COLUMBUS – Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) has introduced a first-in-the-nation bill drafted by Senate candidate Sara Bitter that requires the Ohio Board of Education to adopt mental health standards for grades P-12 and instructs school districts to incorporate mental health education standards into their health education programs. The bill addresses a mental health crisis that has made suicide the second leading

For far too long, the disability community has been overlooked as a voting bloc deserving of attention by candidates. Cynthia Nixon, Sara Bitter, and state Sen. Barbara L'Italien are all demonstrating how critical it is to change that. In 2016, 62.7 million eligible voters—more than 25 percent of the total electorate—had a disability or had a household member with one. Nevertheless, candidates

This week’s Ohio Democratic Podcast features our endorsed Democratic candidate in Ohio Senate District 7, Sara Bitter. Sara is a mother, lawyer and leader in advocacy. She and her husband, Kai, are the parents of two children living with a developmental disability. Sara has devoted her entire career to helping improve the lives of people living with disabilities and their

Sara Bitter is a Cincinnati mother on a mission to change the way people perceive and welcome differences, one person at a time. The mother of a son who has a developmental disability, she is a tireless advocate working to educate young people and adults, bridging gaps where understanding and communication break down, so that everyone is ultimately included and

Rick Guidottii is a former fashion photographer. Published in Elle, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar, to name a few, he traveled the globe, photographing models like Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford. He had reached the pinnacle of his career, but something was missing. "As an artist, I don't see beauty on covers of magazines only. I see beauty everywhere. And it was

Today is “Rare Disease Day.” “’Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The campaign targets primarily the general public and also seeks to raise awareness amongst policy makers, public