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Appeal Rights

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is committed to assisting individuals with disabilities obtain or retain employment. Counselors are committed to helping people chart a course to success. However, if through this process you disagree with any decisions your counselor makes regarding your services, you can file an appeal. If you need help preparing the appeal, you can call Disability Rights Ohio at 800-282-9181 voice, 800-858-3542 TTY, 614-466-7264 voice, 614-728-2553 TTY. The website address is

Three important things to remember:

  1. OOD is required by law to maintain your confidentiality. All personal information provided by you or any other source is strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone (other than your legal guardian, if applicable) without your written consent.
  2. If you are denied services, the counselor will explain the appeal process.
  3. To file an appeal, please read the OOD Appeal Process Overview, fill out the Appeal Form, and return it as instructed.