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The Academy

Pre-vocational training that builds essential skills – for life and the workplace!

Supported Employment

Connecting adults with IDD to competitive integrated employment

The Enrichment Center

Daily opportunities for growth through volunteering and community activities

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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.

Community Access program participants enjoy a yoga class

Putting Ability in Action for nearly 70 years


Our roots begin all the way back in 1951, when a group of parents of 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 adults with an added focus on supported integrated employment, in addition to 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.  We identify job prospects, prepare you for interviews, and provide 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 2019, EmployAbility’s programs saw…

people competitively employed



Trainees Building Skills in 2018

Ability In Action
Rodney’s 50th Anniversary at EmployAbility

Rodney’s 50th Anniversary at EmployAbility

A Wondrous Celebration for a Wonderful Man This year we are honored to celebrate Rodney's 50th Anniversary with a huge party we dubbed "Rodney-Fest." Rodney began attending our services when he was...

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Cory at Celebritees

Cory at Celebritees

Our friend Cory is printing our new shirts at Celebritees through Supported Employment Have you seen our new t-shirts? They’re so much fun! The back of the shirt features original artwork by local...

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Two New Additions to Board of Directors

Two New Additions to Board of Directors

We are excited to announce the addition of two new members, LeAndrea Mikell and Antoine Kearny, to our Board of Directors. LeAndrea Mikell is the Executive Director for Governmental Relations at...

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite – Community Access

Let’s Go Fly a Kite – Community Access

In celebration of spring, we enjoyed a gorgeous day flying homemade kites, feeding the birds, and soaking in the sunshine. Spring has Sprung! After a long cold winter, we were beyond excited to...

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