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Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) provides the services below with the goal of empowering Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence.

Independent Living Services for Older Blind (ILOB) Ohioans

The loss of vision is a challenge faced by Ohio’s aging population, but Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) can help citizens overcome this challenge and maintain their independence.

Personal Care Assistance

In order to maintain employment, look for employment, or participate in training for employment, some Ohioans with severe physical disabilities may require a personal care attendant/aide to assist them with activities of daily living (ADLs).

Statewide Independent Living

To aid Ohioans with severe physical disabilities in their quest for independent, OOD offers services to help people live independently.

Community Centers for the Deaf (CCD)

OOD provides partial funding to eight partners around the state so that individuals with hearing loss, potential employers, and communities have information to allow individuals with hearing loss to fully integrate into employment and other activities.

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) provides individuals with disabilities services and supports necessary to help them attain and maintain employment.

Services for the Visually Impaired

An explanation of OOD's services for the visually impaired, the application process, eligibility, and additional resources.

Disability Determination Process

The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives all submitted applications for Social Security disability benefits (both SSDI and SSI).