Individuals with a broad range of disabilities may access services through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRCs) meet with individuals to determine eligibility for services and develop a plan with the client.

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Individuals enrolled in the Individual Supported Employment (ISE) program receive assistance with job preparation, job development, job placement, retention, and follow along services.


​"We believe everyone has the ability to work"

Cathy Eylar

Direct Support Professional of the Year

Supported employment services help people who are Medicaid eligible and have physical, behavioral, or long-term service needs that make it difficult for them to get and keep jobs. These ongoing services include job coaching and training, help with employer relations, and assistance with job placement. 

We assist participants in exploring a wide range of possibilities for employment, help participants identify what tools or skills they may need, and to support and encourage participants as they learn skills to overcome barriers, regain self-confidence, and obtain or maintain employment.    

Recently our director, Ty Lingo, wrote an article for the Spokane Journal of Business on the unintended consequences of the minimum wage increase. Read all about it here!   


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Office Hours

Monday -Thursday 8:00-4:30

Closed Friday/Saturday/Sunday/All Federal Holidays

Front desk: 509.242.3758 
Fax: 509.443.3643

Individual numbers and emails on the Home/Contact Us and Meet the Team tabs.

1212 N. Washington Street
One Rock Point, Suite 124
Spokane, WA 99201

We offer all our School-to-Work clients the same services as  our DDA clients.

In conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEA) Month Washington State’s Governor’s Council on Disability Issues and Employment hosted it’s 29th annual awards program on October 26th, 2021, recognizing employers and individuals in a virtual ceremony this year. Five public and private employers were honored for their exemplary work recruiting, hiring retaining, and advancing workers with disabilities. Two individuals were recognized for their commitment and dedication to improve the lives of those with disabilities.

Spokane based Ability Employment Services’ own Cathy Eylar was the recipient of the prestigious Direct Support Professional of the Year Award. Cathy was nominated by Ability President Ty Lingo for her complete dedication to the disability community. Cathy has over a decade of service to the disability community, by assisting our clients to realize their employment goals and matching them with our great local business community to enrich both the lives of our clients and the workplaces which employ them.

This is a very high honor, Congratulations Cathy!

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