Department of Departmental Services, West Region
Marie Bennett, Family Support Coordinator
250 Freight Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Tel. (203) 805-7400
Kennedy Community Services
Daniella Buri Kurtz, Family Support Coordinator, ext 233
2440 Reservoir Avenue #1, Trumbull, CT 06611
Tel. (203) 365-8522
Director of Family Support Services
182 Wolfpit Road, Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel. (203) 846-9581, ext. 304
Arcadia Neonatal & Pediatric Health Care
215 East Putnam Ave., Suite 4, Cos Cob, CT 06807
Tel: (203) 378-2478
Provides respite care for children with intense medical needs through
experienced neonatal and pediatric nurses.
ARCH-National Resource Center
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514
Tel. (800) 773-5433
Free national respite provider service.
Director of Recreation: Lori Goeschel
301 Great Neck Road Waterford, CT 06385
Tel. (860) 443-7818
ARC of New London County, P.O. Box 361, Gales Ferry, CT, 06335
Tel. (860) 464-6302
Fax (860) 464-6387
Provides respite through summer camp program for participants ages
8 and up.
Camp Director: Scott Lambeck
P.O. Box 323, South Windham, CT, 06266
Tel: (860) 456-1032
Weekend and special events; respite available during the year.
Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks
85 Jones St Hebron, CT 06248
Tel. (860) 228-9496 or (800) 832-4409 Fax (860) 228-2901
Fully accessible camp; year-round program for ages 6 & up
Provides a getaway hotel weekend at Trumbull Marriott at reduced costs and certifies homes for family member respite. Make arrangements through the Kennedy Center.
Respitality Program/UCP of Greater Hartford- Sunrise Northeast
80 Whitney Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Tel. (860) 236-6201, Fax (860) 236-6205
Provides getaway hotel weekends at reduced costs for families who have children with developmental disabilities;20 hotels currently participating; in-home caregiver training and financial support available; and recreational program for children.
Rehabilitation Center of Southwestern CT, Inc.
26 Palmer’s Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06902
Tel. (203) 325-1544, Fax (203) 978-1437
A respite program that runs one Saturday a month for children with special needs, ages 5-16.
STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way…
Lisa Bolster: Tel. (203) 847-6760
Out of home respite services available at Founders Cottage. Southwest Respite Collaborative is an in home respite program with grant money available.
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)
Bridgeport District Office, 1057 Broad St Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel. (203) 551-5500
26 Palmer's Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06902
The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) is the designated state unit responsible for the administration of the Vocational Rehabilitation, Supported Employment, Independent Living, and Social Security Disability programs. The mission is to create opportunities, through the provision of individualized rehabilitation services, which enables persons with disabilities to live and work independently.
Department of Developmental Services West Region
Southwest Region's Main Office, 115 Virginia Avenue,
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Tel. (203) 576-3600, Fax, (203) 579-6863, T.D.D. (203) 576-3616
Intake for children under age 3:
Call Connecticut Birth to Three System, (800) 505-7000
Provider agency will contact family within 2 days to setup an eligibility evaluation.
Intake for age 3 and older:
Call Eligibility Unit, DMR, 1 Long Wharf Dr. suite 302
New Haven, CT 06511
The mission of the Department of Developmental Services is to join with others to create the conditions under which all people with developmental disabilities experience the presence and participation in Connecticut life. Eligible people will be assigned a Case Manager and be referred to Family Support Services, if necessary.
Commission on the Deaf & Hearing Impaired (CDHI)
67 Prospect Avenue, 3rd Floor. Hartford, CT 06106-2980
Stacie J. Mawson, Executive Director
Tel. (860) 231-8169 TTY Fax: (860) 231-8746
Emergency interpreting services after hours: Tel. (860) 242-7698
Voice/TDD or telecommunication relay services may be used.
Serves individuals with hearing disabilities, providing interpreting services, job
counseling, placement, counseling, education, loans, research, and advocacy.
Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
460 Capital Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel. (860) 418-6162 TTY (860) 418-6172
The Council on Developmental Disabilities is a Governor-appointed body of people with disabilities, family members, and professionals who work together to promote the full inclusion of all people with disabilities in community life.
Connecticut State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
198 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Tel: 860-721-2020 or 1-800-842-4516 Fax: 860-721-2056
Lends books and magazines on disc and cassette and in braille and the necessary playback equipment. FREE to any Connecticut adult or child who is prevented by a visual or physical disability from reading ordinary-size print.
Board of Education and Services for the Blind
184 Windsor Ave., Windsor, CT 06095
Tel. 860-602-4000 Fax: 860-602-4020
Provides a range of services to legally blind and visually disabled adults and children. Services include counseling and referral, preschool, elementary and secondary education, consultation, vocational rehabilitation, and orientation and mobility instruction. Many services are provided in the individual's home, school and community via travelling staff.
Department of Developmental Services, Central Office
460 Capital Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel. (860) 418-6000; Fax (860) 418-6001
Coordinates services to people of all ages who have developmental disabilities. Services available through six regional offices include early intervention for infants and toddlers, community-based residential programs, job training and supported employment, respite and other family supports.
Department of Children and Families, State of Connecticut
505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT. 06106
Tel: (860) 555-6305
Family support and advocacy services for children at risk of abuse or neglect.
Department of Mental Health (DMHAS), State of Connecticut
410 Capital Avenue, P.O. Box 341431, Hartford, CT 06134
Tel: (860) 418-7000
Services for individuals who have social/emotional/behavioral and neurological disorders.