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Supported Employment

Connecting adults with IDD to competitive integrated employment

The Academy

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

The Enrichment Center

Daily opportunities for growth through volunteering and community activities

Ability
in Action

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 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

Ability In Action
Affordably Nutritious

Affordably Nutritious

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...

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Smart Training

Smart Training

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...

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Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month

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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Meet our Newest Community Partner

Meet our Newest Community Partner

Welcome to the team, Innomed! Our newest community employment partner, Innomed, has been manufacturing surgical instruments for orthopedic surgery in Savannah since 1985. They recently needed to...

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A Night to Celebrate our Champions

A Night to Celebrate our Champions

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...

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Change a life, change a community

Change a life, change a community

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...

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