Congratulations Austin Millin in receiving this year‘s Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award! Each year during the Recognition Banquet, we honor one person who has reached extraordinary achievements over the past few years. Austin graduated high school in 2017 while working part time at Hy-Vee. In March of 2018, Austin decided he needed to take the next step […]
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We would like to give a special thanks to our local legislators Jean Hunhoff, Craig Kennedy and Ryan Cwach, who strongly advocate for all of their constituents including those who are the most vulnerable. We appreciate your on-going support and efforts to improve people’s lives. Members of the A-Team attended the local Legislative Cracker Barrel sessions this session to advocate […]
Ability Building Services is proud to announce that all 7 Employment Specialists have achieved the status of Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP) through the Association of People Supporting Employment (APSE). In order to achieve this national certification the Employment Specialist must have sufficient knowledge to provide integrated employment services to people with a variety of disabilities, been employed in […]
ABS formed a partnership with the University of South Dakota three years ago to create a learning opportunity called My Plan, My Way. Students in health services tracks spend time with individuals getting to know what is important to them. At the end of the semester, the students help the person develop a project that […]
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate at the Spring Flip with us. We enjoyed some great entertainment, pancakes and the Kid’s Carnival. Together we raised money for the ABS Activity Fund. This fund is used to provide financial support for individuals to achieve their goals and live enriched lives.
Shawn moved to Yankton in January to pursue new life opportunities. One of his biggest goals was to find a job he enjoys. Shawn did not know what type of work he wanted to pursue. He began working with Employment Specialist, Margaret to explore what Yankton had to offer. They discussed his interests and past experiences […]
Bob began exploring art several years ago through art classes with Sue Hill at WeTu Art studio. In April of 2016 he began taking additional classes at ABS in the Courage Art Studio (CAS) with Jessi Koch. Last year he signed on with CAS to start selling his art work. Bob likes to make a variety […]
Ability Building Services contracts with Sunset Manor in Irene, SD to provide work training for people Traumatic Brain Injury. This past March, Emily Barta, Employment Specialist, was able to help Rich Smith successfully find a worksite opportunity at Shell Gas Station in Irene. Emily and Rich worked with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Department of Labor […]
A group of friends recently took a trip to Sioux Falls to explore the Washington Pavilion’s special exhibits for Black History Month. Everyone enjoyed learning about this history of the civil rights movement across the country and how it influenced South Dakota. It was a great chance to explore the art center and everyone topped off their day […]
Rock ‘N’ proudly announces that a portion of the 2018 event proceeds will go to Ability Building Services Inc. The 4th annual Rock ‘N’ Rumble will take place on July 27th and 28th in down town Yankton. Featuring Friday and Saturday poker runs with $1,000.00 awarded to winner of each run, four bands including Judd Hoos!! […]