Disability Rights Ohio Attorney Alison McKay Appointed to Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Council
December 20, 2019
COLUMBUS, OHIO (December 20, 2019)– Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has recently appointed Disability Rights Ohio’s (DRO) Alison McKay—attorney and Team Leader of the Client Assistance Program—to the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Council (the Council). The Council consists of 15 members who provide feedback to the state agency Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) on their programs to expand employment opportunities and independence.
DRO worked extensively with the state legislature in 2018 to pass legislation that created the Council, which is essential to comply with federal requirements. Each seat on the Council is appointed by the governor and it must include a majority of members who have a disability.
“I am confident that Alison will exceed expectations during her tenure on the Council. DRO is deeply committed to increasing employment opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities, and we’re excited to grow our relationship with OOD as part of this mission,” said Michael Kirkman, Executive Director of DRO. “We are incredibly proud of Alison’s accomplishments and we’re excited for the great work she’ll accomplish as a member of the Council.”
McKay will serve on the Council as a representative of Disability Rights Ohio beginning October 18, 2019 and ending June 1, 2022. McKay has worked as an attorney at Disability Rights Ohio for the past eight years, diligently representing clients with disabilities.
For more information on the OOD Council visit https://ood.ohio.gov/About-Us/OOD-Council. To learn more about DRO’s employment work, visit https://www.disabilityrightsohio.org/employment.
About Disability Rights Ohio
Disability Rights Ohio is the federally and state designated Protection and Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program for the state of Ohio. The mission of Disability Rights Ohio is to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio. Disability Rights Ohio provides legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities. Find out more at disabilityrightsohio.org.