Resources in Connecticut
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.
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.
- Connecticut Brain Injury Support Group Danbury
- Phone: 203-739-7597
- Address: Danbury Hospital 235 Main St (upper level)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
Toll Free: 877-284-8759
Address: 410 Capitol Avenue, P.O. Box 341431
Hartford, CT 06134
Website for Acquired Brain Injury Services: http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2902&q=335272
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.
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.
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.
Toll Free: 800-203-3447
Address: 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.
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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