As we step into our second century, one of our primary goals is to help Toledo and northwest Ohio become “the most accessible, inclusive, and welcoming city and area in the country.”
What does this mean? It means everyone working together to build a community that supports and works for everyone – including people with disabilities. Access to housing, transportation, employment, health care, social outlets like stores, theaters, parks, churches is available to everyone.
Whatever the difference, everyone should feel welcome, respected, and appreciated for what they bring to the community.
If you wish to participate, please register by completing the form below.
Participants must be enrolled at a school located in the counties of Lucas, Ottawa, Wood, Fulton, Henry, Defiance, and Williams.
Artwork must be finished and submitted by May 24, 2019.
NOTE: Before you get too far into your effort, we would appreciate hearing about your concept. We can help you be current with your design; answer questions you may have about disability, about proper terminology.
The Ability Center will judge submissions and announce the artists whose work will appear in the Centennial calendar at the end of July 2019. The first place winner will have his or her artwork displayed on the cover of the calendar and on area billboards.
The Ability Center reserves the right to use submissions in publications, as part of our 2020 celebrations, on billboards, etc. The artist will always be referenced and acknowledged.