Priorities and Objectives and Public Comment

Each year ODLC’s board of directors adopts priorities and objectives for its programs. If you want to provide public comment on what should be considered for priorities and objectives for the upcoming fiscal year, please complete our Request for Public Comment Survey.

Clients of ODLC are also asked to complete our Client Satisfaction Survey.

Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Programs:

PADD for persons with developmental disabilities

PAIMI for persons with serious mental illness

PAIR for persons with a disability

PABSS for persons who are beneficiaries of Social Security

PATBI for persons with traumatic brain injury

PAVA for voting by people with disabilities

PAAT for assistive technology for people with disabilities

Priorities and Objectives:

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Access to Community Supports
  • Access to Healthcare
  • Assistive Technology
  • Discharge Planning (Mental Health Facilities)
  • Discrimination Based on Disability
  • Education:
    • Abuse/Neglect/Restraint/Seclusion
    • Bullying/Harassment
    • Reduced School Day (less than 1/2 day)
    • Social Security Beneficiary Transition
    • Discharge from Inpatient Facility
  • Employment (Social Security Recipients)
  • Transportation
  • Voting Rights and Accessibility

We cannot help with the following issues, even if they are related to a disability:

  • Applying for or appealing denial of Social Security disability benefits
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • Becoming the guardian of a person with a disability
  • Help finding employment, housing or financial assistance
  • Out-of-state issues
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Medical malpractice
  • Personal injury (unless related to abuse or neglect)
  • Consumer or bankruptcy issues
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Any issue or problem not directly related to your disability
  • Anything that is not the wish of the person with the disability
  • Any issue for a person who already has an attorney working on the same issue


GRIEVANCE POLICY AVAILABLE: For a copy of the law center’s grievance policy, send an email message to