About AbilityFirst

AbilityFirst provides a variety of programs designed to help people with disabilities achieve their personal best throughout their lives. We do this by: creating targeted programming to help an individual successfully transition from childhood to adult life.

We value diversity and are dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusion, where every voice is heard and valued. We encourage creativity, innovation, and continuous learning, and provide ample opportunities for career development and advancement.

We strongly encourage People of Color, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.


social work intern

June 2020 Claremont, CA
“I enjoy that I get to interact and engage with children with disabilities. I love seeing how happy the children get when they are on the Zoom call.”

Camp Counselor Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Crestline, CA
“I love Camp Paivika! It is a sleep away summer camp for kids and adults with special needs! The campers and staff taught me so much and this population of people holds a special place in my heart! It's a great way to learn skills useful for work in Recreational therapy and other caregiving professions. ”
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