Abilities that Work

creating opportunities to contribute

“There is an image that some people have in their mind when they think of a person who has a disability to overcome, “there is no way that this person can or will be able to contribute to society” Some people feel sorry or sad for them and wonder, how difficult might their life be?

But as a person with a disability I can tell you that this is far from the truth. We as a society need to change our image. All a person with a disability wants is to be given the opportunity to show who they are and what they can do.

We as persons with disabilities contribute far more than the average person because we have more to prove to society. We want to give more of ourselves to show that we are able, and that we are just like anyone else, and as capable as the person next to us. All we ask for is the opportunity.”
Shaheeda Shariff

Abilities that Work will provide people with physical, emotional, or other disabilities with opportunities to contribute and enrich their lives, access services, find work, share their experiences, and live life to their fullest potential.

Abilities that Work gives these individuals the opportunity to tell who they are, what they can do, and what are they looking for. Abilities that Work will match their interests and abilities with opportunities to work provided by employers so everyone has an opportunity to contribute. Abilities that Work will provide particular services, such as transcribing and internet research, which will be made available through the Abilities That Work community.

Abilities That Work will be a voice for those with disabilities and for those who have any disadvantage to overcome. We can demonstrate through Abilities That Work how everyone benefits by having people with disabilities working and contributing to our community.