WE CAN’T SPELL DISABILITY WITHOUT ABILITY
Our name says it all. Rather than disAbility, we prefer to focus on the root word that is part of our name: ability or able—as in helping able men and women with all disabilities including Autism, Down Syndrome, stroke and significant learning disabilities assimilate into the workforce. In 1962 when we began, that was not such an accepted notion. We like to consider ourselves agents of change in that paradigm shift having never viewed men and women with cognitive disabilities as ever being less than.
The poet Robert M. Hensel said: “There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.” We not only applaud that sentiment but live by that axiom every day.
Our clients may have challenges in certain functions, but every one of them can do something well. Our job is to unearth that hidden—or not so hidden—ability and align it with an employer to create perfect symbiotic work relationship.
In the end, we are all about eliminating the dis from disability, disrespect and disadvantage.