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About Us

Ability Matters was created in collaboration with parents who believe their children should have the support and guidance they need to live, work and participate fully in their community now and in the future.  

Our CEO, Kristyn Butler, PhD, received her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from The Ohio State University. She has spent her career serving special needs students and their families in Central Ohio school districts and in the private sector, both at Oakstone and as Special Education Director for Dublin City Schools.

The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology recognized Dr. Butler with its Career Achievement Award in 2020 for her distinguished career in serving individuals with disabilities. 

Ability Matters now has over 300 highly trained staff members serving consumers and their families in education, housing, day services and intervention.

Our Priorities

Provide day, evening and weekend activities

Create community immersion, social and recreational activities

Support the family unit by promoting activities to focus on health and wellness

Develop life skills such as community-based reading and financial skills

Continue family religious and spiritual connections

Give back to our community by supported volunteer opportunities while learning daily living skills and vocational skills


Care, support, encouragement, love....for individuals with a wide range of behavioral and social challenges

Supported Community Living services for individuals living outside the family home

Premier quality care regardless of waiver or funding source

Impacting the World Together!

Our Staff/ Services Include:

Applied Behavior Specialists

Behavior Technicians

Licensed Teachers

Registered Nurses

Massage Therapist



Our Core Values:

Attitude of Gratitude

Positive Attitude and Positive Energy



Outstanding Work Ethic


Our Vision:

Shaping the future by providing the highest quality of care of individuals with disabilities and to be recognized as the premier partner.  

Ability Matters Core Values

What We Offer

Day Services

Career Planning

Independent Supported Living