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ABILITIESFIRST

Potential Made Possible

4710 Timber Trail Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45044

Abilities First received a $5,000 grant from CareSource Foundation

Abilities First recently received a five thousand dollar grant for general operating support from the CareSource Foundation. This grant allows the agency to provide more people with high quality services and improve the lives of the individuals served in the Autism Learning Center, Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC), preschool, Autism Learning Center (ALC), Therapy services, Adult Day Programs (ADP) and residential services for people with disabilities. 
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Pictured from left are: CareSource Community Education Representative Leona M. Johnson, Abilities First Marketing and Development Coordinator Connie Sandker, and CareSource Community Relations Representative Lera Battle-Mccullough.
The Abilities First ALC is specifically designed for children from three years of age through First grade, who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Teachers and assistants focus on students learning the skills necessary to manage their own environment and build social relationships whether it is in a classroom, a trip to the grocery or a play date at a neighbor’s home. Another goal of the Autism Learning Center is to teach students the skills to successfully make a transition to a local school district. 
In 1990, Abilities First started a unique childcare program for typically developing children and children with disabilities. The ECLC, is a “Four-Star rated Step Up to Quality” center known for its commitment to providing an inclusive environment where children with special needs and typically developing children learn alongside one another and develop caring relationships with teachers, staff and their peers. 
Pediatric Therapies offers a complete spectrum of physical, occupational, speech and music therapy services to children with disabilities and special needs; Pediatric Therapies client base represents a wide-range of disabilities (approximately 200 different diagnoses) and ages from birth to 22 years. The Pediatric Therapy Department utilizes a variety of therapy techniques to treat a wide range of childhood disabilities; language and articulation, feeding issues, gross and fine-motor skill development, sensory dysfunction, neuromuscular problems, activities of daily living and functional living skills.
 
The ADP provides a safe and caring environment for adults with a higher degree of disabilities (individuals who will never live independently) while incorporating the individual's strengths and individual needs into daily living activities. The adult clients work daily on individualized goals for sensory integration, vocational rehabilitation, and physical and emotional development by participating in daily activities of appropriate independent living and social skills, music, crafts, and recreational and leisure activities through a variety of sensory and/or motor equipment, assistive technology, and adaptive equipment.
 
Abilities First has two Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF’s) that provide a family atmosphere with a strong foundation for individuals diagnosed with a wide-range of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The focus of both facilities is to provide residents with the “life skills” necessary to realize their full potential, offering them ongoing opportunities to participate in community life, and give them a comfortable, yet stimulating, environment in which to live. 
As a nonprofit organization, Abilities First holds its second Three-Year Accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Accreditation is official recognition that an organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices. It is a public statement that we strive to ensure that our services are of the highest possible quality. 
 
According to the Abilities First Vice President of Marketing and Development Debbie Alberico, the support of the CareSource Foundation helps the agency obtain additional financial support and strengthens the agency’s corporate collaborative which benefits all of the children and adults served. 

Kroger Plus contributes to Abilities First

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Thanks to our supporters who shopped at Kroger between 11-1-2017 and 1-31-2018. Kroger Community Rewards has contributed $341.06 to Abilities First. To choose Abilities First as a Kroger Community Rewards receipient, please visit: http://www.kroger.com/communityrewards. Designate Abilities First Foundation, Inc. (use number 83757) as your choice of non-profit.

Message from a Mom

Jackie Butler

Thanks to the Middletown Rotary Foundation

27332149 721454148058926 3151838665902013174 nVice President of Children's Services Jan Rosebrough received a $5,000 check from Ron Spaulding of the Middletown Rotary Foundation. We are grateful for the generous support of the Autism Learning Center expansion. 

Thanks to Anytime Fitness (Monroe, OH)

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Thanks to the incredibly generous members and clients, at Anytime Fitness (Monroe, OH), for raising $1245 dollars for Abilities First! We appreciate your participation in helping to support this great cause!

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.