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Disability Employment Services in Kansas City

Employment & Community Independence Programs

Build Your Plan

Providing Support For Your Independence and Career Goals

Ability KC provides a unique range of vocational services to help individuals experiencing disabilities or recovering from a serious illness or injury realize their employment goals.

From job training and placement, to use of assistive technology for critical work tasks and through driving services and more, we collaborate with each patient and our community partners to help individuals with disabilities thrive in the community and in the workplace. 

Our Capabilities


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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Program Handbook

Get more details about the program and other services offered through Ability KC by reading through one of our available program handbooks.

Open Employment Services Handbook

Open Ability KC Industries Program Handbook

Our Process

What You Can Expect

Our Approach to Disability Employment Services in Kansas City

Our Approach

Ability KC takes an integrated approach to our care services and disability care in Kansas City.

Our team will work with individuals to develop a care plan that can include intensive outpatient rehabilitation services, goal-based group therapies, and interest-based resources.

View Our Approach

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People We Serve

A Brighter Future Starts Here

Start your journey with Ability KC by using our online therapy planning tool, or feel free to reach out to our team regarding any questions or comments you may have.

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  • Case Study


    After suffering from a virus that left her in a coma, Onna came to Ability KC for outpatient medical rehabilitation services in order to relearn to walk, talk and read.

    After progressing and reaching every goal and milestone from therapy, Onna started working with the Ability KC employment services team to help her build skills.

  • Case Study


    After graduating high school Vincent had one goal in mind – to land his first job.

    With no luck in finding employment on his own, Vincent sought out the help of the Employment Services team at Ability KC. Through the Employment Services programs, a Job Retention Coordinator at Ability KC worked closely with Vincent.

  • Case Study


    Antonio walked away from the Special Olympics with countless pictures, new friends, and memorable stories, but it is what the experience means for him and his daughter that he will never forget.

    Benefits of Working With Ability KC

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    Treatments For All Ages

    Nowhere else in the region offers the ability to provide outpatient rehabilitative services for patients ranging from preschool to senior age.

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    Wide-Ranging Services

    Ability KC offers a highly trained team capable of utilizing a variety of different programs and techniques to help patients accomplish their goals.

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    Personalized Treatments

    We strive to provide all patients with educational resources and treatment environments that are completely tailored to individual patient’s needs throughout their continuum of care.

    Meet Our Ability KC Leaders

    Our leadership and entire team at Ability KC are highly qualified professionals who are passionate about helping people of all ages achieve their unique goals.

    Each member of our team is committed to providing the highest level of care and to helping patients reach their full potential.

    Meet Our Team

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Learn More About Ability KC

    With a rich history that spans over 75 years, Ability KC has provided services that have helped change and shape the lives of thousands.

    Our organization is proud to serve over 3,000 individuals with disabilities and their families annually, and we’ll continue to work tirelessly to help the members of our community reach their greatest potential.

    Our History

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