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Potential Made Possible

4710 Timber Trail Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45044

AK Steel Annual Agency Fair

100% of all donations go to help the people we serve at Abilities First!

Recently, AK Steel Corporation hosted their Annual Agency Fair at their Middletown Works facility. Twelve local agencies attended to share with employees the amazing work being done in Middletown. “This is a great way to raise awareness of our employees about the needs of our community” said James Sberna, Mobile Maintenance and Technology Manager. Thank you to all the United Way agencies that attended: Abilities First, Sojourner Recovery Service, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County, Central Connections, Envision Partnerships, The Salvation Army, Middletown, S.E.L.F., Shared Harvest Foodbank, HOPE HOUSE RESCUE MISSION INC, and YMCA of Middletown. Together we are uniting the Middletown Community to change lives. THANK YOU AK STEEL! #AKcaresUnited Way AK

Thank you Corey and Amber Lynn Henderson

Corey and Amber Lynn Henderson are busy volunteering their time to create a Sensory Room for the Abilities First Autism Learning Center. The Sensory Room will be a welcome addition to the ALC. Students will be able to develop and engage their senses in a room especially designed with a combination of stimuli. Lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play objects, and aromas will all be within a safe environment that allows the student using it to explore and interact without risk. We will follow their construction process along the way. Corey and Amber’s son James, is a second grade student in the ALC. He has been attending school at the ALC since he was in preschool. 

Corey and Amber
You can help the Hendersons expand Abilities First Children’s Services by donating online today!
Thanks Corey and Amber!

A Good Lesson

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Meet Evelyn

Meet Evelyn.Evelyn

She is a very determined little girl who works with the Abilities First Pediatric Therapy Department. Evelyn’s mom sent this video last night & she suggested we share Evelyn’s amazing progress. Here she is on a mile long hike on rough terrain, rocks & mud & steps independently, and a victorious mud puddle jump at the top! Way to go Evelyn! Keep up the good work!

Click here to watch her amazing progress!


Friends in STEP (Social Thinking, Executive function, Physical fitness)

Abilities First Friends in STEP (Social Thinking, Executive function, Physical fitness) for young adults’ ages 16 - 24 years is designed to increase independence with activities of daily living, social communication, fitness, nutrition and problem solving. The group works on organization and planning by incorporating community outings and utilization of these skills in everyday situations.
When: Tuesday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Staff: Physical, Occupational Therapist and Speech-Language Pathologist
An evaluation is needed for appropriate placement.
Please note that some insurance companies may cover the cost of group therapy for children with a medical diagnosis and statement of medical necessity from your physician. Always taking donations to help these kids.

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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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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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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.