New Ability Online Website and Online Community is full of fun, helpful
ideas and practical advice
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TORONTO, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Every child who imagines and pursues his or her
potential unbounded by his or her disability, is victorious. On
February 15, 2011, over 100 people gathered at The Music Room at Hart
House at the University of Toronto to celebrate abilities,
possibilities and families, and the relaunch of The Ability Online
website and online community, designed by Momentum.
Inspired by an actual Ability Online client, entertainers Justin Hines,
Maddy Rodriguez and Jordan Francis, used lyrics and music to encourage
the audience to do whatever they needed to do to turn their heart's
desire into a shiny, new reality. The Honourable David C. Onley,
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario unveiled the state-of-the-art website
and online community at the event that was hosted by radio Celebrity
Colleen Rusholme from Boom 97.3.
Since 1997 we've had a presence on the world-wide-web and have provided
a unique online community to enrich the lives of children and youth
with all kinds of disabilities or chronic illnesses. Within this secure
and monitored environment our members meet, learn, develop skills, and
enjoy the company of others who have faced similar challenges says
Ability Online Executive Director, Michelle McClure.
"However, our aging technology was making the site difficult to navigate
for most and inaccessible for many. Along comes Momentum with a
complete site rebuild - a complex and daunting challenge. When our kids
feel good about themselves, they start to imagine their potential and
look beyond their disabilities" adds McClure. Now they will be able to
do this and more in a state of the art website which will be unveiled
by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable David C. Onley.
"We help our kids accomplish things by giving them the skills,
information and confidence they need to turn their dreams into reality.
Self-esteem and empowerment soar. I have seen the incredible impact our
programs have on the kids and families who come to our site looking for
friendship and support, and leave with so much more," adds McClure.
Highlights / Key Facts:
Ability Online is a unique online community dedicated to enriching the
lives of children and youth with all kinds of disabilities or chronic
Within this secure and monitored environment, Ability Online members
meet, learn, develop skills and enjoy the company of others who have
faced similar challenges.
The new website replaces old technology and is full of fun, helpful
ideas and practical advice
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario unveiled
the new site February 15, 2011 at Hart House, University of Toronto.
Entertainment at the event was provided by Justin Hines, Maddy Rodriguez
and Jordan Francis.
Maddy and Jordan performed original pieces inspired by an Ability Online
Colleen Rusholme from Boom 97.3 hosted the event.
About Ability Online
Since 1992, Ability Online has provided a unique online community to
enrich the lives of children and youth with all kinds of disabilities
or chronic illnesses. Within this secure and monitored environment our
members meet, learn, develop skills and enjoy the company of others who
have faced similar challenges.
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SOURCE Ability Online Support Network
For further information:
Michelle McClure, Executive Director
416/650-6207 or firstname.lastname@example.org