Lecture Series:100 Years of Disability


The Ability Center and The Libbey House Foundation present a free October lecture series, entitled “100 Years of Disability History in Our Community: A Lecture Series in Honor of Tim Harrington, Executive Director, Ability Center of Toledo, at the Libbey House, 2008 Scottwood, 6:30 pm.  

Thursday, October 7:  “The Boy Who Changed the World:  Toledo and the ‘Crippled Children’s Movement’”—Lecture by Barbara Floyd, Libbey House board member and local historian.  This lecture will look at Toledo’s early history of assisting persons with disability, beginning with a young boy born without legs and arms in 1901.

Thursday, October 14:  “The Ability  Center of Toledo at 100”—Lecture by Dan Wilkins, Director of Special Projects, The Ability Center of Toledo.  This lecture will examine the 100-year history of the Ability Center, which began as the Toledo Society for Crippled Children in 1920.  

Thursday, October 21:  “The Toledo State Hospital:  A History”—Lecture by Kim Brownlee, author of the recent book The Toledo State Hospital.  This lecture will examine the fascinating history of Toledo’s institution that helped those with mental illness.

Thursday, October 28:  “Disability History:  A Personal View”—Lecture by Tim Harrington, Director of the Ability Center of Toledo.  Harrington will discuss his life and how society has changed the way it regards persons with disabilities.  

Space is limited, so contact  www.libbeyhouse.org for tickets.