Creating Opportunities for Persons with Special Needs


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Who We Are

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A Bit of Background

In 2015, a group of parents of persons with special needs 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.


“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”



What We Do

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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.

Coffee Shop

Creating Jobs

Coming soon, Chester's new Coffee Shop in Downtown Chester. The shop will be located at 140 Gadsden Street. We are currently working with Myers and Chapman to renovate this space and it will be  modeled after Second Street Sundries in Albemarle which hires special needs individuals.


Upcoming Events

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  • Gala at the Gateway
    Sat, Jan 21
    Gateway Conference Center
    Jan 21, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Gateway Conference Center, 3200 Commerce Drive Ste. C Richburg, SC 29729
    Enjoy Happy Hour, Dinner, Entertainment, Good Music, Silent Auction

Contact Us

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PO Box 346, Chester, SC 29706

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