Connect Programs

Connect aims to bridge gaps in services for people with a variety of challenges.

Please join us for this FREE 1 hour seminar on how to take care of you, as a caregiver. This is an in person event in Waite Park. We will have a live Zoom stream option.

Come to learn, socialize, meet new people that understand what you do, take home a gift.

This program is funded by the Central MN Women’s Fund

This education seminar is May 30th starting at 6:30 pm

Please register by 12 noon on May 28th

DONATED EQUIPMENT PROGRAM

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ConnectAbility of MN has an amazing Donated Equipment Program.  Our programs benefit both sides of the donations.

As a donor, we provide a place to bring your used accessibility equipment.  We provide a charitable donation tax receipt and ensure that the equipment will be provided to someone else who can use it at no cost to them.

As a recipient, we provide clean, refurbished equipment to people or families that need it at no cost.

To learn more about this program, including available equipment in your area, click the button below.

AGE-FRIENDLY PROGRAMS

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The Age-Friendly program is a wonderful grant and donation-funded program.  The programs supported vary throughout the year as we are awarded various grants and directed donations.

Please see below for our currently available programs.

Adaptive Toys

 

With our community partnership with Courage Kenny and a generous grant through the Central Minnesota Noon Optimist Club, we are able to give away over 50 young child toys that have been adapted with switch buttons!

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY EVENTS

ConnectAbility has been providing inclusive community events for years. Check back here for updates!

Super Strikers League

Super Strikers is a program that provides accessible bowling for individuals of any age with physical and invisible barriers.

The league takes place from January-March.

Registration is now LIVE!

Annual Inclusive Halloween Event

Every October we host an Inclusive Halloween event. Our family-friendly Halloween party is tailored to meet the needs of those with barriers.

Our inclusive event includes interactive games, treat bags, food, professional entertainment, socializing, and opportunities for parents!

Keep checking the Events page for more details!

RESET CONNECTION

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You’ve secured respite services for your loved one. Reset Connection is here to help make your time away more enjoyable.

When a person secures respite services, ConnectAbility of MN will partner with local restaurants, hotels, and entertainment providers to secure donated gift cards for the care provider(s) to use while they rest, refresh, and re-energize.

ConnectAbility of MN is a non-profit organization that supports people with physical and invisible barriers. It is our pleasure, through this program, to also support their families. All services and gift cards are provided at no charge.

Please complete the referral form below. Once submitted, a team member will reach out to you to follow up.

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT CONNECTION

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The Adaptive Equipment Connection is an amazing financial assistance program that is funded by grants, corporate donations, and private donations.

This program allows us to bridge the gaps when items are needed but the person or family can not afford them.

Click the button below to learn more and find the application.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB

The goal of an Assistive Technology Lab is to provide technology access and support for individuals with physical and invisible barriers.

This Lab allows individuals the opportunity to learn about a variety of Assistive Technologies and try it out in person.

ConnectAbility of MN’s Assistive Technology Lab focuses on vision, hearing, mobility, education, employment, and community support through Assistive Technology.

Click the button under the photo to see the items in our lab.