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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


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

  • ADA Self-Review and Transition Planning Seminar

    ADA SELF-REVIEW & TRANSITION PLANNING SEMINAR Friday, September 28, 2018 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. The event is free to guests. LOCATION: Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities Training Center 1155 Larc Lane Toledo, Ohio, 43614 SPEAKERS: Robin Jones (Director of ADA Great Lakes) Sarah Wade (ADA/ 504 Program Manager and Kristina Scales, ADA/504 & Title VI Specialist) Joe Fausnaugh (Chief of Operations for Metroparks Toledo) Continuing education credits for: - APA - ACTCP - CLE Networking lunch will be provided by City Barbeque.

    September 28 @ 12:00 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.

    October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Fall in Love, Auxiliary to The Ability Center Style Show

    This slideshow requires JavaScript. The definition of “ability” is the possession of means to do something. To me, I want to do to help any achieve that. Along with other amazing, talented, and gifted women, I get to help do that with the Auxiliary to The Ability Center.

    October 3

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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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