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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

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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

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The Libbey House Foundation Grant


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Libbey House Foundation Receives ...

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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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