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Letter from the Director

First and foremost, I would like to thank the board, the staff here at Ability Works, and the individuals we serve for being so welcoming to me as I transition into the role as CEO of Ability Works.

I would also like to thank Laura LaGodney for working to help prepare me and for staying on to help Ability Works through board membership. She is truly an innovative leader that I have admired for many years and is leaving some “big shoes” to fill. She will be greatly missed!

In March we celebrated National Developmental Disabilities Awareness month. This was an opportunity to focus on how we provided services and opportunities for full community integration in all aspects of an individual’s life. In an industry that is constantly changing and mandates coming from various funding sources, we strive to stay informed and prepared.

In an effort to continue to be a forward-thinking provider, we will be focusing on getting individuals more involved in their community through person-centered planning. We have staff that are dedicated to enhancing opportunities and creating meaningful experiences for the individuals we serve. Staff that find new opportunities for all of our individuals when they are attending our day program, for those who go out to community events, and for those finding a career.

Looking forward to warmer weather, we would like to invite everyone out for a fun day of golf to our First Annual Golf Scramble on May 21st at Thunderbird Hills North Course in Sandusky.

If you are interested in participating or volunteering, please contact our Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Courtney Spencer at 419.626.1048 ext. 3101 or All proceeds benefit Ability Works and the programs/services we provide.

Best regards,

Doreen Ehlert, CEO


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