Ability Center of Virginia

Ability Center of Virginia Ability Center of Virginia is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization serving children and adults with disabilities. Our mission:
"To positively affect the quality of life for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities and their families, creating greater independence, ability and inclusion in the community."

Operating as usual

Card of the Week!  Merry Christmas from Maddy & ACVA ArtWorks!  Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeti...
12/23/2021

Card of the Week! Merry Christmas from Maddy & ACVA ArtWorks! Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

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Card of the Week! Merry Christmas from Maddy & ACVA ArtWorks! Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
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#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

Card of the Week!  Please share.  Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonig...
12/17/2021

Card of the Week! Please share. Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonight Show! Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
#jimmyfallonthankyounotes
#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

Card of the Week! Please share. Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonight Show! Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
#jimmyfallonthankyounotes
#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

Look who just joined Maddy to help sell cards!  Thanks Cary!
12/11/2021

Look who just joined Maddy to help sell cards! Thanks Cary!

Look who just joined Maddy to help sell cards! Thanks Cary!

Maddy’s here ready to sell our fabulous free cards!  Come out to support the Norfolk Admirals & ArtWorks!
12/11/2021

Maddy’s here ready to sell our fabulous free cards! Come out to support the Norfolk Admirals & ArtWorks!

Maddy’s here ready to sell our fabulous free cards! Come out to support the Norfolk Admirals & ArtWorks!

The annual Holiday Open House was a success, thank you to all who took home a little ACVA Christmas cheer! If you would ...
12/09/2021

The annual Holiday Open House was a success, thank you to all who took home a little ACVA Christmas cheer! If you would like to purchase any of the remaining items please email [email protected] or give us a call at 7574977474. Thanks! #whatsyourability

Thank you Virginia Beach Veterans Give Back for your generosity and support of ACVA! You selflessly served your country,...
12/09/2021

Thank you Virginia Beach Veterans Give Back for your generosity and support of ACVA! You selflessly served your country, and now do so much to serve your community, we just cannot say thank you enough. #whatsyourability #vbvets

Card of the Week!  It’s not too late to purchase your holiday greeting cards.  Contact us to purchase this card or to ma...
12/09/2021

Card of the Week! It’s not too late to purchase your holiday greeting cards. Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
#jimmyfallonthankyounotes
#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

Card of the Week! It’s not too late to purchase your holiday greeting cards. Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
#jimmyfallonthankyounotes
#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

A little sneak peak at some of the items available at today's Holiday Open House at ACVA! Handmade with love by Ability ...
12/07/2021

A little sneak peak at some of the items available at today's Holiday Open House at ACVA! Handmade with love by Ability Days and ArtWorks. Come by and see us from 12 to 6. Merry Christmas! #whatsyourability

We are ready for the shopping crowds!  Come out to Blue Pete’s craft show to purchase your holiday greeting cards.  Or b...
12/05/2021

We are ready for the shopping crowds! Come out to Blue Pete’s craft show to purchase your holiday greeting cards. Or birthday. Or thank you. Or get well. Or any other occasion! #puttingourabilitiestowork

We are ready for the shopping crowds! Come out to Blue Pete’s craft show to purchase your holiday greeting cards. Or birthday. Or thank you. Or get well. Or any other occasion! #puttingourabilitiestowork

We can't wait to see you at the annual Holiday Open House next week! The Ability Days and Artworks have been as busy as ...
12/05/2021

We can't wait to see you at the annual Holiday Open House next week! The Ability Days and Artworks have been as busy as Santa's elves, and are excited to share their work with you! Email [email protected] with any questions. Happy Holidays! #whatsyourability

We can't wait to see you at the annual Holiday Open House next week! The Ability Days and Artworks have been as busy as Santa's elves, and are excited to share their work with you! Email [email protected] with any questions. Happy Holidays! #whatsyourability

12/04/2021
ACVA will be in both the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Chrisymas parades tonight! Be on the lookout for one of our busse...
12/04/2021

ACVA will be in both the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Chrisymas parades tonight! Be on the lookout for one of our busses if you're watching! Happy Holidays!

ACVA will be in both the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Chrisymas parades tonight! Be on the lookout for one of our busses if you're watching! Happy Holidays!

Come see us this Sunday at Blue Pete's Christmas Craft Market! Grab some holiday cards and get your photo taken with the...
12/03/2021

Come see us this Sunday at Blue Pete's Christmas Craft Market! Grab some holiday cards and get your photo taken with the big guy himself!

Blue Pete's is located at 1400 N Muddy Creek Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. This event is from 10AM to 4PM. See ya there! #whatsyourability

Come see us this Sunday at Blue Pete's Christmas Craft Market! Grab some holiday cards and get your photo taken with the big guy himself!

Blue Pete's is located at 1400 N Muddy Creek Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. This event is from 10AM to 4PM. See ya there! #whatsyourability

Card of the Week!  Please share.  Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonig...
12/02/2021

Card of the Week! Please share. Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonight Show! Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
#jimmyfallonthankyounotes
#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

Card of the Week! Please share. Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonight Show! Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
#jimmyfallonthankyounotes
#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

Giving Tuesday was a beautiful success thanks to your generosity! From all of us at ACVA we say THANK YOU! #whatsyourabi...
12/01/2021

Giving Tuesday was a beautiful success thanks to your generosity! From all of us at ACVA we say THANK YOU! #whatsyourability #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday was a beautiful success thanks to your generosity! From all of us at ACVA we say THANK YOU! #whatsyourability #GivingTuesday

Last month the Ability Days crew made and delivered "random acts of kindness" baskets in VB. Today we spoke with one of ...
11/30/2021

Last month the Ability Days crew made and delivered "random acts of kindness" baskets in VB. Today we spoke with one of the EMT's who was moved by the act, and wanted to know how she could be involved with ACVA. Give love, give kindness, give time, give yourself, on Giving Tuesday and every day! #GivingTuesday #whatsyourability

Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity, and we are honored to be a part of this day of kindness and support. If yo...
11/30/2021

Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity, and we are honored to be a part of this day of kindness and support. If you are looking for a non-profit to support please consider ACVA and the individuals of all abilities we love so much right here in Hampton Roads. #GivingTuesday2021 #whatsyourability

Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity, and we are honored to be a part of this day of kindness and support. If you are looking for a non-profit to support please consider ACVA and the individuals of all abilities we love so much right here in Hampton Roads. #GivingTuesday2021 #whatsyourability

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at ACVA! May your hearts and plates be full!
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at ACVA! May your hearts and plates be full!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at ACVA! May your hearts and plates be full!

If you missed us at the craft show stop by Old Beach Tavern tonight. Cards, good eats and live music by The Embers!
11/21/2021

If you missed us at the craft show stop by Old Beach Tavern tonight. Cards, good eats and live music by The Embers!

If you missed us at the craft show stop by Old Beach Tavern tonight. Cards, good eats and live music by The Embers!

Chesapeake Holiday Craft Show Day 2.  Restocked & ready for you to come purchase your holiday greeting cards!  #puttingo...
11/21/2021

Chesapeake Holiday Craft Show Day 2. Restocked & ready for you to come purchase your holiday greeting cards! #puttingourabilitiestowork

Chesapeake Holiday Craft Show Day 2. Restocked & ready for you to come purchase your holiday greeting cards! #puttingourabilitiestowork

Ashley and Cary did an awesome job today putting their abilities to work!  It was a very successful day.  But don’t fret...
11/20/2021

Ashley and Cary did an awesome job today putting their abilities to work! It was a very successful day. But don’t fret if you missed us. We’ll be back tomorrow!

Ashley and Cary did an awesome job today putting their abilities to work! It was a very successful day. But don’t fret if you missed us. We’ll be back tomorrow!

Cary & Chessie at the Chesapeake Holiday Craft Show!  We’ll sell you as many greeting cards as you want!  #puttingourabi...
11/20/2021

Cary & Chessie at the Chesapeake Holiday Craft Show! We’ll sell you as many greeting cards as you want! #puttingourabilitiestowork. #chesapeakeconferencecenter #chesapeakeholidaycraftshow

Cary & Chessie at the Chesapeake Holiday Craft Show! We’ll sell you as many greeting cards as you want! #puttingourabilitiestowork. #chesapeakeconferencecenter #chesapeakeholidaycraftshow

Come by the Chesapeake Holiday Craft Show to purchase your one of a kind handmade greeting cards!  Booth #54 right in th...
11/20/2021

Come by the Chesapeake Holiday Craft Show to purchase your one of a kind handmade greeting cards! Booth #54 right in the middle of everything! We’re here from 10 to 5 today. #puttingourabilitiestowork

Card of the Week!  Please share.  Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonig...
11/18/2021

Card of the Week! Please share. Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonight Show! Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
#jimmyfallonthankyounotes
#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

Card of the Week! Please share. Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonight Show! Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
#jimmyfallonthankyounotes
#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

Visit Hickory Trading Company in Chesapeake for our greeting cards.  Visit their cafe for coffee or get one of the best ...
11/17/2021

Visit Hickory Trading Company in Chesapeake for our greeting cards. Visit their cafe for coffee or get one of the best paninis in town. Or contact us at abilitycenterva.org or (757) 497-7474 for other greeting card purchases. #puttingourABILITIEStowork

Visit Hickory Trading Company in Chesapeake for our greeting cards. Visit their cafe for coffee or get one of the best paninis in town. Or contact us at abilitycenterva.org or (757) 497-7474 for other greeting card purchases. #puttingourABILITIEStowork

We have received so much kindness from so many, so the Ability Days crew decided to spread some random acts of kindness ...
11/15/2021

We have received so much kindness from so many, so the Ability Days crew decided to spread some random acts of kindness today! We hope we brought some smiles to faces, we sure had fun! #whatsyourability

Card of the Week!  Please share.  Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonig...
11/11/2021

Card of the Week! Please share. Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonight Show! Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
#jimmyfallonthankyounotes
#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

Card of the Week! Please share. Help us get our cards showcased on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes segment on The Tonight Show! Contact us to purchase this card or to make other greeting card purchases: (757) 497-7474) or abilitycenterva.org

#abilitycenterofva
#puttingourABILITIEStowork
#whatsyourABILITY
#greetingcardsforsale
#handstampedgreetingcsrds
#handmadecardsforsale
#757nonprofit
#cardoftheweek
#makesomeonesmile
#differentabilities
#jimmyfallonthankyounotes
#jimmyfallontonightshow
#ellendegeneres

Photos from Ability Center of Virginia's post
11/11/2021

Photos from Ability Center of Virginia's post

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our un...
11/11/2021

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude.” - Harry S. Truman #VeteransDay

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude.” - Harry S. Truman #VeteransDay

11/10/2021
ArtWorks storefront grand opening today at 10:30!  Come check out our greeting cards for sale!  Meet the artists! #putti...
11/10/2021

ArtWorks storefront grand opening today at 10:30! Come check out our greeting cards for sale! Meet the artists! #puttingourabillitiestowork

Check ACVA in the news!  Thanks WAVY TV 10 for highlighting our abilities!  Ribbon cutting begins at 10:30 AM.  Hope to ...
11/10/2021
Crafting with a purpose: Adults with disabilities creating and selling holiday cards

Check ACVA in the news! Thanks WAVY TV 10 for highlighting our abilities! Ribbon cutting begins at 10:30 AM. Hope to see you there!
https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/virginia-beach/crafting-with-a-purpose-adults-with-disabilities-creating-and-selling-holiday-cards/

The folks at the Ability Center of Virginia hope you’ll give their handmade cards, created by very special artists, a shot this holiday season.

Tune in to Wavy News 10 tomorrow morning for the Ribbon Cutting ceremony and grand opening of the ArtWorks store! The ar...
11/09/2021

Tune in to Wavy News 10 tomorrow morning for the Ribbon Cutting ceremony and grand opening of the ArtWorks store! The artists have been working hard and are just so excited to share with you! Light refreshments, words from the VB Mayor & meet & greet the artists! See ya in the morning! #whatsyourability

Tune in to Wavy News 10 tomorrow morning for the Ribbon Cutting ceremony and grand opening of the ArtWorks store! The artists have been working hard and are just so excited to share with you! Light refreshments, words from the VB Mayor & meet & greet the artists! See ya in the morning! #whatsyourability

Come see the ArtWorks booth at the Chesapeake Holiday Craft show next weekend! If you'd like to help out we still need v...
11/08/2021

Come see the ArtWorks booth at the Chesapeake Holiday Craft show next weekend! If you'd like to help out we still need volunteers, and of course come by to stock up on your holiday cards! Event link is below, email [email protected] with any questions. See you next weekend!

Come see the ArtWorks booth at the Chesapeake Holiday Craft show next weekend! If you'd like to help out we still need volunteers, and of course come by to stock up on your holiday cards! Event link is below, email [email protected] with any questions. See you next weekend!

Address

5825 Arrowhead Dr, Ste 201
Virginia Beach, VA
23462

General information

Ability Center of Virginia is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization serving children and adults with disabilities. ACVA is a proud community partner with United Way of South Hampton Roads.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(757) 497-7474

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Thought some of your members might enjoy this, hope everyone is staying safe. https://www.facebook.com/arielle.clarkwilliams/videos/10223538096066977/
A HUGE thank you to everyone from the Ability Center for keeping spirits up and smiles on all of our faces. Cards, surprises, Zoom sessions with musical guests, BINGO games, art group and just the chance for everyone to see and hear their friends is so important now. Thank you for always being so wonderful and caring. ❤️
Wanted to share this photo from camp a few years ago. We will miss you, beautiful young Jessica!
Come join us for our annual event March 7, 2020
Hey, Ms. Anna, Ms. Michelle and the whole cast of people from the Ability Center of Virginia! Thanks for inviting me and Kaz to your Christmas Party at the Grand Affairs Catering tonight! We all had a great time! And what made it even more special was having both of us here including me, Stephen Neagle. I'm your old pal!
Hey, People from the Ability Center of Virginia! I’ve met Cary before I went to the Norfolk Tides Baseball Game for Eggleston’s Night at the Ballpark! He missed me on Card Making Wednesday and I’ve introduced him my new workmate friend, Lavelle Goodman from the Naval Station Galley today and we both worked really really hard and fast together and I’ve done excellent on my work performance!
Hello, People from the Ability Center of Virginia including Ms. Ashley Hall! I’ve enjoyed The Lion King Musical show, 2 days ago and it was great! I’ve been a lovely person! Me, my Mom and my Aunt Tammy have been the best audience ever!
The Official Virginia Beach Video! Hope you enjoy!!
Michelle you did an awesome job today! I am so proud of you. Ashley was great also!
Hey, Ability Center of Virginia! Ms. Tonya Bright Doebler texted me, “We did letter cards today. Missed you”.
Hey, Everyone from the Ability Center! Sorry, me and my Mom are missing all of you at the ACoVA’s 23rd Annual Gala, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” tonight because the tickets have been sold out! But I’ve got my new same work job back, Food Service at the Naval Station Galley at Naval Station Norfolk! Yesterday, I’ve washed the dishes and the good news is that the conveyor belt is fixed and the scullery smells like pool water! Mrs. May called my Mom and she said I did great!
Isaac, 8, is an outgoing, energetic, inquisitive, and funny child. He gets along well with his peers and enjoys chatting with adults. He enjoys singing, playing games with other children, and listening to music. Isaac was abandoned at 2 years old. He is diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. Isaac came to live in the orphanage in 2016 after spending many years in a cerebral palsy hospital in another province. He began attending school in the orphanage and working with a non-governmental organization (NGO). The attention and services he received there helped him immensely. Isaac has never had any surgeries for his cerebral palsy. He receives rehabilitation training four times per week. He walks very well with his walking aid and the NGO believes he will be able to move independently without a walker if he continues receiving these services. They also believe he has a good prognosis for independent living in adulthood. Isaac has good self-care skills. He can eat, drink, use the toilet, wash his face, and brush his teeth without assistance. He has both bowel and bladder control. Isaac loves to go to school and is described as intelligent and thoughtful. He has been learning English in school for the past year and is doing very well. He knows the alphabet, common phrases, feeling words, and more. He is working hard to learn to write in English. Isaac is able to communicate well and has good expressing ability. He likes to ask questions and discuss his ideas. Isaac is an adventurous child that enjoys new experiences. He asks about his friends who have been adopted and wonders when his family will come for him. He longs for adventure with a family of his own. Will your family be the one who will bring Isaac home? For more information, please contact Cradle of Hope Adoption Center at 301-587-4400. A $5,000 grant is available for Isaac’s adoption.