Proposed Changes

Click here to read a letter to families and care providers about covid-19. 


Find out about proposed state and national changes to services for individuals for disabilities. CLICK HERE to view the letter drafted by Ohio Valley Goodwill regarding these proposed changes.


“We Need Your Help Again” – Hamilton County Board of DD Services Advocacy

Federal Rules Would Harm Work Centers for the Disabled

Governor Kasich’s Budget for DD Services

The Ohio Governor’s Office of Health Transformation has released a Draft CMS Transition Plan

The following video is a compelling story of the real-life impact on the lives of people with significant disabilities when their right to choose program options that fit their needs are eliminated. Please take a moment to view this important video that explains from the point of view of those impacted how legislation can have unintended negative consequences.

More Facts:


DOJ Letter of Findings Regarding Rhode Island’s System of Providing Employment, Vocational, and Day Services

WIA is Now WIOA: What the New Bill Means For People with Disabilities

Fact Sheet: Summary of Key Provisions of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule (CMS 2249-F/2296-F)

Letter from Disability Rights Ohio to Gov. Kasich

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Employment First Initiative Announcement

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities – “Our Future”

Ohio Employment First

John Martin Response to Disability Rights Ohio

In First, State to Ban Subminimum Wage


People with disabilities fear losing jobs at sheltered workshops

Disability workshops say bill could force their closure 

Stigmatizing people with serious mental illness and severe developmental disabilities

The generation gap in care for developmentally disabled in Ohio

Director reports support for sheltered workshop program

How best to serve developmentally disabled adults?

Families fight community-care plan

Members of Congress in Support of Choice

Opinion: Community jobs preferred for disabled

Disability services may change, but some in Clark County don’t see need

New federal rules could close sheltered workshops for people with disabilities

Do Sheltered Workshops Limit Opportunities for Inclusion? Olmstead Says Yes.

Opinion: Disabled workers need more options, not less

Disability Rights Ohio fights local sheltered workshop

Local Goodwill stores forced to restructure