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Monthly Event Hosted by Ability KC
January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ability KC is built on a strong founding legacy that continues to inspire the work done each day for children, adults and families with disabilities. In 1947, Mary Shaw Branton, Jeanette Luhnow and Jane Dick founded the therapeutic preschool for children with special needs. At the same time, Vivian Shepherd worked to provide medical rehabilitation and employment services for veterans returning home from World War II. Seventy years and thousands of success later those founding organizations came together as one organization, Ability KC.
Today, Ability KC is uniquely positioned to provide a continuum of care for all of life’s milestones. No other organization in the region is able to join families for their child’s first steps, the first time receiving driver’s training when they turn 16 or landing their first job.
Their Mission: Our mission is to build brighter futures for children and adults with disabilities by providing comprehensive educational, vocational and therapeutic services.
Make A Positive Impact Everyday – Practicing Positivity & Advocacy
Embrace Legacy and Innovation – Honoring Our Heritage & Progress
Together We Rise – Empowerment Through Teamwork & Respect
Park on the new blacktop and enter the door on the building to the north. There is a railing for wheelchair safety and an “Ability KC” sign. The Urban Core Group has been a catalyst toward strengthening our communities and building value, pride and enthusiasm within our neighborhoods since 1995. Members receive free entry to 11 events throughout the year, where we discover exciting new places in the metro. Click here to Join! FYI, our January event is the last chance to renew your annual membership at $95.00. Starting on February 1, annual membership will increase to $99.00 per year.