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  • Synopsis: Last Updated: 2015-03-05 - Latest disability news including medical research and health updates from the state of Connecticut USA

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


Latest Connecticut Publications

  1. Connecticut Considers Mandatory School Bus Seatbelt Law
  2. Connecticut Community Care Ranks First in Best Nonprofits to Work For


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