A Letter from an ADAI Foster

For most organizations, volunteers are an integral part of the effort to fulfill their mission. For The Ability Center’s Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI) 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.

Hug a Pups 2019

Hug a Pup is a socialization event for the puppies in The Ability Center's Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence's (ADAI Program)

Join us to learn more about opportunities to foster or sit for the ADAI puppies in training.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
King Branch Library
3900 King Road
Sylvania, Ohio 43617
11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Waterville Library
800 Michigan Ave
Waterville, Ohio 43566
6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Maumee Branch Library
501 River Road
Maumee, Ohio 43537
10:30 a.m.

A Giving Tuesday Donor Story

#GivingTuesdayNWO – A Donor Story: The Yoders

UPDATE: ADAI remembers fondly Tyler Yoder, who peacefully passed away May 30, 2019. We were honored to pair him with three ADAI dogs that supported him and provided companionship. People like Tyler are the reason we do what we do.


Volunteer teams built 31 custom playhouses for local children through Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Project Playhouse. One was built with love by employees of RMF Nooter, Inc. who brought accessible play right to the backyard of a little girl named Joanna

ADA Coordinator Blog Series: 2019

October 21, 2019 - Is your house

If your house was built using universal design standards, or in compliance with Toledo’s visitability ordinance, it will be!

The visitability ordinance, enacted in 2005, states that, “All new one, two and three family dwelling units, which have received a subsidy to build from a Governmental body or agency, must comply with the requirements below in addition to the requirements provided in the adopted residential code.