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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


Gina’s Story

November 2, 2017

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


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

After Hours Recreation

September 20, 2017
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After Hours Recreation Program When:  Tuesdays (CT) Thursdays (NY) Next session CT:  Tuesday, February 27th – Tuesday, April 3rd (each Tuesday for 6 weeks) Next session NY: Thursday, March 1st – Thursday, April 5th Where:  Ability Beyond Leir building (CT), Chappaqua Building (NY) Cost:  $270.00 – Transportation is included. (Additional fee for 1:1 staff support)… Continue Reading After Hours Recreation

Family Meeting

July 6, 2017

Ability Beyond Family Meeting When: Monday, July 24th in Bethel and Monday August 7th in Chappaqua Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.     AGENDA Welcome & Introductions State Budget Trends/Update – Jane Davis, President & CEO Organizational Update FY 18 – Jane Davis, President & CEO Family Engagement- Upcoming events Families Rock Event Family Picnic Family Committees-… Continue Reading Family Meeting