TOLEDO, Ohio — Leadership from The Ability Center of Greater Toledo gathered Tuesday at Glass City Metropark to detail the goals of the organization's forthcoming Think Differently expansion.
Joining the staff were directors of the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio and Metroparks Toledo affirming their commitment to inclusion and their existing partnerships with The Ability Center.
New initiatives will include:
- LEAD conference: The Kennedy Center will host the first Ohio installment of an event gathering 500-600 cultural experts from around the world for a five-day experience as they explore accessibility options in the greater Toledo community.
- Authentic Authors: A video series will challenge and reshape how local people with disabilities feel about themselves, inspiring all audiences.
- 68 Words: A monthly podcast hosted by Eric Chase will show nearby areas and individuals with stories about experiences of living with disabilities.
- On the Menu: The Ability Center will have experts speak about disabilities and cultivate networking at monthly lunch and learn sessions.
- Jupmode: The clothing line will sell a new line of shirts, similar to its "Toledo is for Everyone" campaign.
- Disability Awareness Experience: Training groups of up to 30 people can learn about disabilities and connect with new faces.
These new horizons are all detailed on a new website at abilitycenter.org.