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Connecticut

1. State CHIP Program
HUSKY Plan

c/o Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5033
(877) 284-8759; (800) 842-4524 (TTY)
E-mail

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth to 3
Linda Goodman, Birth-3 Part C Coordinator
State Birth to Three System
Department of Mental Retardation
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1308
(800) 505-7000
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Maria Synodi, 3-5 Coordinator, State Preschool Program
Bureau of Early Childhood, Career and Adult Education
Connecticut Department of Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 807-2054
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Frances Rabinowitz, Associate Commissioner
Division of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Connecticut Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 713-6700
Web & E-mail
 
State Department of Education: Special Education
Dr. Nancy Cappello, Interim Chief
Bureau of Special Education
Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 361
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 713-6912
Web & E-mail

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Brenda L. Moore, Director
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 424-4848
Web & E-mail

Coordinator for Transition Services
Patricia Anderson, Education Consultant
Bureau of Special Education
Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 2219
Hartford, CT 06145-2219
(860) 713-6923
E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Edward T. Preneta, Director
Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1308
(860) 418-6160; (800) 653-1154 (in CT)
(860) 418-6172 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Adult Mental Health Agency
Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., Commissioner
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 341431
Hartford, CT 06134
(860) 418-7000; (800) 446-7348
Web

State Mental Health Representative for Children
Karen Andersson, Ph.D., Director of Mental Health
Department of Children and Families
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 550-6683; (800) 842-2288 (in CT)
Web & E-mail

Mental Health Association of Connecticut
Beverly Walton, President and CEO
20-30 Beaver Road, Suite 108
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 529-1970
Web & E-mail

NAMI Connecticut
Kate Mattias, Executive Director
30 Jordan Lane, 3rd Floor
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 882-0236; (800) 215-3021
Web & E-mail


7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D., Director
University of Connecticut
A.J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities
263 Farmington Avenue, MC6222
Farmington, CT 06030-6222
(860) 679-1500; (860) 679-1502 (TTY)
(866) 623-1315
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
James McGaughey, Executive Director
Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
60 B Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120-1551
(860) 297-4300; (800) 842-7303 (V/TTY in CT)
(860) 297-4380 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Mark Keenan, RN, MBA, Supervising Nurse Consultant
CYSHCN Program, Family Health Section
Public Health Initiative Branch
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capital Avenue, MS #11 MAT
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509-8074
Web & E-mail

NICHCY

Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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Local support groups for families, advocacy organizations, treatment centers, and funding sources.

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