Sen. Sherrod Brown visits Springfield, discusses plan to update Supplemental Security Income

From the Springfield News-Sun By Lauren Mixon SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Senator Sherrod Brown visited The Abilities Connection (TAC), manufacturing plant in Springfield, on Friday to discuss his efforts to improve and reform Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Workers at the plant, many of whom have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities, manufacture cargo nets for the…

Sen. Brown visits Springfield nonprofit that focuses on job training for those with disabilities

https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/sen-brown-visits-springfield-nonprofit-that-focuses-on-job-training-for-those-with-disabilities/XMTDOLKYJJAYDDIHU5G7GAU6BA/   By Hasan Karim, (Follow Hasan on Twitter)   Tour of TAC Industries ties into proposed legislation introduced in Congress.   U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, paid a visit on Friday to TAC Industries, known as The Abilities Connection, where he toured the facility and talked about legislation that aims to help people with…

Fresh Abilities celebrates 1 year since opening during pandemic

https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/fresh-abilities-celebrates-1-year-since-opening-during-pandemic/Q32SUYIPCFDVLI5G6ZCYE2WH3M/?fbclid=IwAR1fN617b1P17Fn3vNQGCsWdA1Gd6IAp7yNlSP6_rAvUGjU5OWrj2JTLk1Q   By Tia Clyburn   Fresh Abilities, one of the restaurants located inside COHatch Springfield, is celebrating its one-year anniversary.   The restaurant on Saturday is having a special to celebrate its success with customers. A free Schuler’s cupcake will come with the purchase of a salad or an acai bowl order during regular hours.…

Nonprofit helps Springfield man achieve employment goals

https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/lifestyles/nonprofit-helps-springfield-man-achieve-employment-goals/GC24RK42P5C3VAKCLE24EF5NFQ/ By Beth Anspach, Contributing Writer   According to the World Health Organization, people with disabilities are often left behind among their peers. They tend to have lower education achievements and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities.   In Springfield, an organization devoted to helping people with disabilities achieve their full potential, has been…

NBC Coverage

  This story on how The Abilities Connection is creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities aired on nearly 100 NBC syndicate stations across the nation! The story of our amazing TAC team is reaching people far & wide. TAC is grateful to be able to help connect those with disabilities to meaningful employment opportunities.…

TAC aiding workers with disabilities – Nonprofit working on 2 initiatives to implement ideas in Springfield area

  By: Hasan Karim   A local nonprofit is one of a handful of organizations participating in a nationwide initiative to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.   TAC Industries, known as The Abilities Connection, provides training and jobs to residents with disabilities in the Springfield area.   The organization is currently working with…

Celebrating a Monumental Milestone

Click here to read the article on SourceAmerica’s blog By: Tatiana Peralta   From the military to the shipping industry, cargo nets are a tool that get the job done. Very few people ever question where they come from, but thousands are made in the U.S. every year by people with disabilities.   For the…