Transition Services

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Program Overview

91%
Participation Satisfaction
51%
Employed within 1 Year
29%
Enrolled in Post-Secondary Continuing Education
21%
Pursuing or Self-Employed

Our Transition Services help young adults acquire all the necessary skills, knowledge, and experiences to ensure a successful transition into adult life.  Our services are designed to help young adults discover answers to critical questions: Who am I?  What am I good at?  What do I like?  What do I need?  What are my challenges and resources?  How do I get from here to there?

Build your tomorrow, now!

Ability Beyond Transition services empower people with disabilities to build their careers and create brighter tomorrows.

  • Discovering their unique interests and strengths
  • Expanding their networks of support
  • Creating opportunities for experiential learning
  • Obtaining meaningful employment
  • Achieving their personal goals

 

Family Support

 

Our experienced team of educational consultants offers personalized assistance to families who are navigating the public education and social services systems as they strive to provide the best possible opportunities for their child.

 

 

Internship Opportunities

We support individuals in building critical and transferable employment and social skills in an industry specific setting. This short term career exploration program consists of internship rotations at a variety of host businesses, classroom instruction, and community business exploration, with the goal of securing employment for the intern after successful program completion.

 

 

Discovery Based Career Training

A therapeutic relational model of transition services designed to bring young adults to maximum independence in community living and employment.  While using our service, individuals will establish a solid practical and emotional foundation that will carry them through their adult lives.

 

The Ability Beyond program offers these young people a chance to realize their dreams and be self-sufficient. -DB

Student Vacation Programs

If your child would benefit from gaining work experience and developing social connections within the local community during their vacations from school, or if you need a supportive and structured routine for these weeks, this service will meet those needs!

Flexible to meet the school vacation schedule of your 16-21 year old with autism, autistic-like presentations, mental / behavioral health challenges, or developmental disabilities.

Transition Services FAQs


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Where do you offer Transition Services?
Our services are located in CT throughout Greater Hartford, New Haven Shoreline, and Fairfield County as well as in NY throughout Northern and Southern Westchester County and Putnam County.
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What is the timeframe for these services?
Our Transition Services are offered year round. We provide rolling admissions and flexible hours when individually appropriate.
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Why us?
Ability Beyond celebrates all successes! In addition to meaningful employment at places like Macy’s, Sharing Nature Landscaping, Big Y, and Maplewood Senior Living, we have helped individuals develop lasting connections, learn public transportation, use assistive technology, self-advocate, & more!

Have questions?

Contact us!
Michelle Ouimette
Phone: (203)948-2812
Email: michelle.ouimette@abilitybeyond.org

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MEET THE PEOPLE WE SERVE AND HEAR THEIR STORIES

Leon

“My favorite part of the job is helping patients with their care.”

It took 25-year-old Leon over a year of applications, resumes, and interviews but finally he found a job he loves.

Courtney

"I like helping and working with people"

Courtney is excited to cook for herself, invite friends over, and become an adult in the community.

Justin

"They help kids with getting a job and keeping a job.”

Our Transition Services have helped Justin learn how to search for jobs and interview successfully.