Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) Annual Wheel-A-Thon to benefit young people with disabilities.

The 2016 Wheel-A-Thon will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Savin Rock Conference Center, 5 Rock St., West Haven, with registration beginning at 6.

Visit our flickr page for photos of the 10th Annual Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Youth with Disabilities last September that raised more than $10,000.

Please contact CDR if you are interested in forming a team for the 2016 Wheel-A-Thon, or if you would like to participate as an individual, or if you would like information on corporate sponsorship, please stay tuned as information is upcoming.

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The money raised during the 2015 Wheel-A-Thon will go toward scholarships for students with disabilities and to provide staff and supports for the participants in our Shoreline/EstuaryYouth Transition Project (SEYTP).

Currently, there are 10 young adults participating in SEYTP and the Greater New Haven YTP. They are learning to self-advocate and achieve their individual goals. Also, with your support, we have opened a satellite office in Clinton, Conn!

Just like in 2014, CDR supporter Robert “RJ” Allen was the top individual fundraiser. In 2015 he raised more than $500 for the Center for Disability Rights himself!

Individuals who were not part of a team but who raised at least $25 for young people with disabilities participated on the CDR Wheel-A-Thon team “Pogi’s Posse.” 

The top 2015 fundrasing teams were:

1) Pogi’s Pirates
2) Sandy’s Steamrollers; and
3) third best fundraiser was the Brilliant Board team. 

Other major supporters included the N&D Sports of North Haven (with 29 walkers this year!), and West Haven Community House.

A Great Big ‘Thank You!’ to All of Our 2015 Corporate Sponsors!

The Center for Disability Rights Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Young People with Disabilities is a fundraising and community awareness campaign to benefit the youth programs and activities of the CDR and its partners.

Money raised in 2014 funded the following:

  • 3 college scholarships for students with disabilities;
  • Advocacy with students to improve their education;
  • Facilitation Services for youth groups; and
  • CDR youth transition services.