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Gina’s Story

November 2, 2017
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Do you remember earning your first paycheck? Beyond the money, that paycheck was a symbol: of independence, purpose, hard work and the value of your time. Supporters of Ability Beyond in 2017 have made that milestone possible for hundreds of people with disabilities. In 2018, we can do it again. Please consider supporting our mission… Continue Reading Gina’s Story


Ability Beyond has received a $10,000 grant investment from The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, to support a first-of-its-kind, peer-to-peer technology program called the TIP Squad that empowers people with disabilities through mainstream technology, The removing barriers to independence in everyday self-care and community inclusion. With grant funding, Ability Beyond will host community workshops in… Continue Reading Ability Beyond Receives Technology Grant

The Autumn Breakfast held by Ability Beyond on Nov. 15 at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury raised $50,000 to support the nonprofit’s mental health services. The funds will help men and women with mental illness find a job and their own home to become part of the community. Honored at the event were Charles Herrick and Marie Sturdevant. Herrick… Continue Reading Breakfast raises $50K for mental health services

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has awarded $15,000 in grant funding to Ability Beyond, a nonprofit health and human service agency, to close the unemployment gap among local young adults with disabilities who remain jobless three-to-five years after high school graduation. “We are deeply grateful for the strategic generosity of the Community Foundation… Continue Reading Community Foundation for Greater New Haven supports job training programs


The Hearst Foundations have granted Ability Beyond $75,000 to empower special education students during the transition from high school to employment, helping them achieve independent adult lives and competitive employment within communities of their choice. The funding will support unemployment intervention programs for recent high school graduates; educational workshops and resources for families; and hands-on… Continue Reading The Hearst Foundations grant to empower young adults with disabilities after high school graduation


Families Rock

September 28, 2017

Families Rock will be held on Saturday, November 18th from 7-11pm at Two Steps Downtown Grille in Danbury, CT. Two Steps is generously donating 15% of all food and beverage sales during the 4-hour event to Ability Beyond. Admission is free, there will be raffles and there will be live music from local bands. Click… Continue Reading Families Rock