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

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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.

Ohio’s Operating Budget Update

Ohio’s Operating Budget has been taken up by the Ohio Senate for review. This page focuses on key issues relating to changes in the Medicaid budget.

The Ohio General Assembly passed its final two-year budget last week. At the end of last week, Governor Kasich used his veto to eliminate three budget provisions that would harm Medicaid in Ohio.

Action Alert: Urge Your Senators and Representatives to Co-Sponsor the Disability Integration Act!

Article via National Council on Independent Living

Over the long recess, the Disability Integration Act (DIA) picked up some additional sponsors, and we want to keepup the momentum! The DIA is an important piece of legislation that addresses the fundamental issue that people who need long term services and supports (LTSS) are forced into institutions, losing their basic freedom and civil rights.

Text Amendment makes Toledo homes more accessible

After a year of collaboration between The Ability Center and the Toledo City Plan Commission, Toledo’s City Council unanimously passed a Text Amendment to the Toledo City zoning code. The Ability Center’s Home Accessibility Program has encountered people who need a ramp or lift to leave their home, for example, to get to work, school, or medical appointments.

People can now enroll in ABLE accounts in Ohio

ABLE accounts are investment accounts that will not affect eligibility for SSD/ SSI or Medicaid. People who have become blind or disabled before their 26 birthday are eligible for the accounts. Participants can contribute up to $14,000.00 a year to the account with an overall ceiling of $400,000.00. Any amount over $100,000.00 will be counted as an asset for SSI/SSD benefit calculations but will not suspend eligibility for those programs.