(Hartford, CT) HARC, Inc. an organization serving people with intellectual and related disabilities and their families, honored the thirty-five year career at HARC of Shirley Boron, Vice President of Employment and Day Services, of Colchester, CT, at its Annual Spring Fling/Staff Milestone Celebration on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott.
Holding a Bachelor’s Degree from Mt. St. Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a Master’s Degree from The University of Connecticut in Rehabilitation Counseling, Ms. Boron began her career at HARC as a Rehabilitation Counselor in HARC’s Vocational Program in 1980. In that position, she developed HARC’s Elderly Enrichment Program in 1984, to address the unique needs of elderly people with intellectual disability. That program has become one of HARC’s largest and most active departments with 61 participants currently.
Ms. Boron was promoted to Director of Day Programs in 1987. In that position she was instrumental in developing supported employment programs at area law firms as well as at other area corporations and businesses.
During her tenure at HARC, Ms. Boron became an American citizen, and also received an award from the CT Immigrant and Refugee Coalition for her outstanding service to people with special needs.
Ms. Boron is an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Storrs and also served as a delegate to the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry.
Professionally, Ms. Boron is Past-President of the CT Chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.