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July 2020

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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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 - May 9

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 @ 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

Graduation

July 15

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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