IT'S TIME TO MAKE SOME NOISE! BE HEARD!

Disability Rights Ohio and our advocacy partners recently began talks with state officials to address concerns about widespread segregation in Ohio’s developmental disabilities system. It is our hope that these talks will produce a plan to provide additional opportunities and true choice for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, learn, and work in their own communities. 
People with developmental disabilities and their families face many challenges as they seek services that provide a safe, fulfilling life for themselves and their loved ones. Some individuals would like to live and work in the community with the proper supports but face roadblocks. Others are happy where they are and worry about changes that might take them out of an enviroment that feels secure. During the month of October, Disability Rights Ohio and The Arc of Ohio will be traveling the state, hoping to hear about these concerns at seven regional forums. We invite individuals with disabilities and their loved ones to attend these meetings. Your input is essential as we move forward to change this system.


Dayton

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Centerville Library
111 Spring Valley RoadCenterville, OH 

Canton

Saturday, October 11, 2014
10 a.m.
Stark County District Library
Jackson Township Branch
7487 Fulton Dr. NW
Massillon, OH 44646

Cleveland

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6 p.m.
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Parma Branch
6996 Powers Blvd.
Parma, OH

Columbus

Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Linden Branch
2223 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH

Toledo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6 p.m.
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Maumee Branch
501 River Road
Maumee, OH

Cincinnati

Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:30 a.m.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Madeira Branch
7200 Miami Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 

Marietta

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6 p.m.
Washington County Public Library
New Matamoras Branch
101 Merchant St.
New Matamoras, OH 
- See more at: http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org/news/dro-arc-ohio-hold-dd-family-focus-groups-throughout-october#sthash.d52PbNQW.dpuf

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