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Ability Tree

Our mission is to reach out to families impacted by disability through recreation, education, support, and training (R.E.S.T.). We aim to partner with individuals and organizations to raise awareness and build support networks to strengthen and grow able families. Ability Tree Florida launched in the Fall of 2017 with a monthly respite night to give parents of children with special needs a break and some rest. And hopes to open in 2018 an after-school program for children with special needs so that their parents can receive a daily break as a caregiver.

Sensory friendly, accessible, and inclusive events for families of those impacted by disability and special needs will be the heart of what we do in Hernando County as well as Pasco and Citrus Counties(The Nature Coast). Our goal is to PARTNER with local businesses and organizations to offer such events for families with children with special needs and their friends. These events include movie screenings, bowling, art, and music classes. As well as after-school programs, resource and support programs for parents/caregivers, and training for local businesses and churches to create accessibility for all children and families.

Ability Tree Roots:

Joe and Jen Butler were college students, studying pastoral ministry, when their son Micah was diagnosed with developmental disabilities. They would go on to pastor for five years before founding Ability Tree, a faith-based nonprofit organization, in 2010. Joe and Jen have been married for 22 years, have three children, and a personal understanding of the impact of disability on the family.

Mission:

To come alongside families impacted by disability and equip organizations through Recreation, Education, Support, and Training (R.E.S.T.).

Vision:

To create inclusive and supportive communities where individuals and families affected by disability can enjoy healthy relationships in their neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and churches.

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