Next Steps Summer Program – Toledo Blade

This article was published in the Toledo Blade on December 29, 2018

Blade Staff Writer

“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.

Advocates push for Franklin Park TARTA Bus Stop

Disability advocates from local groups including The Ability Center, The Fair Housing Center, Toledo/Lucas County Community of People with Disabilities, and Community Advocates for Transportation Rights (CATR) came together for a press conference welcoming the addition of a new Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) bus stop located near Charming Charlie at Franklin Park Mall on August 20.

This achievement is a culmination of several years of grassroots advocacy efforts to improve accessibility for people living with disabilities.