What Is Fragile X Syndrome?

What Is Fragile X Syndrome?

Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is an inherited condition caused when the FMR1 gene, located on the “long arm” of the X Chromosome, fails to make a protein called FMRP – a protein necessary for normal brain development. FXS is the most common cause of autism, affecting 1 in...
Gov. Brian Kemp Tours EmployAbility

Gov. Brian Kemp Tours EmployAbility

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Judy Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), visited EmployAbility Tuesday, June 18, 2019, to tour its facilities and meet its program participants. Kemp was...
What is Cerebral Palsy?

What is Cerebral Palsy?

It’s estimated that 500,000 Americans live with cerebral palsy (CP). CP is caused by atypical brain development or brain damage before birth, during birth, or in the early months and years when the brain is still developing. It is the most common childhood motor...
Creating New Experiences through Travel

Creating New Experiences through Travel

Whether it’s sunny, tropical beaches or rolling mountains, everyone yearns for a change of scenery now and then, and our friend Aspen is no different! With her curious nature and affable personality, she loves to see new places and meet new people, and going on...
Grady is Living the Dream

Grady is Living the Dream

Mark Twain said, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Some people say having a job you like is a luxury, but Grady, who works Savannah Special Events by Ranco, is living the dream! As the Equipment Maintenance Manager,...
David Sneed Joins EmployAbility Board of Directors

David Sneed Joins EmployAbility Board of Directors

EmployAbility is proud to announce the addition of Mr. David Sneed to the EmployAbility Board of Directors on July 1, 2019, for the commencement of his three-year term. Born in rural Georgia and raised in rural South Carolina, David Sneed proudly claims both states as...
Success through Self-Advocacy

Success through Self-Advocacy

Community Access Program Self-advocacy is an important skill for anyone who wants to be successful. For adults with developmental disabilities, it is especially challenging. Effective self-advocacy empowers people to have new experiences, make new friends and...