About Us

What makes ABLE special?

We are the only organization within Beaufort County that takes on the tough challenges to provide quality of life for children and adults who have been severely intellectually handicapped with Autism Spectrum, Down’s Syndrome, Fragile X and other brain related injuries to provide them with a better quality of life.

Our History

ABLE was founded in 2004 as a 501c3 organization to provide a better quality of life for individuals with severe intellectual and developmental-delayed disabilities and special needs. ABLE accepts the tough cases that are not being addressed by any other organization in Beaufort County.

Hundreds of children and adults in Beaufort County experience life with a wide range of disabilities that can seriously limit their day-to-day life opportunities.

Our Mission & Vision

ABLE is a non-profit, tax exempt 501c3 organization, created to provide support and resources for children and adults living within Beaufort County that have been medically diagnosed with severe intellectual disabilities that seriously limit their quality of life and their day-to-day life opportunities, which is not provided with Federal, State or County funds.

Our Programs

Our programs are meeting a critical need for children and adults struggling with special needs throughout Beaufort County. Learn More

We Love Our Volunteers!

Everything we do to serve individuals and families throughout Beaufort County would truly not be possible without the support of our incredible volunteers. Learn More

Our Programs

Through our various in-house and outreach programs, The ABLE Foundation helps improve the lives of children and adults throughout Beaufort County.

Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings

Our in-home early intervention program designed to help special needs children ages birth through five be prepared to enter the first grade.

Camp Treasure Chest

Camp Treasure Chest

A summer day camp experience that uses speech, music, and art therapy to help children and youth with developmental disabilities learn important life skills.

Heritage Outreach

Heritage Outreach

An educational and training program that helps individuals understand and celebrate the rich Gullah history of the Lowcountry through hands-on training.

Meet our team.

Get to know the people behind the ABLE Foundation.

Melina Lee

Family Case Manager at MCAS
Term 02/223 to 02/26

Beverly Dore

Vice Chair*
Special Needs for Beaufort County School
Term 02/22 to 02/25

Coleman White

Term 02/22 to 02/25

Martha Griffin

Special Needs Educator for Beaufort County School

William Krebs

USAF Colonel (Ret)
Grant Developer

Jayne Krebs

Vice Chair
Senior Admin Executive (Ret)
Event Coordinator

Biffy Dobyns

Special Assignment

* Elected officers

Our Partners and Sponsors

Thank you for your support!