Abilities in Motion celebrated the opening of their new headquarters and technology center in Northeast Reading Wednesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours for guests.
Located at 755 Hiesters Lane, the new fully accessible building is a significant milestone for Abilities in Motion, enabling the organization to expand services in new and innovative ways.
“This building was designed not only for our private offices, but also for the disability community. We have our staff and offices on one side and created a dedicated tech space and working cafe on the other side” said Executive Director Stephanie Quigley. “We did this to allow on-site access to technology, gaming, smart home devices, kitchen innovations, and so much more.”
The new facility includes a 2400-square-foot space designed to empower individuals with disabilities to explore technology, as well as a café space where people with disabilities will be able to build employment skills.
“I invite you to join us in our vision to create a community where people of any ability have the opportunity to live their lives on their own terms and have the access to do the things they want to do” said Quigley.
“We are not problem solvers, we are change makers, and by cutting this ribbon today, we usher in a new era of service to the disability community. To our consumers, my team, our staff and Board of Directors, thank you for believing in this project and in me, we finally did it.”
Abilities in Motion is Berks County‘s Center for Independent Living, offering support services, education, and advocacy for individuals with disabilities. For more information visit: abilitiesinmotion.org.