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Ability KC’s Accreditations


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Our Focus On Quality

The Ability KC team values continual advancements in expertise and excellence to support individuals with the most complex disabilities, and their families, in achieving life-changing and impactful milestones. 

Ability KC always strives to maintain our position as a top provider in the Midwest for outpatient medical rehabilitation and therapeutic preschool services.

In 1971, we were the first organization in Missouri to receive accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  In 2019, Ability KC gained accreditation for sixteen programs, an increase of eight accredited medical programs since the previous survey in 2015.

The Mary Shaw Branton Therapeutic Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is a state-licensed Peer Model preschool. 

Ability KC is also certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF). 

Achieving accreditation requires a commitment to quality improvement, focusing on the unique needs of each person we serve, and monitoring the results of services. We are passionate about delivering the highest quality in services that you deserve.

Our Accreditations & Partners

What Sets Us Apart

Ability KC is the longest-standing comprehensive rehabilitation facility in Kansas City.

Through our partnership with CARF International, we are recognized as a value-based care leader for our ability to deliver excellent, results-driven services. Our accreditations afford us the capability to attract top-tier care providers, offer the most advanced treatment technologies available, and provide care to individuals and families regardless of their financial status.

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re-hospitalization rate (11% below the national average)

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Over 3,000 patients and families served annually

$5 Million

$5 million in uncompensated, at-cost services for under-resourced individuals and families.

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medical and vocational professionals

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Annual Reports

Learn more about how Ability KC is igniting conversations, imagining possibilities, and making an impact in the community. Click to read our annual impact report.

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The goal of each of our programs is to ensure each individual has the tools and support to attain their desired care outcomes.

Each year, Ability KC keeps track of valuable data to ensure the continued efficacy of our programs.

View Our Outcomes

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A Brighter Future Starts Here

Please feel free to reach out to our team regarding any questions or comments you may have.

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