Since 1999, Project Genesis has helped survivors of brain injury attain an independent and productive life, and connect with a vibrant support network.
We offer a comprehensive range of in-school, academic, transitional, and community-based services that support special needs and build independence.
Working with employers throughout Connecticut, we help adults with disabilities train for, find, and keep a job in a broad range of industries and positions.
If you want to develop the best in yourself and others, we want to hear more about you. Learn about our workplace culture, benefits, upcoming recruiting events, and current opportunities.
16 hours ago
Back on November 8th we shared the November 2019 Newsletter Survivor story: Elton Knowles. In the interview he shared he is an artist. Below are four of his pieces. Simply amazing! ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐮𝐩𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟏/𝟏𝟗 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟏𝟎𝐚𝐦 - 𝟐𝐩𝐦 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐉𝐨𝐛 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫. 𝟑𝟕 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭, 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐝𝐞𝐧, 𝐂𝐓.
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Learn about our programs and explore our current opportunities that would best fit your own talents.
Attendees will generally complete an application at the event and speak to a manager or human resource representative. On the spot Interviews are also conducted.
We look forward to meeting new potential staff to join our Project Genesis team. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
𝗪𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚 𝐃𝐚𝐥𝐩𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐁𝐈 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫.
Alexa received her bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Connecticut State University. Alexa was most recently Program Manager for Supportive Housing for Families at the Connection, Inc., in Middletown.
We are happy to have Alexa part of the Project Genesis team! ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Learn about us! At Project Genesis we believe everyone has the right to a full range of life experiences. And we know that each person who desires to live and work in their community can be successful, regardless of the obstacles they face.
We serve individuals throughout Connecticut with:
🔹acquired brain injury
🔹intellectual or emotional disabilities
🔹autism spectrum disorder
🔹mental illness and more
Whether you are looking for services, you are looking for employment or you’re looking to volunteer....find out more about us by going to our website at:
http://www.projectgenesis.us/about-us/ ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Last Wednesday November 6th, Cindy, Lisa, Daryl and Jordin all had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Alliance NonProfit conference at the CT Convention Center in Hartford. “It’s an exceptional experience to be part of with some of the most innovative voices in the nonprofit sector.” ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Happy Veteran’s Day
On this day, we honor all current and former members of the Armed Services. Our country’s greatness is built on the foundation of your courage and sacrifice. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
🌟Rising Star Announcement!
We are pleased to announce that Amanda Sanelli has been promoted to ABI Program Director.
CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA 🎉
Amanda Sanelli joined Project Genesis as an ABI Program Manager in November 2017 and was promoted to ABI Assistant Director in September 2018. Amanda has her bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Eastern Connecticut State University and is pursuing her Master’s in Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University. Prior to working at Project Genesis, Amanda was a Program Director at Perceptions Programs Inc. in Willimantic.
We are super excited for Amanda to be in her new role at Project Genesis! ... See MoreSee Less
Our Employee Gathering this past Thursday was wonderful.
“Our first quarterly Project Genesis Employee Gathering was a great success! We were so excited to have 44 employees attend and enjoy an evening together with interactive games, great food, music and raffles. Loved the opportunity to spend time with our amazing employees!” ~ Kathy Rathan, CEO
Thank you to everyone who attended and made it a special night. ... See MoreSee Less
So much gratitude to Cindy, Lisa & Windy for planning such a wonderful evening for our employees!!!
What a wonderful gathering! I was able to see staff I haven’t seen for a long time and meet new people too. Thank you, everyone who made this happen for us. It was a blast and so many laughs!
Very nice to see everyone there. Fun night!
Love you all miss the family. Thank you for posting
From our Project Genesis Survivor Newsletter.
𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐕𝐈𝐕𝐎𝐑 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐘: 𝐄𝐋𝐓𝐎𝐍 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝗪𝐋𝐄𝐒
Interviewed by: Robert Watson
𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐜𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐫𝐲?
🔹Answer: In 2013, I was a passenger in a Jeep and the guy went off the road. It ended up straight up and down and I catapulted 60 feet in the air into another person’s yard. I broke 5 vertebrae out of 7 in my neck it was literally hanging on by a thread. My back was broken, a broken shoulder, knee, hand, 6 ribs broken, a punctured lung, I tore the nerve bundle in my shoulder and arm and suffered a TBI. I was totally paralyzed on the right arm for 5 months and in a coma for 3 weeks. I signed myself out after 1 week of rehab. I had a trachea and feeding tube. So after 4 weeks of rehab, I left.
𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫?
🔹Answer: I wanted to be home with my family for Christmas and I genuinely didn’t like feeling like a lab rat.
𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐄𝐥𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠?
🔹Answer: I was probably a kid in grade school I must admit I was really good.
𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬, 𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦?
🔹Answer: I have not tried to draw since the injury because I don’t feel I have the cognitive abilities.
𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐩 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐝𝐚𝐲?
🔹Answer: I just have too... The occasions when my family and friends visit bring me joy.
𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥?
🔹Answer: Don’t isolate yourself. Be with people who want to be with you and accept the ones who don’t. Know that it’s about them and not about you.
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐄𝐥𝐭𝐨𝐧, 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐕𝐈𝐕𝐎𝐑! ... See MoreSee Less
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Representative, Sean Smedley and nutritionist Jackie Stephenson joined us during our SESS training and did a wonderful cooking demonstration. They also brought a healthy lunch for participants. Attendees got a lunch bag with proportioned food containers in them. Thank you Sean and Jackie! ... See MoreSee Less
𝗪𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐁𝐈 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫. WELCOME SEAN!!
Sean received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in business management from Albertus Magnus College. Sean was most recently a program manager for permanent supportive housing at Chrysalis Center, Inc., in Hartford. Prior to that he was Program Manager of Psychosocial Rehabilitation at Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc., in New Britain.
We are happy to have Sean part of the Project Genesis team! ... See MoreSee Less
Sean, Carol and Alexa below all went to a training on Vicarious Trauma today by Mary-K O’Sullivan LMFT, LADC, LPC, at The Alliance in Rocky Hill.
The training encouraged you to be aware of how vicarious trauma impacts care givers and how self care is necessary to always perform at your best. ... See MoreSee Less
Popeye the ￼Sailer Man, A bag of jelly beans, Count Dracula, A Recyclable bin and the Dark Princess all showed up at the Ellington Support group Halloween party today. 😊🧛♂️⚓️🎈♻️ 👑 ... See MoreSee Less
𝗪𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟓 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬, 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐚 𝐣𝐨𝐛. We work with employers throughout Connecticut, representing a broad range of industries and job offerings.
🔹 𝐓𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐀𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐉𝐨𝐛𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐭:
http://www.projectgenesis.us/services/adjp/ ... See MoreSee Less
𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐞𝐬!
Please join us for our Employee Gathering on November 7 from 5pm - 8pm at Three J’s Cafe in Bolton, Ct. All you have to do is RSVP by this upcoming Friday 11/1/19 to Lisa O’Neill via email at: Loneill@projectgenesis.org OR by phone/text at: 860-377-2072. ... See MoreSee Less