Life Skills


Donny Stewart

The Ability Center’s newly revamped Life Skills Program is turning our consumers' vision into reality.

Donny Stewart entered the Next Steps Summer Program, a component of Life Skills, with very specific goals to gain independence. The result? Donny’s spark of confidence and increased self-sufficiency will stay with him as he enters college and beyond.



Ana McGuire

During our second year of the Next Steps Summer Program, we were introduced to many local students interested in expanding their independent living skills. Our objective with the program is to provide a comprehensive plan preparing students for college and beyond. But not all participants are the same, so their journey to independence shouldn’t be either.



Nick Hyndman

The best part about an organization that has been around for almost 100 years is that we can help shape the lives of so many young people with disabilities in our area.

One of these people is Nick Hyndman. Nick shares how The Ability Center has molded him into a motivated and determined young adult who strives for inclusive opportunities for individuals
with disabilities.