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About Us

Abilities in Action began providing employment services in 2012. Our agency began serving individuals in Crawford County with Developmental Disabilities. Abilities in Action began to realize that the need in our community was greater than that service alone. Over the years, we have grown to serve individuals in multiple counties and with many different support needs. We have individuals on staff who specialize in providing employment related support to individuals with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, transition aged youth and their families, mental health and substance use individuals, and anyone else with a diagnosed disability. Abilities in Action contracts our services through Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities as well as the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. 

Our team is excited to learn more about you, what supports you need to be the most successful employee you can be, and recognizing your full potential.


Meet The Team

Kimm Kessinger - CEO & Founder 

Kimm holds a bachelors degree in special education as well as a masters degree in educational administration. She has more than 30 years of professional experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. Kimm currently oversees daily programming and operations, development and implementation of our annual Summer Youth Programming and provides individualized services to individuals. Kimm is not only a mentor and teacher to those that she provides services to but also the Abilities in Action team.

Kimm has been CESP certified since  2018.

Call Kimm: 419-569-8348

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Kara Ault- Assistant Operations Manager

Kara joined the Abilities in Action team in 2016 as the Assistant Operations Manager. Over the years her role within the company has evolved as she has followed her passions of providing services to transition age youth and their families. Kara currently oversees Abilities in Action staff, service delivery and billing, and our transition age services. Kara works each year with our CEO to develop and implement our Summer Youth Program, provide Pre Employment Transition Services to students, and provide benefits planning and consultations.

Kara is a Certified Employment Support Professional and a Certified Benefits Analyst with additional certification in Youth Transition Planning.

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Amanda Moran-Adult Day Program Director 

Amanda began her career as a Job Developer for Abilities in Action in 2012. She grew to know and understand the needs of individuals with Developmental Disabilities and obtaining community employment. In 2015, Abilities in Action opened our Adult Day Services Program, Chrysalis Advantage Point. Amanda currently serves as the Director of Chrysalis. Chrysalis provides supports to individuals who have Developmental Disabilities and receive waiver services through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Chrysalis focuses on work skill development and experiences, life skill development, recreation, and relationship building. Amanda proudly volunteers to support local county programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Bill Klug - Job Developer

Bill has been a Job Developer for Abilities since 2014.  Bill joined the team bringing with him a long career of working with individuals with chemical dependencies and mental health support considerations.  Bill currently assists individuals in finding long-lasting gainful employment. Bill is known for making job seekers feel impowered and educated in the process of seeking employment. 

Call Bill: 419-562-1833

Sue Rengent- Job Coach

Sue  has been a valued member of the Abilities in Action team since  

2015. She has had the opportunity to assist both youth and adults in learning, training, and facilitated natural supports. Sue has had experience coaching in restaurants , factories, hotels, janitorial, and just about any other potion you can think of. 

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