Resource Guide / Links

Ability Beyond
Comprehensive systems of community-based support for people with disabilities in the Northeast. Job training and placement, supported living, and recreational and educational opportunities.
4 Berkshire Blvd.
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
(P) 1-888-832-8247
Email: info@abilitybeyond.org


Advocacy Unlimited
Information on psychiatric disabilities, advocacy, education and other special topics.
www.mindlink.org


Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
http://listeningandspokenlanguage.org/


The ARC/Connecticut
43 Woodland Street, Suite 260
Hartford, CT 06105
(P) 860-246-6400
(F) 860-920-7314
http://www.thearcct.org


ASRC – Autism Services and Resources Connecticut
101 North Plains Industrial Road, Harvest Park, Building 1A
Wallingford, CT 06492
(P) 203-265-7717
www.autismconnecticut.org


Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, Inc. (BIAC)
200 Day Hill Rd #250
Windsor, CT 06095
(P) 860-219-0291/ 1-800-278-8242 (Toll-free)
(F) 860-219-0568
Email: general@biact.org
The mission of BIAC is to support persons with brain injury and their families by promoting services to facilitate full inclusion within their local community, and to increase awareness and understanding of brain injury and its prevention through community education. www.biact.org


Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)
The designated state unit responsible for administering vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and social security disability programs.
www.ct.gov/brs/site/default.asp


Connecticut Association of Non-Profits
A network of Connecticut’s non-profit organizations.
www.ctnonprofits.org


CT Birth to 3 System
www.birth23.org


CT Council on Developmental Disabilities
Molly Cole, Executive Director
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1308
(P) 800-653-1134
(TTY) 860-418-6172
E-mail: Molly.Cole@ct.gov
www.state.ct.us/ctcdd


CT Department of Education
www.state.ct.us/sde


Connecticut State Department of Education – Bureau of Special Education
Room 369 P.O. Box 2219
Hartford, CT 06145-2219
(P) 860-713-6912
(F) 860-713-7014
www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2678&Q=320730


Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Information on statewide services.
www.dmhas.state.ct.us


CT Dept. of Developmental Services (DDS)
www.ct.gov/dds/site/default.asp


CT Down Syndrome Congress
www.ctdownsyndrome.org


Connecticut Families for Effective Autism Treatment (CT FEAT)
P.O. Box 370352
West Hartford, CT 06137-0352
(P) 860-571-3888
www.ctfeat.org


CT Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (P&A)
60 B Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120-1551
(P) 860-297-4300 / 800-842-7303 (In CT)
(TTY) 860-566-2102
www.state.ct.us/opapd


CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) Address
338 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
(P) 800-445-2722 / 860-739-3089
(F) 860-739-7460
Email: cpac@cpacinc.org
www.cpacinc.org


Connecticut Parent to Parent/PATH
PATH was formed in 1986 as an information and support network of families who have experienced a difficult pregnancy, premature birth, the loss of a young child or who have a child with medical needs, developmental delays and/or disabilities. In 2000 PATH expanded its network and became known as PATH Parent to Parent of CT and continues to reach out to help strengthen families coping with similar situations in Connecticut and surrounding states.

E-mail:info@pathct.org for more information.
www.pathct.org


CT Tourette Syndrome Association
TSA Connecticut c/o Massachusetts Chapter
39 Godfrey Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Email: info@tsa-ma.org
(P) 617-277-7589
www.tsact.org


Directions / Futures, Inc.
The Futures, Inc. school program offers choice, opportunity, and flexibility to students with any type, or combination, of disabilities. Futures’ sister organization Directions, Inc. provides employment, community participation, and independent living supports to individuals with disabilities.
www.futures-ct.org


Disability Network of Eastern Connecticut
Empowering persons with disabilities in Eastern Connecticut.
www.dnec.org


Disabled American Veterans Department of Connecticut
Assistance for Connecticut’s veterans with disabilities.
www.dav.org


Easter Seals of Connecticut
Offering programs and support.
www.ct.easterseals.com


Exceptional Parent Magazine
Information on parenting a child or young adult with a disability.
www.eparent.com


Infinity Music Therapy
Mailing Address:
122 Windsor Avenue, 2nd Floor
Meriden, CT 06451
Office Location:
1678 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
Southington, CT 06489
Email: info@infinitymusictherapy.com
(P) 860-518-5557
(F) 888-200-4093


Infoline 211
Ever wonder how to find a community service when you or someone you know needs help? Infoline can help you find the answers. Just dial 211 from anywhere in Connecticut.
www.infoline.org


Kennedy Center
A private, community-based rehabilitation organization.
2440 Reservoir Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611
(P) 203-365-8522
(F) 203-365-8533
www.thekennedycenterinc.org


Move International
Dedicated to helping children and adults with severe disabilities sitting, standing and walking.
www.move-international.org


NAMI of CT
Support, education and advocacy concerning mental illness.
www.namict.org


National Institute of Mental Health
Online information on different diagnoses and fact sheets, plus up to date research info.
www.nimh.nih.gov


Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLDA)
A non-profit corporation dedicated to research, education, and advocacy for nonverbal learning disorders.
507 Hopmeadow St.
(P) 860-658-5522
(F) 860-658-6688
E-mail: Info@NLDA.org
www.nlda.org


Oak Hill
Oak Hill serves children and adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities through education, assistive technology, programs and advocacy.
120 Holcomb Street
Hartford, CT 06112
(P) 860)-242-2274
(TTY) 860-286-3113
E-mail: info@ciboakhill.org


Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
Laws, legislation, resources and services.
www.ct.gov/opapd/site


Partnership for Strong Communities
Through the combined work of numerous state and social service agencies, close to 1000 units of supported housing for people who are homeless- many with mental illness- have been developed or are in the pipeline.
www.pschousing.org


SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association)
Founded in August, 2003, the Connecticut SEPTA Council is a statewide organization whose primary mission is to facilitate the sharing of information among groups that support families of children with special needs, including both PTA and non-PTA organizations, and to communicate such information to the families and teachers who would benefit from these services. www.ctpta.org/SEPTA.html


Special Education Network of New Canaan & Wilton
Networks of parents and professionals who are interested in special education and 504 issues.
www.spednet.org


Special Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457-1520
(P) 860-632-1485
(F)860-632-8870
www.ctserc.org


Special Olympics
Providing year round sports, training and competition.
www.soct.org


University of Connecticut, A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities
263 Farmington Avenue, MC6222
Farmington, CT 06030-6222
(P) 860-679-1500 / 860-679-1502 (TTY) 866-623-1315
www.uconnucedd.org


We Connect Now
A website to connect college students with disabilities as a virtual community, with a voice on important issues; having a particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment.
www.weconnectnow.wordpress.com


Whole Life Inc.
Whole Life, Inc. provides community support to individuals with disabilities in an environment that fosters empowerment, choice, responsibility and control.
28 Haughton Road
Bozrah, CT 06334
(P) 860-886-6900
(F) 860-889-7150


Yale Child Study Center With Special Needs
www.childstudycenter.yale.edu/index.aspx