The Abilities Connection (TAC) is a member of or affiliated with a number of local and national organizations.
- Better Business Bureau of Miami Valley
- Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
- Dayton Regional Manufacturers Association (DRMA)
- Springfield Foundation
- Springfield Safety Council
- SHRM – Society for Human Resource Management
- Young Professionals of Greater Springfield
- American Payroll Association
SourceAmerica is a national nonprofit agency whose mission is to create employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities by securing federal contracts through the AbilityOne Program for its network of community-based, nonprofit agencies. SourceAmerica is TAC’s liaison to the AbilityOne program.
Providing employment opportunities to more than 50,000 people, The AbilityOne Program is the largest single source of employment for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities in the United States. This Federal initiative works within a national network of over 600 Nonprofit Agencies that, like us, sell products and services to the U.S. government.
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. TAC has been awarded a 3-year CARF accreditation, valid through October 2021.
ACCSES represents more than 1,200 disability service providers across the country. Through collaboration with government and other stakeholders, ACCSES assures that services recognize and support the full potential of each person with a disability.
The Abilities Connection (TAC) is honored to be recognized at both a state and federal level.
2020 OPTA Community Impact Award Winner
In March 2020, Springfield faced an unmet need when the South Limestone street Kroger closed, resulting in a food desert for the residents in that area of the community. TAC worked with the City of Springfield and the Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee to provide a free shuttle service to another Kroger store, providing much needed access to food and groceries for residents impacted. As a result of this partnership, TAC was awarded a Community Impact Award from the Ohio Public Transit Association.
2020 Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion
In November 2020, TAC was awarded with the Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion by the U.S. Department of Labor. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran careers, including recruitment, employment, and retention. TAC was one of just 25 medallion award recipients in Ohio and only one of 58 award recipients throughout the country who have received an award three years in a row.
Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award Winner
The Better Business Bureau awards are presented to nonprofits demonstrating exceptional performance and outstanding community service through their mission and accomplishments. TAC is proud of the 2018 win!
All the winners:
– Practice ethical and responsible fundraising
– Demonstrate strong board oversight and fiscal responsibility
– Have measurable results reported honestly
– Promote the vitality and overall health of our community
– Demonstrate effective communication with constituencies and clients
– Support the ideals of the BBB of Dayton and Miami Valley