Ohio’s DD Bill of Rights Ryan Braun September 13, 2021

Ohio’s DD Bill of Rights


By Leah Alexander

Did you know Ohio has a Bill of Rights for people with developmental disabilities? It was passed in 1986 to ensure Ohioans with developmental disabilities had the same rights and protections as other citizens.

The Bill of Rights means:

  • People in Ohio with disabilities deserve to have respect just like anyone else. 
  • People are allowed to have healthy foods. 
  • People decided where they want to worship. 
  • People deserve to go to the dentist or doctor when they need to. 
  • When we don’t like what someone says about us, we can ask for help and we won’t get in trouble.

The DD Bill of Rights celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Find the full list at hamiltondds.org/rights.