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Advocacy Resources

ADA Great Lakes


Center for Human Policy

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.

Not Dead Yet

Ohio Olmstead

Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

An organization that provides innovative educational strategies, cutting-edge research, grassroots, personal, and collaborative advocacy.

A Department of Education resource for students with disabilities preparing for post-secondary education.

Wrights Law
Web resource for parents, educators and advocates for children with disabilities.

Emergency Management/Preparedness in Northwest Ohio

FEMA: Are You Ready

Lucas County Emergency Management Agency

Government Resources

Access Board
Website of the federal agency committed to accessible design.
The website of Department of Justice’s ADA Information Center.
General government disability resource.

Federal Communications Commission – Civil Rights Offices

Department of Housing and Urban Development website.

Official Medicare website of the federal government.

Ohio Consumers’ Council
Provides information to Ohio’s public utility consumers, including programs to assists people with disabilities.

Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, provides consumer health insurance information to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Social Security Administration
Official website of the Social Security Administration.

United States Department of Education—Office of Civil Rights


Assistance Dogs International, Inc.
Better Business Bureau
Community Shares Northwest Ohio
Disabled American Veterans
Karen Pryor: Clicker training
West Toledo Animal Hospital