Authors Luncheon

Saturday, November 4

registration closes October 22


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Disability Employment Awareness Month

Employment Services advocate for
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where people of all abilities learn, live, work and play together.




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Abilities United advances advocacy, inclusion, and independence for people with developmental disabilities.
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Children and Families

Children achieve their full potential through early intervention, therapy, education, recreation, socialization and extracurricular programs tailored to their unique needs.
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Adults and Families

Gain valuable life skills, access vocational and work opportunities, and develop a rich social life through employment, independent living, and social programs.
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Enrichment Services

Art, computer, aquatics, and respite programs enhance the lives of children and adults and help them maintain a healthy body and mind.
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Early Intervention

Early Intervention offers in-home education and therapy services for children from birth to three years old who have developmental delays or are at risk of delay, and their families.
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Enhance your child’s speech and language, motor skills, behavior, and other life skills through the power of physical, occupational, speech, and behavior therapy.
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Milestones Preschool

Milestones Preschool

A nurturing environment with a developmentally-based curriculum to cultivate the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of your child.
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A welcoming, nurturing environment where your child will make and maintain friendships with peers.
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Day Activities

Daily activities offers you a variety of educational, recreational, social, and vocational options to help you meet your personal goals.
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Independent Living Skills

One-on-one coaching helps you learn daily living skills, such as nutrition, money management, communication, household management, to lead a rich, independent life.
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Employment Services

Skill assessment, job readiness, and job coaching to help you apply for jobs, find a job that fit your skills and interests, and maintain employment.
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Respite Program


Enjoy the peace of mind associated with quality in-home care as you use our services to maintain balance in your lives.
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Aquatic Services

Warm-water fitness and rehabitation services for people of every, stage, and ability level
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Computer Education

Individualized lessons to develop and enhance your computer software, hardware, and Internet skills for work, school and play.
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Art Program

Develop and share your creative talents and expression through exhibitions and classes held throughout the San Francisco Bay Area art community.
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Recent Stories

Amy Dickinson Portrait

Amy Dickinson and three other authors speak at Authors Luncheon

Abilities United’s historically successful fundraiser, Authors Luncheon, returns for its 26th year on Saturday, November 17 and features...
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Clair's Wicked Swimmers Team in the pool 2017

Supporters make 40th Anniversary Aquathon FUNdraiser a success!

Over 20 teams and hundreds of swimmers and volunteers continued the infectious spirit of 40 years of aquathons at the 40th Anniversary...
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Anne Berry Portrait

Meet the 40th Anniversary Aquathon honorary swimmer

Anne Berry joined the Abilities United Community Connections program in January 2011.  Over the years she has taken advantage of all that the...
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Prismatic Visions: Art As Exploration

September 6 - October 27: Community Gallery, Redwood City
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Winter’s Walk

October 18 - January 18: Clocktower Coffee, Mountain View
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October 24 – January 24: Abilities United Art Gallery, Palo Alto
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Abilities United Authors Luncheon

November 4: Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto
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