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.
- 450 Individuals Served
- 130 Staff Members
- 38 Years of Service
- 3 City Locations
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.
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.
Supported Employment Programs
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.
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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.