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

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 2021, EmployAbility’s programs saw…

people competitively employed

EARNING ABOVE MINIMUM WAGE IN THE COMMUNITY

PEOPLE ENGAGING DAILY IN THE COMMUNITY

Trainees Building Skills in 2020

Ability In Action
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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Stacking and Sorting

Stacking and Sorting

What do you like to sort? Several participants here enjoy stacking and sorting, so we always have a variety of ways they can explore that inclination. Everyone needs to feel in control of the world...

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Making Marks

Making Marks

The therapeutic power of Making Marks Our participants were invited to collaborate on a new work of art inspired by artist Sonya Clark...

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HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

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