Many people throughout the years have helped move the AbilityOne® Program forward. Thanks to their personal dedication and focused efforts, we are able to celebrate 77 years of access to employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities.Star

Important Growth

2012

Col. Scott Svabek

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Go For It

2010

Leslie Carroll

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No One Left Behind

2010

Thomas Swanston

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Pilot Program to New Line of Business

2009

Carol Lowman, Ph.D.

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Highly Respected Researcher and Leader

2008

Dr. Janet Szylk

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A Career of Firsts

2003

James Omvig

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Longtime Supporter of the AbilityOne Program

2001

Donna Hutchens

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A True Human Resource

1999

Kathy Gallagher

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Outstanding Commitment Led to Outstanding Growth

1997

Beverly Milkman

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One Goal

1990

Sharon Giovinazzo

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Working at Every Level

1986

Evelyne Villines

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Rising Through the Ranks

1983

Dennis Steiner

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Adapting Technology

1980

Joseph Roeder

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Transformational Leader

1980

Gidget Hopf

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Long-Term Leadership Impacts Thousands

1973

David Henninger

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A Good Idea Expanded

1971

Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act

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Includes People with Severe Disabilities

1971

Senator Jacob Javits

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Starting with Strong Leadership

1938

Chester C. Kleber

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Building Organizations

1938

MC Migel

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Courtesy of the American Foundation for the Blind, www.afb.org.

The Original Act, Signed by FDR

1938

Wagner O'Day Act

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First Chairman of the Committee

1930

Admiral CJ Peoples

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