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About Ability First

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Ryan Sherman

Owner, Ability First

Thanks for stopping by to learn more about our team and services. Since 2004 Ability First has been a leader in adult disability care for the state of New Mexico. We offer a wide range of services with an ever growing initiative to be the top provider in the industry for paving the way in adult care.

The rapid growth and success of Ability First is and always will be derived from our dedication to employee satisfaction as we know happy employees translate into happy clients!

It's a Team Effort

The care and welfare of a person with developmental disabilities requires the collaboration and cooperation of all parties involved.


Ability First is committed to working with case managers, managers, guardians, families and all interdisciplinary team members to properly advocate for and support each individual we serve.

Our Core Values

The success of our organization is dependent on adherence to these core values; integrity, faithful service, teamwork, accountability, and taking the extra time to “get it right”.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to add value and stability to the lives of people in New Mexico with developmental disabilities and to faithfully support the people who care for them.


CARF Accredited 

CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.

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