Our Vision & Values
The mission of Ability Building Services, Inc. is to provide people with opportunities for enriched lives.
Ability Building Services vision and values are centered around supporting people in a variety of community based settings while embracing the right of people to live as independently as possible.
All people live in a state of dignity and share in the elements of living in the community. We believe that all people, regardless of their abilities, are capable of continuous learning and growing and are entitled to every opportunity to express and enhance that growth in the most natural setting. Our existence is based on programs that offer freedoms, promote rights and opportunities for growth. We embrace the right of people to live as independently as possible, supported to the extent that is necessary to meet their needs in a manner that uses and respects the ordinary resources in the community.
In 2008 ABS began a grant project to become a “Person Centered Organization”.
Working with a core group of leaders that included people receiving services, parents, direct care staff, and administrators, ABS began the process of changing the way we thought about our mission and the methods we used to help people achieve their goals and dreams. How we listen to the people who receive our support and their families became our focus, how we help people have the life they want by balancing what is “important to” a person with what is “important for” a person became our aspiration.
Since that time we have positively impacted the culture of our organization. We have certified PCT trainers on staff and all employees complete 2-day training on Person Centered Thinking.
Providing supports in the most integrated environment possible
Promoting physical and emotional well-being
Promoting fairness, equality and justice for people with disabilities
Encouraging family involvement
Supporting people in a variety of community based settings.
Ability Building Services is certified by the State of South Dakota, Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Nationally accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership.