Understanding the Ohio Communication Disability Law
Any individual with a medically diagnosed communication disability, who drives or regularly has someone with a communication disability in their vehicle, can voluntarily enroll in a database that connects to the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS). The law enforcement officer can then be made aware that the driver or a person in the vehicle may have difficulty communicating and can approach the vehicle with awareness to reduce any potential misunderstandings or problems.
For more information visit https://ood.ohio.gov/individuals-with-disabilities/resources/communication-disability-database
Individuals who are interested in self-identifying can complete a Verification Form provided below for your convenience.
Individuals who are interested in self-identifying can complete a Verification Form and take the completed Verification Form to their licensed medical practitioner who can validate the individual has a communication disability.