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The Roles of Disability Rights Ohio for Providers, Consumers and Operators

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ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County

2012 West 25th Street, 6th Floor

Cleveland, OH 44113

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The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County & Disability Rights Ohio Present

The Roles of DRO for Providers, Consumers & Operators

This training is designed for Behavioral Health Supervisors and Client Rights Advocates.


2 RCHs Provider #50-17837

2 CEUs Provider # RCS110677

FREE TRAINING

* If you are requesting RCHs or CEUs, you must provide your license number to complete your registration. and stay for the entire training.

This training will provide participants with a basic understanding of the role of Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) in the mental health community and the manner in which DRO interacts with Mental Health Providers and covers basic clients’ rights. The session will also cover information regarding the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program (WIPA) and Representative Payee Program and how it impacts the mental health population.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand when DRO can be a resource for providers, consumers and/or operators in mental health system

  • Refresher on clients’ rights and implications of those rights

  • Learn how work incentive programs, representative payee programs and the behavioral health care field intersect

Presenters:

Jason C. Boylan is a staff attorney with the Community Integration team at Disability Rights Ohio. He has practiced disability rights law for ten years. His practice focuses on public accommodations, fair housing, mental illness, guardianship, and voting rights. Jason also coordinates the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Council, a statewide council comprised of consumers, family members, and professionals that advises DRO on mental health work, priorities, and issues that are important to people receiving mental health services in Ohio.

Lauren Kraft is an advocate with the Abuse and Neglect team at Disability Rights Ohio. She has advocated for the rights of people with disabilities for over a decade in a variety of roles. Lauren studied Special Education and has a degree in American Sign Language and Human Development and Family Science. Lauren has a passion for protecting the rights of people with disabilities and mental illnesses.

Kara Hinton is the supervisor for both the Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) team and the Representative Payee Review team at Disability Rights Ohio. She graduated with a degree in Psychology and has worked with individuals with disabilities for eight years. Kara’s past work focus was helping individuals with behavioral health disabilities. For the past four years she has worked with individuals receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration to ensure that they have a right to return to work and be financially stable.

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