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WHO WE ARE

About Us.

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 and 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 recently moved to a 37,000-square-foot facility in the Industrial Park of Visalia where we offer life skills programs, job training and intern opportunities, and competitive integrated employment programs; this is also where our administrative offices are located. For the first time in our history, Able Inc. is all under one roof and we couldn’t be more excited!

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to integrate people with disabilities into the community by creating person-centered opportunities for empowerment, independence, and employment.

CORE VALUES

01

EMPOWERMENT

Information, education, and resources open the door for opportunity.

02

INDIVIDUALITY

Being yourself is always best-everyone is valuable just as they are. 

03

COMMUNITY

The best way to promote connections 

is through integration and acceptance.

04

INDEPENDENCE

Person-centered support encourages self-sufficiency, belonging, and quality of life.

05

GROWTH

The smallest moments of progress can make the biggest impact.

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Leadership

Board of Directors 

  • David Coombs, President

  • Kelly Ventura, Vice President

  • Jacob Daniel, Treasurer

  • Jennifer Smith, Secretary

  • Sally Villanueva

  • Jon Bueno

  • Paula McSheehy

  • Dru Quesnoy

  • Jennifer Reimer

  • Tony Nunes

  • Keith R. Stump, Executive Director

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If you have an interest in serving on the ABLE Board of Directors, please contact our Executive Director, Keith Stump at kstump@ableindustries.org with your name, address, phone number, business or occupation.

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