Know Your Rights

Adult Services Handbook

UDS supports a person’s right to live, learn, work, and recreate in the community through individual membership and inclusion. Our Adult Services Handbook (PDF) represents our commitment to the people we serve and what to expect when participating in our programs and services. The handbook is reviewed annually and we encourage you to contact us with any additional questions you may have.

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title IV

United Disability Services operates its programs and services without regard to race, color and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with United Disability Services.

Download Title VI Complaint Form (PDF)

For more information on United Disability Services’ civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 330-762-9755, email info@udsakron.org; or visit our administrative office at 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311. For more information, visit www.udsakron.org.

For transportation-related Title VI matters, a complainant may file a complaint directly with the Ohio Department of Transportation by filing a complaint with the Office of Equal Opportunity, Attention: Title VI Coordinator, 1980 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 43223. For transportation-related Title VI matters, a complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590

If information is needed in another language, call 330-762-9755.

Know Your Rights

It is important to know what your rights are and how to exercise them during your participation in UDS programs and services. Your Program Representative will review these rights with you in a way that you can understand them by using a variety of different formats in order to ensure the intent of each right is understood by you and/or your guardian/advocate. Staff members are trained on a regular basis on ways to respect and promote your rights in daily activities and our goal is to help enhance your rights as part of program participation. You may also review our HIPAA Privacy Policy.

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