Our advocacy work at local, state, and federal levels promotes positive change for people with disabilities
Systems Advocacy Program helps create systematic change at the local, state, and federal level to protect disability rights. Our efforts in policy analysis, community organizing, and legal representation are focused on the housing, transportation, public access and health care sectors.
Through Policy Advocacy and Analysis
We conduct policy analysis on issues related to the Olmstead decision, Medicaid, and other health care matters, which directly affect people with disabilities. We also publish white papers on our findings, engage in the public discourse, and testify in related court cases.
Through Community Organizing
We work with people with disabilities at the grassroots level to improve public policy and influence social change. Our associations include working with Community Advocates for Transportation Rights (CATR), a small group of concerned individuals with disabilities to ensure access to transportation in Toledo and the surrounding communities.
Through ADA Government Compliance
We monitor and assist local and state governmental agencies in their efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and when necessary, investigate complaints pertaining to violations of the act.
Some examples of ADA governmental agency compliance projects include: