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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

  • ADAI Graduation – Summer 2019

    Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI) that helps individuals with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs to assist with the individual’s daily needs.

    July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  • ADA Zoo Day

    ADA Zoo Day is a community event for all to celebrate the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) along with over 60 local disability-focused vendors. The event is free with general Zoo admission.

    July 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • ADAI 35th Anniversary – ’80s Style

    We are bringing new life to the ’80 trends you loved, while raising money for a deserving cause. Capturing hearts of people young and old, we invite you to tease up your hair, break out your parachute pants, and relive the ‘80s for a night of fundraising to celebrate our anniversary.

    August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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University of Toledo

University of Toledo Disability Studies - In 2001, The Ability Center pledged $1.9 million ...

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Blog Posts

ADA Coordinator Blog Series: 2019

April 15, 2019

Did you know?

April is Autism Acceptance Month

According to the ...

TARPS Runs Again

TARPS Sunday and holiday services are being reinstated thanks to a group of local community ...

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