University of Toledo

University of Toledo

University of Toledo Disability Studies - In 2001, The Ability Center pledged $1.9 million to The University of Toledo to establish the Disability Studies Program. Because of this partnership, students are able to turn education from a textbook into real world action to make our community more accessible to all.

TTown Caddy Accessible Golf Cart Launch

TTown Caddy Accessible Golf Cart Launch

T-Town Caddy is pleased to announce the launch of a new fully accessible golf cart in downtown Toledo. The golf carts have been redesigned to comply with accessibility standards and will allow riders of all abilities to use the free service. Accessibility features were made possible by generous donor, Mariucci and Associates.

ADA Coordinator Blog Series: 2019

ADA Coordinator Blog Series: 2019

April 15, 2019

Did you know?

April is Autism Acceptance Month

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA):

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social communication and social interaction and the presence of restricted, repetitive behaviors.

TARPS Runs Again

TARPS Runs Again

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

Tim Harrington, Ability Center Executive Director, was on hand at the press conference describing the impact public transportation has on the disability population and older citizens in our community.

Ability Center leads SHS grad on career path

Ability Center leads SHS grad on career path

Deciding what to do after high school graduation is difficult for any student, but for those with special needs, choosing a career path can prove challenging.

To help those graduates, the Ability Center offers a life skills program, which assists individuals with disabilities to develop skills for independent living and competitive employment.

Perrysburg teams up with Ability Center Advocacy Program to become more accessible

Perrysburg teams up with Ability Center Advocacy Program to become more accessible

Originally published in the Sentinel-Tribune on Posted:
Friday, March 22, 2019 9:00 am

The Ability Center's Advocacy Program approached the City of Perrysburg regarding accessibility issues with their downtown historical establishments.  The Ability Center has received complaints because 22 businesses in downtown Perrysburg have steps at their entrances that prevent people with disabilities from using those businesses.

ADAI accepts grant from PetSmart Charities

ADAI accepts grant from PetSmart Charities

PROGRAM UPDATE:

March 19, 2019

The pilot year of the Canine Student Teacher program is showing great benefits for both the dogs-in-training and the students who attend the participating schools. So far, the dogs have completed three training courses that cover a range of skills necessary for a successful working career in the schools such as impulse control around food and items on the ground, walking nicely on leash, greeting all people politely, and resting on a student’s lap to help with anxiety.

The Libbey House Foundation Grant

The Libbey House Foundation Grant

A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Libbey House Foundation Receives Ohio History Fund Grant

The Libbey House Foundation, in collaboration with The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, is the recipient of a $9,158 Ohio History Fund grant from the Ohio History Connection to make Toledo’s only National Historic Landmark accessible to all.

Ohio Budget

2019 The Ability Center Budget Priorities

Transportation and Health Care are considered to be the two most important and impactful issues facing people with disabilities in Ohio.

Funding for Centers for Independent Living: The Ability Center advocates for increased funding for Ohio’s 12 Centers for Independent Living.