The purpose of the Life Skills Department is to create and support community options for people living with disabilities. Life Skills does this by assisting individuals in developing goals and defining their vision for their life. The Life Skills Department is responsible for helping to break down attitudinal and programmatic barriers for individuals with disabilities who want to actively take part in the community.

Please contact The Ability Center at (419) 885-5733 to determine eligibility and schedule an intake.

Toledo Crash Wheelchair Football

Toledo Crash is an integrated wheelchair football team for all ages that is dedicated to increasing awareness and building community. The team accomplishes this by creating opportunities for sports enthusiasts with and without disabilities to come together around the sport of football. To learn more about the team, contact The Ability Center.

Independent Living Skills Training act-employment-1-5-17

Life Skills staff can provide independent living skills training depending on the level of independence an individual is seeking. Participant ages range from 16-26 for the training. This training includes:

– Benefits Counseling
– Cooking Nutrition/Health
– Financial Management
– Future Care Planning
– Personal Safety Skills
– Sex Education
– Smoking Cessation
–  Social Skills

Employment Skills Training

The Life Skills Department serves individuals seeking post-secondary education or competitive employment. Life Skills can assist with interest testing, career exploration, informational interviews, job shadowing, volunteer experiences, and job seeking skills training.


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