Need Our Help?
If you think that your legal rights have been violated because of a disability, Disability Rights Ohio may be able to help. If you think you have been abused or neglected, discriminated against, denied services or been unable to access public facilities, you should contact our Intake Department. If you are not sure whether we can help, contact us anyway. If we can't help, we'll try to connect you with someone who can. Disability Rights Ohio does not charge its clients for services.
Disability Rights Ohio Intake Department
If a person with a disability needs help from Disability Rights Ohio, the person with the disability, or the parents of a child with a disability, can contact Disability Rights Ohio. Other people can submit a request for help on behalf of a person with a disability. For those requests, Disability Rights Ohio will contact the person with a disability for direction.
Intake hours are weekdays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.
Voice: 614-466-7264 or 1-800-282-9181 (toll-free in Ohio only)
TTY: 614-728-2553 or 1-800-858-3542 (toll-free in Ohio only)
Our mailing address is:
Disability Rights Ohio
Attn: Intake Department
50 W. Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215-5923
Or you can fill out our online intake form
Case files and other client-based information at Disability Rights Ohio are confidential under both state and federal law. Client communication with Disability Rights Ohio, including an initial request for services, is privileged as if between attorney and client.
Every client has a right to file a grievance if he or she is dissatisfied with how their case is being handled or closed. The grievance must be filed within 30 business days of the event that the client disagrees with. The staff member assigned to the case can help file the grievance, or the client can file it by writing or calling the Intake Department. Read Disability Rights Ohio's Grievance Policy.