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If you have a friend or family member in Ohio with a disability, these resources are HIGHLY valuable and will assist you in the journey.


Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

Transition to Adulthood: Home Remodeling for Young Adults with Special Needs

SALT School to Adult Life Transition Series of Southwest Ohio l Facebook l

SALT (School to Adult Life Transition Series) SALT provides resources, meetings, & local event info to families of children with disabilities in Southwest Ohio.

The MCBDDS School-to-Work Employment Program works with students, parents, special educators, parent mentors, job developers, job coaches, work-study coordinators and employers to pave the pathway to post-secondary employment success for students with disabilities.

Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley
1511 Kuntz Rd., Dayton, OH 45404
The Adult Day Support Program consists of a day habilitation program designed to promote individualized choices and skill development through a wide variety of meaningful activities and interactions to people with intellectual disabilities. The Personal Care Program provides adults who have developmental disabilities, and wish to live independently in their own home or more independently within their family home, the personalized and supportive assistance necessary to carry out daily personal care and household responsibilities.

Just Say WHOA to Bullying!


The nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Accommodations for Students with Autism

Guide to Better Sleep for Kids with Autism

Autism Resource Center

Creating an Autism Friendly Home

Autism Support Network Resources

Planning a Move with Autism

30 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

Autism and Travel


These agencies address the specific needs of people with developmental disabilities. They advocate for community inclusion and access to Ohio disability services.


Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs

What Parents and Students with Disabilities Should Know About College

City of Kettering Recreation Department
3600 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH 45429
Offers one on one swim instruction for children age 3-17 with physical or emotional needs. This is not a therapeutic swim program. For complete details on the Adaptive Swim Program please call (937) 296-3368.


Adaptive Mall
Adaptivemall.com offers a selection of adaptive equipment for children with special needs. Their products range from special needs strollers to special needs car seats to adaptive toys for children's special needs therapy. On-staff therapists are available to assist with special needs therapy products and special needs equipment questions.

Assistive Technology of Ohio
1224 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212
Assistive Technlogy Ohio helps Ohioans with disabilities learn about or acquire assistive technology. They offer several programs and services related to providing assistive technology. Visit their website to learn more.

Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley Ohio - Children-Youth Car Seat Safety Program
The Car Seat Safety Program provides free car seats and training for families that are economically disadvantaged. Offering the class ensures that parents and caregivers know how to properly install and use car seats, which mean children stay safe.

Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley Ohio - Medical Equipment Loan Program
Goodwill/Easterseals Miami Valley lends assistive living medical equipment to anyone in need. We offer wheelchairs, commodes, walkers, crutches and more free of charge in this loan program.

Dayton: 937-528-6357
Lima: 419-228-4821


Gorman Hewitt Ayars Fund
The Gorman Foundation was established in 1968 by Gorman School Principal Helen M. Ayars, parents, and friends. It was created to assist students and former students who needed equipment not covered by the Dayton Public School System’s general operating fund. Funds are used for the acquisition of appliances, support aids, augmentative communication equipment, home modification, reasonable administrative costs with assessed needs and Camperships on a needed basis.

Ohio Department of Medicaid
Financial and Healthcare Coverage Assistance

Ohio Medicaid Consumer Hotline

Medicaid.gov Ohio page

Rent Assistance / United Way
Need help paying rent? Emergency rent funding is available!

Stable Accounts
STABLE Accounts give people with special needs more independence and financial security


ADULT Ohio Guardianship Application

MINOR Ohio Guardianship Application

Ohio Guardianship FAQs

Ohio Guardianship of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities TOOLKIT
This 72 page pdf is made available by The Ohio Supremen Court and is PACKED with information!


5 Important Ways to Talk About Disability During a Job Search

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Health Care Information for Families of Children with Down Syndrome

Project Mobility Rider's Guide

S.A.L.T. (Student To Adult Life Transition) Quick Reference Resource Guide


Access Center for Independent Living
(serving Montgomery, Clark, Greene, Preble Counties)

Assistance (Service) Animal Policy in Ohio
Website: Miami Valley Fair Housing
AN ASSISTANCE ANIMAL IS NOT A PET. Regardless of whether your property allows pets, a tenant who uses an assistance animal is not required to make a pet deposit or pay a pet-related move-in cleaning fee. There is no legal requirement for assistance animals to be visibly identified or to have documentation. Read more by downloading the pdf.

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center
The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center’s Inclusive Community Fund (ICF) works to help residents of ZIP codes 45417 and 45426 with home repair/rehabilitation, accessibility modifications, and home improvement loans. ICF also helps prospective residents of 45417 and 45426 with down payment assistance

Rent Assistance / United Way
Need help paying rent? Emergency rent funding is available!

Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?

Tenants Rights and Housing Assistance for the Disabled

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
helps remove barriers to independent living for people with disabilities and works to increase necessary supports and services. It is part of the
 National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

Your Rights and Duties as a Tenant

Your Rights and Responsibilities As A Mobile Home Park Resident in Ohio

Low-Income Housing Services
Information and tools for locating affordable housing and access to public housing.


These nine organizations provide free legal assistance for low-income individuals, including help with accessing Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

  1. Ohio Legal Aid
  2. Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA)
  3. Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
  4. Legal Aid Society of Columbus
  5. Community Legal Aid
  6. Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  7. Legal Aid of Western Ohio
  8. Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio
  9. Pro Seniors

123 Boggs Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45246
Tom Jacobs has over fifteen years of experience as a litigator. Areas of concentration include education law, special education law, and disability law. His Special Education Law practice primarily involves the representation of disabled children and their parents. He also provides both consultative and mediation services to schools and gives presentations concerning Special Education Law.


These agencies provide help for people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Disability services are often free or low-cost.


4 Paws for Ability
Paws for Ability enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs.
This provides increased independence for the children, and assistance to their families. The organization has a variety
of service dogs for conditions including Autism, FASD, Diabetes, Hearing Loss, Mobility, and Seizures.

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)
246 North High Street, Columbus, OH, 43216
The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCHM) assures children with special health care needs and their families obtain comprehensive care and services that are family-centered, community-based and culturally competent. To learn more about their services, visit their website.

Good Neighbor House
627 E. First Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Good Neighbor House is a nonprofit, faith-based, human development organization that provides health, nutrition, and education services to the under-served through relationships with relevant collaborative service partners. They provide dental, medical, nutrition, and related educational services to improve the quality of life of the under-served in the Dayton community.


National AMBUCS, Inc. is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. The Amtryke Therapeutic Tricycle program is one way they help create mobility for people with disabilities. To learn more, visit their website.

Project Mobility Application
Project Mobility Rider's Guide

RTA (Regional Transit Authority) Accessibility Information Website


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