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7.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Phone: (860) 563-6011
AccesSolutions serves people with disabilities who need financial assistance to make accessibility modifications to their homes or apartments.

Connecticut ADAPT
Phone: (860) 524-9073
Contact: Claude Holcomb
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
Phone: 800445CPAC
The CT Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 21.

Corporation for Independent Living
Phone: (860) 563-6011
CIL is a nonprofit housing development corporation. Our products include community housing for people with developmental disabilities, accessible homes for people with physical disabilities, affordable multifamily housing as well as homes for first time home buyers of low income.

Easter Seals Connecticut-Rhode Island
Phone: (800) 874-7687
Easter Seals Connecticut-Rhode Island creates solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities or special needs, their families and communities.

Good News Garage
Phone: (860) 218-2970
Good News Garage creates economic opportunity by providing affordable and reliable transportation options to people in need.

LOF Adaptive Skiers
To build lasting confidence and fulfillment through exposure and professional training in recreational and competitive water and snow skiing to both children, adults and veterans with disabilities.

Phone: 203-513-8424
Moving With Health Oriented Physical Education, Inc. supports, promotes and provides physical activity, after therapy, and nutrition education programs to individuals with disabilities and their families. MovingWithHOPE is a 501(c)3 charity in Shelton, CT, that specializes in securing scholarship funds for individuals with complicated brain and spinal injuries, allowing them to participate in year-round activity therapy programs. These programs include strength and conditioning to improve balance, gait and mobility; transfer skills; fall prevention training; emotional well-being; and reduction of secondary health risks such as obesity, diabetes, and heart and cardiovascular issues.

Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation
P.O. Box 2221, Darien, Connecticut, 06820
Phone: (888) 265-5859
The Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation is comprised of community volunteers who want to assist people with severe spinal cord injuries. The Foundation partners with Norwalk's Family and Children's Agency with a grant that allows FCA to provide transportation to clients with spinal cord injuries. In addition, the Foundation has funded renovations, purchased vans, wheelchairs and assorted medical equipment.

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Connecticut
Phone: (860) 523-4951
The mission of PLAN is to assist families in planning for the future of their disabled family member and to provide continuity of services after the principal advocate/care-givers have died or are unable to continue.

Rewarding Work
The Rewarding Work website gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff. You can get names, contact information, and availability of direct care workers and agencies that provide respite services or personal care, review their experience, and learn if they are available to work mornings, days, evenings, overnight, or weekends.

The New England Assistive Technology Marketplace
Phone: (866) 526-4492
Contact: toll free in Connecticut
Phone: (860) 243-2869
NEAT was established to provide information and access to equipment and devices that can change the lives of people of all ages, with all types of disabilities, both temporary and permanent.

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