or members of the CCARC, the job isn’t about making money or earning awards.
It’s about a dedication to serving the community and providing a voice, support
and opportunities for those living with disabilities.
Now the New Britain-based organization, which also serves Berlin and
Southington among several other central Connecticut towns, is looking to expand
its reach and despite having no desire for specific recognition, their efforts
have led to the non-profit being named the 2013 “Spirit of the ADA” award
recipient, an honor bestowed by the Americans with Disabilities Act Coalition.
“It’s a big honor for us, but are focus remains on the people with disabilities
that we are able to serve,” said Carol Reilly, Vice President of Development.
Ted Kennedy Jr. was on hand last week to recognize the organization, thanking
them for their work in helping people such as himself. Kennedy, son of notable
Massachusetts senator and an attorney by trade, has lived with a disability
after losing a leg to cancer at age 12.
Earlier this week, Connecticut House Majoity Leader Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin
and Southington, toured the facility and offered his own congratulations.
“CCARC provides the support and resources that people with disabilities in
central Connecticut need. Because of their dedicated staff, they serve as a
welcoming place affording everyone in our community the opportunity to live
full and rich lives,” Aresimowicz said.
CCARC is central Connecticut’s leading non-profit dedicated to helping people
with disabilities. It was founded in 1952 and is committed to providing
personalized services for a range of clients to help make their dreams happen.
For more detailed information about the services CCARC provides or how to
support the organization, please contact Anne Ruwet at (860) 229-6665.
Additional information may be found at www.ccarc.com.
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