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June Impact Newsletter

Enjoying the Great Outdoors at Rocking Horse Ranch At Ability Beyond, we strive to offer supports that build life skills and foster connections for the individuals we serve across the age spectrum. We believe rewarding community experiences encourage social readiness and nurture self-expression, independence and confidence. Thanks to the generous […]

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Celebrating Decades of Service with Ability Beyond

Dozens of employees, some of which have called Ability Beyond home for more than 35 years, were celebrated for their longevity of service to the organization during the annual Years of Service event held at the Amber Room in Danbury. “It’s both humbling and inspiring to be surrounded by people […]

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Employees Graduate from Pathways Training Program

After  six months of training, a dozen employees took a significant step forward recently in their careers as Direct Support Professionals with Ability Beyond. The employees graduated from our nationally recognized Pathways to Excellence program, one of the many training opportunities offered by Ability Beyond. This tremendously successful program provides […]

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Overcoming Barriers to Employment

Julie Sowash, Executive Director of our Disability Solutions division, recently discussed in a podcast – Scott in the System –  how they help break down barriers to employment for people with disabilities with major corporations. Businesses that have worked with DS include Pepsico, Sychronogy, Oracle, Honewell, and more. “Its about […]

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In 70 years, Ability Beyond grows from humble origins

By Kaitlin Lyle April 1, 2023  Ability Beyond started in 1953 with a small group of families with children with disabilities who “just wanted a better life for their kids,” said Jane Davis, chief executive officer of Ability Beyond. “At the time, things like equal education opportunity and special education […]

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Ability Beyond To Celebrate 70 Years of Service During Gala & Beyond

Annual “Gala & Beyond” Will Honor Decades of Past Honorees  Honorees representing decades of community service will join Ability Beyond during the Gala & Beyond Platinum Jubilee next month to celebrate the organization’s 70th anniversary.   “Ability Beyond started with a group of parents in Danbury who wanted a better life […]

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Disabled Workforce Expands Thanks Job Boom

As employers continue their frenzied hiring and inflation stays high, people with disabilities are increasingly at work across the country. NBC News recently featured Ability Beyond as they dug into the increased employment among those with disabilities. Carrie O’Connell, director of Ability Beyond’s programs and services, said businesses are eagerly […]

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Ability Beyond Featured for Innovation in Fundraising

In a recent conversation among CCS Fundraising’s Human Services Sector Team, we discussed nonprofit clients tackling industry-wide challenges through innovative solutions and best-practice fundraising. Our recent client, Ability Beyond, a human service organization that provides programs and services for adults with disabilities, was mentioned several times for its forward-thinking approaches and […]

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Local Agencies Help Adults with Disabilities Succeed

As part of a recent feature on services that are available to adults with disabilities in the region, 068 Magazine highlighted many of our successful programs, including job training, residential services and supports and employment services. Children with intellectual or developmental disabilities receive services through their local schools but many […]

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