Ohio Chapter

The Ohio Chapter of the Changing Spaces Campaign is led by Advocates and Jennifer Corcoran and Kim Boulter.

Ohio

 

Contact us to join our advocacy efforts in Ohio! 

Email: changingspacesoh@gmail.com

Facebook: Changing Spaces Ohio - Adult Changing Table Awareness

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The Ohio Chapter led by advocates Jennifer Corcoran and Kim Boulter. They were inspired to start this advocacy because of their own struggles to care for their sons while away from home.

Both advocates are mothers to sons who have a disability, and have the need for accessible changing spaces.

Jennifer Corcoran has led the way advocating for adult changing stations in Ohio. She has collaborated with her representatives to introduce concurrent bills in the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives. Unfortunately, neither bill passed. However, she is still making a big difference in Ohio with her advocacy.

 

Read the proposed Ohio bill here.

Jennifer is working with her county board of Developmental disabilities to install over 10 universal changing tables in the Dayton, Ohio area. Jennifer also served on the International Code Council's special committee to develop building code for Adult Changing Stations. These standards will be published in the 2024 International Building Code, and serve as a model for adult changing stations across the USA.

In 2022 Kim Boulter joined the Changing Spaces Campaign and is focusing her advocacy on the Central Ohio area. Together, these advocates hope to grow the Ohio campaign and spread awareness of this issue across the state.

 

Family advocates for adult changing tables at Ohio state capitol

Advocacy In Ohio

students from Dayton STEM school advocate for restroom access for people with disabilities

Adult Changing Table Locations in Ohio

Ohio Adult Table locations:

  • Cincinnati Airport (CVG), Near gate B13

  • The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium near Stingray Bay

  • Cincinnati Zoo

  • Cincinnati Museum Center

  • We Rock the Spectrum, Columbus

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital, 7 locations across the main campus

  • Akron Children's Hospital, on every level of Considine building, height-adjustable table on level 4

  • Akron Children's Beeghly (Boardman) campus, Buildings A & D. One will be installed in the new E.R. once renovations are complete.

  • Dayton Children's Hospital main campus, 2 on ground floor in family restrooms

  • COSI Center of Science and Industry, Columbus (Coming soon)

  • Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities 

  • Ohio State University Speech Language AAC Clinic 

  • Ohio State University Optometry Clinic 

 

Cincinnati airport family restroom with universal changing table

We are continually working on getting more changing tables installed around Ohio. Please advocate for changing tables to be installed in your town, so we can add more to this list!

Please contact us if you know of more changing table locations so we can add to this list.

Resources

Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilties Accessibility Grant

50% Matching Grant Up to $3,000 for schools, public agencies, and not-for-profit organizations in Delaware County, Ohio.

Contact

Jennifer Corcoran and Kim Boulter

Ohio Chapter Leaders

Email: ChangingSpacesOH@gmail.com

Facebook: Changing Spaces Ohio- Adult Changing Table Awareness

LinkedIn: Kim Boulter Linked In

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Jennifer Corcoran Ohio Changing Spaces Chapter leader

Jennifer Corcoran

Kim Boulter