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Playground Campaign...

With your help, OUR NEW SCHOOL PLAYGROUND will be a reality in 2016!

Help us build a fully accessible and adaptive outdoor playground at the Abilies First School. Your donation is just a click away! If you'd like more information contact us at (845) 485-9803 ext. 223 today.


ABILITIES FIRST: A Showcase of Resources for Enrichment & Inclusion

FREE event bring resources and unique services or products that meet the everyday needs and interests of families, individuals or caregivers for those with any disability. Vendors Wanted!


We Need Your Support

At Abilities First, we are here to restore hope for these parents and offer a promise to their children for today, for tomorrow, for every day thereafter.

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Client Testimonial...

"The helped me to be on my own."
- Quincy

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Client Testimonial

"Deanna has been so happy since making her new home at Abilities First's Rhinebeck house. She's doing things she's always wanted to do and has become more independent."
- Barbara (Parent)

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Client Testimonial...

"Abilities First is 'The Gold Star Standard' for our family and their presence in our lives has been a gift to our child."
- Laura (Parent)

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Residential Services...

No matter what the houseing choice may be, the staff works diligently to help our residents develop life skills essential to their independence and self-management.

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Client Testimonial...

"Since attending First Step Preschool, my daughter has gained self confidence, is eager to learn new skills and do things on her own, and looks forward to going to school everyday!"
- Irene (Parent)

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Client Testimonial...

"We are so impressed and moved by the way the Abilities First staff draws hope and possibility out of every person they work with. It is truly and inspirational experience working with them!"
- Vicki (Volunteer)

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What We Offer...

Abilities First provides a wide range of services to
people with disabilities, ages infant through senior.

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Future Steps
Playground Campaign

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