GENERAL RESOURCES

Additional Information

County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Individuals who were under the age of 22 at the time of injury may qualify for services through their County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

http://dodd.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx


http://dodd.ohio.gov/CountyBoards/CNT/Pages/default.aspx



Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Provides vocational services to individuals who qualify as having a disability. Services are offered through your county of residence. www.ood.ohio.gov



Area Agency on Aging

The Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (o4a), a nonprofit organization, is a statewide network of agencies that provide services for older adults, their families and caregivers, as well as advocate on their behalf. The Association addresses issues that have an impact on the aging network, provides services to members, and serves as a collective voice for Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs).


State website:   http://www.ohioaging.org


Regional office:   http://www.directionhomeakroncanton.org/


OR    http://www.dhad.org/



Disability Rights Ohio

Disability Rights Ohio is a non-profit corporation with a mission to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio.  If you think your right have been violated, or if you are unsure, give them a call!

http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org/sites/default/themes/disabilityrightsohio/dro/index.html



Driving

Driving is a complex skill that requires visual, motor, and cognitive information to be processed and integrated very quickly. Occupational Therapists can evaluate the skills needed for driving, and help survivors understand the impairments that may delay a return to the role of driving. Ask your occupational therapist to address driving! Occupational Therapists can help you decide when and if you need to see a Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS).  


Contact Rehab Educators at www.therapyinakron.com   For more information about resources in our area.


Sports and Recreation


Edwin Shaw Back to Recreation Program – http://www.akrongeneral.org


Adaptive Sports – http://adaptivesportsohio.org/


Boston Mills and Brandywine Adaptive Skiing-  http://www.3trackers.org/adaptive_skiing.html

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