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AMVETS and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) offers information, counseling and claims service to all honorably discharged veterans and their dependents concerning disability compensation, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension, education, employment, and other benefits.

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Phone: 860 616 3600
Address:  287 W St Rocky Hill, CT 6067

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Brain Injury Support Groups

Brain injury support groups can be a valuable source of information, emotional support, encouragement and social activities for people who have sustained a brain injury as well as family members and other caregivers.

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  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Danbury
    • Phone: 203-739-7597
    • Address: Danbury Hospital 235 Main St (upper level)
      Danbury, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Tuesday of the month 4:30 p.m.
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Social Group Ellington
    • Phone: 860-543-5855 or 860-593-0410
    • Address: Ellington Y 11 Pinney St Meet in Lobby Ellington, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Last Tuesday of the month call for time
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Guilford
    • Phone: 203-492-9787
    • Address: Guilford Community Center Sachem Rm
      Guilford, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Monday 5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.                 
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Hartford
    • Phone: 860-297-2342
    • Address: Trinity College, Crescent Center for Arts and Neuroscience Room 115
      Hartford, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Wednesday 12- 1:30 p.m.


  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Manchester
    • Phone: 860-836-5230
    • Address:  Manchester Memorial Hospital, 71 Haynes St
      Manchester, CT 
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Thursday 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.                 
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group New Britain
    • Phone: 860-827-1958 x3351 or 203-233-2129
    • Address: Hospital for Special Care, 2150 Corbin Ave, lower level conference room
      New Britain, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Wednesday 6 p.m.
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group New London
    • Phone: 860-442-0711 x2246
    • Address: Lawrence & Memorial Hospital 365 Montauk Ave Conference Rm #2
      New London, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Thursday 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.                 
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group North Haven
    • Phone: 203-430-0251
    • Address: North Haven Recreational Center 7 Linsley St
      North Haven, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Tuesday of the month 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                 
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Norwich
    • Phone: 860-889-8331 x4060
    • Address: William W Backus Hospital 326 Washington St Med Office Bldg
      Norwich, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.                 



  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Plainville
    • Phone: 860-774-3400
    • Address:  Support Living Group 97A Whiting St Plainville, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First Tuesday of the month 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Southport
    • Phone: 203-394-2722
    • Address: Eye Care Associates 2600 Post Rd Southport, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: SecondWednesday of the month 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Storrs
    • Phone: 203-302-4821
    • Address: UCONN Campus 850 Bolton Rd Phillips Communication/Sciences Bldg Rm 114
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First and Third Monday of the month 6 p.m. -8 p.m.
    • This Group focuses on Return to Work and college
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Stratford
    • Phone: 203-260-7137
    • Address: Disability Resource Center, 80 Ferry Blvd Ste 210 Stratford, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Tuesday 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.                 
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Waterbury
    • Phone: 203-819-0999
    • Address: Independent Living Solutions, 345 Meriden Rd Waterbury, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: 1st Thursday 2 p.m.                 
  • Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Willimantic
    • Phone: 860-428-5826
    • Address: 40 Mansfield Ave Generations Bldg Second Floor Willimantic, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Thursday 12 p.m.-1 p.m.                 
  • Connecticut Veterans with Combat Concussion Support Group Orange
    • Phone: 203-932-9899
    • Address: New Haven Vet Center, 291 S. Lambert Rd Orange CT  Orange, CT
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Monday 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.                 
      Group is open to veterans with combat concussion


Client Assistance Program

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) can provide information and support to individuals who have questions or complaints about Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services in their state. The CAP program can explain the rights and responsibilities of people receiving services from VR, can mediate disputes between clients and VR, and can advise or assist in filing formal complaints or appeals of VR decisions.

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Phone: 860-297-4300
Toll Free:
Address:  60B Weston St
Hartford, CT 06120






Independent Living Center

Independent Living Centers are non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Each ILC offers independent living skills training, peer counseling, and information about services that can assist a person live as independently as possible in the community.

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Access Independence
Address: 80 Ferry Blvd 
Stratford, CT 06615

Center for Disability Rights
Phone: 203-934-7077
Address: 369 Highland St
West Haven, CT 06516









Medicaid Office

Medicaid provides basic health care for people who have a disability, limited income, or receive certain other government benefits. Medicaid offices offer information on who is eligible and how to apply for Medicaid. In some states, a Medicaid home and community-based services waiver (HCBS) exists, which helps people with brain injury who prefer to get long-term care services and supports in their home or community instead of an institutional setting like a nursing home.

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Phone: 860-418-7000
Toll Free:
410 Capitol Avenue, P.O. Box 341431
Hartford, CT 06134
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Parent Training and Information Center

Parent Training and Information Centers help parents of children with disabilities, including brain injury, understand their rights and obtain appropriate services for their children within the school system. Services can include peer to peer support and assistance, advocacy for services, parent or school training, and referral to available community resources.

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Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
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Protection and Advocacy

The Protection and Advocacy office works with people with disabilities, including brain injury, to ensure access to appropriate supports and services which can include educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing, transportation, and employment opportunities. It also works to prevent the abuse, neglect and inappropriate placement of people with disabilities.

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Phone: 860-297-4300
Toll Free:
Address: 60B Weston St
Hartford, CT 06120



State Insurance Department

State Insurance Departments are state agencies that ensure insurance companies obey all state insurance laws and regulations. They can offer information about insurance laws in the state, and assist consumers in resolving complaints or concerns with insurance companies.

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Phone: 860-297-3900
Toll Free:
  153 Market Street, 7th floor
Hartford, CT 6103






Victims of Crime Compensation Fund

Crime victim compensation programs across the country offer crucial financial assistance to victims of violent crimes. This government program is designed to pay for some of the costs that can result from being the victim of a violent crime. This can include payments for some medical expenses, counseling costs, lost wages or burial expenses.

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Phone: 860-263-2760
Toll Free:
888-286-7347 or 888-822-8428 
Address: 225 Spring St, Fourth Floor
Whethersfield, CT 6109

 TDD/TT Users: Call 711 or 800-842-9710


Vocational Rehabilitation

A federal/state program designed to assist people with a disability to return to gainful employment. Individualized services can include assessment, evaluation, career counseling, counseling, job training and job support.

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Phone: 860-424-5055
55 Farmington Avenue, 12th Floor
Hartford, CT 06105






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