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Ability Beyond Disability

Last Updated: 11/11/2014 12:03:12 PM


Ability Beyond Disability


4 Berkshire Blvd

Bethel, CT 06801-

Primary Phone

(203) 775-4700

Primary Fax

(203) 775-8308


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CEO/Executive Director

Mr. Thomas H. Fanning

Board Chair

Mr. Paul Hamilton

Board Chair Company Affiliation

Pepsi Bottling Group

Board Members


Year of Incorporation


Former Names

The Danbury Association For the Help of Retarded Children, Inc. (1960)

The Danbury Association to Advance the Retarded, Inc. (1962)

Danbury Association to Advance the Handicapped and Retarded (DATAHR), Inc. (1969)

DATAHR, Inc. (1977)

DATAHR Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. (1989)

Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years


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“Our mission is in our name … at Ability Beyond, we discover, build and celebrate the ability in all people.”  

Ability Beyond is a health and human services provider and 501(c) 3 organization headquartered in Bethel, Conn., and Mt. Kisco, NY. The agency provides innovative and quality services for people with complex disabilities and multiple diagnoses who desire to live as part of their community.  Economic and social independence, community integration and social justice for people living with complex disabilities and multiple diagnoses are the agencies focus. Our multifaceted services uphold this mission and reflect our belief that people living with differing abilities deserve dignity, independence and hope. Four values critical to Ability Beyond are individual choice, customer satisfaction, person-centered planning and economic empowerment.

Ability Beyond serves more than 2,500 people that reside in Fairfield, Litchfield, New Haven and Hartford counties in Connecticut and Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Westchester counties in New York. The majority of the people served are youth and adults with moderate to significant disabilities including, but not limited to:

·        Intellectual disabilities

·        Neurological disabilities

·        Autism Spectrum Disorders

·        Acquired brain injuries

·        Mental illness

·        Sensory impairments

·        Down syndrome and/or

·        Visual and hearing impairments.

Ability Beyond "Vision for the Future” includes creating a model service delivery system that will provide a network of resources in Western Connecticut and the Hudson Valley, NY, that is effective, cost-efficient and responsive to the diverse needs of people with disabilities. During 2010 the agency provided services to 1,425 people. By the end of 2015, Ability Beyond strives to meet the needs of twice as many people.  

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