At Empowering Ability, we’re about creating equal opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

It is our mission to help you help your loved ones enjoy life to its fullest, EVERY DAY.

Our mission begins with the belief that people with IDDs are capable, and it continues with our ability to hold this belief for them in their home, school and working lives.


To compassionately support our sons and daughters, siblings and friends with intellectual or developmental disabilities by empowering them with the inspiration, education and clarity to realize lasting connection, contribution and capability.


I am a family coach, independent facilitator, and brother to Sarah, who has a developmental disability. My ‘soul’ purpose is to empower people with developmental disabilities and their families to live awesome, meaningful and yet ordinary lives.

My work at the Empowering Ability Academy is strategically designed to help people with developmental disabilities build valued societal roles by becoming contributing family members, through gainful employment, and in getting a home of their own.

Sarah (my sister) woke me up to the injustices that happen to people with developmental disabilities. It took Sarah yelling at me and my family for me to finally realize that her voice wasn't being heard, and that she wanted control over her life. From this point on in 2015, I started listening carefully, and supporting Sarah to live the life she wanted - including her own home, her own friends, and exploring her interests.

Realizing that my family situation isn't unique, and many families are experiencing these same challenges - I'm here to help other families make these awesome life transformations - just like Sarah did.


Eric’s patient and positive guidance and skillful strategies were extremely helpful.
     – Mother, who has a daughter with a developmental disability

Eric helped me in many ways to transform my life into something I find more enjoyable, purposeful and challenging.
    – Individual with a disability

Eric initiated my internal power and showed me one more time how I was successful in the past and how can I be even more successful in the future.
– Father, who has a son with a developmental disability

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