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ACT Year in Review 2016

Before the calendar flips to 2017, The Ability Center (ACT) wanted to share what we’ve accomplished in this past year. New initiatives, improved programing, and successful fundraising events were just a few of the highlights of 2016.

The Allie Project:

This year, Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI), a program of The Ability Center in partnership with O-I Charities and The Scaife Family Foundation, launched a website to be used as a tool for our school therapy program.

Misconceptions of an ADAI Foster

As we round out Foster Care Month, we asked one of our Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence Fosters to share about her experience and clarify some of the misconceptions about what it takes to become an ADAI foster. Tammy Conlan shares how this role has not only changed her life, but also the lives of those with disabilities.

Future Care Planning 101

Whether you are living with a loved one with a disability or providing long-term care for another individual, you may be looking for answers on how to capture the needs and desires of the person to ensure their future is happy, healthy, and thriving.

How To: File a claim against a business for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

What You Need to Know:

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities act protects people with disabilities from discrimination by “places of public accommodation”, like the following places:

Hotels
Restaurants
Movie theaters
Convention halls
Grocery stores
Laundromats
Train stations
Museums
Parks
Schools
Day cares
Gyms

This means that many private businesses must refrain from discriminating against people with disabilities.

Community Partner – Glass City Furniture

Community Partner – Glass City Furniture

Making a House a Home

Here at The Ability Center our mission is simple, to help those with disabilities achieve greater independence. When we find local businesses, who share our same beliefs, we jump at the chance to work with them.

Chris Simons from Glass City Furniture has been a true partner in delivering quality furniture pieces to our Nursing Home Transition consumers for many years.

Summer fun – for everyone!

Summertime is a time to celebrate a break from school, warm weather, and memories with friends. At times, young adults and children with disabilities feel disconnected to their peers because of the lack of inclusion based summer activities. Here is where The Ability Center comes in.

Drug Disposal 101 Tip Sheet

Tips and tricks for clearing out your medicine cabinet.

You should clean out your bathroom medicine cabinet every year. Check for expired medications and dispose of them properly. Getting rid of old drugs is important because over time, they lose their effectiveness and, in rare cases, can cause harm.