Disability

 

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

209 Orange Street

New Haven, CT  06510

(203) 624-4334

www.rfbd.org

Provides auditory literature for blind and visually disabled individuals.

 

Wrightslaw

www.wrightslaw.com

Provides information, education, and resources to assist families and/or persons with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or mental health disability with knowing and exercising their rights as a student.

 

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kidswww.yellowpagesforkids.com

 

State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Service

414 Chapel Street, Suite 301

New Haven, CT  06511

(203) 974-3000

www.brs.state.ct.us

 

Social Security Administration

1-800-772-1213

www.ssa.gov

 

The Learning Disability Association of CT

999 Asylum Avenue

Hartford, CT  06105

(860) 560-1711

www.ldact.org

 

Qualified Medicare Benefits

(203) 785-8533

Pays for monthly Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payments for financially-eligible individuals. Agency on Aging, Choices Counselor.

 

SCCAA CHOICES Program

(203) 785-8533 or 1-800-944-9422

Unbiased information and assistance on Medicare, supplemental insurance, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, prescription drug assistance, and federal/state programs.

 

CT Technology Act Project

(860) 424-4881

Assistive Technology Loan Program to assist one to purchase equipment or/and make home or motor vehicle modification.

 

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

(203) 785-4641

www.dyslexia.yale.edu

www.kidsandlearningstudy.com

A clinical research study committed to identify children with learning disabilities.

 

Driver Training Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities

1-800-537-2549

 

Center for Disability Rights

764B Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT  06516

(203) 934-7077

www.cdr-ct.org

Promote options that empower persons with disabilities through advocacy, education, and citizen action.

 

Autism Services and Resources of CT (ASRC)

(203) 265-7717

www.autismconnecticut.org/find-local-support-group

Support for parents of children on the Autism Spectrum.

 

CT Down Syndrome Congress (CDSC)

1-888-486-8537

www.ctdownsyndrome.org

A special interest group advocating for persons with Downs Syndrome.

 

CT Family Support Network

1-877-376-2329

(203) 430-0242

www.ctfsn.org

Helps families of individuals with special needs find information and resources.

 

Charlies Closet

(203) 453-8359

310 State Street

Guilford, CT  06473

http://givct.org/charlies-closet/

Accepts donations of used medical equipment, checks for safety, provides it to people in the community for a nominal fee of $1.00. Equipment Loan Program for items such as wheelchairs, walkers, bath chairs, and the like.

 

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund

(516) 377-1605

www.dcrf.com

Provides eligible disabled children with equipment, prosthesis and rehabilitative services. Preference given to applicants that benefit physically.