Katherine Hunt Thomas Named 20 Under 40

Katherine Hunt Thomas grew up challenging perspectives on disability. Having a sister with Down syndrome energized Katie's interest in protecting rights for people with disabilities.

Under her leadership as Disability Rights Attorney and Director of Advocacy, The Ability Center's Advocacy Program has been nationally recognized for our efforts to become the most disability-friendly community in the nation.

World Health Day

We are in a moment without precedent, yet filled with challenge and risk.

For 100 years, The Ability Center of Greater Toledo has been privileged to serve many constituents with disabilities in northwest Ohio, and we cannot serve them well without strong partnerships who share our mission and vow to help us keep people with disabilities thriving in our community.

A Look Back – Capitol Crawl

-- Written by Dan Wilkins, Director of Special Projects

ADAPT activists and others in support of the movement gathered in front of the White House to begin their spring campaign, “Wheels of Justice,” with a march to the U. S. Capitol Building. There they intended to pressure Congress to move on the “Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Ability Center Unveils New Brand


Entering our centennial year, we felt compelled to refresh our organization's brand identity. A visual nod to our past, our new logo represents a new take on our cherished gold star.

As we embark on this exciting year, we have decided this new icon will represent all programs of The Ability Center.

Local Donors Fund Home Modifications for Vets

The Ability Center’s Home Accessibility Program was honored to connect donors, Paul and Stephany Johnson, to three deserving veterans, changing their lives forever.

When asked why they choose to help veterans through our programs, the Johnsons state, “The more you give, the more you get.

Libbey House Becomes Accessible Once Again

The Ability Center and Libbey House Foundation unveiled the completion of the project, “Restoring Accessibility to the Edward Drummond Libbey House” with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 30. Edward D. Libbey House was the site of Opportunity Kindergarten, a school for children with disabilities operated by the Toledo Society for Crippled Children.