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Welcome to Abilities in Motion

Abilities In Motion (AIM) is a non-profit Center for Independent Living (CIL).  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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Abilities in Motion Staff Member Deploying with Red Cross during Hurricane Dorian

Reading, PA – Laura Szweda, a Disability Integration Specialist with Abilities in Motion (AIM), has been deployed with the American Red Cross for the second time to support the response efforts to Hurricane Dorian in Florida.  She was last deployed to southern Texas, and then to Louisiana, to assist with flooding relief efforts in early…

Voter Rights 101

May 4th, 2019 is the next Election Day, are you ready? Abilities in Motion can offer FREE help to resolve many common voter registration issues.  Call to register and come in to see us on: March 22 & 27 and April 3 & 10 10 to 11:30 am AIM Headquartersat 210 N. 5th Street, Reading,…

Abilities in Motion is HIRING!

Abilities in Motion is hiring in YOUR area!!  We need Service Coordinators and Nursing Home Transition Coordinators in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, and Schuylkill Counties. Please click here for more information on these exciting opportunities! Abilities in Motion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The world is a diverse and wonderful place and we celebrate…

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…

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…

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…