Our mission is to make a difference
To provide people with disabilities and their families support to attain independence, self-determination, The practice of including people with special needs in all aspects of typical community life. Abilities First believes that if integration occurs naturally in a setting (e.g., classroom, place of work, residential neighborhood, etc.), the ratio of people with disabilities to those without should approximate what is found in the total population. That is, less than or equal to 20% people with disabilities. and acceptance by others through The process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. We believe all children and adults can benefit from quality education., exploration and experience.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Abilities First
Our vision is a world where all people are recognized and valued for their Abilities First. The people that we serve, and our employees are highly diverse. The leadership of Abilities First welcomes and supports that diversity because it strengthens our culture, helps us advance our important mission and achieve our vision for the world. As a provider of services and an employer, we are currently working to systematically address and remove racial, gender and other forms of bias that disempowers people. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential features of our organization, and critical in the formulation of our vision.
Would you like to contribute?
Since its founding, the generosity of numerous donors and volunteers has assured the mission of Abilities First. There are many ways to be a part of our future and we can’t wait to welcome you to our donor family.