2018 Reading Holiday Parade
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TTF Members Dance at Library
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Empowering Individuals with Disabilities Since 1989.

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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

VOTE! It’s Your Right!

Abilities in Motion reminds and urges you to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 6.  There is plenty of information online and here on the AIM website. Voting is our most fundamental way to give voice to the direction our country should go.  Please click the image below to view a short video…

El Concilio de Vivienda Independiente – Oportunidad de Escuchar

Este evento ha sido cancelado. ¡QUEREMOS ESCUCHAR EXPERIENCIAS DE VIDA, DE CIUDADANOS DE PENNSYLVANIA CON DISCAPACIDADES! El Concilio de Vivienda Independiente a través del estado de Pennsylvania (PA SILC), en colaboración con las asociaciones de Centros para Vivienda Independiente (CILs) y la Oficina de Rehabilitación Vocacional, está proveyendo la oportunidad de  escuchar directamente de usted,…

NEW – Working Well Classes

Working Well Class Series This session series of classes are for individuals with disabilities who are currently working or actively seeking a job. All sessions are on Thursdays from 1 to 3 pm. The class series is free to participants. Participants are encouraged to attend each session. Please contact Corrine Dietrich at 610-670-0010 x103 or…

NEW – Living Well Classes

Living Well Class Series This session series of classes are for individuals with disabilities who are interested in improving their overall wellness. All sessions are on Mondays from 1 to 3 pm at the AIM building, 210 N. Fifth Street, Reading, PA. The class series is free to participants. Participants are encouraged to attend each…

State Plan for Independent Living – We Want to Hear from YOU!

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. What is your current situation?  Are you satisfied with this?  What should be different? The Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council (PA SILC) would like to hear YOUR answers to these questions! PA SILC is inviting individuals with disabilities to events across the commonwealth.  They want to…

Bearabilities Premieres at Boyertown Community Library

Bearabilities is a new program this fall hosted by Abilities in Motion (AIM)  at the  Boyertown Community Library.  Bearabilities offers social and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families/ caregivers.  Interactive activities are designed for all abilities including music, craft-making, and sensory-friendly seasonal events.  This month’s activity was light catchers! Join us on…

AIM Disability Integration Specialist Assists in Regional Hazmat Drill

AIM Disability Integration Specialist Laura Szweda participated in a Hazardous Materials Drill at Phoenixville Tower Health yesterday. Laura provided vital real-world experience for the Phoenixville staff in assisting Hazmat victims and refining their response efforts. As a Disability Integration Specialist, Laura works to improve the recognition of the unique needs of individuals with disabilities into…

Sensory Friendly Halloween Party

Second Annual Sensory Friendly Halloween Party October 24 from 4:30 to 7 pm at AIM Headquarters Call 610-376-0010 x105 to register by October 19.     Abilities in Motion LOVES Halloween but we know that sometimes the spooky fun that we enjoy can be too much for kids with sensory disorders.  So we invite any child…

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…