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Actively independent in work and play

Sepideh Vahdat, a graduate of Homestead High School and Gavilan College, stays very active. When she is not working at her job at Ada’s Café in Palo Alto, she participates in Abilities United Day Activities, Community Connections, and Independent Living Skills. She...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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