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Disability Dialog

What would it take for the Toledo area to be named the most disability-friendly community in the United States?

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Empowering individuals with disabilities

To assist people with disabilities to live, work, and socialize within a fully accessible community.

Our Programs

Life Skills

Provides independent living skills training for youth with disabilities to prepare them for adulthood.

Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI)

Helps children and adults with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs.

Home Accessibility

Builds ramps and constructs home modifications necessary for maintaining independent living.

Equipment Loan

A platform for individuals seeking to buy or sell disability equipment, including used wheelchairs, wheelchair lifts, wheelchair ramps, and accessible vehicles.


Learn about our advocacy work and gain access to online resources related to disability advocacy issues.

What’s Going On

Keep up to date with our events, news, and the latest blog posts

Upcoming Events

  • The Auxiliary to The Ability Center Luncheon Spring Luncheon

    Wednesday, March 13, 2018 11:30 a.m. – social 12:00 p.m. – lunch Carranor Hunt And Polo Club 502 E 2nd St, Perrysburg, OH 43551 RSVP date: March 6, 2019 Arlene Whelan 567-742-7080 Speaker: Toledo Metroparks

    March 13 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

  • Pasta for Pooches 7.0

    Pasta for Pooches 7.0 Spaghetti dinner to benefit Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence, a program of The Ability Center. Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner is served from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. St. Michael Lutheran Church 5790 W. Temperance Road Ottawa Lake, Ml Tickets sold at the door CONTACT: Tina Calhoun 419.

    March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Petals for a Purpose

    Petals for a Purpose benefits The Ability Center’s Next Steps Summer Program, a five-week independent living and employment program at the University of Toledo.

    May 10 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Blog Posts

ADA Coordinator Blog Series: 2019

February 12, 2019

Public transportation is a hot topic right now, especially ...

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