Disability Rights Ohio

Poll worker Mildred Henson, left, helps Patria, 57, far right, and Janet Wilson, 68, both of Washington, in car at right of Patria, to submit their ballots from the curbside voting line, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Washington.
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During the 2016 election, fewer than 100 people in Franklin County voted curbside. This year, in large part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Franklin County Board of Elections says just under 1,600 people utilized the option.

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) will have to improve education outcomes for students with disabilities, under a settlement approved this week.

The settlement calls for improvements over the next five years. The agreement also calls for the state to provide additional support for special education services. The plan will focus on student literacy, prepare disabled students for life after graduation, and provide training for educators.

School bus
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The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has five years to create and implement a plan providing more support and resources to students with disabilities. It's part of a tentative settlement in a class action lawsuit with advocates for children with disabilities.

A disability rights group has settled the class action lawsuit it filed against the state of Ohio three years ago over its claims that people are being needlessly institutionalized in state and private run facilities. 

Disability Rights Ohio Asstistant Executive Director Kerstin Sjoberg
Nick Evans

Disability Rights Ohio, an advocacy group tasked with oversight of disabled across the state, is suing Buckeye Ranch.  The case stems from a dispute over how far the agency’s access privileges extend when it comes to investigating misconduct.

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A South Side children’s treatment center is transferring all patients out of the facility amid allegations of staff abuse and unsanitary conditions.