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

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

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The ARC/Connecticut
43 Woodland Street, Suite 260
Hartford, CT 06105
(P) 860-246-6400
(F) 860-920-7314

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

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
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.

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)
The designated state unit responsible for administering vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and social security disability programs.

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

CT Birth to 3 System

CT Council on Developmental Disabilities
Molly Cole, Executive Director
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1308
(P) 800-653-1134
(TTY) 860-418-6172

CT Department of Education

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

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Information on statewide services.

CT Dept. of Developmental Services (DDS)

CT Down Syndrome Congress

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

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

CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) Address
338 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
(P) 800-445-2722 / 860-739-3089
(F) 860-739-7460

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. for more information.

CT Tourette Syndrome Association
TSA Connecticut c/o Massachusetts Chapter
39 Godfrey Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(P) 617-277-7589

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.

Disability Network of Eastern Connecticut
Empowering persons with disabilities in Eastern Connecticut.

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

Easter Seals of Connecticut
Offering programs and support.

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

Infinity Music Therapy
Mailing Address:
122 Windsor Avenue, 2nd Floor
Meriden, CT 06451
Office Location:
1678 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
Southington, CT 06489
(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.

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

Move International
Dedicated to helping children and adults with severe disabilities sitting, standing and walking.

Support, education and advocacy concerning mental illness.

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

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

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

Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
Laws, legislation, resources and services.

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.

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.

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

Special Education Resource Center (SERC)
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457-1520
(P) 860-632-1485

Special Olympics
Providing year round sports, training and competition.

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

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.

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