04 Apr, 2019

Assistive technology and adaptive equipment at Oak Hill will become more available to people with disabilities thanks to a newly-formed fund named in honor of a long-time executive and public servant, Elliot Ginsberg.

Last October a fund was established, with the help of Congressman John B. Larson in recognition of Elliot Ginsberg’s retirement from a long and distinguished career. Ginsberg, formerly President and CEO of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), recently retired after 11 years leading the non-profit organization. He is now Chairman of the CCAT Board of Directors.

The fund will be called the Elliot Ginsberg Technology Fund at the New England Assistive Technology Center (NEAT) at Oak Hill. Ginsberg served on the Oak Hill board for eight years and played a large role in the start of NEAT, which offers access to resources that support independent living.

“We at Oak Hill are incredibly grateful for the creation of this fund that celebrates Elliot’s passion for technology, as well as the commitment from the entire Ginsberg family to public service and helping those in need,” said Barry Simon, President and CEO of Oak Hill. “This fund is a wonderful way to honor Elliot’s legacy of service and give back to others in our community.”

“I am deeply thankful and honored by this recognition and the commitment of needed funding to enhance the lives of people with disabilities,” Ginsberg said.

Ginsberg served as Larson’s chief of staff before leading CCAT. He was previously an instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, family support magistrate for the Superior Court of Connecticut and commissioner of the state Department of Human Resources.

“Those of us who had the honor of working with Elliot through the years knows that he dedicated his career to improving the quality of life of everyone but particularly those people who needed assistance,” said Larson. “I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to my colleague and friend.”

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 and headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., is a dynamic and innovative applied technology organization that leads regional and national partnerships that assist global industrial companies and the manufacturing supply chain across industry sectors to drive advancements, efficiencies and adoption of leading edge technologies.

Contributions to the fund can be made out to Elliot Ginsberg Technology Fund and sent to:
Oak Hill, Attn: Development, 120 Holcomb Street Hartford, CT 06112 or at

About Oak Hill: Oak Hill is Connecticut’s largest private provider for people with disabilities, working to break down barriers to independence for the past 125 years. Oak Hill’s mission is to set the standard, partnering with people with disabilities, to provide services and solutions promoting independence, education, health and dignity. Oak Hill programs support people of all ages, for all levels of need. For up-to-date information about Oak Hill, please visit, and on Twitter at @OakHillCT. Oak Hill is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization.


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