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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

  • Petals for a Purpose – Flower Sale and Life Skills Open House

    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

  • Auxiliary to The Ability Center Closing Luncheon

    The Auxiliary plays a pivotal role in supporting people with disabilities in the community to experience independent living. In addition, the Auxiliary collaborates with The Ability Center to provide a college scholarship for students with disabilities.

    May 15 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

  • Building a More Inclusive Web – Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

    Come join Toledo-area businesses, universities, and advocacy groups as they cast a vision for how web accessibility impacts and shapes our Toledo community. This half-day event will combine personal stories, hands-on demonstrations, and practical takeaways in order to spark discussion on how each of us can contribute to making Toledo “the most disability-friendly community in

    May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 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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