You have the right to live with dignity, with appropriate support in your own home, fully participate in your community and to make your own life changing decisions. We can help.

We work to remove barriers and empower independent living for all people with disabilities.

Find Support
Join empower: abilities many social events, peer support programs or informational gatherings where people with disabilities join together.
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Improve Accessability
Our staff can evaluate your home’s safety and accessibility barriers and work to keep you safe, independent and in your own home.
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Stay Independant
We can help you learn new skills or achieve your independent living goals through our one-on-one case management services.
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Get Technology
Our Assistive Technology Demonstration program offers one-on-one support in finding the right device to help you be more independent.  
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empower: abilities serves all persons with disabilities regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation or disability type and offers services to these southwest Missouri counties: Christian, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A disability can be physical, mental, emotional, cognitive or sensory; temporary or permanent.