Summertime is a time to celebrate a break from school, warm weather, and memories with friends. At times, young adults and children with disabilities feel disconnected to their peers because of the lack of inclusion based summer activities. Here is where The Ability Center comes in.
After a year of collaboration between The Ability Center and the Toledo City Plan Commission, Toledo’s City Council unanimously passed a Text Amendment to the Toledo City zoning code. The Ability Center’s Home Accessibility Program has encountered people who need a ramp or lift to leave their home, for example, to get to work, school, or medical appointments.
ABLE accounts are investment accounts that will not affect eligibility for SSD/ SSI or Medicaid. People who have become blind or disabled before their 26 birthday are eligible for the accounts. Participants can contribute up to $14,000.00 a year to the account with an overall ceiling of $400,000.00. Any amount over $100,000.00 will be counted as an asset for SSI/SSD benefit calculations but will not suspend eligibility for those programs.
Lawn care assistance from the City of Toledo
City of Toledo, Department of Neighborhoods, Code Enforcement Toledo-Ohio-580x387 lawn Trailer Days – Saturdays beginning May 28, 2016 through August 2016
FREE yard cleanup assistance includes pruning and grass cutting for property owners that are Seniors and citizens with disabilities.
The Ability Center of Greater Toledo was recently honored in Milwaukee by the Midwest Archival Conference (MAC) for their efforts with archiving and preserving the history of disability in Toledo and northwest Ohio. Dan-Award
The Midwest Archives Conference honored the Center with their MAC Presidents’ Award, an award established in 1986 as a means for MAC to recognize significant contributions to the archival profession by individuals, institutions, and organizations not directly involved in archival work but knowledgeable about its purpose and value.
ACTION ALERT: The Joint Legislative Task Force on Transportation Issues is meeting to discuss alternate sources of funding for transportation in Ohio. Let the testimony tell the story about why public transportation is so vital.
Ohio LegislationLast year, the Ohio Transit Needs Study found that Ohio is $465.9 million dollars behind in its investment in our public transportation system.
Tips and tricks for clearing out your medicine cabinet.
You should clean out your bathroom medicine cabinet every year. Check for expired medications and dispose of them properly. Getting rid of old drugs is important because over time, they lose their effectiveness and, in rare cases, can cause harm.
What is Community Inclusion?
Inclusion is the act of welcoming and engaging ALL people in ALL community activities. It involves: Recognizing and assuring every citizen’s right to access. Providing inclusive programming with adaptations and accommodations that allow individuals to participate and benefit from services.
List of US presidents who lived with disability during office.
William Jefferson Clinton, 1946- (hearing impairment)42nd President of the United States wears hearing aids.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969, (learning disability)34th President of the United States.