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.
This how-to guide offers tips and additional information to help families and the surrounding communities create more inclusive Halloween celebrations!
Limit sensory triggers such as fog machines, strobe lights and sound effects.
Lawsuit Receives Preliminary Approval
The agreement will better inform Ohioans with developmental disabilities about their options for living and working in the community
For most organizations, volunteers are an integral part of the effort to fulfill their mission. For The Ability Center’s Assistance Dogs Program, we simply wouldn’t exist. Committed fosters, loving puppy sitters, and dedicated donors are how we continue to train and place dogs with youth and adults with disabilities each year.
If you do not currently use public transportation in northwest Ohio but have a connection to the service, please also fill out the form. Awareness regarding usage and lack of resources for people with and without disabilities is important. These videos will be collected and used to advocate for more budget funding to be allocated to this service.
-- [Reporter Brooks Sutherland, The Blade]
'There's nothing I can't do': Aspiring mechanic completes TARTA program
It was business as usual for the 18-year-old, who on Thursday was wrapping up his final day of a four-week program in which he performed mechanical work for the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority.
Each year at the Annual Conference, the National Council on Independent Living elects individuals or organizations for outstanding advocacy efforts within their region.
We were awarded this honor through nominations from Services for Independent Living and the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council.
-- [Reporter Lissa Guyton, 13abc]
TOLEDO (WTVG) - The Next Steps Summer Program helps get teenagers with disabilities ready for college, living independently and the workforce. It is a program of The Ability Center.
During the five-week program, the students live on campus at The University of Toledo and work at a job site.
Watch 13abc’s for an exclusive coverage at how our Home Accessibility Program helps local people become independent and stay independent throughout every season of life.
UPDATED JUNE 25, 2019
By Roger LaPointe, Sentinel-Tribune Staff Writer
PERRYSBURG — The city administration organized a meeting with business owners regarding Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and has engaged a consulting firm to create an assessment.