ACT Employee Bikes for Rotary District 6600

Tim Broud, Ability Center Community Living Coordinator, shares below about his experience with the Rotary and the impact his recent bike ride had on those in need. Tim rode 325 miles over a five day period during a recent Rotary fundraiser.

Each year, Rotarians and friends of Rotary gather to ride bicycles for Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad (M.E.S.A.) in Rotary District 6600. M.E.S.A.’s mission is to ship medical equipment and supplies to areas of need around the world.

The Fair Housing Center and The Ability Center Accuses Moline Builders and JLJ Development of Blatant Design and Construction Violations

The Fair Housing Center and The Ability Center Accuses Moline Builders and JLJ Development of Blatant Design and Construction Violations

May 15, 2018

Today, a joint lawsuit filed by The Fair Housing Center, The Ability Center, and Brooklynn Park resident Jenny Tillman alleges that Brooklynn Park Villas, a 55+ housing community in Toledo, Ohio, was falsely marketed as accessible but exhibits glaring violations of The Fair Housing Act.

Centers for Independent Living Work with Partners to Pass New Legislation that Opens the Market for Accessible Cabs in Ohio

The Center for Independent Living Options, Ohio Association of Centers for Independent Living, and the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities worked diligently with Representatives Bill Seitz and Catherine Ingram and Senators Frank LaRose and Charleta Tavares to pass legislation that opens the market for accessible cabs, including Uber and Lyft, in Ohio.

Advocacy Alert: H.R. 620

Published: April 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 29, 2018
Contact: Sean Savett, sean_savett@duckworth.senate.gov
Duckworth & Senate Democrats Vow to Defeat House GOP-Led Effort to Curtail Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities
 Illinois Senator leading coalition of 43 Senators to oppose any Senate effort to pass discriminatory House-passed bill that would gut enforcement of the bipartisan Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and 42 of her colleagues wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today pledging to block a House Republican-led effort to curtail the civil rights of Americans living with disabilities.

Advocacy Alert: EMPOWER Care Act

Advocacy Alert:
EMPOWER Care Act
Contact Senator Portman and Senator Brown to ask that they include the EMPOWER Care Act as part of the vote on the omnibus bill on March 23, 2018.
The EMPOWER Care Act would re-authorize funding for Money Follows the Person (MFP), a program that transitions people with disabilities out of nursing homes into the community.

Toledo Community Foundation’s Stranahan Supporting Organization Awards Grant To The Ability Center

Contact:
Mallory Tarr, Marketing Coordinator
The Ability Center
419.885.5733
mtarr@abilitycenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toledo Community Foundation’s Stranahan

Supporting Organization Awards Grant to The Ability Center

SYLVANIA, OHIO, December 11, 2017 -The Board of Trustees of the Stranahan Supporting Organization of the Toledo Community Foundation approved a grant to The Ability Center in the amount of $20,000. These funds were used to support one assistance dog sponsorship through The Ability Center’s Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence Program (ADAI). Costs covered include veterinary bills, training, food, and equipment expenses.