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Disability resources refer to services, programs, and supports that are designed to help individuals with disabilities lead more fulfilling and independent lives. These resources are designed to address the unique needs and challenges that people with disabilities face and to help them get the assistance they need to live their best life. Please see below for a list of disability resources available in the Greater Bridgeport Area. 

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Seeking Assistance? Let Us Guide You.

If you're in need of help accessing services but don't know where to start or who to contact, we're here to assist you. Simply fill out a referral form and let us guide you on your journey to getting the support you need. 


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.


Phone: 800-514-0301

TTY: 833-610-1264 

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

Phone: 860-602-4000

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.


1057 Broad Street

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: 203-683-0500

College Guide

Discover how higher education has become more accessible for students with disabilities, thanks to advocacy and legislation. Explore this comprehensive guide to gain insights and knowledge on successfully navigating higher education with a disability.


Communication Apps for the Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf

A Resource page from Senior Living for Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf individuals. Senior living is a comprehensive resource website where Senior Citizens can find information on housing, caregiving, safety, and more.


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: 800-842-4524

For persons with speech or hearing difficulties: 855-626-6632 

CT Department of Aging and Disability Services

Programs designed to deliver aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens; provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide; provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy; advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.


55 Farmington Ave.

Hartford, CT 06105-3730

Phone: 860-424-5055

Toll-Free: 800-537-2549

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: 800-772-1213

Disability Rights and Assistance - CT Law Help

Are you disables 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: 800-453-3320 

Disability Rights Connecticut

We provide legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology, community integration, voting, and rights protection issues. DRCT also addresses issues through policy advocacy, education, monitoring, and investigation.


Phone: 860-297-4300

Learning Ally

Provides audiobooks for blind and visually disabled individuals as well individuals with dyslexia or other learning disabilities. 

209 Orange Street

New Haven, CT  06510

Phone: 203-624-4334

Mobility Services and Transportation 

The Kennedy Collective provides mobility resources for Seniors, People with Disabilities and Veterans in Southwest Connecticut.

Meg Haffner, Regional Mobility Manager

Phone: 203-512-4174