Our overarching goal at Ability Beyond is to empower those with disabilities to lead productive, healthy and happy lives.
In addition to our key program areas, our supplemental services ensure that nothing is overlooked and that individual’s needs are taken care of for the individuals we serve.
Who We Serve
As with everything we do, the goal of our Clinical Supports is to help Ability Beyond residents learn the life skills that make them a viable part of the community. This enriches their own lives, as well as improves the fabric of the communities in which they live.
Our Clinical Supports include individually tailored medical, psychological and rehabilitation programs. The scope of these services varies widely, as does the individual medical needs of the people we serve.
Here are some examples of the Clinical Supports we provide:
- 24-hour nursing care in an Ability Beyond residence for an individual with a severely limiting illness or disability
- Special dietary services
- Promoting self-expression, independence, and work skills through psychology and behavioral supports, speech, physical, and occupational therapies.
- Palliative care at the end of life
Our programs promote maximum health and self-reliance. They ensure full community-based access to needed medical and rehabilitative care for people who have historically been at very high risk and significantly under-served.
The Connecticut Transportation program at Ability Beyond helps our individuals get where they need to go – empowering them to be active participants in their communities.
Whether getting to school, medical appointments, employment programs, or community activities, our efficiently run transportation services make it happen. Our fleet of dedicated vehicles provides livery and transportation services to hundreds of individuals in Connecticut and New York.
Ability Beyond provides athletic programming to athletes and partners within the Special Olympics Connecticut Senior Program Age Range which is 18 years and older.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities; giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
People with cognitive disabilities deserve equal rights to access information and technology. Together, we can make that reality.
Technology impacts almost every area of our lives, and access can be vital to building independence and self-determination for the individuals we serve. At Ability Beyond, we are constantly researching the latest innovations in technology while working across the globe with leaders in the field. We also focus on using off-the-shelf and affordable technology, so it can be available to those who need it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a waiting list?
Each program accommodates different numbers of people. Please contact to find out if your program has a wait list.
Do I have to take part in another program to be eligible for supplemental services?
No, you do not. You can access our supplemental services individually
Is there someone I can speak to if I have questions?
Our Information & Referral department at (203) 826-307