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Disability Resources

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

Provides auditory literature for blind and visually disabled individuals. 
209 Orange Street

New Haven, CT  06510

Phone: (203) 624-4334

https://www.learningally.org/

Bureau of Education & Services for the Blind of Ct

Provides educational and rehabilitative services to all people who are legally blind or deaf-blind and children who are visually impaired at no cost to their clients or their families.

184 Windsor Ave.

Windsor, CT. 06095

860-602-4000

http://www.ct.gov/besb/site/default.asp

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services of CT

Our mission is to create opportunities that enable individuals with significant disabilities to work competitively and live independently, so that consumers and their families may make informed choices about the rehabilitation process and employment options.

25 Sigourney St, 11th Floor

Hartford, Ct 06106

Phone: 860-424-4844

http://www.ct.gov/brs/site/default.asp

Disability Benefits

Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or end in death.

Phone: 1-800-772-1213

http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm

Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

Welcome to the internet site of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (better known as OPA or simply "P&A").  P&A is an independent State agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut. 

Phone: 860-297-4300

http://www.ct.gov/opapd/site/default.asp

Disability Rights and Assistance

Are you disabled and working, or unable to work? Are you worried about the kinds of health care you will receive when you’re unable to make decisions for yourself? This website has information about that and more.

Phone: 1-800-453-3320

http://ctlawhelp.org/self-help-guides/disability-rights 

American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services.

http://www.ada.gov/

Connecticut Department of Social Services 

The Department of Social Services (DSS) administers and delivers a wide variety of services to children, families, adults, people with disabilities and the elderly, including health care coverage, child care, child support, long-term care and supports, energy assistance, food and nutrition aid, and program grants. 

Phone:1-800-842-4524 for persons with speech or hearing difficulties: or 1-855-626-6632

http://www.ct.gov/dss/site/default.asp

Know How to Go

Provides mobility resources for Seniors, People with Disabilities and Veterans in Southwest Connecticut.
For more information contact: Margaret Mixon, Regional Mobility Manager

Phone: (203) 365-8522 

http://www.knowhowtogoct.org