Employment Programs

Having a job and earning a paycheck is essential to independence and self-worth. Our employment programs have over 50-year track record of success in job training and placement has helped thousands of people to gain meaningful employment in their communities. And hundreds of businesses have prospered by hiring these highly trained and dedicated employees.

Who We Serve

Individuals 14+
Connecticut & New York
Individual Participating in an Employment Program

Our Employment Programs

Through our Employment Programs, we help the individuals we serve by:

  • Career Exploration
  • Resume Building
  • Job Search and Placement Assistance
  • Online Application Assistance
  • Interview Preparation
  • Assistance with Disclosure
  • Negotiating Reasonable Accommodations
  • Job Coaching and Training Supports
  • Ongoing, Long-term Job Counseling

Ticket to Work

Ability Beyond also assists individuals in reaching self-sufficiency through full-time work and going off of entitlements if that is their goal. As part of the Social Security Administration’s “Ticket to Work” Employment Network, we help people with disabilities achieve their individual employment goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do you get jobs for people? Do you have a job bank?
    Although Ability Beyond has many great ongoing relationships with employers, we are not a ‘job bank’. We work with each individual to pursue a job that is the right fit for them based on their goals and interests. We want to place people into the right position for him/her, not just any position that is available.
  • Who helps me to find my job? What are their skills?
    At Ability Beyond, our Employment Specialists are responsible for assisting individuals in their search for a new job or career. We take great pride in the professionalism and commitment of these individuals- at a minimum these are Bachelor Degree level staff and many have their Master’s. More importantly, many of them are Certified Employment Support Professionals and hold National Certificates in Employment Services.
  • Do I need funding?
    Yes! In order to qualify, you will need to obtain funding from at least one of the following: In Connecticut: • Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) • Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) • Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) • Department of Developmental Services (DDS) • BRS Employment Opportunities Program (EOP) • Private Pay • Ticket to Work • Various High Schools In New York: Adult Career and Continuing Ed Service (ACCES-VR) Various High Schools

Why Choose ability beyond

Ability Beyond is well known and respected as being an agency that strives to deliver the best possible services for those we support. We identify each individual’s strengths and work to find a strong match for both the individual and the employer. Our goal is for long-term success in a position. We are responsive to the individuals we support and work hard to assist everyone to explore, identify and then meet, their employment goals. Our professional level staff are well trained and motivated – helping to secure placements in a variety of industries in the community.