Vocational Rehabilitation

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

National Resources
Respiratory Disorders
National Resources
Respite Services
Ohio Respite Programs (ARCH)

National Resources
Speech Disorders
See also Communication Disorders, Stuttering

National Resources
Spina Bifida
National Resources
Spinal Cord Injury
Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NORSCIS)

National Resources
Sports and Recreation
Hamilton County Special Olympics (HCSO)

Ohio Deaf Athletic Foundation

Recreation Unlimited

Sky Ranch; A Non-Profit Barrier Free Family Campground

Special Olympics Ohio

National Resources
National Stuttering Project – Cleveland Chapter

National Stuttering Association – Columbus Chapter
Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Association of Ohio

National Resources
Project ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – Ohio Cities

National Resources
Vocational Rehabilitation
See also Employment, Rehabilitation

Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)

National Resources
Women with Disabilities
Window on Wellness (Ohio Women with Disabilities Network)

National Resources