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WHO WE ARE

About Us.

Able began in 1962 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.

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 

  • Tracy Hart, President

  • Michael Stafford, Vice President

  • David Coombs, Treasurer

  • Jacob Daniel, Secretary

  • Sally Villanueva

  • Tony Nunes

  • Jon Bueno

  • Paula McSheehy

  • Dru Quesnoy

  • Jennifer Reimer

  • Gene Gable

  • Brad Bogdanich

  • Kelly Ventura

  • 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.