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Additional Resources for Disability Services

The following organizations offer services for individuals with disabilities living in Greater Cincinnati area. 

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws 

General Services 

AbleData
Provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment. 

Center for Independent Living Options (CLIO)
Helps individuals who have physical, sensory, cognitive, and/or psychological disabilities to maintain active and productive lives of their choosing. 

United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Trained professionals can connect you to essential community services. 

Hamilton County Educational Service Center
Help you solve challenges that related to education or business. 

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
In partnership with the State of Ohio’s Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) office, Cincinnati State is proud to offer college-to-career services for our students with disabilities.

The OOD counselor is employed by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and receives referrals for services from the Career Center and Office of Disability Services. OOD’s goal is to help students explore careers and options, find an internship or job, gain workplace skills, and gain experience.
Interested in a referral to OOD?  Please complete a form for a referral.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Provides resources for childcare and other services for children with disabilities.

Hearing Impairment Services 

Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati
Supports individuals and families to overcome obstacles to communication. 

Ohio Relay
A free public service for communication between standard (voice) users and persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled, using text telephones (TTYs) or PCs via the Internet. 

Hearing Loss Association of America – Southwest Ohio Chapter
An organization representing people with hearing loss. 

Center for Communication, Hearing & Deafness 
Helps infants, children, and adults reach their fullest potential by eliminating communication and language barriers through personalized services, technology, and education. 

Vision/Reading Impairment Services 

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)
A private not-for-profit organization with a long and respected tradition of offering comprehensive services to people who are blind or visually impaired.  

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Provides comprehensive program services to promote independence and foster the highest quality of life for people with visual impairments. 

Sight for Students
A Vision Service Plan (VSP) charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. 

Vision USA
Provides free eye exams to low-income Americans across the U.S. 

Prevent Blindness
Promotes vision care through screening, educating, advocating, and training. 

Disability Diagnostic Services 

UC Behavioral Health Center
Provides testing to UC students and community members to identify learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and other issues that might make it difficult for students to achieve in school. 

The Olympus Center
Provides comprehensive education evaluations to help identify learning challenges in children, teens and adults. 

The Affinity Center
Provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), behavioral, learning, and mood disorders for children and adults. 

Scholarships 

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities  

Scholarships & Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

Mental Health Services 

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Promotes wellness and recovery. 

Hamilton County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board
Responsible for planning, funding, and evaluating the effectiveness of community mental health services and alcohol and drug addiction services available to Hamilton County (Ohio) residents. 

Cincinnati Psychological Center
Providing psychotherapy services to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. 

Mental Health Access Point  
Provides assessment, support, and connections for children and adults residing in Hamilton County who are in need of mental health services. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Hamilton County Chapter
Offers educational programs, support groups, and an information/referral phone line. 

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services
Addresses client needs related to housing, psychiatric help, medication, and vocational, social, and other sup 

Specific Illness-Related Services 

National Center for Learning Disabilities – College & Adult
Provides information regarding types of learning disabilities and various ways of finding support. 

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati & Columbus
Helps people with epilepsy and their families enjoy an enhanced quality of life. 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society/Ohio Valley Chapter
Works to improve the quality of life for people affected by multiple sclerosis in Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.  

Autism Society of Ohio  
Works to improve the lives of all Ohioans affected by autism spectrum disorder. 

Students with Autism
This guide discusses surrounding the education of students on the autism spectrum, including the rights and responsibilities of parties involved, plus governing laws, programs, and additional resources. 

Autism Resource Center
Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder caused by abnormal brain development and functioning.  Early detection and getting the right educational, medical, behavioral, and supportive services can improve the functioning and long-term outlook of children with autism. 

Autism Support Network Resources  
A free support community to connect with thousands of other families and individuals touched by ASD.      

Digital Resources for Students with Autism
A comprehensive list of digital resources for students with autism to help students with speech, interaction, participation, and communication and innovative therapies that help students learn. 

Cerebral Palsy Guide
To help guide and serve all families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries.  

Human Rights Services 

Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Provides services such as food, cash, medical assistance, publicly-subsidized child care, child and adult protection, child support case management, and employment assistance. 

Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services
The website includes a list of eligibility requirements. 

Family Support Services Program
Assists families who are caring for a family member with disabilities. 

Ohio Civil Rights Commission
Enforces state laws against discrimination. 

Ohio Client Assistance Program
Serves as an advocate for clients of the Rehabilitation Services Commission if they encounter obstacles or conflicts in obtaining services. 

U.S. Department of Education/Office of Civil Rights
Works to ensure equal access to education and promotes educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. 

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
Supports individuals with autism. 

Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with autism, and their families. 

National Center for PTSD
Dedicated to research and education on trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Helps adults with ADHD lead better lives. 

National Center for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia
Provides information for students and adults with Dyslexia. 

Birth Injury
The Birth Injury Justice Center is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by birth injuries, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy or other disabilities. The organization was created to provide answers and guidance to help families and children get all the assistance they need to help improve their overall quality of life. 

Dependency Services 

Mental Health Access Point (MHAP)
Provides care and support, 24 hours a day, for individuals, couples, and families who need mental health services. 

United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Helps people learn, grow, aspire, and live their best lives to achieve goals in the areas of education, income, and health. 

Hamilton County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board
Responsible for planning, funding, and evaluating the effectiveness of community mental health services, alcohol addiction, and drug addiction services available to Hamilton County (Ohio) residents. 

Alcohol Rehab Guide
Exploring the relationship between disabilities and alcoholism.

Employment Services 

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Offers free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. 

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
One of the nation’s largest providers of vocational rehabilitation programs. 

Career Guide – Individuals with Disabilities
A career guide for people with disabilities. 

Technology Services 

Assistive Technology of Ohio
Helps Ohioans with disabilities learn about or acquire assistive technology. 

Easter Seals TriState 
Empowers people with disabilities and disadvantages to more fully live, learn, work, and play in our communities. 

InMyArea.Com
Resources guide for people with disabilities: Programs for Low-Cost Internet, Mobile Plans, and Digital Literacy