Partnering to build communities that work for everyone.

ADA Zoo Day

July 23, 2018


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 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 Mud Hens Harry Potter Night sponsored by A-Gas

    A-Gas Americas will be sponsoring the Toledo Mud Hens Harry Potter Tribute Night on Saturday, June 30. During the game, a silent jersey auction will be taking place and proceeds will benefit ACT's Next Steps Summer Program. Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018 Time: 7:05 Location: Fifth Third Field - 406 Washington St, Toledo, Ohio 43604 Tickets PROMO CODE: ABILITY Share on Facebook!

    June 30 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm

  • CATR Meeting

    Community Advocates for Transportation Rights (CATR) CATR's mission is to increase awareness of public transit opportunities and recruit involvement of communities to ensure transportation needs are met for all. Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Where: St. Vincent’s Hospital (Conf.

    July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • ADA Zoo Day

    ADA Zoo Day - Disability-Focused Vendor Fair Monday, July 23, 2018 Toledo Zoo 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609 Vendor Fair will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. *Please note the event will take place rain or shine! ADA Zoo Day is a community event for all to celebrate the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) along with 60 to 100 local disability-focused vendors.

    July 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Blog Posts

ACT Celebrates 800 Transitions

In early 2000, shortly after the Supreme Court’s “Olmstead” decision, The Ability Center ...

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