Disability & Inclusion
About Service Inclusion
National Service programs need to be proactive to ensure that everyone - including individuals with disabilities – have the opportunity to serve and to be active participants. Often managers need more information about accessible and inclusive recruiting or want disability-related information to assists supervisors of members or volunteers with disabilities.
Why promote Service Inclusion?
There are a multitude of benefits of including people with disabilities in service. Service Inclusion broadens the perspective and enhances the diversity of programs, and promotes the empowerment and independence of people with disabilities. Everyone has something to contribute.
- The State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program provides free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to approximately 15,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and reading disabled Ohio residents. Click here to learn more and to contact your local Library.
- Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence. They are also charged with making determinations on Social Security disability.
- The Easter Seals mission is to provide exceptional programs and services for people with disabilities or special needs and their families to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Contact them during recruitment.
- The Ohio State University Nisonger Center supports the meaningful participation of people with disabilities of all ages through education, service and research. The Center provides assistance to people with disabilities, families, service providers and organizations to promote inclusion in education, health, employment and community settings.
For more information or to request support, please contact Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Outreach & Education Officer.