Resources

American Council for the Blind Ohio
http://www.acbohio.org/
The American Council of the Blind of Ohio is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and the equality of life for persons who are blind or visually impaired. We direct our efforts toward education, information, and other activities designed to enhance the life styles of people who are blind or visually impaired.


American Foundation for the Blind
http://www.afb.org/
A US nonprofit organization enabling blind or visually impaired people to achieve equality and access


The Arc of Ohio
http://www.thearcofohio.org/
The mission of The Arc of Ohio is to advocate for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, though legislative and social action, information and education, local chapter support and family involvement.


Assistive Technologies of Ohio
http://www.atohio.org/
Our mission is to provide access to information on AT devices and services as well as other community resources for people with disabilities and the general public.


Brain Injury Association of Ohio
http://www.biaoh.org/
BIAOH is a statewide advocacy and education organization incorporated in 1982 to improve services and supports to Ohioans with brain injury and their families, and to promote prevention.


Center for Universal Design
http://www.ncsu.edu/www/ncsu/design/sod5/cud
he Center for Universal Design (CUD) is national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products.


The Cleveland Sight Center
http://www.clevelandsightcenter.org/
Cleveland Sight Center is a multi-faceted nonprofit agency founded in 1906 serving people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. We provide preventative, educational, rehabilitative, and many other vision support services directly to approximately 10,000 clients in the greater Cleveland area each year


Clovernook Center for the Blind
http://www.clovernook.org/
Our mission is to promote independence and foster the highest quality of life for people with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities. Clovernook provides comprehensive program services including training and support for independent living, orientation and mobility instruction, vocational training, job placement, counseling, recreation, and youth services.


Columbus Speech and Hearing
http://www.columbusspeech.org/
Our Mission is to help all people improve communication and vocational independence for life


Deaf Services Center
http://www.dsc.org/
Since we opened in 1991 Deaf Services Center has grown to become the largest provider of community-based services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing in the state of Ohio.


Delaware Creative Housing and Creative Living Systems
http://www.delawarecreativehousing.com/
Since 1991, Delaware Creative Housing provides and promotes safe, accessible, affordable and quality housing to people with special needs or who are aging.


DifferentNeedz.com
http://www.differentneedz.com/
DifferentNeedz.com is the first and only dedicated website that allows the special needs community to buy and sell gently used medical equipment, therapy devices, adaptive toys and more online. DifferentNeedz.com provides an avenue for special needs individuals, families, institutions and foundations to acquire quality necessities for daily life at significantly reduced prices.


Job Access
http://jobaccess.org/
The goal Job Access is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment


Job Accommodations Network
http://askjan.org/
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and show employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.


National Council on Disability
http://www.ncd.gov/
NCD is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. It provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.


National Council on Independent Living
http://www.ncil.org/
As a membership organization, NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.


Office on Disability
http://www.hhs.gov/od
The Health and Human Services Office on Disability (OD) oversees the implementation and coordination of programs and policies that enhance the health and well-being of people with disabilities across all ages, races, and ethnicities.


Ohio Department of Aging:
http://aging.ohio.gov/
The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) develops a strategic framework, required by the federal Older Americans Act, to provide leadership that improves and promotes quality of life and personal choice for older Ohioans, adults with disabilities and their families and caregivers.


Ohio Department of Health
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) works with 130 local health departments to "protect and improve the health of all Ohioans."


Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/
We are dedicated to provide support, guidance and advice for the administration and construction of a high quality infrastructure that provides a safe and comfortable ride to the traveling public while minimizing construction time, costs, traffic delays and litigation.


Ohio Developmental Disabilities
http://www.ddc.ohio.gov/
It is the mission of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council to create change that improves independence, productivity and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families in community life.


Disability Rights Ohio
http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org/
Our mission is to protect and advocate, in partnership with people with disabilities, for their human, civil and legal rights.


Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
http://www.ood.ohio.gov/
RSC is the state agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment, independence and Social Security disability determination outcomes.


Ticket to work
http://www.yourtickettowork.com/
The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work.


U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy
http://www.dol.gov/odep
The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.