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Understanding disability, from people to policy
We believe that poverty, isolation, mental illness, emotional trauma and the lack of meaningful paid employment are some of the greatest challenges facing individuals with disabilities today. We believe that disability policy needs to line up better with emerging research in these areas-and that researchers need to understand how to speak the language of policy makers to see their work implemented. We believe that understanding the policy climate, emerging research and good clinical practices like trauma-informed care can help any provider serve their community better. And we can help.
Aldridge Palay has a deep understanding of how governments, universities, providers and communities can work together and benefit from each other. We understand the regulatory environment and the policy challenges facing providers. We know Medicaid, home and community based waivers. We know housing shortages and we know how they can affect people with disabilities and their providers. We also understand staff retention and training issues, and we know the obstacles surrounding hard-to-serve populations.
We also understand that disability policy does not exist in a vacuum. We help policy makers think about where things are going, not just where they are now. That’s why we are currently working with the Ohio Bar Association and Ohio legislators to help create language for B-Corporation language for Ohio statute.
We lecture internationally on these issues and clinical topics. We have also authored and provided content for online learning modules that have been accessed all over the world.
Our Clients and Partners
• The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
• The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
• The Ohio Center on Autism and Low Incidence
• The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
• The Kentucky Commission on Children with Medical Handicaps
• The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
• The Ohio State University College of Social Work
• The Ohio State College of Medicine
• University of Nebraska, University Center of Excellence in
• The University of Louisville
For-profit and non-profit providers
• The RoseMary Center, Cleveland, Ohio
• Champaign Residential Services, Inc.
• St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Westerville, Ohio
• The Center for Wholenes
• Huckleberry House, Inc.
• Child Focus, Inc.
• Regional Support Associates, ON
• WGH Ontario
• APS Healthcare, Inc.
• National Association of Dual Diagnosis
• American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
• The Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
• The Hospice Foundation of America
• The Ohio Alliance of Direct Service Professionals
Twenty years ago, we began our careers serving individuals with mental health needs and developmental disabilities. Over the years, our individual experiences led us from the local non-profit world, private practice and university teaching to running a large provider of developmental disability supports, and overseeing policy for the state of Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. After creating a think tank together for social and disability policy, we branched out into consulting with Kentucky and Texas; in both cases, creating a custom tool for them to assess their community resources and needs to better serve young children with autism.