Mission: The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities. Vision: A world in which people with disabilities have unlimited employment opportunities. ODEP is a part of the United States Department of Labor (DOL).
Office of Disability Employment Policy 
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave. NW  
Washington DC  20210

  Voice: (866) 633-7365
    TTY: (877) 889-5627
Website: 
https://www.dol.gov/odep/index.htm
 
 


 
Mission Statement: To provide leadership to achieve full integration and participation in society of people with disabilities by ensuring equal opportunity and access to, and excellence in, education, employment and community living. OSERS is an office of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). In implementing this mission, OSERS supports programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-7100

  Voice: (202) 245-7468
Website: 
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html
 
 


 
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. OSEP administers the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA authorizes formula grants to states, and discretionary grants to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations to support research, demonstrations, technical assistance and dissemination, technology and personnel development and parent-training and information centers. These programs are intended to ensure that the rights of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their parents are protected. OSEP is part of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), within the Department of Education (DOE).
Office of Special Education Programs
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-7100

  Voice: (202) 245-7459
Website: 
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html
 
 


 
The Attorney Generalís duties fall into three broad functions. First, the Attorney General is the lawyer for the State of Ohio and its departments, boards and agencies. This office represents the legal interests of the state, provides legal advice when requested by our clients, engages in litigation on behalf of the state and defends the state when it is sued. The Attorney General is responsible for the collection of debts owed to the state. Second, the office has enforcement authority in areas as empowered by the General Assembly. These areas include consumer protection, charitable solicitation, antitrust actions and organized crime. Finally, the office works with local law enforcement agencies at their request and provides criminal justice support services through the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, peace officer training through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and task force participation through Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission. Occasionally, at the invitation of local prosecutors, attorneys with the Office will serve as special prosecutors in criminal cases.
State Office Tower
30 E. Broad Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3428

  Voice: (614)466-4320
	 (800)282-0515
Website: 
http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov
 
 


 
The Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS) is an independent state agency and the federally and state designated Protection and Advocacy system and Client Assistance Program for people with disabilities in the State of Ohio. The mission of OLRS is to protect and advocate, in partnership with people with disabilities, for their human, civil and legal rights...OLRS provides information about advocating for the rights of people with disabilities through the agency's publications and advocacy resources. OLRS also offers advocacy services that are free and confidential. Services range from information and referral, to mediation and negotiation, to legal advocacy.
50 West Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5923

  Voice: (614)466-7264
	 (800)282-9181
    Fax: (614)644-1888
  Email: intake@olrs.state.oh.us
Website: 
http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org
 
 


 
Mission: To help Ohioans improve the quality of their lives. Vision: To be the nationís leading family support and workforce development system.
30 E. Broad Street, 32nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

  Voice: (877) 852-0010
	 (614) 466-2100
Website: 
http://jfs.ohio.gov/
 
 


 
The Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS) is an independent state agency and the federally and state designated Protection and Advocacy system and Client Assistance Program for people with disabilities in the State of Ohio. The mission of OLRS is to protect and advocate, in partnership with people with disabilities, for their human, civil and legal rights...OLRS provides information about advocating for the rights of people with disabilities through the agency's publications and advocacy resources. OLRS also offers advocacy services that are free and confidential. Services range from information and referral, to mediation and negotiation, to legal advocacy.
50 West Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5923

  Voice: (614)466-7264
    TTY: (614)728-2553
    Fax: (614)644-1888
Website: 
http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org
 
 


 
Functions of the Board of Building Standards: A) Formulate, adopt, and amend the Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Elevator, Boiler, and Pressure Piping Codes. B) Certify municipal, county, and township building departments to exercise enforcement authority and to accept and approve plans and specifications, and make inspections and to inspect power, refrigerating, hydraulic, heating, oxygen and other gaseous piping, and liquefied petroleum gas piping systems. C) Conduct hearings, make investigations as deemed necessary or desirable in the discharge of its duties. The BBS is a part of the Division of Industrial Compliance, in the Ohio Department of Commerce.
6606 Tussing Road, P.O. Box 4009
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-9009

  Voice: (614) 644-2613
    Fax: (614) 644-3147
Website: 
http://www.com.ohio.gov/dico/bbs.aspx
 
 


 
OOD is the state agency that serves Ohioans with disabilities by helping achieve quality employment, independence and Social Security disability determination outcomes through its Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) and Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD). By working with partners across business, government, educational and non-profit sectors, RSC vocational rehabilitation team guides youths with disabilities regarding career preparation; works with people who acquire disabilities mid-career; and advises companies about disability management and workplace solutions, which allows them to recruit talented professionals and retain valuable employees. BDD adjudicates claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
400 E. Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43235-4604

  Voice: (614)438-1200
    TTY: (614)438-1200
Website: 
http://ood.ohio.gov
 
 


 
Universal Access-NY is a complete online planning toolkit, where a One-Stop Delivery System can continuously assess its practices, and develop work plans to improve physical and programmatic accessibility for all One-Stop customers. This web site was designed for use in a collaborative manner, bringing together One-Stop personnel, agency partners, business leaders and customers with disabilities.
David Brewer
201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

  Voice: (607) 254-4649
    TTY: (607) 255-2891
    Fax: (607) 255-2763
  Email: drb22@cornell.edu
Website: 
http://www.yti.cornell.edu
 
 


 
"At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities" is a self-paced webcourse for people interested in discovering best practices for working with customers who have disabilities
Website: 
http://www.wiawebcourse.org/
 
 


 
The Open Doors Organization (ODO) was founded in 2000 for the purpose of creating a society in which all persons with disabilities have the same consumer opportunities as those without. We aspire to teach businesses how to succeed in the disability market, while simultaneously empowering the disability community.
2551 N Clark Street, Suite 301 Chicago, IL 60614

  Voice: (773)388-8839
    Fax: (413)460-5995
Website: 
http://opendoorsnfp.org
 
 


 
To empower persons with disabilities to increase their opportunities to access all aspects of community life.
1725 College Avenue
Carmi, Illinois 62821

  Voice: (618) 382-7300
	 (800) 898-3130
    TTY: (618) 382-7300
	 (800) 898-3130
    Fax: (618) 382-7301
Website: 
http://www.ofacil.org/
 
 


 
To empower persons with disabilities to increase their opportunities to access all aspects of community life.
102 Greenview Drive
Effingham, Illinois 62401

  Voice: (217) 342-5521
	 (800) 810-3184
    TTY: (217) 342-5521
	 (800) 810-3184
    Fax: (217) 342-5523
Website: 
http://www.ofacil.org/
 
 


 
To empower persons with disabilities to increase their opportunities to access all aspects of community life.
4206 Williamson Place, Suite 3
Mt. Vernon, IL. 62864

  Voice: (618) 244-9212
    TTY: (618) 244-9575
    Fax: (618) 244-9310
  Email: spud@ofacil.org
Website: 
http://www.ofacil.org/
 
 


 
Options works to dispel myths, stereotypes, and misconceptions about people with disabilities. We also work to encourage people in the community to become more aware of disability-related issues and concerns. As one of 24 centers for independent living throughout the state of Illinois, we work to: help people stay in their own homes and out of institutions, thereby maintaining independence and saving state money;change the status of people with disabilities from unemployed to employed; help people with disabilities achieve and/or maintain self-sufficiency and productive lives in our communities; help make our community more physically and attitudinally accessible for people with disabilities.
130 Laird Lane
Suite 103 Watseka, IL 60970

  Voice: (815) 432-1332
    TTY: (815) 432-1361
    Fax: (815) 432-1360
  Email: options@optionscil.com
Website: 
http://www.optionscil.org/
 
 


 
Options works to dispel myths, stereotypes, and misconceptions about people with disabilities. We also work to encourage people in the community to become more aware of disability-related issues and concerns. As one of 24 centers for independent living throughout the state of Illinois, we work to: help people stay in their own homes and out of institutions, thereby maintaining independence and saving state money;change the status of people with disabilities from unemployed to employed; help people with disabilities achieve and/or maintain self-sufficiency and productive lives in our communities; help make our community more physically and attitudinally accessible for people with disabilities.
22 Heritage Drive, Suite 107
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

  Voice: (815)936-0100
    TTY: (815)936-0132
    Fax: (815)936-0117
  Email: options@optionscil.com
Website: 
http://www.optionscil.org
 
 


 
As part of the independent living philosophy of consumer directed services, our staff will provide information so consumers can make informed choices and achieve their objectives. Services offered: Advocacy; Peer Support; Information and Referral; Independent Living Skills. The following services were developed in response to defined consumer and community needs. Fees are charged on several services: Assistive Technology; Benefits Counseling; Community Education; Computer Assessment; Equipment Loan; Equipment Try-out; HOME Program; Options LEND Closet; Residential Assessment; Telework; WisLoan; Worksite Assessment.
820 West College Avenue, Suite 5
Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

  Voice: (920) 997-9999
    Fax: (920) 997-9381
  Email: info@optionsil.com
Website: 
http://www.optionsil.com/
 
 


 
As part of the independent living philosophy of consumer directed services, our staff will provide information so consumers can make informed choices and achieve their objectives. Services offered: Advocacy; Peer Support; Information and Referral; Independent Living Skills. The following services were developed in response to defined consumer and community needs. Fees are charged on several services: Assistive Technology; Benefits Counseling; Community Education; Computer Assessment; Equipment Loan; Equipment Try-out; HOME Program; Options LEND Closet; Residential Assessment; Telework; WisLoan; Worksite Assessment.
555 Country Club Road
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307

  Voice: (920) 490-0500
	 (888) 465-1515
    TTY: (920) 490-0600
    Fax: (920) 490-0700
  Email: info@optionsil.com
Website: 
http://www.optionsil.com/
 
 


 
Options provides people with disabilities advocacy, information, skills training and peer mentoring relationships to help them achieve their personal goals of how and where they live their lives.
318 Third Street NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

  Voice: (218) 773-6100
    TTY: (218) 773-6100
    Fax: (218) 773-7119
Website: 
http://www.macil.org/
 
 
 

Last Updated on:
Thu Jul 7, 2016