Federal court rejects attempt by the state to dismiss lawsuit to end segregation of Ohioans with developmental disabilities

Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) and its legal partners - the law firm of Sidley Austin, the Center for Public Representation (CPR), and attorney Sam Bagenstos - applaud the federal court decision in the case of Ball v. Kasich. Read more...

March 24, 2017Read More

DRO, legal partners seek class certification in lawsuit on behalf of people with developmental disabilities

Today, Disability Rights Ohio (DRO), the law firm of Sidley Austin, the Center for Public Representation (CPR), and attorney Sam Bagenstos filed a motion for class certification in Ball v. Kasich, the lawsuit the group filed in March 2016. The suit alleges that state officials are violating federal law by... Read more...

August 22, 2016Read More

Disability Rights Ohio and Legal Partners Respond to State Officials Seeking to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Ohioans with Developmental Disabilities

Today, Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) and its legal partners - the law firm of Sidley Austin, the Center for Public Representation (CPR), and attorney Sam Bagenstos - forcefully responded to recently filed motions to dismiss its class action lawsuit charging state officials with violating federal law by administering a service... Read more...

July 27, 2016Read More

New fact sheet addresses timing questions for DRO's class action lawsuit

DRO has received many questions since March 31, when we and our partners filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Ohio over its illegal service system for people with developmental disabilities in Ohio. Read more...

May 10, 2016Read More

Page created to track important information about DRO's class action lawsuit

Disability Rights Ohio has created a page that includes important information related to our class action lawsuit filed on March 31, 2016, on behalf of people with developmental disabilities in Ohio. Read more...

April 1, 2016Read More

Are you currently on a waiting list for waiver services? DRO would like to talk to you.

More than a year ago, the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council and the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center published a study that analyzed waiting lists for home and community-based waiver programs in Ohio's developmental disabilities system. Read more...

December 16, 2015Read More

Disability coalition thanks Ohio policymakers for removing language that would have weakened DD Bill of Rights

Today, a coalition of 11 disability organizations sent a letter to Governor Kasich and key members of the Ohio General Assembly, thanking them for removing language from the state budget bill that would have changed the Developmental Disabilities Bill of Rights without the input of people with disabilities. Read more...

July 21, 2015Read More

Eleven Disability Organizations Send Joint Letter to Ohio Legislators

Some of the changes to the DD Bill of Rights in H.B. 64 might be seen as modest updates to the law, but others are seriously troubling. Read more...

May 6, 2015Read More

Individuals with Disabilities and Advocates: Tell Your Stories!

Tell your state lawmakers that you want people with disabilities to have the services and supports they need to live in the community. Read more...

May 5, 2015Read More

Disability Rights Ohio document addresses common concerns about DD system changes

Throughout the month of October, Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) traveled the state with its partners from The Arc of Ohio, holding family focus groups for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families. The forums gave those families an opportunity to express their concerns about DRO's efforts to change the... Read more...

December 22, 2014Read More

Preference given to people with disabilities and their families at remaining DD family focus groups

In October, Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) and The Arc of Ohio are traveling the state to hear concerns over DRO's proposed changes to the system for people with developmental disabilities. Read more...

October 16, 2014Read More

DRO, The Arc of Ohio to hold DD family focus groups throughout October

Disability Rights Ohio and our advocacy partners recently began talks with state officials to address concerns about widespread segregation in Ohio’s developmental disabilities system. It is our hope that these talks will produce a plan to provide additional opportunities and true choice for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to... Read more...

October 3, 2014Read More

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