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

154

Home modification projects completed by our Home Accessibility Program.

667

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

10,829

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 practice

    Toledo Crash is a wheelchair football team dedicated to community development and increased sensitivity to the rights of people with disabilities. Check out practice at The Ability Center each Wednesday.

    February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • CATR Meeting

    Community Advocates for Transportation Rights (CATR) CATR's mission is to increase awareness of public transit opportunities & recruit involvement of communities to ensure transportation needs are met for all. When: March 6th, 2018 Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pp.

    March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Toledo Crash practice

    Toledo Crash is a wheelchair football team dedicated to community development and increased sensitivity to the rights of people with disabilities. Check out practice at The Ability Center each Wednesday.

    March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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News

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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to create communities where everyone can live, work, and socialize independently