On August 9, ACT attended Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s dedication for their first home build incorporating universal design elements. We are excited to continue this partnership and ensuring more affordable and accessible housing in our community. Watch the dedication ceremony here!
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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March 29, 2018
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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.
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.
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.
The Ability Center’s Home Accessibility Program was honored to connect donors, Paul and Stephany Johnson, to three deserving veterans, changing their lives forever.
When asked why they choose to help veterans through our programs, the Johnsons state, “The more you give, the more you get.
List of US presidents who lived with disability during office.
William Jefferson Clinton, 1946- (hearing impairment)
President of the United States wears hearing aids.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969, (learning disability)
President of the United States.
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.
After a successful Star Wars themed jersey auction with the Toledo Walleye, A-Gas Americas, located in Bowling Green, donated $5,000 to support our Next Steps Summer Program. Our organization could not be more thankful for this partnership and support of our mission.
1/4/2018: ADAI Puppy Launch is an evening educational session that occurs when a group of fosters receive their new foster puppies.
At the session, ADAI staff share basic information about living and working with an ADAI puppy, answer any questions, and issue starter supplies (play pen, crate, toys, etc.