ABiLITY

Enhancing Lives

Compassionate, caring, supports and services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, throughout the Franklin County area.

about us

ABiLITY is a nonprofit charitable organization providing direct services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities from birth through adulthood. We assist people with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism and other conditions learn skills to care for themselves, be more independent, hold a job, and build connections and friendships in the community.

We began to serve the community in 1987 under the SB40 legislation. ABiLITY separated from the governmental entity in 2016 to focus on a nonprofit role building a stronger community and service team. We work with a board of directors, volunteers, community organizations, staff and families to create an inclusive environment and offer opportunities for learning and growth.

Value Statement

We are dedicated to meet the individualized needs of consumers, promoting skill development and independence with quality, ethical and honest services based on Positive Behavioral Supports. We respect all persons as demonstrated with integrity by interaction with staff, clients, board members, and the community. We value evidence based practices, innovative services and the responsible use of resources.

Enhancing Lives

Compassionate, caring, supports and services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, throughout the Franklin County area.

Our Vision

ABiLITY, DSFC, Inc. sees a future where individuals with developmental disabilities can freely access the community as they choose because effective and timely treatment and services have lessened barriers to communication, building friendships, and participating in a personally meaningful life. We see a community that is informed, active and supportive of all its citizens.

Our Mission

ABiLITY, DSFC, Inc. is committed to enhancing educational and developmental programs and services, family support programs, social growth and opportunity, job readiness, and community living options for individuals from birth through adulthood.  We will promote public awareness and community collaboration in order to achieve our mission to serve individuals with developmental disabilities.

come visit us

  • 104 S. McKinley Ave., Ste F Union, MO 63084
  • 636-583-5801
  • dsfc@dsfranklin.org

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