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University of Toledo Disability Studies - In 2001, The Ability Center pledged $1.9 million to The University of Toledo to establish the Disability Studies Program. Because of this partnership, students are able to turn education from a textbook into real world action to make our community more accessible to all.

ADA Coordinator Blog Series: 2019

ADA Coordinator Blog Series: 2019

Did you know?

April is Autism Acceptance Month

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA):

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social communication and social interaction and the presence of restricted, repetitive behaviors.

TARPS Runs Again

TARPS Runs Again

TARPS Sunday and holiday services are being reinstated thanks to a group of local community leaders and social service agencies.

Tim Harrington, Ability Center Executive Director, was on hand at the press conference describing the impact public transportation has on the disability population and older citizens in our community.

Ability Center leads SHS grad on career path

Ability Center leads SHS grad on career path

Deciding what to do after high school graduation is difficult for any student, but for those with special needs, choosing a career path can prove challenging.

To help those graduates, the Ability Center offers a life skills program, which assists individuals with disabilities to develop skills for independent living and competitive employment.

Perrysburg teams up with Ability Center Advocacy Program to become more accessible

Perrysburg teams up with Ability Center Advocacy Program to become more accessible

Originally published in the Sentinel-Tribune on Posted:
Friday, March 22, 2019 9:00 am

The Ability Center's Advocacy Program approached the City of Perrysburg regarding accessibility issues with their downtown historical establishments.  The Ability Center has received complaints because 22 businesses in downtown Perrysburg have steps at their entrances that prevent people with disabilities from using those businesses.

Ohio Budget

2019 The Ability Center Budget Priorities

Budget Timeline

Transportation and Health Care are considered to be the two most important and impactful issues facing people with disabilities in Ohio.

Funding for Centers for Independent Living: The Ability Center advocates for increased funding for Ohio’s 12 Centers for Independent Living.

I Fill the Seat on the Bus

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.