News & Resources


Abilities United Artists Join Award-Winning Art Lifting

Abilities United artists Daniel Arroyo, Ingrid Lai, and Philip Ma have joined ArtLifting, an award-winning national marketplace for notable artists affected by disabilities or homelessness. ArtLifting began as a Boston startup in 2013 and now has contracts with more... read more

Building a career as an artist

Years before Daniel Arroyo spoke, he expressed himself with art. He just always loved to draw. Cartoon characters were his first subjects. He’d sit in front of the TV, making wavy pen lines on sheets of printer paper until an image of SpongeBob SquarePants or Thomas... read more

College graduate aspires to work in TV and film

Dustin Parro loves movies and knows all there is to know about films. In high school, he was known as the “walking movie encyclopedia”. After graduating from high school, Dustin spent two years at West Valley College in Saratoga before transferring to San Jose State... read more

Celebrate Lynda Steele’s gifts to Abilities United

We are honored to share the news that our dear friend Lynda Steele, has left Abilities United her estate gift of more than $1 million. Lynda dedicated her entire life, including her retirement, to her work with people with developmental and other disabilities. ... read more

Authors Luncheon $150 early bird ticket!

The early birds get the best ticket price to the 26th Annual Abilities United Authors Luncheon! Be the first to book your table or reserve your seats at the lowest price of the year! This special $150 ticket is available now through June 30. Reserve your table or... read more

Abilities United partners; CARF accreditation

United with our partners to make an impact CARF Accreditation 2017-2020! We are proud to have received our Three-Year Accreditation for Children and Adult Services from CARF International, an independent accreditor of health and human services. Accreditation means... read more

All my life, I wanted to live independently. Now I am!

A proud participant of the Abilities United Integrated Living Program, Jenna quickly learned the work, social, and life skills needed to live on her own. She’s had a longtime goal to live independently – consider it mission accomplished! Jenna’s tireless determination... read more