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- Disability Resources Directory - Click here to access the booklet.
Statewide directory of resources for people with disabilities in Connecticut.
- Infoline 211 - Click the link or dial 211 on your phone. – Infoline 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone. 2-1-1 is fully certified in crisis intervention by the American Association of Suicidology and is certified by The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). AIRS is the professional association for over 1,200 community Information and Referral (I&R) providers.
Promoting Independence in Connecticut: Supported Decision-Making as an Alternative to Guardianship and Conservatorship
This booklet is a recent publication of the Connecticut Supported Decision-Making Coalition, a group of agencies, organizations and individuals established to provide information about Supported Decision-Making to students and adults with disabilities, caregivers, families, educators, policymakers, and anyone interested in supporting the autonomy of adults with disabilities.
Information for employees with disabilities of the City of New Haven and those applying for employment, below please find forms that you may need to request a reasonable accommodation during your employment or during your application process.
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The City of New Haven does require all parkers at meters, even those with handicapped parking placards, to pay the metered parking rate within the specific requirements of that meter. To aid those individuals with disabilities that may have difficulty returning to meters when time is expiring, we offer vouchers for purchase.
Parking Permits (also known as Handicapped Parking Permits)
In Connecticut, the Department of Motor Vehicles issues Temporary and Permanent Parking Placards for people with disabilities who have a qualifying disability. There are two types of permits – temporary and permanent. A permit requires certification from a medical professional.
Permanent Parking Placard
Permits for a permanent disability are valid for the same term as a driver’s license or identification card and must be renewed. DMV will send to the permit holder a renewal notice approximately 45 days prior to expiration. A permit for a permanent disability has no application cost. Download a permanent permit application.
Temporary Parking Placard
Permits for a temporary disability have a $5 application fee and are valid for up to six months. Download a temporary permit application.
- Connecticut's Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
- Job Accommodation Network
- US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy
- Job Applicants and the ADA
- Employees Practical Guide to Requesting and Negotiating Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Building an Inclusive Workforce
- Disability Etiquette – Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities
- The JAN (Job Accommodation Network) Workplace Accommodation Toolkit
- Service Dog Information for Restaurants
- State of Connecticut Office of Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
- Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
- Connecticut Legal Rights Project
- Center for Disability Rights
- American Association of People with Disabilities
- The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
- Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
- US Veteran Resources
- The Addiction Group - Treatment & Recovery