Who We Are

About Us

Disability Rights Ohio is a non-profit corporation with a mission to advocate for an equitable Ohio for people with disabilities

Since October 2012, Disability Rights Ohio has served as Ohio's Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system and Client Assistance Program (CAP). It is governed by a Board of Directors, primarily consisting of people with disabilities and family members of people with disabilities.

Our Vision

Voices elevated. People empowered. Equity achieved.

Our Values

Justice & Dignity

We believe that disability rights are human rights, and that people with disabilities should be free from harm, prejudice and discrimination

Informed Leadership

Those whom we represent – Ohioans with disabilities – direct all aspects of our organization

Unwavering Commitment

We embrace our role to protect and advocate, and we are driven by a desire to see all Ohioans with disabilities flourish

Fierce Advocacy

Our teams empower our constituents to make their own decisions, and to be vocal and determined in their efforts, even when systemic forces create barriers

Access & Opportunities

We recognize that people with disabilities have many identities and are often forgotten. We celebrate their uniqueness and seek to reduce disparities to ensure equitable resources for all.


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How We Help

At Disability Rights Ohio, we provide legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting and rights protection issues.

Disability Rights Ohio is also Ohio's Protection and Advocacy System for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI), which is guided by the PAIMI Advisory Council. In order to be as effective as possible with limited resources, Disability Rights Ohio must set priorities for our work each year.

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Voices Elevated. People Empowered. Equity Achieved.