Disability Rights Ohio makes difficult choice as possible federal shutdown looms

September 23, 2013 / shutdown

Because Disability Rights Ohio is concerned about the possible federal government shutdown on October 1, 2013, and unavailability of additional funding for the upcoming year, we will be forced to manage our remaining funds in a conservative and efficient way.

Starting immediately and until the situation in Congress is resolved, for all new requests for assistance, we will only be providing information on a person’s rights and tools to advocate for him- or herself and referring to other resources. Exceptions will be made when a person’s immediate health and safety are at risk. We will continue to work on matters we have already accepted.

To get more information about the possible government shutdown or to express your opinions about how it might affect people with disabilities, search for your federal representatives and their contact information at the following links:

U.S. House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/; and

U.S. Senate: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

You can also call the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. An operator will connect you directly with the office you request.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. We hope Congress can reach an agreement to fund the federal government and the many important programs that provide protection and supports to people with disabilities throughout Ohio.

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