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Join Us for a Historic Announcement

Join us on September 23 for a live-streaming event where we will make a historic announcement about our bright future, featuring music from award-winning music group Building 429!

Learn About Our Name Change

Opening Doors to Inclusive Communities

Bethesda provides services and support to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find a sense of community and belonging.  From community-based homes and at-home life skills development, to job placement and coaching, to behavior support, community engagement and day programs, we help people live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Support for the Whole Person

We are proud to create and offer forward-thinking solutions to provide choices and opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

A Historic Step Forward

Learn all about our new name—AbleLight—and how we arrived at this truly historic moment in the latest edition of Bethesda Messenger.

Bethesda Thrift Online

Everything you love about thrifting, all from the comfort of home. Visit our new website to find your next unique gem, while supporting our mission of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.

Our Impact in 2019-2020

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Moving Our Mission Boldly Forward

During Fiscal Year 2019-2020, we continued to provide quality, caring support across all of our existing services, all while developing new and innovative ways to support, empower and create more inclusion for people in the future.

Latest from Our Blog

Three ways to promote positive behavior change

September 24, 2021 – At Bethesda, we believe strongly in the ability of Applied Behavior Analysis—and our skilled team of clinicians—to help people with disabilities learn new skills, increase their independence, and make strides toward achieving their full potential.

Stories of Inspiration

Steven wasn't supposed to survive. “The doctors said he wouldn’t live too long and there wasn’t much hope for his future,” his mother recalls. Now in his 50's, Steven is living a fuller life than anyone ever expected.

After Tristan’s family abandoned him, he found himself hopeless and utterly alone on the streets. Then Bethesda stepped in and gave Tristan a fresh start at life.

40 years, countless memories, Bethesda becomes part of the family. Meet Paul and Kalindi and see how Bethesda has impacted one family for multiple generations

Born at only 1.5 pounds, no one would have expected Mary to live. But she did and is exceeding everyone’s expectations – including her own. Meet Mary and be inspired.

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Promote Choice, Dignity & Inclusion

COVID-19 Updates

Learn how we are working diligently to keep the people we support and our staff safe and healthy. Parents and guardians are invited to virtual town hall meetings to ask questions and receive the latest information.

The Latest

Bethesda Cornerstone Village will open on Milwaukee’s west side, providing much-needed affordable housing that includes people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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