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A Path to Community Living Resource Guide

A Publication of the Office of Disability Rights

The ODR Pathway to Community Living Handbook and the accompanying Pathway to Community Living Resource Guide are a set of forms and resources compiled to assist people who have moved or our planning to move out of institutions into the community of their choice. The Handbook and Guide are designed to help you identify the services and supports you may need to live successfully in the community (documents attached).

Office of Disability Rights (ODR) - One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW
Suite 729 North
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 724-5055
TTY: (202) 727-9484
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, except District holidays.


The mission of the DC Office of Disability Rights (ODR) is to ensure that the programs, services, benefits, activities and facilities operated or funded by the District of Columbia are fully accessible to, and useable by people with disabilities. ODR is committed to inclusion, community-based services, and self-determination for people with disabilities. ODR is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the City's obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as other disability rights laws.

ODR Services

  • Informal dispute resolution of discrimination complaints
  • Training, Technical Assistance and Information and Referral
  • Policy and budget recommendations for improving District access to persons with disabilities.

This Guide is a compilation of current service providers, resources, tools, and programs available to District of Columbia residents who wish to live independently in the community.  It is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Path to Community Living” Handbook; however, it also functions as a resource list.  This document is updated continuously as information changes.  Should you have any questions, please contact our office using the information above.

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