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WorkAbility at a Glance
A Bit of Background
In 2015, a group of parents of special needs persons organized with the purpose of creating opportunities for all special needs person in Chester County. The group became WorkAbility. They became a non-profit and obtained a 501c3. In that short time, 3 Special Olympics teams in swimming, bocce ball, and basketball have been created. The group has sponsored 3 downtown festivals in April to proclaim Autism Awareness Month. They have held trainings for parents in subjects such as Medicaid waivers and special needs trusts. In our biggest endeavor yet, they are planning to open a coffee shop downtown where special needs individuals can work.
The Flying Fish Swim Team
Bringing Home Silver and Gold
The first ever Special Olympic sport in Chester County was organized 3 years ago. The Flying Fish have competed at the state level and won Silver and Gold medals. The YMCA supports our swimmers. Coaches Karen Stevens, Sandy Jensen, and Jim Burke work hard with each swimmer to make them the best they can be.
Chester Christmas Parade
Sponsored by First Citizens
Being a part of the Chester Community is important. First Citizens Bank sponsors our float for the 2018 and 2019 Christmas parades.
Coming soon, Chester's new Coffee Shop in Downtown Chester. The shop will be located at 140 Gadsden Street and will be modeled after Second Street Sundries in Albemarle which hires special needs individuals.
“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”