We are committed to providing vocational resources and training for adults with developmental disabilities, in their pursuit of meaningful employment and achieving their greatest potential.
Years of Service
130 Staff Members
450 Client Served
Work Activity Programs
Ability Counts is dedicated to providing meaningful work for Consumers at our company facilities. The types of jobs include sorting, packaging, assembly, recycling and other repetitive tasks. This type of work is paid by the number of items produced each day.
Supported Employment Programs
Yes! We have a full-blown landscape division, dedicated to the highest quality work at competitive prices anywhere around.
ESA and Job Exploration
External Situational Assessment and Job Exploration: Finding the right fit sometimes means trying it on for size. We work with the Department of Rehabilitation in offering opportunities for Consumers to experience different types of jobs and job tasks prior to job placement.
Our Program Development Department includes a Job Developer for work in the community on an individual basis. The ultimate goal of vocational training is independence. We offer opportunities for job placement at the prevailing wage.
Benefits of Our Services
The benefits of vocational activities in general are numerous. A job provides the opportunity for continuous physical and mental exercise as well as improving social skills. The added bonus of taking home a paycheck makes the job even better! We offer a variety of community employment options and strives to be creative in expanding opportunities that are career oriented.
By contracting through Ability Counts, our partner companies save on worker’s compensation,liability and unemployment insurance, social security tax and health benefits. The contracted cost of labor is based on prevailing wage and productivity. The goal is to meet the partner company’s labor needs while also providing meaningful employment opportunities for adults with intellectual challenges.
Above all we want to establish long lasting relationships with our partner companies. The opportunity to provide meaningful work for our crews, meet the productivity needs for our partners and serve the community in a positive way is invaluable.
We are going on about 15 years now in our partnership with A.C.I. We have a landscaping group, a janitorial crew and we have two manufacturing crews that are out on the floor helping to do various things like inspection steps, sub assembly steps, our spare parts kits. It’s wonderful to have these people here that really are enthusiastic about doing a good job and we’ve found that to be infectious with the rest of the workforce. By bringing in the (A.C.I.) crews we’ve been able to help with the workload on our workforce. We do more with less time. I definitely recommend Ability Counts to other companies I deal with.Suan Elizarraras
They do a variety of services from janitorial, to removing stretch wrap and banding, from one of our warehouses. Ability Counts allows us to be more productive with some of our functions. Whether it’s short term work or long term, I always feel comfortable asking them. I would definitely recommend Ability Counts, in fact we are adding more crews to our other warehouses.June Brown