Information and Disability News for the State of Connecticut, including facts and statistics for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the State of Connecticut.
Connecticut Disability Resources
The NEAT Center at Oak Hill
The NEAT Center at Oak Hill enriches lives by enhancing independence and quality of life for people with disabilities including visual impairments - http://www.neatmarketplace.org/
CT Families for Effective Autism Treatment (CT FEAT)
Connecticut Families for Effective Autism Treatment (CT FEAT) is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers. We provide Connecticut families with information and networking opportunities - http://www.ctfeat.org/
The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut
The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut (NFBC) is a state affiliate of The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and works to improve the lives of blind people in Connecticut - http://www.nfbct.org/
Brain Injury Association of Connecticut
BIAC is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with brain injury, their families, and caregivers while increasing the community's understanding of brain injury and its prevention - http://biact.homestead.com/
The Arc of Southington
The Arc of Southington is an advocacy organization and a service provider for people with developmental disabilities and their families - http://www.southingtonarc.org/
Connecticut Council on Development Disabilities
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 people with disabilities in community life - http://www.ct.gov/ctcdd/site/default.asp
Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress
The Holland Committee is designed to be the first group to welcome new parents into the Down syndrome community - http://www.ctdownsyndrome.org/
Disability Resource Center of Fairfield County
The Disability Resource Center of Fairfield County is a cross-disability resource and advocacy organization for people with disabilities - http://www.drcfc.org
Statistics: Connecticut Disability
- There are an estimated 408,000 people in the state of Connecticut over the age of five who have a form of disability.
- Approximately 73,000 people, or 2.3% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- There are around 212,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 89,000 people with disabilities in Connecticut who are employed.
- Around 14,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 105,000 are currently not in the workforce.