Ohio ADD Partners

Disability Rights Ohio

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

University of Cincinnati UCE
Cincinnati Childrens Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Additional Resources

Affordable Healthcare for Students

Affordable Care Act for Americans with Disabilities – Fact Sheets

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources has over 100 articles written by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADHD. Plenty of information for parents, too. 100 plus links to ADHD-related websites. Includes the National ADHD Directory with over 1000 ADHD Service Providers listed as well as a National ADHD Events Calendar. Free monthly eNews available.

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Autism Treatment Network
The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is a ground-breaking network of hospitals, physicians, researchers, and families at 17 locations (our “sites”) across the United States and Canada. We are working together to develop the most effective approach to medical care for children and adolescents affected by autism.

Compound Caregivers [PDF]
White paper authored by Dr. Elizabeth Perkins regarding the challenges encountered by older caregivers of adults with intellectual disability when they are simultaneously caregiving for other aging family members.

Creative Housing Incorporated of Columbus, Ohio
Through a combination of subsidizing rents in privately-owned apartments and company-owned properties, Creative Housing provides housing to individuals with disabilities in over 450 locations in the Columbus metropolitan area. The agency has also renovated over 200 homes for accessibility in a seven county area in Central Ohio.

Epilepsy Foundation Of Central Ohio

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus has been in existence since 1953, assisting people with epilepsy and their families in meeting their health and social needs. We provide direct services to optimize each person’s understanding of epilepsy and to improve their methods of coping with epilepsy in all facets of their lives.

Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities
This agency provides supports to children and adults who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities in Franklin County, Ohio.

Jobs Accommodations Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations   and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities  enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

Ohio Department of Medicaid

We are an online resource to help answer your questions, check eligibility and assist in applying for Medicaid. You will also be advised if you qualify for additional benefit programs and receive our benefit guide.

Ohio Department of Mental health and Addiction Services

The mission of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is to provide statewide leadership of a high-quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery system that is effective and valued by all Ohioans. Ohio MHAS will be a national leader in implementing a comprehensive, accessible, and quality-focused system of addiction and mental health care and wellness for all Ohio citizens

Ohio Means Jobs

an online job matching system that brings both employers and job seekers to one easy-to-use website.The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs includes the dislocated worker program which assists laid-off employees in obtaining new jobs with comparable wages; adult programs that help eligible Ohioans find and retain meaningful employment; and as a clearinghouse of information for Ohio’s youth on innovative programs that foster leadership, work experience, and literacy to prepare youth for careers. We track, manage, and report state and local performance data.

Ohio Online Schools Guide
The Ohio Online Schools Guide is an online database that is a compilation of every college program offered online in Ohio either full or part time. This database will be updated yearly and will always remain free and open. This is a great resource for students, parents, counselors and advisors who are interested in higher education opportunities.

Ohio Self Determination Association

What is Self-Determination: People are self-determined when they use their ability or power to make choices and decisions based on their own preferences and interests to self-direct their lives. Our mission is to expand awareness of self-determination principals: freedom, support, control, responsibility, confirmation, relationships, dreams, and choice. To provide self-determination and training resources. To promote and recognize advocacy efforts and assist in organizing advocacy efforts throughout Ohio.To assist advocates to connect with and educate policymakers and achieve leadership positions. To provide self-determination best practice input to state and local governing organization

Pedal with Pete
The Pedal with Pete Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to the research and prevention of Cerebral Palsy. Pete Zeidner, who has cerebral palsy, is a cycling enthusiast who for several years now has raised money for cerebral palsy research by pedaling his custom-built, specially adapted bicycle. Through annual bike-a-thons and other undraising events, Pete’s foundation has to date raised tens of thousands of dollars. Click the above link to find out more.

ThinkCollege.net
Youth with intellectual disabilities have not had many chances to go to college. This is changing as individuals across the country begin to create opportunities for these youth to reap the benefits of postsecondary education. This website will provide information and links to anyone interested in finding out more about the possibilities.

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Ohio
The mission of UCP of Central Ohio is to provide an environment where people with disabilities and aging conditions receive individualized programs and support services.

We Connect Now
A website for college students with disabilities.

Information About Developmental and Related Disabilities

What are Autism Spectrum Disorders?

What is Autism?

What is Cerebral Palsy?

What is Down syndrome?

What is Intellectual disability?

What is Williams syndrome?

Fact Sheets at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/disorder_index.htm

Fact Sheets at National Institutes of Health: http://health.nih.gov

Fact Sheets at National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics