Welcome to Abilities First!
The mission of Abilities First is to advocate, enhance services, and positively impact the lives of Greene County citizens with developmental disabilities.
Abilities First helps people with developmental disabilities acquire the services and supports they need to live and work in our community. The Board of Abilities First is committed to improving existing services and facilitating the development of new resources for our community.
First Steps Region 8 South Central System Point of Entry (SPOE)
Supporting young children (birth to 36-months) and their families in their natural environment in a manner which values their choices and promotes their development.
About the SPOE
The Next Step-Service Coordination
To provide support, advocacy, funding, and coordination to individuals and families with developmental disabilities to help enhance their lives, empower their voices and achieve their dreams.
About the Next Step
Learn more about what Abilities First does in our community and how you can be a part!
In August of 1978, the citizens of Greene County voted to exercise the provisions of 205.968-205.972 RSMo, commonly known as “Senate Bill 40.” This state law empowers counties in Missouri, with voter approval, to levy a property tax to support services...
Friends of Abilities First
The mission of Friends of Abilities First is to promote Abilities First to positively impact the lives of Greene County citizens with developmental disabilities...
Art Inspired Academy
AIA offers the opportunity to expand awareness about disabilitiesand to explore the arts in a positive and supportive environment.
Congratulations!Zak Shawver and Heather Arnold ...
ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeAbilities First Ice Bucket Challenge ...
Thank you!Friends of Abilities First would like to thank ...
The State of Missouri Disability PortalThe State of Missouri Disability Portal has a new look. Check it out ...
Veral Mills Last year, for the first time in many years, Veral Mills made a request ...
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1370 E. Primrose, Suite A Springfield, MO 65804 Office Phone: (417) 886-0404 Abilities First Fax:(417) 882-5400The Next Step Fax:(417) 886-0405First Steps Fax: (417) 863-9889AI Academy: (417) 886-0407
Abilities First staff
The Next Step staff
First Steps SPOE staff
Abilities First office is open 8am to5pm, Monday – Friday. However,the Service Coordinators meet theneeds of the person served beyondoffice hours.
First Steps - Region 8
• To Be Announced
The Next Step - Greene County
• Zak Shawver
SB40 Enabling Legislation
Goal & Policy Statement
Abilities First is the umbrella under which the Next Step serves those in Greene county who have developmental disabilities...
Employment opportunities currently available at Abilities First.
Abilities First is an Equal Opportunity Employer.