We Believe

All Students Can Learn and Thrive


Let's Redesign Special Education Together

About us

The Ability Challenge partners with schools, districts, and networks to develop and support authentically inclusive school communities and teams that work together to meet the unique needs of all learners.


Our partnerships are transforming how students with disabilities are served in school.
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Students with Disabilities Impacted

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School, District, and Network Partnerships

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Administrators and Teachers Supported

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By 2045, 1 million more students with disabilities are on track to graduate, ready to thrive, and empowered to take on the world.
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ABC's Thrive Framework

ABC's approach to building authentically inclusive schools is based on our Thrive Framework -  describing the research-based core elements of a world-class special education program. Informed by feedback from over 1,000 educators and leaders from across the country, Thrive sets forth the knowledge, mindsets, and practices school leaders, educators, and student support staff need to transform how students with disabilities are served in school.

Help us empower 1 million students by 2045.

Your donation directly supports our work to create a brighter future for children with disabilities and diverse learning needs.