Ohio’s Operating Budget Update

Ohio’s Operating Budget has been taken up by the Ohio Senate for review. This page focuses on key issues relating to changes in the Medicaid budget.

The Ohio General Assembly passed its final two-year budget last week. At the end of last week, Governor Kasich used his veto to eliminate three budget provisions that would harm Medicaid in Ohio.

Path to Empowerment Grant

Path to Empowerment
Grant funded by the National Council on Independent Living
Support from the ones who see disability differently

Outreach to rehabilitation facilities connecting individuals with independent living resources has always been a high priority of The Ability Center (ACT). Through The Ability Center’s Path to Empowerment grant, funded by the National Council on Independent Living, we are improving quality of life for countless people in our community who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI).


ACT as an agency has a deep understanding on how to execute a smoother, quicker, and more manageable transition from rehab to independent living.

ACT Year in Review 2016

Before the calendar flips to 2017, The Ability Center (ACT) wanted to share what we’ve accomplished in this past year. New initiatives, improved programing, and successful fundraising events were just a few of the highlights of 2016.

The Allie Project:

This year, Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI), a program of The Ability Center in partnership with O-I Charities and The Scaife Family Foundation, launched a website to be used as a tool for our school therapy program.

Misconceptions of an ADAI Foster

As we round out Foster Care Month, we asked one of our Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence Fosters to share about her experience and clarify some of the misconceptions about what it takes to become an ADAI foster. Tammy Conlan shares how this role has not only changed her life, but also the lives of those with disabilities.

Future Care Planning 101

Whether you are living with a loved one with a disability or providing long-term care for another individual, you may be looking for answers on how to capture the needs and desires of the person to ensure their future is happy, healthy, and thriving.

Action Alert: Urge Your Senators and Representatives to Co-Sponsor the Disability Integration Act!

Article via National Council on Independent Living

Over the long recess, the Disability Integration Act (DIA) picked up some additional sponsors, and we want to keepup the momentum! The DIA is an important piece of legislation that addresses the fundamental issue that people who need long term services and supports (LTSS) are forced into institutions, losing their basic freedom and civil rights.