OUR GOAL IS TO BREAK DOWN BARRIERS

To push the boundaries of every person’s potential so there are no limitations. We strive to be innovative so that transformation is possible… and permanent. Whether it means helping someone who wants to work find meaningful employment or helping families find the resources they need for their family member with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or other developmental disability. We are dedicated to ensuring all people have the opportunities they need.

OUR MISSION

Turning Abilities Into Opportunities

OUR VISION

All people with developmental disabilities live the life they choose.

Dedicated to Inclusion

100% of individuals we serve have opportunities to experience full-inclusion.

  • Everyone has opportunities to experience acceptance as a community member.
  • People can choose where they live, learn, work and play.
  • People are supported for success.
  • All people have opportunities for meaningful relationships and experiences.
  • People recognize that inclusion benefits everyone involved by bringing together different abilities and perspectives to make a greater whole.

Ensuring all people

have the

opportunities

they need

HISTORY

In 1978, the citizens of Greene County voted to levy a property tax to support services for people with developmental disabilities. The funds are administered by the Board of Directors of Abilities First through grant funding of local non-profit agencies and direct support services for:

  • Early Intervention
  • Residential Services
  • Independent Living Assistance
  • Employment
  • Transportation

GRANT FUNDING

The following agencies receive grant funding to support Greene County citizens with developmental disabilities.