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Important Information from Fiscal Management Services: All timesheets and progress notes must be submitted via email until further notice. You must email BOTH aimpr1@abilitiesinmotion.org and aimbmr@abilitiesinmotion.org. Email amingucha@abilitiesinmotion.org with questions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Alert: PA Gov. Tom Wolf has expanded the stay-at-home order to all of Pennsylvania. Here’s what you need to know about allowable travel and activities: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#StayatHomeOrder

As we learn of developments and receive guidance from DHS and the Governor, we are acting swiftly. This is a pandemic, and we have the ability to do our part to try and reduce the rapid spread, but every individual has a responsibility as well. We encourage you to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website for the latest information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you and stay safe! https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Click here to read an official statement from AIM about measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services created a short video that explains COVID-19 in plain language.
COVID-19 Info

Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) put together these easy-to-read COVID-19 booklets written by and for people with developmental disabilities.

Plain Language Information on COVID-19 (English)

Plain Language Information on COVID-19 (Spanish)

Click here for a helpful and comprehensive COVID-19 resource guide for Pennsylvania residents.

Click here for a Question & Answer document from the PA Department of Human Services's March 17, 2020 COVID-19 webinar.

Social Connection Talk Line

To address the negative effects of social isolation on the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Abilities in Motion has launched an initiative to serve those in need of human connection. Our new “Social Connection” talk line allows people in our community who are feeling isolated to connect with someone at Abilities in Motion and chat with them.

The “Social Connection” talk line is available from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. People can call 610-790-9632 to speak to someone in English or 610-823-5237 for Spanish. The veterans’ line is available in both English and Spanish at 484-987-4393. The goal is to have people connect with our staff and stave off the negative effects of social distancing. The “Social Connection” talk line is not for program services or emergencies.

Social Connection Line Ad with phone numbers and multicolored people
Spanish Social Connection Line Ad with phone numbers and multicolored people

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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News from AIM

30th Anniversary GIVING THANKS Grand Gala

Abilities in Motion (AIM) is hosting a 30th Anniversary Giving Thanks Grand Gala on Wednesday, October 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Doubletree Reading. The event recognizes AIM’s extensive history of serving and advocating for people with disabilities. Abilities in Motion began its service to the community in 1989 when it incorporated as…

Senator Casey to Visit Abilities in Motion Next Week

United States Senator Bob Casey is expected to visit Abilities in Motion on Tuesday, October 8  to meet with staff and receive the Shining Star Award, which recognizes a community leader with a demonstrated record of advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. Senator Casey’s remarks regarding the award will be shared during our…

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…