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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 Residential Facility Operators (Group Homes, ACFs)


FREE TRAINING*

* This training meets the continuing education requirements for OhioMHAS certification.

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.

Topics Covered:

  • DRO 101

  • WIPA Program

  • Representative Payee Program

  • PAIMI Statutes

  • Clients' Bill of Rights

  • FHA/ADA in Group Homes

  • Licensing and certification

  • How DRO interacts with group homes

  • Using and Understanding the DRO website

  • Questions and answers

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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2012 West 25th Street, 6th Floor

Cleveland, OH 44113

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