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My Plan…My Way

ABS partnered with the University of South Dakota this past spring to create a new service learning project.  USD professors Amy Nelson and Becky Wolff contacted ABS to inquire about partnering with their health sciences students to gain experience working with different populations.  From there the My Plan…My Way project developed.  The students were given a […]

Finding the Right Job

Bill Sorensen is a very outgoing person.  He loves to socialize and works hard.  He has had a number of different jobs in Yankton, including green house work, janitorial jobs, stocking shelves and landscaping.  While Bill enjoyed these jobs, he continued to tell his team that his dream job would be working as a cashier.  Bill […]

ABS Finishes 1st in YankTON Challenge

ABS participated in the YankTON challenge this winter.  The challenge is sponsored by the Yankton Chamber of Commerce in an effort to promote good health throughout Yankton.  ABS had a team of 35 staff members who took part in a 12 week “Biggest Loser” style contest.  The participating businesses were sorted into 3 divisions based […]

Miss Amazing

Congratulations to Danielle Boehmer who was crowned as 2017 South Dakota Miss Amazing Sr Miss.  This is the third year South Dakota has hosted a Miss Amazing Pageant.  The pageant is held in Sioux Falls in partnership with Augustana College.  The Augustana football team volunteers to escort all of the ladies participating to different parts of the […]

Fun in the Snow

This year Jake Anderson became the first athlete from Yankton to participate in the Special Olympics Winter games.  Before starting practice, Jake had never skied before.  He started by learning the basic maneuvers and then moved onto downhill skiing.  Each week he continued to learn new skills and increased his speed.  On February 28th, Jake competed in the […]

Achievement of the Year

Each year ABS holds a recognition banquet to celebrate all of the great things people have achieved.  We host a semi-formal dinner for people supported and their family and friends.  Everyone is recognized for at least one accomplishment from the past year that was meaningful to them.  At the end, one person is honored for the […]

ABS Starts New Art Program

  Beginning in May, ABS will be offering an Art Program as a part of our services.  Yankton artist, Jessi Koch, was hired as the new Art Director and is excited to help develop the program.  Jessi will be working with people individually and in small groups to explore different types of art such as […]

With a job like this, Shawn can’t wait to get to work!

Shawn started participating in days services in the workshop at ABS a few years ago.  This past winter, Shawn decided he was ready to look for his first job.  He began working with Jessine, an Employment Specialist to figure out what he wanted to do.  Since Shawn had had very little exposure to different types […]