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Assistance Dogs 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.

Next Steps Summer Program – Toledo Blade

This article was published in the Toledo Blade on December 29, 2018
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LAUREN LINDSTROM
Blade Staff Writer
llindstrom@theblade.com

“What does professionalism mean?”

The small group of teenagers paused to consider the question and threw out suggestions, writing their ideas on a large classroom whiteboard.

ACT Staff Takes on NCIL

In July, employees from The Ability Center traveled to Washington D.C. for the 2018 Annual Conference on Independent Living put on by the National Council on Independent Living.

"NCIL provided an opportunity to reinvigorate disability rights advocates from around the country, as the past two years have been a continuous battle.