For over 60 years AccessAbility has been responding to community needs. Our original work was to provide education for children with developmental disabilities at a time when the public school system could not accommodate such children. As the education community changed and children entered the mainstream of public education, AccessAbility began serving adults with disabilities by offering supportive employment programs.
Responding to the drive for welfare reform that began in the late 1990s, AccessAbility began to offer innovative employment programs to people who have barriers to work other than disability. Such barriers can include; no work history, immigrant or refugees status, language barriers, and others who simply need another chance to succeed from a history of addiction, criminal conviction, or lack of education.