ACT Staff Takes on NCIL

ACT Staff Takes on NCIL

In July, employees from The Ability Center traveled to Washington D.C. for the 2018 Annual Conference on Independent Living put on by the National Council on Independent Living.

"NCIL provided an opportunity to reinvigorate disability rights advocates from around the country, as the past two years have been a continuous battle.

Franklin Park TARTA Bus Stop

Franklin Park TARTA Bus Stop

Disability advocates from local groups including The Ability Center, The Fair Housing Center, Toledo/Lucas County Community of People with Disabilities, and Community Advocates for Transportation Rights (CATR) came together for a press conference welcoming the addition of a new Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) bus stop located near Charming Charlie at Franklin Park Mall on August 20.

This achievement is a culmination of several years of grassroots advocacy efforts to improve accessibility for people living with disabilities.

ACT Employee Bikes for Rotary District 6600

Tim Broud, Ability Center Community Living Coordinator, shares below about his experience with the Rotary and the impact his recent bike ride had on those in need. Tim rode 325 miles over a five day period during a recent Rotary fundraiser.

Each year, Rotarians and friends of Rotary gather to ride bicycles for Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad (M.E.S.A.) in Rotary District 6600. M.E.S.A.’s mission is to ship medical equipment and supplies to areas of need around the world.

The Fair Housing Center and The Ability Center Accuses Moline Builders and JLJ Development of Blatant Design and Construction Violations

The Fair Housing Center and The Ability Center Accuses Moline Builders and JLJ Development of Blatant Design and Construction Violations

May 15, 2018

Today, a joint lawsuit filed by The Fair Housing Center, The Ability Center, and Brooklynn Park resident Jenny Tillman alleges that Brooklynn Park Villas, a 55+ housing community in Toledo, Ohio, was falsely marketed as accessible but exhibits glaring violations of The Fair Housing Act.