WHO WE ARE
Able began in 1960 as the Tulare County Training Center for the Handicapped. It started with a volunteer staff and a client population of under 20 individuals. While beginning as a drop-in center for arts and crafts it grew over time to incorporate work training as its primary focus. Stuffing envelopes, packaging, and product sorting were early contracts with local businesses. Over time, the agency has grown to provide services to the greater part of Tulare County. We currently have a 55,000 square foot facility in the Industrial Park of Visalia allowing for production training, warehousing, and location of our administrative offices and integrated and competitive community employment programs. While this facility focuses primarily on work training and community employment services, Able has a day training program, the Life Skills Learning Center, located in its former community work center in Visalia. This program addresses the life skill needs of adults with more severe developmental challenges.
Our mission is to integrate people with disabilities into the community by creating person-centered opportunities for empowerment, independence, and employment.
Information, education, and resources open the door for opportunity.
Being yourself is always best-everyone is valuable just as they are.
The best way to promote connections
is through integration and acceptance.
Person-centered support encourages self-sufficiency, belonging, and quality of life.
The smallest moments of progress can make the biggest impact.
Board of Directors
Tracy Hart, President
Michael Stafford, Vice President
David Coombs, Treasurer
Jacob Daniel, Secretary
Keith R. Stump, Executive Director
If you have an interest in serving on the ABLE Board of Directors, please contact our Executive Director, Keith Stump at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number, business or occupation.