DRO Releases Compensatory Education and ESY Fact Sheet

One of the most important things you can be doing for your child’s education is preparing for your child’s eventual return to a more typical school environment. An important part of this is making sure you and the school have a plan for how distance learning will be implemented... Read more...

May 27, 2020Read More

DRO Continues Fight Against Care Rationing Because #AdvocacyMatters

Like so many others, Disability Rights Ohio is apprehensive as Ohio begins to “reopen” amidst the ongoing health crisis created by COVID-19. We don’t yet know how lifting stay at home measures will impact both the outbreak here and the potential need for acute care across the state. With this... Read more...

May 15, 2020Read More

DRO Submits Amicus Brief on Elkton Federal Correctional Institution

Elkton Federal Correctional Institution is one of the deadliest COVID-19 prison outbreaks in the county. 35% of Elkton’s population is over 65 and/or has a disability, which significantly increases the chance of infection"especially in Elkton’s overcrowded cells. Elkton’s response to this crisis simply isn’t enough: inmates can’t social distance, adequately... Read more...

May 1, 2020Read More

DRO's Response to the COVID-19 Correctional Facility Outbreak #AdvocacyMatters

The news from Ohio’s correctional institutions is alarming. Nearly 80% of inmates in two Ohio prisons have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That’s 3,500 people. That makes Marion Correctional Institution the nation’s biggest viral hotspot. It is clear to DRO that the response by Ohio’s correctional institutions is not enough to... Read more...

April 27, 2020Read More

#AdvocacyMatters: DRO Voting Round-Up

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc with all aspects of our lives, including voting. If you’ve already voted, well done! If you didn’t vote early for the March 17 primary election, the Ohio legislature has passed a bill that extends the opportunity to vote by mail to April 28, 2020, the date... Read more...

April 10, 2020Read More

What are the COVID-19 Relief Bills?

The Ohio General Assembly and Congress recently finalized legislation to provide relief to individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic which included a $2 trillion stimulus package impacting daily life for people with disabilities. Read more...

April 6, 2020Read More

#AdvocacyMatters: DRO Weekly COVID-19 Round-Up

The COVID-19 crisis presents challenges that most of us have never experienced. For Ohioans with disabilities, the outbreak, and measures implemented to slow it, are even more difficult. Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) is seeing first-hand how this crisis is further isolating our clients. Read more...

April 3, 2020Read More

DRO Update on COVID-19 "Stay at Home" Order

While Disability Rights Ohio has moved our operations remotely, we continue to monitor the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on the care and wellbeing of people with disabilities in Ohio. We are also pleased to see that the Governor's "Stay at Home" Order recognizes other social and health services that our... Read more...

March 23, 2020Read More

Update on DRO's Public Intake Process

DRO has closed our physical office to the public but we are continuing to provide information and advocate for our clients through remote operations. Read more...

March 20, 2020Read More

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