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Our Clients

Read about some of our clients' successes. They are inspiring!

Clementina's Path to Citizenship

On May 21, 2024, in Toledo, Ohio, an incredible milestone was achieved by Clementina Gonzalez Ponce, an 82-year-old woman originally from Guadalajara, México. After a nearly 30-year wait to receive permanent residency, Clementina became a U.S. citizen. Read her story.

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Morgan's Story

People with disabilities often want to work to contribute their skills to their community and experience the independence many of us take for granted. But even part-time paid work can result in losing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments. Morgan, a client with ABLE, reached out to us when she started experiencing the common issue of “overpayments.”

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Adison's Story

17-year-old Adison lives with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a condition that causes muscle weakness throughout the body and severely restricts the use of his upper extremities. Read how ABLE assisted Adison in acquiring a specialized wheelchair and robotic arm to achieve independence.

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Medicaid Waivers Explained

Navigating the Medicaid waiver system can be complicated and frustrating.  Hear how two of our clients navigated the system.

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George: Living Independently with a Disability

George is a 34-year-old man with developmental disabilities who works at a residential care facility, lives independently in his community, and has overcome many obstacles in his life. Despite being able to work, George needs additional support services to live independently successfully.

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Samantha: Advocating to enable her to live independently

Samantha works at a school in her community and lives with her parents. Her parents are aging and are worried that Samantha cannot live independently without help because of the challenges presented by her developmental disabilities.

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Protecting Juanita and her family from eviction

Juanita’s mother, Sally, provides care and support services to Juanita. But, they face eviction because Sally can’t work because she doesn’t make enough money to pay someone to care for Juanita, who has severe intellectual disabilities.

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Kelly: Protecting tenants from wrongful eviction

When banks foreclose on homes that owners are renting to tenants, they are required to follow certain procedures to protect tenants who find themselves facing homelessness due to the foreclosure. ABLE represented Kelly, who was renting a home for herself and her children when the owner went into foreclosure.

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