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Potential Made Possible

4710 Timber Trail Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45044

Group Employment Supports

The Group Employment Supports is to provide a safe and secure environment for the clients to work on learning job skills so that they may one day obtain community employment.


Gruop Employment Supports

 Employment Supports

“Employment Support” is based on the principle that individuals with severe disabilities have the right to be employed by community businesses. According to Ohio Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), “Group Employment Supports,” are provided in a community setting for groups of workers with disabilities who have paid employment and work experiences. The outcome of group employment supports is experience to further career development with the outcome of individual competitive, integrated employment.


Task the clients perform              

  • Cleaning bricky (Knick knacks)
  • Pricing bricky
  • Tagging purses, scarves, belts, and hats
  • Cleaning toys
  • Gathering hangers
  • Picking clothing off the floor in the store area
  • Cleaning the lunch room
  • Gathering trash.

Classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday

Some of the topics are:

  • Hygiene
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Safety
  • How to resolve disagreements at work
  • Job keeping skills
  • Practice Interviewing
  • Appropriate relationships at work a performance objectives.

Clients move on to work out in the community at:

  • YMCA- janitorial and daycare
  • Miami Valley Gaming- dishwashing
  • Middletown Public Schools- janitorial
  • Frisch’s- dishwasher
  • Miller Brewery- dock worker
  • Kroger- bagger
  • Golden Corral- server
  • McDonalds- dining room attendant
  • Kings Island- janitorial
  • Otterbein Nursing Home- janitorial
  • Parkside Nursing Home- janitorial

Buddy and two others GES


For further information call Shaunna at 513-423-9496 ext. 220 or email shaunna.johnsonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






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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.  

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Services for Children

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

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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.

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