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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.

A PLACE TO PLAY

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

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

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.

ADAI accepts grant from PetSmart Charities

PROGRAM UPDATE:

March 19, 2019

The pilot year of the Canine Student Teacher program is showing great benefits for both the dogs-in-training and the students who attend the participating schools. So far, the dogs have completed three training courses that cover a range of skills necessary for a successful working career in the schools such as impulse control around food and items on the ground, walking nicely on leash, greeting all people politely, and resting on a student’s lap to help with anxiety.

Ohio Budget

Ohio Budget Priorties

Final Updates: H.B. 166 – The Ohio State Budget, FY 2020-2021

Governor DeWine signed the Ohio State Budget for Fiscal Years 2020-2021 in late July. Thank you to everyone who assisted us with budget advocacy by contacting their legislators to ensure that the best interests of Ohioans with disabilities were taken into consideration throughout the budget process.