Your Rights and Responsibilities according to the Developmental Disabilities Reform Act
You should have the same rights as anybody else. These rights may be limited by law or court order, including guardianship, conservators, power of attorney or another order by a judge. If you have questions about your rights or responsibilities, or if you think your rights have been ignored, TELL SOMEONE! Talk to your case manager, another staff person, or call the CDDO of Butler County.
- People shouldn't hurt you in any way or spend your money on themselves.
- You can decide or help decide how to spend your money.
- You can have your own things.
- You can make choices for your life.
- You can have privacy, or some time by yourself.
- You can spend time with people you want to be with.
- You can choose your religion or faith.
- Your staff can’t give you medication without a doctor’s order.
- You can get paid work, except for doing chores at your house.
- You should be treated with respect.
- You can tell people about things you think are wrong or unfair.
- You can see paperwork that is about you.
- You can help choose your case manager.
- You can choose the agency to provide your services. You can choose more than one agency for your services.
- If you have funding you can start services. Otherwise, you will be on a waiting list for what you need.
- You can make choices in your life and your staff should help you with what you say you need.
- You can find out about groups that meet to make services better.
- Your case manager or CDDO can tell you who to call for help or support.
- You can ask others to help you solve disagreements.
- You have the right to the dispute resolution process if you disagree with decisions that are made regarding your services.
- Don’t hurt other people or take their things.
- Be responsible with your money and pay your bills on time.
- Take care of your things and keep them safe.
- Make good decisions for yourself.
- Let others have their privacy or time to themselves.
- Spend time with people who won’t get you into trouble.
- Everyone has the right to choose their own religion or faith.
- Be responsible for you actions and take the medications your doctor has prescribed.
- Do the best work that you can.
- Treat others with respect.
- Be honest with others.
- Be responsible for the information you share about yourself or other people.