Mallory Tarr, Marketing Coordinator
The Ability Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toledo Community Foundation’s Stranahan
Supporting Organization Awards Grant to The Ability Center
SYLVANIA, OHIO, December 11, 2017 -The Board of Trustees of the Stranahan Supporting Organization of the Toledo Community Foundation approved a grant to The Ability Center in the amount of $20,000. These funds were used to support one assistance dog sponsorship through The Ability Center’s Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence Program (ADAI). Costs covered include veterinary bills, training, food, and equipment expenses.
ACT encourages you to register, research and vote on November 7.
With thousands of locations to get registered, hundreds of hours to cast your ballot, and three different options for voting, all eligible Ohioans have equal access to one of the best elections systems in the country.
City of Toledo and The Ability Center Collaborate to Make Neighborhoods More Accessible
Toledo City Council has passed an ordinance drafted in partnership with The Ability Center to make Toledo neighborhoods more accessible for people with disabilities.
“The Rights of People with Disabilities in Inclusive Neighborhoods”
The Ability Center’s Advocacy Program recently published a booklet entitled, “The Rights of People with Disabilities in Inclusive Neighborhoods” with the sponsorship of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and Ohio Department of Medicaid.
Ohio’s Operating Budget has been taken up by the Ohio Senate for review. This page focuses on key issues relating to changes in the Medicaid budget.
The Ohio General Assembly passed its final two-year budget last week. At the end of last week, Governor Kasich used his veto to eliminate three budget provisions that would harm Medicaid in Ohio.
Path to Empowerment
Grant funded by the National Council on Independent Living
Support from the ones who see disability differently
Outreach to rehabilitation facilities connecting individuals with independent living resources has always been a high priority of The Ability Center (ACT). Through The Ability Center’s Path to Empowerment grant, funded by the National Council on Independent Living, we are improving quality of life for countless people in our community who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI).
WHAT WE DO:
ACT as an agency has a deep understanding on how to execute a smoother, quicker, and more manageable transition from rehab to independent living.
ACT employee Angie Goodnight is a wiz with technology. She relies on technology for many of her day-to-day activities. We asked Angie to share the ins and outs of how technology is changing the way blind people are able to see the world.
My name is Angie Goodnight.
Before the calendar flips to 2017, The Ability Center (ACT) wanted to share what we’ve accomplished in this past year. New initiatives, improved programing, and successful fundraising events were just a few of the highlights of 2016.
The Allie Project:
This year, Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI), a program of The Ability Center in partnership with O-I Charities and The Scaife Family Foundation, launched a website to be used as a tool for our school therapy program.
#GivingTuesdayNWO – A Donor Story: The Yoders
Receiving news their young son had a brain tumor never stopped the Yoder family from living a full life. There were many challenges in Tyler’s ability to communicate, as well as his ability to balance himself while walking.