ADA Transition plan
Information for Individuals with Disabilities:
- 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 Connecticut.
- Independence Unlimited - Provides services to help people with disabilities achieve personal independence. Pre-vocational support, paid work adjustment training, supported employment services and sheltered employment are offered.
- ARC - A private, nonprofit organization which offers a variety of services to citizens with developmental disabilities and their families and friends.
- Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB)- Provides statewide comprehensive, community-based programs through a continuum of individualized education, rehabilitational and social services programs to adults who are legally blind and to children who are legally blind or visually impaired.
- Brain Injury Association of Connecticut (BIAC) - A private, nonprofit agency helping people in Connecticut who have a brain injury and their families.
- Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired (CDHI) - Serves deaf and hard of hearing persons with hearing losses ranging from slight to profound as well as the hearing community who live and work with persons with hearing disabilities.
- Connecticut Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (CACLD)- A regional, nonprofit organization providing support and information to benefit children and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.
- Connecticut's Birth to Three Program - A statewide, early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays.
- Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) - A part of the Department of Social Services which oversees Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living, and Disability Determination Services.
- Connecticut Community Providers Association, Inc. (CCPA) - A private, nonprofit organization which represents community-based rehabilitation and behavioral heath organizations.
- Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - Purchases or provides support and services for Connecticut citizens of all ages with intellectual disabilities.
- Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) - Provides many social programs to Connecticut individuals with disabilities including; Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waivers, Adult Services, Family Support Grant Programs, Personal Care Assistance, and Person Care Assistance Medial Waivers.
- Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS) - Broadcasts readings from local and national newspapers, current magazines and books 24 hours a day.
- Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Lends books and magazines on disc, cassette and in braille, and the necessary playback equipment, free, to any Connecticut adult or child who is prevented by a visual or physical disability from reading ordinary-size print.
- Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, Worker's Rehabilitation Services - Returns people to work who have been injured on the job or have contracted an occupational disease and qualify under the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act.
- Converse Communications - Provides many support functions for people who are deaf, hearing impaired, or speech disabled.
- Easter Seals of Connecticut, Inc. - Provides comprehensive programs and services to children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
- Center for Medicare Advocacy - Provides legal advice, written materials, and representation to elderly and disabled people denied Medicate coverage for home health care, hospital care, skilled nursing facility care, rehabilitation and other health services.
- Meals on Wheels Home Delivery Program - Designed for homebound elderly people who are unable to travel to local meal sites. Stafford uses: Community Renewal Team of Greater Hartford (CRT), (860) 560-5826 (relay) . Referals can be obtained through the Stafford Community Center, (860) 684-3906 (relay)
More information about these programs for individuals with disabilities is available through Stafford Family Services, (860) 684-4239 (relay)