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ADA Zoo Day

July 23, 2018

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Koester Challenge

Holly Koester is raising money to support The Ability Center's Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence Program. The campaign to raise funds to support the mission of training and placing assistance dogs to support individuals living with disabilities will end on Veteran's Day.

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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

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

  • 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 over 60 local disability-focused vendors.

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

  • Candidate Forum on Disability Issues

    Registration is now open for the 2018 Candidate Forum on Disability Issues The Ohio Candidate Forum on Disability Issues will provide a format for the candidates for Ohio Governor and U.S. Senate to inform the disability community about their positions on disability-related issues/policy.

    July 26 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 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. Monday, August 6th, 2018 Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Where: St. Vincent’s Hospital (Conf.

    August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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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