Changes to laws fundamental to the rights and privileges of individuals with disabilities have been coming and going so fast and frequently that it is a challenge to keep them straight. AIM has a few web links to organizations and webpages that might offer a bit of clarity to the crowd of legislation out there. Click here to go to our Resources page and look over our resource links.
Join us for fun, games, and treats without the tricks during AIM's Sensory Friendly Halloween Party on October 30 at Abilities in Motion, 210 North Fifth Street, Reading, PA, 19601. Registration is required. Call Jacey Brobst at 610-376-0010 x 105 by October 23, 2017.
The Abilities in Motion LEAP (Loan Exchange Assistance Program) program has acquired a number of new, electric hospital beds through a private donation. These beds are all new and fully functional. We need to identify homes for these beds as soon as possible. They are available for a donation of $50 handling fee. Please contact Shelly Houser at 610-376-0010x142 for details or to reserve a bed.
AIM and the community enjoyed a celebration of creativity during AIM’s first annual Art Show and ADA Celebration on July 26. Click to read more.
Abilities in Motion (AIM) joins the friends and family of AIM's former board president, Terry Graul, in celebrating his life and accomplishments during a memorial on Friday, June 16.
Terry's devotion to the disabled community was endless. His commitment to the independent living movement was steadfast and forefront in his affiliation with Abilities in Motion, the Berks County Center for Independent Living. He believed that individuals with disabilities could live fully, on their own terms, and according to their own aspirations.
In his passing, Terry's widow, Suzanne Graul, made several in-kind donations to several people in need in the community. A hospital bed is going to a consumer who is a quadriplegic and has been unable to get a bed through insurance. A consumer who has not been able to pay for van modification will receive an adaptable van, allowing him to be more mobile in his community. Finally, a power chair will be donated to a consumer whose current power chair died and insurance refused to provide another.
Donations likes these allow Abilities in Motion to improve the lives of those we serve. It is with unending gratitude that we remember Terry for his service and his wife, Suzanne, for assisting AIM in its mission to help others.
AIM is proud to be partnered with IM ABLE, a foundation supporting individuals with disabilities and dedicated to removing "obstacles that prevent people affected by disabilities from being physically active...."
IM ABLE offers grants, resources, fitness opportunities, and motivation to encourage disabled individuals to be physically active. We admire and subscribe to IM ABLE's mission to redefine the "obstacles that prevent people affected by disabilities from being physically active."
Abilities In Motion (AIM) is a non-profit Center for Independent Living. Our purpose is to help individuals living with a disability determine, strive toward, and achieve a lifestyle that reflects their personal life goals. AIM serves over 3,000 individuals throughout Berks and in more than 30 surrounding counties throughout PA.
The Independent Living movement champions the principle that people with disabilities prefer to direct their own lives and become active participants in their community rather than live within an institution.
AIM is dedicated to advancing the rights of people with disabilities – to improve mobility, to improve access, to improve inclusion, and to improve quality of life. We believe in preventing and eliminating obstacles of all kinds - physical, psychological, social, and attitudinal. These barriers deny people living with disabilities the rights and privileges common to the general public.
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