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The Disability Rights Movement, 30 Years After The ADA

By AAW Web | July 8, 2020

Take a listen to this inspiring NPR podcast about the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 (ADA) and what it means for people with, and without, disabilities. Listen Now:

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People with disabilities are some of the best employees you can find, so give us a chance

By AAW Web | June 18, 2020

“Maybe employers are afraid of me. I can understand that; maybe they look at me and assume that I will need too much help for me to be an effective employee, or that I will get hurt on the job.” Abilities at Work helps prevent this kind of discrimination. We work to ensure our clients…

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Abilities at Work and Social Justice

By AAW Web | June 12, 2020

The Staff and Board members of Abilities at Work acknowledge the recent examples of racial injustice in our country and its impact on our local community and beyond.  The news and footage of George Floyd’s death shocked the world, as have other deeply disturbing racist incidents. We are outraged by these events and recognize their…

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Back to Work for Kevin!

By AAW Web | June 9, 2020

Kevin doesn’t like missing work. Until the Covid-19 shutdown, he’d barely missed a day at Courtyard Fountains since he started in 2003. After more than two months of quarantine restrictions, Kevin finally got to come back to work this week. He couldn’t be happier 😷😊 AAW connects local businesses with dependable people like Kevin.

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AAW is open — Updates from our Director

By AAW Web | June 8, 2020

AAW is open! Our staff have continued their support to the individuals that we serve throughout the COVID 19 Pandemic. We continue to provide Job Coaching to the individuals who have remained at, or returned to their jobs, and are staying in contact with those who have separated from their employers during this time. Staying…

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Thank you to all of our Generous Mask Donors!

By AAW Web | June 8, 2020

Special thanks to all of the companies and individuals for their generous donation of fun, colorful masks! Thank you for your help in protecting our staff and the people with disabilities we serve. Agencies Calibration Cornhole Co. Toy & Joy/Compassion in Action Clackamas County (CIACC) Gresham Ford Newberg Mask-R-Aid People Renee Isaacson Marc Grambo Catherine…

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COVID-19 resources to help people with disabilities, their families and the workforce

By AAW Web | June 2, 2020
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Special thanks to Gresham Ford for their mask donations!

By AAW Web | May 23, 2020

Special Thanks to Gresham Ford for their generous donation of fun, colorful masks! #PersonalProtectiveEquipment #PPE Thank you for your help in protecting our staff and the people with disabilities we serve.

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Special thanks to Calibration Cornhole for their mask donations!

By AAW Web | May 14, 2020

THANK YOU Calibration Cornhole Co. for your mask donation. We can’t thank you enough for your help protecting our staff and the people with disabilities we serve.

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Join us for Giving Tuesday Now – May 5th

By AAW | May 5, 2020

Abilities at Work supports people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in integrated, community-based jobs. Many of our clients’ employers are temporarily closed or limiting staffing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are working closely with our clients and their employers to continue providing support. Please consider a #GivingTuesdayNow donation to help us continue our mission. Thank you for your support!

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