Partnering to build communities that work for everyone.

Empowering individuals with disabilities

To assist people with disabilities to live, work, and socialize within a fully accessible community.

Our Programs

Life Skills

Provides independent living skills training for youth with disabilities to prepare them for the adulthood.

Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI)

Helps children and adults with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs.

Home Accessibility

Builds ramps and constructs home modifications necessary for maintaining independent living.

Equipment Loan

A platform for individuals seeking to buy or sell disability equipment, including used wheelchairs, wheelchair lifts, wheelchair ramps, and accessible vehicles.

Information & Referral

Dedicated Ability Center staff who inform, educate, and share important information on disability-related topics.

The Ability Center

Who we are

The Ability Center is a non-profit organization that helps individuals with disabilities gain and maintain independence in everyday living, and encourages them to become active members of their communities. We offer a variety of programs, services, as well as promote understanding of disabilities. We serve 7 counties in northwestern Ohio, including Lucas, Ottawa, Wood, Fulton, Henry, Defiance, and Williams.

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Building communities

that support Everyone


Home modification projects completed by our Home Accessibility Program.


Individuals who received durable medical equipment through our Equipment Loan Program.


Phone calls answered by our Information and Referral staff for those who wanted information about disabilities-related topics.

(Statistic from 2017)

What’s Going On

Keep up to date with our events, news, and the latest blog posts

Upcoming Events

  • Toledo Crash vs Owens Community College

    Toledo Crash is an integrated wheelchair football team for all ages that is dedicated to increasing awareness and building community. The team accomplishes this by creating opportunities for sports enthusiasts with and without disabilities to come together around the sport of football.

    March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  • DAT – Leadership Toledo

    Leadership Toledo connects individuals with the community, engaging and involving them with initiatives that make the Toledo region a great place to live, work, and enjoy. We are pleased to welcome both the youth and adult classes to experience our hands-on workshop, Disability Awareness Training on March 21, 2018. Using an enjoyable mix of videos, speakers, discussions and interactive hands-on activities, The Ability Center specifically designs the training sessions to give each participant a deeper appreciation of the issues and obstacles people living with disabilities face in everyday life.

    March 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Auxiliary to The Ability Center Spring Luncheon

    The Auxiliary to The Ability Center Spring Luncheon Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:30 a.m. – Social 12:00 p.m. – Lunch Carranor Hunt and Polo Club 502 E 2nd St, Perrysburg, OH 43551 Program: Humble Origins, Important Work: A Brief History of The Auxiliary Dan Wilkins, Director of Special Projects Cost: $23.00 RSVP by March 16 by sending your check made out to The Ability Center of Greater Toledo to: Arlene Whelan, 206 Treetop Pl, Holland, OH 43528 Questions? Need a vegetarian meal? Call Gwen at 419-261-0750 Download Spring 2018 Invitation.

    March 21 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Advocacy Alert: H.R. 620

Published: February 22, 2018

H.R. 620 has passed in Congress. The bill will be introduced ...

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Blog Posts

Noah's Gift

The Ability Center was honored to receive a check from Noah Martinez, former Ability ...

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