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Empowering Individuals with Disabilities Since 1989.

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group photo of AIM staff, consumers, friends, and family marching down Penn Street in Reading during 2017 holiday parade
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Welcome to Abilities in Motion

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.

Please click on our Services tab for more information on the services that AIM provides.

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Important Information from AIM

Free English Classes for Individuals with Disabilities this Fall

Information Sessions about the ESL Classes will be held on Thursday, August 9 at 1 pm; Friday, August 17 at 3 pm; & Wednesday, August 22 at 11 am. Free English Classes for Individuals with Disabilities this Fall The classes start on Tuesday, September 4, and run for eight weeks. Morning session: 10 am- Noon…

AIM Marches for Rights at NCIL Conference

Volunteers and staff from Abilities in Motion attended a parade and rally on the Capitol grounds on July 24 as part of the National Council on Independent Living’s (NCIL) annual national conference.  The parade and rally intended to draw attention from the public and legislators to the issues important to individuals with disabilities.  About a…

AIM Art Show Celebrates the ADA Anniversary

The 2018 Abilities in Motion Art Show and ADA Celebration was held on July 26 at the Inn at Reading.  Dozens of artists with disabilities showcased their artwork and crafts during this annual event.  The talent in that banquet room was astounding! Many thanks to the artists for their work and talents!  Additional thanks to…

AIM and the Big Cheese!

Abilities in Motion staff members represented individuals with disabilities at the Big Cheese event at Penn State Berks on June 16, 2018.  This annual United Way event is the largest of its kind in the county and this year the Big Cheese packaged 500,000 mac and cheese and rice and beans meals for Berks County…

AIM at the Philly Disability Pride Parade and Rally

Abilities in Motion was a sponsor member and exhibitor at the Disability Pride Parade and Rally at City Hall in Philadelphia on June 16.  Hundreds of individuals with disabilities gathered to promote advocacy and awareness.

GROW Class Starting

GROW Class Starting – June 26 GROW (Gaining Realistic Opportunities to Work) is a program designed to assist individuals with disabilities who are looking for a job. The program runs for four weeks covering topics such as: Self-Concept Affirmative Action Section 503 Building a Resume Communication Job Searching/Networking Interview skills GROW Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays –…

Teens Ride Assisted Riding Program

Teens Ride Assisted Riding Program Teens, from 16 to 21 years old, with disabilities are invited to participate in a remarkable program introduces them to the gentleness and majesty of horses.  Teens with disabilities who want to learn to groom a horse, handle a horse, properly ride horses, and learn about a farm and how…

Info on Community HealthChoices Managed Care

Community HealthChoices Managed Care Community HealthChoices (CHC) is a mandatory managed care program for many Pennsylvanians, including individuals who receive Medicaid long-term services due to income and disability.  CHC’s major principals are in line with the goals of Abilities in Motion (AIM) – to allow people to receive services in their communities, teach them the…

Abilities in Motion Receives National Accreditation

Reading, PA – Abilities in Motion (AIM) is proud to announce that it has received a three-year Accreditation for Long-Term Services and Supports from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  This is the highest Accreditation that NCQA can confer. Voluntary accreditation by a national body like NCQA demonstrates that AIM’s Case Management program is…

Legislation Information

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. …