From our Director, Ty Lingo:

"I am so proud to announce that Ability Employment Services has just been notified that we have been awarded a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Three years is the maximum amount for the accreditation and is (literally) the Gold Standard within our industry. This shows that our organization operates within a best practice space in every aspect of our business and service delivery. We are very honored and humbled and will continue to Aspire to Excellence in all facets of our business. Thank you so much to all our amazing staff during this two-year journey. We hope to continue to earn the trust of our fund sources and clients as we strive towards exceptional service delivery. Our mission is to provide comprehensive and personalized support for individuals seeking or sustaining employment, and building community employer relationships is how we do it. If you would like to learn how to enrich your workplace culture and save some money on your next hire or if you know of someone with a qualifying disability in Spokane, Stevens or Pend Oreille counties give us a call!"

October 14​

Balance Tour

October 21 and 28

Images Tour

October 24


October 30

Resource Fair in Oldtown, ID

October 31


CARF accreditation

2017 Employer of the year: Shadle center mcdonald's

Program Year 2018 Champion

Office Hours

Monday -Thursday 8:00-4:30

Friday 8:00-12:00

Closed 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.

What a year PY18 was! 

We ended the Program Year hitting our team goal of 50 job placements and hired on two additional staff members. As we continue to grow as a company and as individuals remember we cannot do this alone. A huge thank you to our clients, parents and guardians, and our fund sources.

Congratulations to Business Development Consultant Troy Marshall for winning the title as Ability Champion! Troy not only won the "Top Performer" award but the "Top Job Snob" award as well!  Troy had 13.5 successful job placements for his clients, which proves that his dedication and hard work on their behalf truly pays off.

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In March we presented the Shadle Center McDonald’s with our 2017 Employer of the Year award. We chose this McDonald’s for many reasons; their willingness to accommodate our clients, the way our clients are treated, the friendly and positive environment, and the way everyone there enjoys what they do.
Employment Consultant Mike Glenn commented that our client Tony Newman’s coworkers go out of their way to show that what he does is appreciated and to thank him for all his hard work.

Hannah Gay and Brea Burnett split time there with Joe Gutman, they said the McDonald’s team is accommodating for coaching that meets our clients’ needs. Joe’s coworkers always treat him with care and respect; and are always looking for ways to help him improve at his job.

Our thanks go out to General Manager Bailey, Operations Manager Alice, Owner/Operator Matt and all the assistant managers and employees at the Shadle Center McDonald’s for always making us and our clients feel welcome. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with you.

1212 N. Washington Street

One Rock Point, Suite 124

Spokane, WA 9

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Goodbye PY18, Hello PY19


July 2018 - June 2019


Successful Job Placements


Saved by Employers with the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)


Average amount saved per hire

103 (up from 58)

Number of Employers we are actively serving