Abilities Alliance

Abilities Alliance

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Abilities Alliance is a coalition of disability service organizations that strive to provide the most effective services for people of ALL ABILITIES in the Livingston County community.

People with disabilities have abilities and talents like everyone else. The Abilities Alliance aims to increase understanding, reduce stigma, and provide opportunities for people of all abilities. We provide collaborative opportunities for youth and adults and address the many challenges that may exist in our community.

Our primary goal is to ensure individuals are first seen with abilities and are given similar opportunities to be active in Livingston County. There are many great things happening in our community already, but this workgroup seeks to organize more opportunities in areas like housing, transportation, employment, recreational, family support, and fun. 


  • Recognizing Community Partners annual awards
  • Recognizing Community Partners annual holiday event
  • Bi-annual community survey to identify gaps and needs
  • Annual community building activity at Community Connect

Workgroup Goal

To ensure individuals are first seen with abilities and are given similar opportunities to be active in our community. 

Workgroup Objectives

  • Identify gaps and needs that interfere with people with disabilities accessing and being included in our community and increasing community recognition of gaps and needs.
  • Educate the community, through providing/sharing information about opportunities/events that mindfully include all.
  • Recognize community partners who demonstrate the value of people of all abilities.
  • Maintain a robust membership that represents the diversity of our community.

Resource Guide

Get Involved

  • Learn. Work to understand how to be inclusive and what this means.
  • Join. For more information on joining the workgroup email Amy at ajohnston@cmhliv.org.
  • Advocate. Work with your school, work, church, and local businesses to be more accessible and inclusive. Small adaptations can make a big difference.


Success of the Abilities Alliance depends upon the ongoing commitment of Livingston County organizations, businesses, officials, local government and residents. Together they work to ensure all county residents are represented and gaps are addressed.

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