Metroparks Toledo Unveils Inclusive Garden

The Doneghy Inclusive Garden, named in honor of Charles and Lera Doneghy, was created by Metroparks Toledo and developed in partnership with Ability Center staff. The project was born from a quick conversation between Tim Harrington, Executive Director of The Ability Center, and Joe Fausnaugh, Chief of Operations for Metroparks Toledo.

ADA 30 – Blog Series

The Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary Blog – Part One

“Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” – President George H.W. Bush on the passing of The Americans with Disabilities Act

Thirty years ago, on July 26, 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by then-President George H.W. Bush.

A Look Back – Capitol Crawl

-- Written by Dan Wilkins, Director of Special Projects

ADAPT activists and others in support of the movement gathered in front of the White House to begin their spring campaign, “Wheels of Justice,” with a march to the U. S. Capitol Building. There they intended to pressure Congress to move on the “Americans with Disabilities Act.

Staying Safe in the Snow

With Winter in Ohio being an unpredictable season, you never know what the weather may bring. Thus, it’s always good to be prepared. This post provides advice, particularly for those with disabilities, on staying safe while navigating the snow and cold temperatures.

The Ability Center Unveils New Brand


Entering our centennial year, we felt compelled to refresh our organization's brand identity. A visual nod to our past, our new logo represents a new take on our cherished gold star.

As we embark on this exciting year, we have decided this new icon will represent all programs of The Ability Center.

Jupmode Unveils Community Shirt

Community Shirt | January 2020

There is no better way to kick off our centennial year than by unveiling a shirt with a message we’ve believed in for over a century: Toledo is for Everyone.

To honor our 100th anniversary, we've partnered with Jupmode to supply our community with a shirt that unites us and celebrates people of all abilities.

Board Member Highlight

Molina Healthcare of Ohio recently honored the leadership, advocacy, and volunteerism of seven heroes from across the state at its 12th Annual Community Champions Awards. During the awards ceremony, each honoree received a $3,000 grant to “pay forward” to a nonprofit of their choice.

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to create lasting memories around the dinner table. For families with loved ones with disabilities, extra preparation and consideration go a long way to ensure a positive experience for all.

Encourage your kids to help cook for the family! Explore family-friendly recipes to test out this holiday.