Abilities First

About Us

From birth through life, Abilities First of Middletown and Franklin, Ohio provides a broad array of individual and group programs for children and adults with disabilities.  

Services for Children

Potential is Made Possible through our coordinated services - Autism Learning Center, Free Therapy Screenings, Pediatric Therapies, and Integrated Early Childhood Learning.

Services for Adults

Adult independent living skills are an important aspect of creating a fulfilling life. Our residential and adult day programs provide a place of security, acceptance and a sense of belonging.

Get Involved

We need YOU to help support local children and adults with disabilities. Donate to our mission, volunteer at one of our locations or special events, advocate for people with disabilities.

Welcome to Abilities First

Abilities First believes people with disabilities should have the opportunity to achieve their unique potential and have an extraordinary quality of life.

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We work to empower people with disabilities to achieve that unique potential from birth through life.

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

Our Autism Learning Center provides children with the tools they need to be successful in school, and our inclusive Early Childhood Learning Center provides a positive opportunity for children with special needs to learn alongside their typically developing peers. 

Through the delivery of outpatient physical, speech and occupational therapy services we improve function in all areas of development, and our individualized job placement services help people achieve greater financial self-sufficiency through satisfying employment. For those whose developmental disability necessitates 24 hour residential care, we operate two intermediate care facilities as well as individualized adult day programming and recreational activities. Abilities First serves more than 800 children and adults with disabilities per year in multiple Ohio counties.  

With a continuum of programming from birth through all phases of life, Abilities First is Middletown’s only direct service agency for individuals with disabilities that provides such a diverse range of services. These services include:

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 grow. 

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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Contact Us

Main Campus

CALL 513-423-9496

4710 Timber Trail Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45044

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Adult Day Program

CALL 513-217-4872

1009 Grove Street
Middletown, Ohio 45044

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Hopewell Residential

CALL 937-746-7204

887 N. Main Street
Franklin, Ohio 45005

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