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Education Campaign...

Browse our online catalog to see how you can help us build a leading-edge school that will enhance the abilities of our students. You can see exactly where your donation will go. Naming opportunities are also available. You donation is just a click away! If you'd like more information contact us at (845) 485-9803 today.

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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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"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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"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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"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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people with disabilities, ages infant through senior.
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