The Ability Center aims to create a sense of independence at every stage of life. In the case of Elijah, our team worked alongside him to build a customized plan that adjusted as he met and established new goals.
The then Rogers High School student came to us in 2016 searching for recreational programs for individuals with cerebral palsy. Elijah soon learned of other growth opportunities within the Youth and Transition Program. He completed his internship experience as social media and administrative support at Preferred Properties during The Ability Center’s Next Steps Program where he stayed on campus at The University of Toledo.
Continually pushing boundaries, Elijah seeks to become more independent than the day before, explaining, “The Ability Center has helped me become what I have come to think, is the best version of myself through the Promoting Interventions for Community Living (PICL) research project. What I did with the staff was just amazing. I established a solid exercise regime and made my home safer thanks to funds for a pull up/push up bar, ankle weights, and a security camera I recently installed. I want to thank you The Ability Center for helping me strive and reach my goals. I had a blast working with the team and I wanted to thank you guys for all you've done for me over the years, it's profoundly appreciated. I highly recommend anyone with an impairment to go to their local ability center and seek out their resources.”