Friday, April 13, 2012

Where to Start-Conneticut


The mission of the Birth to Three System is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities.

The Lead Agency for Part C of the IDEA in Connecticut is
The Department of Developmental Services with offices at
460 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106-1308
Fax: 860-418-6003 unless otherwise noted
Part C Director: 860-418-6147
Assistant Director: 860-418-6141
Administrative Assistant: 860-418-6155
Family Liaison: 860-418-6136
                      or toll free at 866-888-4188
Personnel and Practice: 860-418-6151
Fiscal Unit: 860-418-8714
Child Find/Public Awareness: 860-418-6134
Data System Support: Norman Booth via
Accountability and Monitoring:
195 Alvord Park Road, Torrington 06790


TheraCare provides a full array of services to the birth through three year old population
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  • Bridgeport
  • Danbury
  • Darien
  • Easton
  • Fairfield
  • Greenwich
  • Milford
  • Monroe
  • New Canaan
  • New Haven
  • Newtown
  • Norwalk
  • Redding
  • Ridgefield
  • Stamford
  • Stratford
  • Trumbull
  • West Haven
  • Weston
  • Westport
  • Wilton
To refer your child to Connecticut's Birth to Three Program, call Connecticut's Child Development Infoline at (800) 505-7000.


Easter Seals Coastal Fairfield County
Easter Seals Coastal Fairfield County, Connecticut provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
For questions or concerns regarding Easter Seals Coastal Fairfield County, Connecticut services please contact us at the following locations:

Administrative & Development Offices
733 Summer Street, Suite 104, Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 388-2192 - Phone
(203) 388-2196 - Fax
 Autism & Developmental Disabilities Center
733 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 388-2192 - Phone
(203) 388-2196 - Fax
Camp Hemlocks
85 Jones St., P.O. Box 198, Hebron, CT  06248-0198

Easter Seals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut

100 Deerfield Road
Windsor, CT 06095Phone: (860) 552-2002
Fax: (860) 552-2003

Easter Seals Waterbury, Connecticut

You can also reach Easter Seals at:
203-754-5141 (voice)
203-754-5141 (tty)
203-757-1198 (fax)
Or, via regular mail at:
22 Tompkins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708


The Katie Beckett Waiver enables severely disabled individuals to be cared for at home and be eligible for Medicaid based on the individual’s income and assets. Without this waiver, the income and assets of legally liable relatives (parent or spouse) are counted when the disabled person is cared for at home. There is a long waiting list for this program; however, families of severely disabled individuals who want to care for their child or spouse at home are encouraged to add their name to the waiting list.
For more information on the Katie Beckett Waiver, call Alternate Care Unit at the Department of Social Services Central Office at (800) 445-5394.

TEFRA: (Tax, Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982)
Under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA), states may provide Medicaid coverage to children with severe disabilities, disregarding their family income, if these children require care at an institutional (hospital, nursing home or intermediate care facility) level.
When a child receives extended care in an institutional setting, family income is disregarded as a qualification for Medicaid. The TEFRA State Plan Option makes it possible to do the same for a family whose child requires care at the level provided in an institution, but who choose to care for their child at home. Currently, 18 states and the District of Columbia have chosen to implement the TEFRA State Plan Option. Because states vary widely in the availability of institutional care for children and the clinical criteria for admitting children to these institutions, the numbers of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who receive Medicaid benefits under this option also varies widely from state to state.

Please check with your state office to see if TEFRA is offered in your state.


Connecticut Children's Medical Center is dedicated to improving the physical and emotional health of children through family-centered care, research, education and advocacy. We embrace discovery, teamwork, integrity and excellence in all that we do.

Connecticut Children's Medical Center
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT   06106
(860) 545-9000


A group of families located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, who came together because our lives have been enriched by Down syndrome.  We are always looking for new additions to our group. If you love someone with Down syndrome, or you would like to learn more, we'd love for you to join 21 Strong.
The Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center is a State of Connecticut approved special education program for students ages 7-21. The program provides comprehensive educational services for students with moderate to severe disabilities including students with autism. Our primary goals are to improve social communication skills and provide community based learning opportunities to foster independence. 
Central Office Address:
744 Long Hill Road
Groton, CT 06340
One Phone Number For
All Sites: 860-445-7626

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