Founded over 60 years ago by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., Abilities, Inc. at The Viscardi Center continues to prepare youths and adults with a variety of disabilities for entry or re-entry into the workforce and assists them in securing pre-employment services as well as employment so that they can enjoy independent living, full community participation and economic self-sufficiency.
It offers a broad range of programs and services that focus on individual needs and vocational interests. These include:
• Job and Vocational Training Programs that focus on Work Readiness, Culinary Skills and Enterprise Office Services while preparing people with disabilities for employment in a variety of settings and the interview process.
• Employment Placement Services to assist youths and adults with disabilities, aging individuals and veterans in
conducting efficient job searches by identifying work preferences, matching job skills with market needs,
improving interview techniques and developing effective resumes.
• Job Coaching and Supported Employment that works intensively with individuals to seek out and develop jobs in
addition to on- or off-site assistance to fully learn their job and understand their daily responsibilities so that they
can be successful in the workplace.
• Transition Services to facilitate the transition from school-to-work.