Strengthening Abilities

Ability 1st Utah seeks to help individuals with disabilities to break the barriers they may encounter in their journey of becoming independent, by connecting them with services in the community that will help them meet their goals on the road of having meaningful and successful lives.

Independent Living

We teach our consumers many different life skills through our Independent Living Program, to increase the skills they need to become independent.

We can Help!

We provide our consumer the necessary tools for them to live independently and lead lives full of accomplishments. Through the multiple services we offer we can make this process easier and enriching. Take our Survey and let us know how we are doing.

Ability 1st Utah Employment Network

We are an Employment Network for the Ticket to Work Program under the Social Security Administration. We offer employment services to help individuals with disabilities that wants to enter or renter into the workforce have a smooth transition while they are working.

Help their Future!

If you are interested in donating to our Center your donations will help a good cause.

Run, Walk, or Roll

Registration is now open for our Run, Walk or Roll 2024!

Since January 2001, Ability 1st Utah has been providing services to individuals with all types of disabilities and of any age to help them achieve their goal of remaining independent in their homes and active in their communities.  Our organization seeks to help individuals with disabilities to remove whatever limitations they may encounter along the way and turn them into opportunities for developing their abilities to enjoy independent living lifestyles.

Mission Statement

To recognize, advocate, and respect each individual’s right and ability to realize their deserved quality of life.This will be accomplished by identifying needs, providing resources, strengthening abilities and advocating social and political change for our individuals with disabilities.

Vision Statement

To integrate, build and strengthen abilities for all individuals with disabilities.

Services and Programs:

News and Events

Office Closed for Independence Day

Ability 1st Utah will be CLOSED on Thursday July 4th. We will reopen on Friday July 5th. Happy Independence Day!

Summer Youth Program 2024

Ability 1st Utah’s Youth Summer Program is for children that are the ages 17-30. This program will focus on all aspects of independent living including job skills. Attendees will learn social skills, how to create a task box, and how to work together as a team. Our goal is to teach our youth on how to live a successful independent life in an interactive and fun learning environment.

Summer Resource Night

Ability 1st Utah and our community partner United Angels Foundation will host an evening full of fun and information. Join us on Monday, May 6 to learn what resources are available from different community agencies. We hope to see you there!

Ability 1st Utah 21th Annual Run, Walk or Roll 2024

Registration is now open!

Your opinion matters. Consider taking our surveys

Helps us serve you better!

The purpose of this wellness survey is to understand consumers’ challenges and how we can best help them access needed services. It will help us better understand your needs and how we can best assist you, through Ability 1st Utah services or connecting you to other resources or services.

Map of the Six Independent Living Centers in Utah

Ability 1st Utah will be there every step of the way!

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All types of Awareness

No matter where you come from or form of disability, this is the place for you. From learning critical skills to meeting new people, Ability 1st Utah can help.
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Stay Informed

Stay involved with all of Ability 1st Utah events.  By becoming involved with our events, you can learn and grow with people just like you.
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Health = Happiness

There is no need to be alone in this world.  Here at Ability 1st Utah, we come together to learn about independent living and how to live a healthy life.
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Become a Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers.  Whether it be office work or helping at one of our events, any help is greatly appreciated.  Apply now to become a volunteer.


Ability 1st Utah’s Informational Video

KSL Studio 5 Interview

Ability 1st Utah has important information for the public to know about Transportation and ADA Policies.

Main Office





1455 West 820 North
Provo, Utah 84601


Monday- Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am-1:30pm

Ephraim Office




85 W 100 N
Ephraim, UT 84627


Monday- Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am-1:30pm


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