Events

 

 

Jul
31
Fri
Southwest Cafe Margarita VIRTUAL 5K @ Southwest Cafe
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day
Southwest Cafe Margarita VIRTUAL 5K @ Southwest Cafe

This year, the Southwest Cafe Margarita 5k goes VIRTUAL!

Barbara Nevins and Southwest Cafe present the 14th annual Southwest Cafe Margarita 5k to benefit Ability Beyond. For 2020, the race will be held virutally due to safety issues with gathering in large crowds. Will you still get a margarita? READ ON!…

The Southwest Cafe Margarita 5K continues to support Ability Beyond, an organization dedicated to empowering every person, no matter their ability, to live, work and thrive as members of their community. The non-profit currently runs two residential programs in Ridgefield; Sunrise Cottage and Ritch Drive. Click on the “donation” button to find out more about Ability Beyond.

What is a Virtual Race?

In a virtual race, YOU get to decide when and where you get to run, during a specific window of time. For this race, you can run your 5k anytime between July 31 at 12:00 AM – August 2 at 11:59 PM. You can run anywhere that’s safe, including a treadmill.
(By the way, we greatly discourage running the in-person course as there will be no traffic control or police to guide traffic.)

You’ll receive all the usual swag: A tech T-shirt* and a race bib. Your race bib then becomes your coupon for your margarita!**
*You’ll receive a $5 discount if you decline a race shirt.

**Your race bib will be good for one free margarita with the purchase of a dinner (take-out ONLY) at Southwest Cafe, expires 10/31/20. Separate, ‘non-coupon’ bibs will be available for underage runners. One coupon per person per visit and bib must be presented. Coupon is good one time only.

Additional information will be in the RACE GUIDE, emailed to you upon registration and found here.

You will be asked to upload your 5k time to our results page after your run.

This will be the honor system, so we are not offering OA or AG prizes this year. However, all runners that upload their times will be entered into raffles for gift cards to Southwest Cafe and Ridgefield Running Company! (Raffles drawn and winners notified on Monday, August 3rd.)

If you registered and you didn’t see an email confirmation, check your spam folders first for “runsignup” or “margarita.” Then, if you still need to confirm, click on the pull-down menu in the upper right corner and select “my races.” Login to your runsignup account, and you’ll see the race(s) that you are signed up for.

Sep
14
Mon
Ability Beyond 2020 Golf & Tennis Tournament @ Ridgewood Country Club
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Ability Beyond is pleased to invite you to participate in our 2020 Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament being held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at The Ridgewood Country Club, Danbury, CT.

*This event is in accordance with all Connecticut State COVID-19 guidelines.

Tickets available at: https://event.gives/abgolf20

Schedule of the Day:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s tournament will feature a Tee Time start for each foursome.

Tee Times will be assigned between 9am-2pm

Tennis Tournament & Skills Contest will begin at 2pm

 

Golf Ticket Prices Include ($1,400 Foursome & $350 Individual):

Food, Green Fees and Cart Rental or Tennis Entry, Gift Package and Silent Auction and Contest Prizes for: 3 Team Gross & Net, Closest-to-the-Pin and Longest Drive (male and female), Putting Contest and Hole in One.

2 players per cart

1 designated driver

Masks required while driving in the cart and walking in common areas where social distancing is not possible

 

Tennis Ticket Prices Include ($175 Per Player):

Food, Tournament, Skills Contest, Silent Auction, Gift Package and Prizes

Tennis balls and towel will be provided for each player

 

COVID-19 Guidelines:

Ridgewood Country Club is following CT State CSGA Guidelines for Golf and USTA Guidelines for Tennis

Read more here:

Tennis Guidelines

Golf Guidelines

 

 

Sep
15
Tue
Virtual Job Fair @ Zoom
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Heroes Work Here.

We’re hiring more heroes to work at Ability Beyond.

Do you want to have a positive impact on lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities?

Join us for our virtual career fair, on Tuesday, September 15th, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We are hosting Zoom interviews for direct care positions for all locations, in our NY & CT programs.

  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Per-Diem

Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8532399515

If you’re unable to join us via Zoom, please apply online at www.abilitybeyond.org/join-our-team

Application for Connecticut positions

Application for New York positions

Nov
4
Wed
Virtual Job Fair @ Zoom
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Virtual Job Fair @ Zoom

Heroes Work Here.

We’re hiring more heroes to work at Ability Beyond.

Do you want to have a positive impact on lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities?

Join us for our virtual career fair, on Wednesday, November 4th, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We are hosting Zoom interviews for direct care positions for all locations, in our NY & CT programs.

  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Per-Diem

Register ahead by emailing jobs@abilitybeyond.org.  Walk-in’s also welcome.

Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89379440759

If you’re unable to join us via Zoom, please apply online at www.abilitybeyond.org/join-our-team

Application for Connecticut positions

Application for New York positions

Dec
2
Wed
Virtual Job Fair
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Virtual Job Fair

Heroes Work Here.

We’re hiring more heroes to work at Ability Beyond.

Do you want to have a positive impact on lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities?

Join us for our virtual career fair, on Wednesday, December 2nd, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We are hosting Zoom interviews for direct care positions for all locations, in our NY & CT programs.

  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Per-Diem

Register ahead by emailing jobs@abilitybeyond.org.  Walk-in’s also welcome.

Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89379440759

If you’re unable to join us via Zoom, please apply online at www.abilitybeyond.org/join-our-team

Application for Connecticut positions

Application for New York positions

 

Virtual Open House December 2, 2020
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Virtual Open House December 2, 2020

Please join us for our Virtual Open House, where you will learn about our Connecticut and New York Day and Work programs.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

12:30 PM

Please email Louise.Vincennie@abilitybeyond.org or call 203-826-3095 for more information and to register.

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Jan
13
Wed
Virtual Job Fair – January 13th
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Virtual Job Fair - January 13th

Heroes Work Here.

We’re hiring more heroes to work at Ability Beyond.

Do you want to have a positive impact on lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities?

Join us for our virtual career fair, on Wednesday, January 13th, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We are hosting Zoom interviews for direct care positions for all locations, in our NY & CT programs.

  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Per-Diem

Register ahead by emailing jobs@abilitybeyond.org.  Walk-in’s also welcome.

Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89379440759

If you’re unable to join us via Zoom, please apply online at www.abilitybeyond.org/join-our-team

Application for Connecticut positions

Application for New York positions

 

 

Feb
23
Tue
Virtual Job Fair – February 23
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Virtual Job Fair - February 23

Heroes Work Here.

We’re hiring more heroes to work at Ability Beyond.

Do you want to have a positive impact on lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities?

Join us for our virtual career fair, on Tuesday, February 23rd, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We are hosting Zoom interviews for direct care positions for all locations, in our NY & CT programs.

  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Per-Diem

Register ahead by emailing jobs@abilitybeyond.org.  Walk-in’s also welcome.

Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89379440759

If you’re unable to join us via Zoom, please apply online at www.abilitybeyond.org/join-our-team

Application for Connecticut positions

Application for New York positions

 

 

Apr
24
Sat
2021 Gala and Beyond @ Amber Room and/or Your Home
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2021 Gala and Beyond @ Amber Room and/or Your Home

Gala and Beyond – Party with a Purpose

 

**UPDATE**
The last day to purchase dinners and party boxes is Monday, April 19th.  But you can still register to join us virtually at no cost up until showtime.

Please register to join us virtually on Saturday, April 24, 2021 and Party with a Purpose at our Gala and Beyond.  Be one of the hundreds of guests who will be partying from home. There is no cost to participate.

Just register for free using this link, and you’ll have access to our broadcast and the silent auction, as well as the ability to make a donation.

Each device (computer, phone, laptop, tablet) will need to register. Pre-show LIVE from the Amber Room, featuring Christine O’Leary, begins at 7:00 PM.  The program will be 7:30 – 8:30 PM.

** Now more than ever we need your Support! **

Your support provides critical funds for the 3,000+ people we serve.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Please join us on Saturday, April 24, 2021 and Party with a Purpose at our Gala and Beyond.  Be part of our limited, socially-distanced in-person seating at The Amber Room in Danbury, and or join hundreds more guests who will be partying from home, with a specially-boxed dinner to go, and live steaming event.

** Now more than ever we need your Support! **

Your support provides critical funds for the 3,000+ people we serve.

What would they do without a loving, supportive Ability Beyond home or our employment, day and clinical programs and support services?

YOUR generosity to Ability Beyond is THEIR future.

Here are examples of how your donation can help:

$2,500 ……. Support and recovery services for those struggling with addiction and mental health disorders.

$1,000…….. Transportation to work and volunteer activities for people with developmental disabilities.

$500……….. Access to assistive technology for people with cerebral palsy.

$250 ……….. Music therapy classes for youth adults with autism.

$100………… A birthday celebration for a resident.

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available. Please contact  Tracy Conte for more information.

CLICK HERE FOR IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL TICKET PACKAGES

May
4
Tue
Virtual Job Fair – May 4th
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Virtual Job Fair - May 4th

Heroes Work Here.

We’re hiring more heroes to work at Ability Beyond.

Do you want to have a positive impact on lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities?

Join us for our virtual career fair, on Tuesday, May 4th, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We are hosting Zoom interviews for direct care positions for all locations, in our NY & CT programs.

  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Per-Diem

Register ahead by emailing jobs@abilitybeyond.org.  Walk-in’s also welcome.

Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89379440759

If you’re unable to join us via Zoom, please apply online at www.abilitybeyond.org/join-our-team

Application for Connecticut positions (link coming soon)

Application for New York positions (link coming soon)