Community Partner – Glass City Furniture

Community Partner – Glass City Furniture

Making a House a Home

Here at The Ability Center our mission is simple, to help those with disabilities achieve greater independence. When we find local businesses, who share our same beliefs, we jump at the chance to work with them.

Chris Simons from Glass City Furniture has been a true partner in delivering quality furniture pieces to our Nursing Home Transition consumers for many years.

Summer fun – for everyone!

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.

Text Amendment makes Toledo homes more accessible

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.

People can now enroll in ABLE accounts in Ohio

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.

ACT is honored with MAC Presidents’ Award

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.

Joint Legislative Task Force on Transportation Issues

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.

Drug Disposal 101 Tip Sheet

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.