DRO and Partners File Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Ohioans 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 class action lawsuit against the state of Ohio, including the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Ohio Department of Medicaid, and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Read more...

March 31, 2016Read More

Desired changes to DD system are all about choice

A story today in the Columbus Dispatch noted the opposition some families of individuals with developmental disabilities feel about our efforts to advocate for a more community-based developmental disabilities system in Ohio. We are always eager to receive different viewpoints on the work we do. Read more...

August 18, 2014Read More

DRO warns that current state initiatives will not be enough to forestall legal action

On July 1, 2014, Disability Rights Ohio, the federally authorized and state-designated system to protect and advocate (P&A) on behalf of individuals with disabilities in Ohio, sent a letter to the Kasich Administration officials, alerting them to our 18-month investigation that uncovered clear violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act... Read more...

August 1, 2014Read More

DRO, partners notify Ohio officials: State DD system violates Americans with Disabilities Act

For the past 18 months, Disability Rights Ohio attorneys and advocates have been engaged in an extensive review of the system of residential services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ohio. Read more...

July 3, 2014Read More

Disability Rights Ohio issues investigative report on Rose Mary Center

Disability Rights Ohio has issued a report on its investigation of Rose Mary Center, a 42-bed facility in Cuyahoga County for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities operated by Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland. Read more...

March 11, 2014Read More

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