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.
Turning Abilities Into Opportunities
All people with developmental disabilities live the life they choose.
Ensuring all people
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
The following agencies receive grant funding to support Greene County citizens with developmental disabilities.
- A Sporting Chance
- Art Inspired Academy
- Champion Athletes
- Council of Churches of the Ozarks
- Developmental Center of the Ozarks
- Equilibrium Therapy
- Inspired Boutique
- Nova Center of the Ozarks
- Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation
- Southwest Center for Independent Living
- Springfield Workshop Transit Company
- SWI Industrial Solutions
- The Arc of the Ozarks
- Vision Rehabilitation of the Ozarks