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Advocacy and Legal Rights

CONNECTICUT RESOURCES:

AIDS Legal Network for Connecticut
The AIDS Legal Network for Connecticut (ALN) is a collaborative project of the legal services agencies in Connecticut providing a statewide program that gives legal information, advice, brief service, representation, and referral to people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut.

Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO)
The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.

Connecticut Legal Rights Project
Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc., (CLRP) is a statewide non-profit agency which provides free legal services to low income adults with psychiatric disabilities, who reside in hospitals or the community, on matters related to their treatment, recovery, and civil rights.

State of Connecticut – Department of Aging and Disability Services – Programs and Services
The Department of Rehabilitation Services provides many programs and services to maximize opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut.

Disability Rights Connecticut
Disability Rights Connecticut is a statewide non-profit organization with a mission to advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut.

Connecticut Network for Legal Aid - CT Law Help - Disability Rights and Assistance
Connecticut’s Legal Aid programs created this website to help people with very low income find help for their legal problems.

Connecticut Law About Service Animals and the ADA
A compilation from the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries, including links to Research Guides, Connecticut General Statutes, Library Materials, and Federal Code Regulations.

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
Non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal representation to veterans at no-cost, particularly with respect to removing legal barriers to income, housing, and healthcare.

NATIONAL RESOURCES:

ADA.gov
Site is maintained by the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, to provide information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Arc
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

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Assistive Technology
Assistive technology (also known as “AT” or adaptive equipment) is defined as any item or piece of equipment that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life, including at school, at work, at home, and in the community (at act of 1998, as amended).

CONNECTICUT RESOURCES:

Connecticut Tech Act Project
The Connecticut Tech Act Project’s mission is to increase independence and improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through increased access to assistive technology for work, school, and community living.

New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill
The NEAT Center at Oak Hill is a place to learn about products, equipment, and services that assist people with day-to-day activities that they have trouble doing themselves, either because of a disability or the effects of aging.

Southern Connecticut State University – Disability Resource Center for Adaptive Technology
The Center for Adaptive Technology promotes the benefits of Universal Design for Learning by providing technology and support to all members of the Southern Connecticut State University community, as well as to the community at large.

Southern Connecticut State University – Center for Educational and Assistive Technology
Site provides description of assistive technology equipment and features.

State of Connecticut - Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
The Bureau’s mission is to create opportunities that enable individuals with significant disabilities to work competitively and live independently. 

United Way of Connecticut -211- Disabilities - Assistive Technology
United Way 2-1-1 provides one-stop connection to local services such as utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention, and more.

NATIONAL RESOURCES:

Administration for Community Living (ACL) – Assistive Technology
The Office of Interagency Innovation within ACL's Center for Innovation and Partnership oversees the State Grant for Assistive Technology Program and the Assistive Technology National Activities funded under the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act of 2004).

AgrAbility
For agricultural workers with disabilities, many solutions exist, including manufactured devices or structures, modified work practices, and do-it-yourself plans. The National AgrAbility Project provides many resources for identifying, locating, obtaining, and fabricating AT.

Pass It On Center
Assistive Technology Exchange Networks are designed to make assistive technology (AT) devices and services more available and accessible to ALL people with disabilities. AT Equipment exchange promotes direct collaboration between individuals with disabilities to acquire AT.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Assistive Technology
This website functions as a single gateway for VA healthcare professionals to access multiple resources, including standardized documentation templates, guidelines, coverage policies, product reviews, outcomes management, and online educational services.

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ADA Services

CONNECTICUT RESOURCES:

Americans with Disabilities Act Coalition of Connecticut
ADACC provides information and technical assistance on the ADA to individuals with disabilities and their families, employers, private businesses, state and local government entities, and any member of the public.

Connecticut Association of Centers for Independent Living
Independent Living Center staff work with and for the consumer to promote his or her independence in the community. The centers provide peer counseling, information and referral, independent living skills training, individual advocacy for a particular individual, and systems advocacy for the community.

Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO)
The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.

Connecticut Library for Accessible Books (CT LAB)
The Connecticut Library for Accessible Books (CT LAB) is a network library of the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS).

My Place CT
Site provides consumers with information about health and transportation services, long-term care programs, and in-home care.

State of Connecticut - Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
The Bureau’s mission is to create opportunities that enable individuals with significant disabilities to work competitively and live independently.

State of Connecticut - Department of Developmental Services
The mission of the Department of Developmental Services is to partner with the individuals and their families, to support lifelong planning, and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities.

State of Connecticut - Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

State of Connecticut - Department of Transportation - Paratransit/ADA Bus Services
Site provides information about paratransit van services provided in all areas with local fixed route bus services for people who cannot use the local bus system due to their disability.

Disability Rights Connecticut, Inc.
(DRCT) is dedicated to identifying and advocating for the elimination of barriers that people with disabilities face in exercising their civil, legal and human rights.

United Way of Connecticut 211 – Disability Related Services
United Way 2-1-1 provides one-stop connection to local services such as utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention, and much more.

NATIONAL RESOURCES:

ADA National Network
The ADA National Network provides information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, regional, and national levels.

Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

United States - Department of Justice - ADA Information Line
Site provides information and technical assistance on the American with Disabilities Act, and also provides information about the toll-free ADA Information Line operated by the Department of Justice.

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