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May 2020

Employers Association

May 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5x8WYtAj9k&feature=youtu.be&rel=0 Tune in to a virtual HR Roundtable: Disability Awareness: How to Improve HR Practices for nearly 25% of our Population. Discussion lead by Ability Center employees.

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COFFEE BREAK: Advocacy Check In

May 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Feedback Survey: Advocacy Coffee Break

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July 2020

Election Year: Getting People w/ Disabilities Registered

July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Older man going up ramp in wheelchair at polling location

Voting in important elections may provide effective solutions to everyday barriers facing people with disabilities.

Important dates, processes, and procedures will be discussed to ensure people with disabilities know and understand their opportunities to vote in this year's presidential election.

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Young Advocate Webinar – Jennifer Keelan

July 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet the woman made famous as a young girl for crawling up the Capitol steps 30 years ago. Jennifer Keelan shares her experience with young advocates. JOIN US Youth and young adults with disabilities in high school (or recently graduated), disability service organizations, and self-advocates are encouraged to watch and share this exclusive webinar. Learn about Jennifer’s journey, hear about local initiatives and campaigns, and become a stronger advocate for Americans with disabilities. ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP How…

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September 2020

Assistive Technology

September 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Local experts share about the benefits of assistive technology for youth and adults with disabilities and The Ability Center's new "Assistive Technology Program." The Assistive Technology (recreation, education, employment, and community) Program is designed to temporarily equip youth and adults with disabilities assistive technology to aid in completing independent living goals. Switch adapted toys and leisure items are also available through this program. View lending closet here. Panelists: • William Darling, The Ohio State University • Brittany Joseph, Bowling Green…

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Focus on Disability Issues – Forum

September 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - October 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Voter’s Forum Focus on Disability Issues Virtual town hall discussing candidates and levies that impact the local disability community. ASL and CART services available. Supporting organizations: • The Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities • Salute (Self-Advocate Lucas Toledo) • Deaf Services Center Focus on Disability - Levies Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:30 - 8:00  p.m. Virtual meeting via Zoom Children’s Services, Metroparks  Toledo, City of Toledo levy issues (3/4% income tax renewal levy, 1/4% income tax new levy) Focus on…

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October 2020

Employment Webinar Series

October 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ADA Seminar

October 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - October 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am
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Transition-Aged Youth: Resources in Lucas County

October 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Webinar hosted in partnership with the Lucas County Multi Agency Planning (MAP) team describes the intake process and eligibility for each agency, as well as services for parents, guardians, and students as they navigate in person or virtual learning this school year. Participating Agencies: • Dani Moran, The Sight Center • Jeannette Bostelman, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities • Jeff Renner, Toledo Public Schools • Kelly Schuck, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities • Sarra Burnham, Lucas County Board of Developmental…

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Accessibility in D&I Strategy

October 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
3 people, one person in wheelchair, reviewing piece of paper at office setting

First Solar leadership will join The Ability Center for a webinar featuring valuable information on how to incorporate accessibility within your agency's diversity and inclusion programming. Business professionals are encouraged to attend.

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