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September 2020

ADA Seminar

September 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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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
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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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May 2021

Flower Sale Fundraiser

May 7, 2021 - May 9, 2021

Time: MAY 7 AT 9 AM EDT – MAY 9 AT 5 PM EDT Prep your garden for spring or surprise your mom for Mother's Day! Purchase from Lakewood Flower Market during Mother's Day weekend and 20% of sales will be donated to youth with disabilities. Money raised will support The Ability Center’s Youth and Transition Program. You must mention The Ability Center to credit the sale. SALE DATES: May 7 - May 9 LOCATION: Lakewood Flower Market 4701 Talmadge…

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June 2021

Brent Anderson – Unintentional Humor Presentation (Living with Autism)

June 23, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Ability Center is pleased to welcome Brent Anderson as part of our 2021 Youth Leadership Forum. Brent Anderson’s interactive and humorous presentation provides valuable insight on how to persevere through life’s challenges with positivity and a sense of humor. He provides an honest explanation of living with autism and how he relies on humor to navigate life with a disability. Brent explains how he found success as a self-advocate entrepreneur. He is an inspirational speaker and author of the…

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July 2021


July 15, 2021

Join us for a memorable event for graduates and the fosters of the graduating dogs. The “passing of the leash” ceremony will honor April graduates and School Therapy Dog graduates, who will go through class in July. 2020 graduates will also be recognized. July 15th, 2021 Parkway Place

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September 2021

ADA Seminar

September 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The ADA Seminar is presented by The Ability Center annually and will provide an opportunity for professionals to learn about best practices in access to public transit for people with disabilities. Event partners include Toledo/Lucas County Commission on Disability and Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG).

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October 2021

Auxiliary to The Ability Center Style Show

October 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Auxiliary to The Ability Center members are dedicated ambassadors for our mission and organizers of a major fundraiser, the annual Style Show. Benefiting programs include life skills for youth with disabilities, training and placing of assistance dogs, equipment gifting, and college scholarships for local high school students. In 2019, the Auxiliary to The Ability Center Style Show raised 30,000 for programs and services benefiting The Ability Center. Tickets are $50 Call The Ability Center to purchase tickets at 419.885.5733. Wednesday,…

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