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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
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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Donate to Win

Donate to Win

Donate for a chance to win a brand-new $13,000 2021 Onward HP  We've partnered with Club Car and the Club Car Championship for a gorgeous golf cart giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a brand-new...

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Eagle Scout Project Builds New Garden Beds

Eagle Scout Project Builds New Garden Beds

When you ask an Eagle Scout what the most rewarding part of their journey was, most will say it was their Eagle Scout Service Project.  The purpose of the Eagle Project is to give the Scout an...

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Ervin: A Dedicated, Motivated Worker

Ervin: A Dedicated, Motivated Worker

For 13 years, Ervin has worked at local movie theaters in Savannah. Though he uses an electric wheelchair and has limited mobility in his arms, he’s able to tear ticket stubs with the help of a...

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