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.

Advocacy Alert: H.R. 620

Published: April 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 29, 2018
Contact: Sean Savett, sean_savett@duckworth.senate.gov
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.

ADAI Tote Bag

Perfect for volunteers to carry equipment and treats and supporters to spread awareness of ADAI - our sturdy tote bag will be the perfect "go to" bag for any occasion.

ADAI Volunteer Coordinator, Audrey Johnson, will inform you when the bag is ready for pick up when the purchase is complete through the PayPal link below.

Advocacy Alert: EMPOWER Care Act

Advocacy Alert:
EMPOWER Care Act
Contact Senator Portman and Senator Brown to ask that they include the EMPOWER Care Act as part of the vote on the omnibus bill on March 23, 2018.
The EMPOWER Care Act would re-authorize funding for Money Follows the Person (MFP), a program that transitions people with disabilities out of nursing homes into the community.

Noah’s Gift

The Ability Center was honored to receive a check from Noah Martinez, former Ability Center consumer. The gift of $1,000 was raised by Noah to donate in memory of late Ability Center staff member, Dennis Mussery. Dennis and Noah began working on independent living skills in November 2012. Building on employment capabilities and gaining valuable experience, Noah soon landed his first job after connecting with Dennis.