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State Agency Websites in CT

Department of Rehabilitation Services

The newly named Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). PA 11-44 created the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services, bringing together the programs that were formerly known as the Department of Social Services’ Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, the Board of Education and Services for the Blind, the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, the Workers’ Rehabilitation Program and the Driver Training Program for People with Disabilities.

Board of Education Services for the Blind

(BESB) the mission is to provide quality educational and rehabilitative services to all people who are legally blind or deaf-blind and children who are visually impaired at no cost to our clients or their families.

Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

DDS coordinates and oversees services for people of all ages with mental retardation.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

DHMAS works to improve the quality of life of the people in CT by providing an integrated network of comprehensive, effective and efficient mental health and addiction services that foster self-sufficiency, dignity and respect.

Department of Social Services

DSS serves families and individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction, self-reliance, and independent living.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Established to provide an expanded, integrated, and coordinated program of services to Connecticut Veterans and their families.

Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

An independent state agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in CT by providing information, referrals, consultations, organizing assistance to local groups, and various types and levels of advocacy assistance.

Disability Organizations in CT

CACIL

CACIL is the Connecticut Association of Centers for Independent Living. This site provides contact information about the CIL’s in New England and Connecticut and other helpful information.

ADAPT

(American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today) focuses on promoting services in the community instead of institutionalizing people with disabilities in special facilities and nursing homes.

Advocacy Unlimited

Teaches advocacy skills to mental health consumers to empower them to play a central role in shaping the policies and services that affect their lives.

Americans With Disabilities Act Coalition of Connecticut, Inc.

(ADACC) informs CT citizens about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and works to foster voluntary compliance. It provides information, training and technical assistance on rights and responsibilities under the ADA.

ARC Connecticut

A private , non-profit organization that advocates for full participation of people with mental retardation in all aspects of community life.

CRIS Radio

(CRIS) broadcasts readings 24 hours a day from local and national newspapers, and current magazines. CRIS radios are provided at no charge to listeners who have a visual, physical or learning disability that prevents them from reading conventional print information.

Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities (DD Council)

is a Governor-appointed body of people with disabilities, family members, and professionals who work together to promote full inclusion of all people with disabilities in community life.

Connecticut Legal Rights Project

(CLRP) is an independent, non-profit agency that advocates for low-income adults who have or are perceived to have a psychiatric disability.

Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut

Statewide non-profit organization that provides information, referrals, advocacy and support services for people with epilepsy.

INFOLINE 211

A free, help by telephone service for information, referral and crisis intervention that is accessed anywhere in CT by dialing 2-1-1.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Services

(MPTN-VR) provides culturally sensitive Vocational Rehabilitation services to state or federally recognized Native Americans with disabilities residing in Connecticut or Rhode Island.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

fights 43 Neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, nationwide network of clinics providing comprehensive medical services: and far reaching professional and public health education.

University Center For Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Assists people of all ages with disabilities to access the support and services they need to live independently.

Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network at UCONN

Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network at the University of Connecticut Health Center Library.

Employment

Housing

CIL

CIL is a nonprofit housing development corporation. Our products include community housing for people with developmental disabilities, accessible homes for people with physical disabilities, affordable multifamily housing as well as homes for first time home buyers of low income.

Connecticut Housing Search Finding housing has never been easier!  Search for affordable, accessible or market rate housing.  Search by town, county or statewide.

Technology/Equipment

Neat Marketplace

Need to find the place for equipment that makes life more accessible? This web-site will help you find it!

Transportation

Mobility Air Transport

An airline that is accessible… you can enjoy the flight while sitting in your own wheelchair. Not yet funded or flying.

National Organizations and News

ILRU

ILRU has a wealth of information and offers online classes and workshops for people with disabilities.

National Council of Independent Living

The National Council of Independent Living website has information regarding what is happening in the independent living movement on a National level.

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill, Inc. (NAMI)

NAMI is a statewide organization for the families of individuals living with serious mental illness. NAMI provides support, education, information and advocacy.

Info. on the Arts for people with disabilities

VSA Arts

CT link for artists with disabilities.

TRAVEL

Disabled Travelers.com

this website offers many travel tips for travelers who need special accommodations.

Accessible Travel in Italy

click on the English flag to convert the language from Italian to English.  Information regarding accessible places to visit, places to eat and transportation services.

Accessible Travel Tours in Italy

travel information in Italy, some of the site is in Italian some in english, this site gives some good contact information about accessible travel tours, taxis, buses and more.