Supplemental Services

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Program Overview

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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.

Clinical Supports

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.

Service Coordination

Sometimes individuals need help accessing the services and supports necessary to meet their needs and life goals. Ability Beyond is here to help! Our qualified Service Coordinators use a person-centered approach to develop, implement and maintain an Individualized Service Plan(ISP)that fulfills the unique needs of each person.
Families who come to us for service coordination often choose to receive other services from us as well. In addition to our main programs areas, some of the other services we offer are:

  • Self-advocacy
  • Transition planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Housing modification
  • Travel & leisure planning

The goal of our Service Coordination assistance is to afford every individual a greater sense of independence and integration in their community.

Transportation Services

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.

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Ability Beyond is committed to providing non-discriminatory service to ensure that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in the receipt of their services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”). Ability Beyond has an established process in place to deal with complaints of discrimination. For more information about Ability Beyond’s obligations under Title VI, or if you feel you have been discriminated against please contact Bridget Kopet at 203-775-4700 or Complaints may also be submitted to

Special Olympics

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.

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Supplemental Services FAQs

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) 826-3072 or send an email to

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