ABLE Program

The Huntington University ABLE (Achieving Balance in Life through Education) program is designed to support students with intellectual disabilities in having a college campus experience.

HU's ABLE program has been successfully assisting students with intellectual disabilities since 2014. Starting in the fall of 2023, the program is an approved comprehensive transition and postsecondary (CTP) program, meaning that HU’s ABLE students are now eligible for federal student aid. Additionally, the HU ABLE program offers a residential experience for students.

What ABLE Provides?

The ABLE program provides individuals with intellectual disabilities ages 18-24 with the opportunity

to be part of a university campus. Students, both independently and with support from peers, attend/audit classes, work on campus, take supportive classes in understanding finances, social skill needs and independent living, and participate in extracurricular activities.

The program not only supports the students with disabilities, but provides an equally important opportunity for all typical students, faculty, and staff to more fully understand the potential of individuals with disabilities.

If you have questions about the ABLE Program, please contact Makayla James at or by calling (260) 359-4106.

Help Support Our Mission

The ABLE program is dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disabilities.