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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.

New Program Provides Civil Legal Assistance to Afghan Evacuees in Western Ohio

The ABLE-led Afghan Evacuee Immigration Legal Services Project provides legal guidance and help our new community members as continued progress is made toward stabilizing the humanitarian crisis.

ABLE’s Medical-Legal Partnership for Children Addresses Social Determinants of Health

The Toledo MLPC pairs legal aid attorneys with pediatric medical and mental health providers to improve the health and well-being of children whose needs may not be getting met due to socioeconomic factors.

EdChoice Vouchers Affect the Rights of Vulnerable Ohio Children with Low Incomes as Argued in Amicus Brief

ABLE has joined several advocacy and legal services organizations to file an amicus brief in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Ohio’s school voucher program.

Reducing Mental Health Stigma Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Non-English Speaking Communities

The Stigma Reduction Expansion Initiative is a community partnership that addresses mental health and COVID-19 fears in Ohio's agricultural worker and immigrant communities.

ABLE and LAWO Publish 2022 – 2023 Harvest Calendar for Ohio’s Farmworker Community

The Harvest Calendar is our main outreach tool for immigrants and agricultural workers, reaching nearly 2,000 people.

Free Legal Needs Check-Ups Available to Low-Income Seniors in Western Ohio

Low-income Ohioans in our service area may find helpful resources during Elder Abuse Awareness Month.

ABLE Partners with Dayton Area Community Action Agency to Address Housing Crisis

Our collaboration with the Miami Valley Community Action Partnership has allowed us to approach the housing epidemic in a unique way that includes the input and needs of community members in the Dayton region.

New Mental Health Collaborative Project Provides Resources and Education to Providers

A new collaboration between ABLE and the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County (MHRSB) aims to address the multi-faceted needs of people living with mental health issues in northwest Ohio.