ABLE Industries was incorporated in 1962 in the City of Tulare as the Tulare County Training Center for the Handicapped. It began with a volunteer staff and a client population of under 20 individuals. While beginning as a drop-in center for arts and crafts it grew over time to incorporate work training as its primary focus. Stuffing envelopes, packaging, and product sorting were early contracts with local businesses.
Over time, the agency has grown to provide services to the greater part of Tulare County. We currently have an 85,000 square foot facility in the Industrial Park of Visalia allowing for production training, warehousing, and location of our administrative offices and employment programs. While this facility focuses primarily on work training and community crew/employment services, ABLE has a day training program, the Life Skills Learning Center, located in its former community work center in Visalia. This program addresses the life skill needs of adults with more severe disability issues.
ABLE Industries is committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities by creating opportunities to maximize their independence.
To be the leader in quality job training, employment, life skills education and community supportive services to people with disabilities.
UPHOLD ETHICAL STANDARDS – We will always conduct business practices reflective of the highest ethical standards. Key components of our operational philosophy are honesty, excellence in effort, trust, integrity, and respect.
VALUE PERSONS SERVED – At all times we will strive to empower persons served, to treat all with value and respect, and recognize our responsibility to promote client-centered planning.
EMPOWERED TEAMWORK –We will promote the growth and teamwork of our staff. We will empower them with knowledge and resources to fulfill our mission.
ENSURE SERVICE QUALITY – We will always strive to offer the highest quality services to persons served.
PROVIDE CUSTOMER SERVICE – We value each and every customer, providing quality products and services that exceed their expectations, and partnering with them for our mutual success.
RESPECT DIVERSITY –We will respect and promote diversity throughout out organization. We are reflective as a staff and consumer base of the communities we serve and appreciate the value such diversity brings to the organization.
FOSTER INNOVATION – Through on-going strategic planning, we will continue to seek new or expanded opportunities for program and production growth. We will not rest on what is, but seek to offer new ventures pertinent to our mission and persons served.