On Wednesday, October 16, at 10 a.m., Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Ability Beyond's CEO/President Thomas Fanning, as well as Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, Bethel First Selectman Matthew Knickerbocker, Western Connecticut State University president James Schmotter, and along with more than 100 participating students will be kicking-off "DISABILITY MENTORING DAY" at Western Connecticut State University, Midtown Campus's Student Union Center.
The ceremony marks the start of a three-day event that provides the students with hands-on mentoring opportunities at more than 35 local businesses, nonprofit groups and government organizations in Western Connecticut.
Among the businesses that will open their doors to students during Disability Mentoring Day will be: A&A Mobil; Advanced Auto; Advanced Auto Repair; Bethel Police Department; Bethel Post Office; Chuck's Steakhouse; Coldstone Creamery; Costco; Danbury Police Department; The Dollar Tree; Durkin Awnings; Famous Pizza; Halas Farm; Hilton Garden Inn; Home Depot; I-95; Molten Java; The Danbury News-Times; Olive Garden; Pegasus; Plumtrees Vet Hospital; Pooch Paradise; Sodexho; Starbucks; Stony Hill Fire Department; Stop & Shop: New Fairfield; Target; Toys R Us; Ultimate Auto; Village Pizza; Wal-Mart; Western Connecticut State University; Women's Center of Greater Danbury; and Walgreens.
For more information, please contact, Colleen Roche for Ability Beyond, 646-229-8471.
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For more than 60 years, Ability Beyond has helped people with disabilities achieve their dreams and lead rewarding lives through specialized employment training, career counseling, job placement services, cognitive and life skills instruction, clinical and therapeutic support, recreational activities and supportive housing. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, headquartered in Bethel, Connecticut and Mount Kisco, New York, serves more than 2,300 individuals every year in communities throughoutConnecticut and New York's Hudson Valley. Expert in disabilty employment issues, Abity Beyond also provides consulting services to businesses and major corporations, helping them create welcoming, diverse work environments for people of all abilites. For more information about Ability Beyond Disability go to www.abilitybeyond.org.