Family Update for May 12th & Important Links

Join our weekly Tuesday family update May 12th at 7 PM for the latest developments and the next phase of our COVID-19 response plan. New this week, we ask families to help us honor our brave and caring staff!
To join live by computer or view the recording after the call:
  1. Click here to open our web sharing Click this Link for Webcast
  2. It will bring you to a page that says “Watch the live event in Microsoft Teams.” Choose the “Watch it on the web instead” option.
  3. The next page will say, “Welcome to the live event!” There is no need to sign in – you may choose the “join anonymously” option.
To join by phone:
  1. Dial 1-860-785-9442
  2. Enter Conference ID: 254 845 674 #

Help Us Recognize Our Brave Caregivers

Families are invited to recognize our Ability Beyond SUPER HEROES and show your appreciation for their dedication during these extraordinary days of COVID-19. Kindness, innovation and heroism are all in their day’s work as they care for your loved ones and keep those in their homes safe, healthy and happily engaged in activities and virtual day programs.
Over the last six weeks, many of you have shared your lovely thoughts with us about Ability Beyond staff members. We ask you to help us send a special message to our entire team by adding a personal note of gratitude on our KUDOS message board. If you click on the greeting card link below and click “add to board” you can leave your personal message, and remind staff just how essential they are to our community!  Click here to share your message:

Your Advocacy and Support is Needed!

Thank you to those who answered the call for advocacy and wrote to your legislators. The petition below organized by one of our professional associations requests federal help for State and local governments – this one is for New York and already has approximately 7,000 signatures. Organizers are looking to get to 10,000 signatures before sharing with Governor Cuomo. Please take a moment to click the following link, sign and to forward to your friends and family members.  Click here to sign the petition:
Finally, many have generously provided meals for our team working around the clock at our Leir Recovery Hub. If you have provided a meal already, our staff thanks you! If you would like to donate a home-cooked meal or through a restaurant offering contact-free pick up or delivery, please visit our meal train here at
As always, email with any questions or concern, and thank you in advance for your support! Our entire team is focused on keeping your loved one safe and healthy!
Dear Friends and Families of Ability Beyond, We are all living through a time we never could have anticipated. For Ability Beyond, managing the complexities of providing daily services during COVID-19, implementing extensive precaution procedures, safely taking care of individuals in our residential programs, creatively providing virtual Day program activities…
Due to technical difficulties during our May 12th family update, some were unable to view our webcast. If you were unable to view the presentation, click on the heading above to open a new window, and then on this file name to view: COVID-19 Family Update 5-12-20