Tech for REC

Assistive technology (AT) is growing in popularity as local families adjust to social distancing and virtual community activities.

The Ability Center has launched a new program, Tech for REC (recreation, education, employment, and community), which allows consumers to meet their independent living goals by borrowing assistive technology for periods up to 90 days.

Bathroom Equipment Needed

Our Assistive Technology/Medical Equipment Program provides individuals with disability-related equipment at no cost to keep people safe in their home. On occasion, our program needs specific items to fill the needs of the community we serve.

CURRENT NEED: Bathroom Seating
These items are not typically covered by most insurance companies but keep people safe from falls in one of the most used areas of the home.

Metroparks Toledo Unveils Inclusive Garden

The Doneghy Inclusive Garden, named in honor of Charles and Lera Doneghy, was created by Metroparks Toledo and developed in partnership with Ability Center staff. The project was born from a quick conversation between Tim Harrington, Executive Director of The Ability Center, and Joe Fausnaugh, Chief of Operations for Metroparks Toledo.

ADA 30 – Blog Series

The Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary Blog – Part One

“Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” – President George H.W. Bush on the passing of The Americans with Disabilities Act

Introduction
Thirty years ago, on July 26, 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by then-President George H.W. Bush.

ADA Testimonial – Share your Story

ADA TESTIMONIALS
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Ability Center is asking individuals to share about their experience before and after the law was passed.

Quotes, photos, and videos will be shared throughout the month of July leading up to the anniversary on July 26.

Job Searching during a Pandemic

For many Americans, the pandemic has unveiled new challenges and some companies have shifted health crisis with layoffs, furloughs, cutting hours and overtime pay, and implementing hiring freezes. Other companies are growing and expanding their work force. For people with disabilities, they may have lost to their jobs and are looking to secure new employment or looking to enter the job market for the first time.

Things to Remember As We Reopen

-- Statement in response to communities reopening during COVID-19 pandemic

Over the past months, it seems much in our world has been turned upside down as we – as a community – have come together to grapple with the implications of COVID-19. We have seen incredible stories of commitment to one another through stay-at-home orders, closure of schools and businesses, even the ways in which we interact as social beings.