Ability in Action
EmployAbility prepares adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for competitive employment and community integration.
We envision a community where people with disabilities are more broadly valued, hired by employers, receiving support, and participating in community activities.
Putting Ability in Action for nearly 70 years
Our roots trace back to 1951 when a group of parents with special needs children created an organization to give people with IDD opportunities for socialization, enrichment, and education. In the decades since, we’ve evolved to serve participants with an added focus on supported integrated employment and the valuable life skills that have always been a part of our mission.
With a proven track record in Supported Employment, EmployAbility prepares people with IDD for the workforce – identifying job prospects, preparing for interviews, and providing job coaching to ensure success.
EmployAbility also connects adults with IDD to daily volunteer opportunities and enrichment activities to become more confident, valued, and engaged in the community.
In 2021, EmployAbility’s programs saw…
people competitively employed
PERCENT EARNING ABOVE MINIMUM WAGE
PEOPLE ENGAGING DAILY IN THE COMMUNITY
Trainees Building Skills
We teamed up with UGA Extension for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program! The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program's goal is to assist in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and...
We Stay Sharp with Continuing Education At EmployAbility, we are committed to providing the best possible services to our deserving participants. Throughout the year, our staff completes training...
Disability Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate the intrinsic worth and meaningful contributions of people with disabilities, honor their inherent dignity and inalienable rights, elevate their visibility, and celebrate their achievements.
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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Night of Champions We are thrilled to celebrate the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Night of Champions. This award ceremony recognizes outstanding employees with...
For over a decade now, EmployAbility has collaborated with many local non-profits, including Meals on Wheels; Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia; Habitat for Humanity; Emmaus House; and Union...