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Additional Disability Services Resources

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 –
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence.

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 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.

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.


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.

Social Security Administration – Individuals with Disabilities -
Selects qualified individuals with disabilities for positions that maximize their talents.


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.

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