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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

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…

2018 Art Show & ADA Celebration

  Abilities in Motion invites everyone to AIM’s Second Annual ADA Celebration and Art Show! Last year, we had over 30 artists display and sell artwork during our Art Show. The show also celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Come out to appreciate some quality artwork, have some refreshments, learn…

Many Thanks to Board Member Marty Kester

As his time on the Board of Directors draws to a close, the staff of Abilities in Motion would like to express our sincere gratitude to Marlin “Marty” Kester for his 15 years of service. During his tenure, AIM experienced many achievements and profound growth. We appreciate Marty’s long-standing dedication to AIM and his commitment…

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. …

AIM ADA Art Show is a Rousing Success!

AIM and the community enjoyed a celebration of creativity during AIM’s first annual Art Show and ADA Celebration on Wednesday, July 26, at the Inn at Reading.  More than 200 attendees roamed the aisles browsing through pieces of art both unique and inspirational.  The artists who created these master works are all individuals with disabilities.…

AIM Celebrates Life of Passed Board President

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,…

AIM Partners with IM ABLE

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…