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A lifetime of learning at Abilities United

Chelsey Fineberg was 8 years old when she was introduced to swimming by Betty Wright, the founder of Abilities United Aquatic Services. Chelsey learned the backstroke, butterfly, freestyle and to dive to the bottom of the pool. Now an adult, since 2005, she and her... read more

Medical breakthrough gives resident back his life

Albert Bostic is a participant of Abilities United Adult Services. This article is reprinted with permission from the Palo Alto Weekly which originally published this article in the August 19, 2011 issue. Alfred Bostic is free of seizures for first time in six decades... read more

A natural advocate for people with disabilities

Michael Aguilar was born and raised in the South Bay and currently resides in Sunnyvale.  At 66 years old, Mike has the energy and enthusiasm of a person decades younger. His entire life reflects his zest for life, which is contagious to all around him.  He has a... read more

Ian excels in Milestones Preschool

Ian is 4 years old and has been in Milestones Preschool for one year. Within a week of enrolling in Milestones, his first school in the USA, he quickly came to like the teachers and other students. Ian did not speak any English when he enrolled, but today he speaks... read more

Thank you for sharing your love!

Thank you for your gifts of time, talent, and treasure that continue to benefit the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. It is because of your steadfast commitment to our mission that Abilities United provides... read more

Role models, social skills prepare child for the future

“A”, a cheerful 4-year-old who enjoys playing with his friends and teachers, joined Abilities United in April 2017. He loves swimming with his Dad and enjoys listening to stories that take him to fascinating places. “A” is interested in space right now and wants to be... read more

Deer Hollow Farm Volunteers

Farm staff work with community organizations to provide valuable experiences. Cooperation with Abilities United, a Palo Alto nonprofit serving children, families, and adults with developmental disabilities, brings Mathew Francavilla and Chris Moore to the Farm to... read more

All of us at Abilities United wish you a happy, healthy 2018. Thank you for all you do to help children and adults with developmental disabilities be independent and included in our community. read more