Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence, a program of The Ability Center, has partnered with Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, Michigan. The partnership will support our mission of training and placing service and therapy dogs to help individuals with disabilities.
ACT was honored to be involved in the newest Toledo Metropark project - Meadowview Accessible Play Area at Secor Metropark.
Our Advocacy Program provided two support letters for funding for the accessible playground as well as helped to provide information on the needs of children with disabilities for the grant request.
ACT's Disability Rights Attorney, Katie Hunt Thomas, reveals to 13abc how requested changes to the ADA may affect access rights for people living with disabilities.
H.R. 620 is called the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. Critics say it would weaken the ability of people with disabilities to live independently and stilt access to education, jobs and community.
Each year, The Ability Center pairs with the Auxiliary to The Ability Center to present college scholarships for individuals with disabilities.
If you were to ask Nick Gulch his favorite activity, you’d likely find him with a camera on his arm or golf club in his hand.
Tim Broud, Ability Center Community Living Coordinator, shares below about his experience with the Rotary and the impact his recent bike ride had on those in need. Tim rode 325 miles over a five day period during a recent Rotary fundraiser.
Each year, Rotarians and friends of Rotary gather to ride bicycles for Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad (M.E.S.A.) in Rotary District 6600. M.E.S.A.’s mission is to ship medical equipment and supplies to areas of need around the world.
The Fair Housing Center and The Ability Center Accuses Moline Builders and JLJ Development of Blatant Design and Construction Violations
May 15, 2018
Today, a joint lawsuit filed by The Fair Housing Center, The Ability Center, and Brooklynn Park resident Jenny Tillman alleges that Brooklynn Park Villas, a 55+ housing community in Toledo, Ohio, was falsely marketed as accessible but exhibits glaring violations of The Fair Housing Act.
In early 2000, shortly after the Supreme Court’s “Olmstead” decision, The Ability Center (ACT), utilizing its own resources, established the first Nursing Home Transition Program in the State of Ohio. The Ability Center’s vision was to empower individuals residing in institutional settings with the choice of where they live and how they receive care in their own community.
A new partnership has been formed between two area nonprofits to ensure more accessible and affordable homes are being built in the community. ACT is collaborating with Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity to build new homes using universal design principles.
Centers for Independent Living Work with Partners to Pass New Legislation that Opens the Market for Accessible Cabs in Ohio
The Center for Independent Living Options, Ohio Association of Centers for Independent Living, and the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities worked diligently with Representatives Bill Seitz and Catherine Ingram and Senators Frank LaRose and Charleta Tavares to pass legislation that opens the market for accessible cabs, including Uber and Lyft, in Ohio.
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Duckworth & Senate Democrats Vow to Defeat House GOP-Led Effort to Curtail Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities
Illinois Senator leading coalition of 43 Senators to oppose any Senate effort to pass discriminatory House-passed bill that would gut enforcement of the bipartisan Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and 42 of her colleagues wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today pledging to block a House Republican-led effort to curtail the civil rights of Americans living with disabilities.