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ABILITIESFIRST

Potential Made Possible

4710 Timber Trail Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45044

Autism Learning Center

41558936 856896691181337 4865737491514130432 oAs the program continues to grow, we are always accepting donations for the Autism Learning Center. Abilities First Autism Learning Center is currently enrolling 1st and 2nd grade students.
The highly acclaimed Autism Learning Center started a new school year on Aug. 22nd with 4 classrooms serving Preschool, Kindergarten,1st, and 2nd grade students.
The ALC has grown since its inception in 2009. With the addition of Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classrooms, Abilities First is able to prepare more children with Autism the opportunity to be well equipped with the skills to engage in one of these classroom environments:
*3rd grade at local school district
*3rd grade at local school district with Special Ed Support
*Specialized school for students with autism
*Home Schooling
The ALC practices:
-Educational content alignment with Ohio Department of Education learning standards
-Individualized Learning Plan requirements
-Inclusion activities
-Routine parent teacher conferences
Family Advocate/Social Worker to assist with family needs
-Regularly scheduled home and community visits to help families generalize and carry over approaches used and skills learned into daily life and problem solve critical issues
-Assistance with transitioning into local school districts
-On-site year-round childcare provided at additional cost
-Additional year round outpatient therapies and specialized summer programming (subject to availability and additional cost)
-Group and individual Physical, Occupational and Speech Language Therapy, Music Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapy.
Request a tour, ask a question, or register now for the Autism Learning Center. Contact Bettie at (513) 423-9496 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fun Night at Kings Island

41109601 854493991421607 7123618781322018816 nKids Connect 2 and the Friends in S.T.E.P. social groups ended their summer with a fun night at Kings Island on August 31st. The crew rode many rides and the night was capped off with fireworks! Everyone looks forward to this outing each year. Special thanks goes out to staff and volunteers who helped make this night a success. The next outing will be a night at Niederman Farm in October.

Kids Connect 2 social group is best suited for children who are verbal and have challenges with their social communication skills. The group provides children the opportunity to learn how to interact with peers. Fun activities are designed to target flexible thinking, expected and unexpected behaviors, following the group plan, and the size of the problem.

Friends in STEP (Social Thinking, Executive function, Physical fitness) 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. An evaluation is needed for appropriate placement.

Abilities First annual professional development day for staff – 2018

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

Some children are inhibited in their discovery by a delay or disability in the areas of motor development, strength, balance, and/or coordination. Therapy provides opportunities for children to address these needs. Abilities First Therapists provide Friends in STEP (Social Thinking, Executive function, Physical fitness) with activities that group members can work on in a therapy and at home.
Friends in STEP is a therapy group for student’s ages 16 - 24 years. It 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. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Bettie at 513-423-9496 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 40567223 851879565016383 2008977365090172928 n

Congratulations to the Hope House Mission

Congratulations to the Hope House Mission for breaking ground for their new facility in Middletown. Abilities First donated property for on Grove Street for the Hope House Mission’s new project. Pictured is Abilities First President Robin Usalis, and Middletown Mayor Lawrence P. Mulligan, Jr.

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

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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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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.