Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Council Meeting - April 10, 2019



Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Council Meeting


150 E. Campus View Blvd.

3rd Floor Helen Keller/David Williams Conference Rooms

Columbus, OH 43235


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


  • Welcome and Introductions

            Dr. Carolyn Peters, Chair

  • Approval of January 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes

           Council Members

  • Due Process Hearing Decisions

           Mike Rodgers, Chief Legal Council 

  • Employer and Innovation Services Update

           Kristen Ballinger, Deputy Director, Division of Employer and Innovation Services 

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Program Update

           Susan Pugh, Deputy Director, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation &

           Greg Dormer, Deputy Director, Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired

             * Policies

           Break (11:00 a.m.)

  •  National Coalition of State Rehabilitation Council’s April Conference Update

            Council Chair and Vice Chair

  •  Letter to Governor DeWine Regarding Executive Order

            Council Member Matthew Sauer, Ph.D.

  •  Discussion of By-laws/Operating Procedures

            Dale Vitale, Principal Assistant Attorney General,

           Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

  • New Business
  •  Public Comment

           Dr. Carolyn Peters, Chair 

  • Adjourn

           Council Members­­­­­

If you need an accommodation, please contact Shirley Marchi at 614-438-1477 or shirley.marchi@ood.ohio.gov



2019 Meeting Dates/Locations/Times

  • January 9, 2019
  • April 10, 2019
  • August 14, 2019
  • November 13, 2019


  • All meetings are held at Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, 150 E. Campus View Blvd. Helen Keller Conference Room, Columbus, OH 43235
  • All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m.
  • The above times may vary greatly depending on the length or brevity of the presentation and discussion.
  • Cellular Phones: So as not to disturb participants at this meeting, please turn off your cellular phone.

The mission of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is to provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to achieve quality employment, independence, and disability determination outcomes.