Day Program participants photographed here are just one example of the impact we make in communities across Connecticut and New York.

Community Impact

We are committed to making a lasting impact for individuals and families in the communities we serve.

Founded more than 70 years ago, Ability Beyond impacts the lives of more than 3,000 people with disabilities in communities across Connecticut and New York. Our Mission is to discover, build and celebrate the ability in all people.

We provide a variety of  community-bases services that impact every facet of someone’s life, from Day Programs, Group Homes and Supported Independent Living, Employment Training, Transition Services for young adults, Special Olympics, and so much more! And we are at the forefront of innovation and best practices that are recognized and modeled on state and national levels.

Learn more about the programs and services we offer today.

Programs and Services



Thriving in community living, independent living and supported living residences.



Engaged in opportunities to socialize, volunteer and learn new skills through our day programs.



Receive individualized job training, placement and supports that foster independence through work.



Have found employment over the past decade through our regional employment programs and nationally through Disability Solutions - our consulting arm that helps corporations hire talent from the disability community.

  • Stories of Impact

    Ability Beyond really helps you with all of life”

    Since 1968, young people with disabilities have come to Ability Beyond for employment support as they transition from high school into the working world. One of them is Rahdel, who wanted to be a chef when he grew up.

  • Stories of Impact

    I’m gonna get my life back”

    As a mother and self-proclaimed workaholic, Ability Beyond client Cheree cherishes her independence. So it upended Cheree’s life when complications from gastric bypass surgery caused her to experience memory loss, physical disability, and depression.

  • Stories of Ability

    OK, maybe I can do this thing called life”

    when Chayla was an adolescent struggling with mental health challenges, she didn’t have a dream job. She is now is now the owner of two small businesses, with ambitions to enter the field of child psychology