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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


We can trace our roots all the way back to 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 and added a 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 – 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 2019, EmployAbility’s programs saw…

people competitively employed



Trainees Building Skills in 2018

Ability In Action
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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Got Influence? A Sister’s Perspective

Got Influence? A Sister’s Perspective

Thanks to my oldest brother Lee, all I’ve ever known is that each and every one of us are uniquely different, and at the same time, we also have a lot of things in common. Like our beautiful ability...

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Teresa: A Dedicated Worker and Sister

Teresa: A Dedicated Worker and Sister

For cheerful and friendly Teresa, working as a Courtesy Clerk at the Rincon Kroger has been the ideal first job. As someone who loves to help people, she beams when she talks about how much she...

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Paulze’s Compassion Creates Impact

Paulze’s Compassion Creates Impact

For the past six years, Paulze has worked at Largo-Tibet Elementary school with an important task: making sure hundreds of students are fed each day. Working behind the scenes, Paulze unloads food...

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