Jupmode Unveils Community Shirt

Community Shirt | January 2020

There is no better way to kick off our centennial year than by unveiling a shirt with a message we’ve believed in for over a century: Toledo is for Everyone.

To honor our 100th anniversary, we've partnered with Jupmode to supply our community with a shirt that unites us and celebrates people of all abilities.

Our Plan – Coronavirus Disease 2020

As a service organization for people with disabilities, we understand our population is one of the at risk groups for contracting this virus.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, The Ability Center will temporarily close access to the public as a precaution against the Coronavirus/COVID-19. At this time, we are anticipating this to be through April 3, 2020.

All events after this date are up to the discretion of Ability Center staff.

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.

Staying Safe in the Snow

With Winter in Ohio being an unpredictable season, you never know what the weather may bring. Thus, it’s always good to be prepared. This post provides advice, particularly for those with disabilities, on staying safe while navigating the snow and cold temperatures.

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.

Board Member Highlight

Molina Healthcare of Ohio recently honored the leadership, advocacy, and volunteerism of seven heroes from across the state at its 12th Annual Community Champions Awards. During the awards ceremony, each honoree received a $3,000 grant to “pay forward” to a nonprofit of their choice.

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to create lasting memories around the dinner table. For families with loved ones with disabilities, extra preparation and consideration go a long way to ensure a positive experience for all.

Encourage your kids to help cook for the family! Explore family-friendly recipes to test out this holiday.

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.