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The future depends on what we do in the present.

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Ability Online

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Ability Online is a monitored & supportive  online community that welcomes kids, teens & young adults of all abilities. Membership is free but you must register in order to see all the great stuff we have for our members.

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Find a friend or be a friend to someone just like you! Separate sections for different age groups & specialized tools help address transitional needs & challenges. Parents and professionals welcome.

Here are just a few of the modules you will see once you register:

  • Age and topic specific forums for ongoing discussions
  • Homework Help
  • Bully Bouncers
  • Friendship Builder - including social skills videos
  • Games
  • Fun stuff- introduction to sports and recreation
  • Tumblereadables -online library of books for all ages
  • Resources and links

 

...and so much more. Just register (yes we will screen you which involves a phone call -but guess what?  - that procedure has kept our kids safe for over 20 years! Worth the wait don't you think?) and then login and explore the possibilities.

If you want to be activated right away please call the Ability Online office after you register toll free 1-866-650-6207 or 416-650-6207.

But if you need help -just ask. Email (information@abilityonline.org) call (toll free 1-866-650-6207) and we will do our best to answer any and all of your questions. Together we can and will make a difference!

Safety & Security

Young people with disabilities and illnesses are vulnerable – more vulnerable than most.  Ability Online’s reason-for-being virtually begins and ends with the focus we put on protecting our members and our practices have kept us incident-free for twenty years!

Having a positive, extensive and safe community where kids with both physical and learning exceptionalities can come together, discuss issues that are important to them, rant about things great and those that suck, learn from each other, and most importantly grow, is so important. Christian Borges, Teacher

Our safety practices:

  • Members can only register using real names and contact information; identification is verified prior to site access. If there are reasons why a real name can't be used, please contact the office and we will help set your child up in a way that follows our guidelines but protects his/her identity. Note: the kids are much better behaved when they don't use an alias!
  • Public online messages are consistently monitored for appropriateness
  • There is zero tolerance for bullying behaviour
  • There are age-restricted areas, so you can feel comfortable hanging out with people your own age, if that’s what you’re looking for
  • The site is secured with encrypted log-ins, as well as the latest SPAM and language filters
  • All staff and volunteers are police screened

 

Special Note

The personal information you provide for the registration form is for screening purposes only and to give appropriate access to age specific areas of the site. You will receive a phone call to verify this information prior to being given access to the site. This screening allows us to prevent the not-so-friendly people from joining (as they won't share any of their real information!). Your name is the only thing other screened members will see. Everything else is totally confidential.

So, if you know someone from camp, or the hospital, or school, of course you can connect - but do it in a private message - that way you'll know your information doesn't go any further.  If they are not members of Ability Online, tell them to join and the reasons you like Ability Online.

And remember, if someone asks you for your personal information – you have the right to say NO! And if they keep asking, let us know and we will deal with it. Do not let anyone pressure you into giving out personal information.

The staff and all our Hosts are here to make sure everyone has a great online experience. If something is going on that makes you uncomfortable - please let us know right away.

Thanks for your cooperation!     


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