What is Action Based Enterprises?

Action Based Enterprises is a private non-profit 501 (c) 3 and incorporated within the State of Rhode Island, formed to develop economical, effective, community-situated, alternative programs. The school program is designed for individuals with substantive behavioral/social issues and limited educational, recreational, therapeutic, and vocational success. The community-based adult program is designed to help participants with developmental disabilities meet their individualized goals in the areas of health, safety, social interaction, and employment.

Action Based Enterprises employs a diverse combination of professional staff that includes certified special education teachers, a registered nurse, MSW social workers and highly experienced behavior specialists. This unique blend of line and support staff allows the operation of some very sophisticated and effective educational programs. These community and outcome-based programs are specifically designed to improve participants’ academic, vocational, and social skills and to assist them in developing appropriate behaviors and skills in the school, workplace and community.

Our program designs are the result of in-depth analysis in a target population and the development of comprehensive curricula and expansive support programs not typically offered in more traditional settings.

Action Based Enterprises always provides a more personalized option for participants who are not succeeding in their current settings or are ready to upgrade to a community site.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Action Based Enterprises is to enable participants to maximize their potential and become resourceful, well-educated, highly competent and productive individuals through the provision of creative and energetic program activities that are provided by certified, dedicated staff.

Program Beliefs

Our program is based on the premise that hard work and acceptance of personal responsibilities are key elements for a rewarding future. Success and failure are redefined because they are less important than making an effort to achieve independence and self-actualization.

Program Purpose

Our programs are designed to maximize the independence and productivity of participants and help them achieve successful community integration. For our school-aged students we accomplish this through the dynamic teaching of academic skills. Adults who participate in our community-based programs improve vocational and life skills with individualized support plans, customized to meet each individuals’ unique goals. For all participants, we strive to increase their chances for future employment and a productive social and family life.