Our Vision for the Future
"I am excited and energized about the launch of Our Vision for the Future. For the past decade we have seen significant growth and change in our organization. In fact, one of our guiding principles is that we will continuously evolve to be successful in a changing world. I think that is the primary reason for our success. Our role and our promise to people with disabilities is to be a resource for changing lives. And the next generation begins with the plan we are calling Our Vision for the Future."
Thomas H. Fanning, President/CEO, Ability Beyond Disability
The Vision starts the next chapter of Ability Beyond Disability's 60 year history of creating opportunities, services and supports that enable people with a wide range of disabilities to succeed in all aspects of community living. Our Vision is Ability Beyond Disability's answer to the challenges that lie ahead.
This five year strategic plan addresses the exponential growth in numbers of individuals with disabilities who will require a wide array of services throughout western Connecticut and the Hudson Valley region of New York.
Through this vision, Ability Beyond Disability is prepared to double the number of people it serves, by growing existing services and pursuing much-needed specialty services. Included in the plan is the development of facilities designed to meet the special needs of aging adults with disabilities, the substantial expansion of employment and supported living services and the growth of service sites for young adults and youth with disabilities.
In addition to growth in services areas, Our Vision will focus on strengthening and expanding its workforce, implementing new technologies to enhance the efficiency of service delivery and financing its future.
The development of Our Vision for the Future comes after months of research and preparation engaging members of the community, the organization's management and its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.