Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VOR's March Networking Meeting

March 25, 2024 - 5 pm Eastern, 4 pm Central, 3 pm Mountain, 1 pm Pacific - on Zoom
This month's topic: "How can we better communicate and connect with others in-state"
Click below for more information and to view a video of the meeting

VOR's 2023 Legislative Initiative

Improving the Safety for People with I/DD and Autism byCapitol
* Preventing and Reporting Incidents of Abuse and Neglect
* Promoting the Use of Cameras in Common Areas
* Holding Protection and Advocacy Agencies Accountable
* Supporting our Direct Support Professionals

VOR's Legislative Initiative Advocates are meeting with Congressional Staff during the month of May

Please click here to download the 2023 Legislative Materials to share with your elected officials and their staff.

Joint Commission Recommends Redesignating Ohio's Protection and Advocacy Agency

On April 11, 2023,  Ohio's Joint Commission to Examine the State Protection and Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program recommended to the Governor that the state "redesignate" its P&A, having found Disability Rights Ohio for "intentionally not protecting and advocating for all individfuals with disabilities."

The report came in response to hearings on Nov. 1 and Nov. 15, 2023 in which families testified about their dissatifaction with the DRO's actions and biases against people in ICFs and sheltered workshops.

Download the report here

VOR's 2022 Annual Meeting

VOR's 2022 Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, June 12, 2022  on Zoom.
We'd like to thank all of those who participated in making this such a successful event. 
We would especially like to thank our three speakers, Jill Escher, Kit Brewer, and Micki Edelsohn, 
To view the videos of their presentations,please go to our YouTube page.
For State Reports submitted by some of the participants, please click here
For information about the Guest Speakers, please continue reading