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Potential Made Possible

4710 Timber Trail Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45044

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Services for Children

Potential is made possible through our coordinated services: 
Autism Learning Center, therapy screenings, pediatric therapies, and Early Childhood Learning Center.

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Autism Center

Prepares preschool, kindergarten and first grade students with autism opportunities to achieve their highest potential while preparing to successfully move into the next grade. 

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Services For Adults

Enhances the lives of people with disabilities by incorporating the daily living activities such as learning to cook, improving reading skills, or interacting with the community.

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Success Stories

Communities prosper when everyone works to their full potential. See how the people we serve at Abilities First make great strides in achieving their goals, everyday.

Helping People with Disabilities Succeed

People with disabilities should have the opportunity to achieve their unique potential and have an extraordinary quality of life. 

Abilities First works to empower people with disabilities to achieve their potential. Collage Fotor

Founded in 1958, Abilities First is a non-profit organization, located in Middletown, Ohio that serves children and adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, language and cognitive impairments. 

With a continuum of programming from birth through all phases of life, Abilities First is Southwest Ohio's only direct service agency for individuals with disabilities that provides a diverse range of services:

Transforming the lives of children and adults with disabilities impacts our families, our communities and our businesses in Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Montgomery, Preble, Greene and Clark counties in Ohio.  We believe that inside of every child and adult with disabilities is the ability to reach their full potential. 

Early Childhood Learning

cooking smallThe Abilities First Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) is a unique childcare center known for a commitment to providing an inclusive environment where children with special needs and typically developing children learn alongside one another to develop caring relationships.

Student needs are a top priority for teachers, who apply child development and learning theories to everyday activities with students. The curriculum enables teachers to meet the needs of children with a broad range of abilities and different learning styles. Student needs are met - one child at a time.

This well organized environment also allows interaction with on-site physical, speech, and occupational therapists, and the Autism Learning Center when appropriate. The ECLC focuses on: Physical health, emotional development, social development, motor development, language and communication development, and cognitive development.

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Adult Day Program

Abilities First Adult Day Program offers activities that are appropriate to the abilities and tastes of the people we serve.

Middletown facility’s open floor plan creates a safe environment that invites the people we serve to wander at will without restriction. Feel confident that you’re doing what’s best as our staff is trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), crisis prevention, and first aid. 

Activities are individualized based on the needs and desires of the person being served.

Activities such as: painting, dancing, Ipad and computer games, movies, games and puzzles, cooking, exercising, bingo, and group reading are offered. Outings like bowling, lunch out, library visits, shopping, ice cream outing, and canoeing are also offered.

Schedule your tour of Abilities First Adult Day Program.

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Abilities First Development Department offers a number of ways you can support local children and adults with disabilities.

Please contact Development Department at 513-423-9496 if you have any questions.
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