New Ability Beyond Disability Home Opens in Georgetown

Ability Beyond Disability is pleased to announce the opening of their newest program in Georgetown, Connecticut.

Ability Beyond Disability is pleased to announce the opening of their newest program in Georgetown, Connecticut. The house, called “Honeyvale Cottage” is now home for three young men on the autism spectrum.

This arrangement presents a unique opportunity for Ability Beyond Disability to support a residential program that is driven by family dreams and desires. Each of the families shares a vision for their loved one to thrive within a supportive environment that is designed to meet their specialized needs.

The home was purchased and renovated by a Georgetown family whose son is in the program. The Lombardi family took the lead in making the home suitable for individuals with autism and chose Ability Beyond Disability to provide support in the home and will continue to serve as landlords for the property.

“We are so grateful to the Lombardi family for all their hard work, and for choosing Ability Beyond Disability to provide these critical supports,” said Tanya Medve, Assistant Program Director. “We intend to utilize this opportunity to develop a model that can be replicated to meet the needs of a growing number of individuals on the autism spectrum who will be seeking residential services in the future,” she said.

The program is designed to be very community based and it will support the active lifestyle of these young adults. Georgetown is the perfect location, with lots of community activities for them to get involved in.

Together, the Lombardi family and Ability Beyond Disability would like to thank the Georgetown community for being so welcoming of the new program. A very special thanks to Bill North of Redding who volunteered many hours on this project. His hard work and advice made a tremendous difference in the renovations of the home.

As Ability Beyond Disability continues to grow and serve more people, they are committed to providing the highest quality of services that meet the unique needs of each individual.

Ability Beyond Disability is a 501{c} (3) organization headquartered in Bethel, Conn. and Mount Kisco, N.Y. It provides a wide range of services for over 2,000 people with a disability that inhibits their activities of daily living -- including numerous residential alternatives, employment training, career counseling, job placement services, cognitive and life skills instruction, clinical and therapeutic support, and volunteer and recreational activities. Today, its services extend far beyond the Danbury community into much of Connecticut and the Hudson Valley, New York. For more information about Ability Beyond Disability go to www.abilitybeyonddisability.org.

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