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Legal Rights

Disability Rights Ohio (formerly Ohio Legal Rights Services)

Provides legal advocacy and rights protection throughout Ohio for people who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill or have other physical and mental disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, voting, community integration, and rights protection issues within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
50 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 282-9181 or (800) 858-3542 TTY
disabilityrightsohio.org

Federal Trade Commission

Provides information for parents and students to avoid scholarship scams.
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20580
(877) 382-4357
www.ftc.gov

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Lau Resource Center

Ensures that students in Ohio with limited English proficiency receive the same education opportunities as their English-speaking peers.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338
http://education.ohio.gov

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) McKinney-Vento Homeless Children & Youth Program

Protects the rights of homeless children and ensures that homeless youth have access to free and appropriate public education.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 387-7725
http://education.ohio.gov

Ohio Legal Services

Offers a guide to the educational rights of homeless children in Ohio. Their website also has information about education for children with disabilities, Ohio law and procedures for students facing removal from school, legal rights of teenage mothers, and student eligibility for school meals.
555 Buttles Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(866) 529-6446
www.ohiolegalservices.org