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The 2014 legislative session was a landmark session for individuals with I/DD and their families. The work we all did collectively has helped us to take a huge step forward in our fight for your loved ones! Families of individuals with I/DD came together in unprecedented numbers this legislative session and their efforts have changed the political landscape in Connecticut. By keeping our message positive and keeping goals clear, focused and realistic, we have made great progress towards our two main goals; Waiting List money to move 100 individuals off of the DDS Waiting List and the formation of the first in the nation Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Legislative Caucus. Bravo! .

Photos and media coverage are located on The Arc Connecticut's Facebook Page.

Click to see CT-N video of the Family Day hearing.
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    - September 27, 2013  7:11 am
The Arc Receives Mobil-Able Grant
The Arc Connecticut and The Arc Self Advocate Advisory Panel received a grant from Transit Planning For All funded by the U.S Administration for Community Living. The grant, in partnership with the Commission on Aging, the Department of Developmental Disabilities, and People First of Connecticut, will host Mobil-Able, a series of focus groups and community meetings that identify and develop solutions to obstacles that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and people who are aging face when trying to access transportation.

The result of the focus groups will be a work plan that identifies “next steps” for the creation of a Mobility Manager system that can be accessed by people with ID/DD and older adults and which results in more inclusive transportation systems for all.

Transit Planning For All

Administration for Community Living

Mobile-Able Transportation For All! Flyer
    - September 27, 2013  6:51 am
Family, Self-Advocate and Provider Panel Discussion on Threats to DDS Services
On Tuesday, May 7th, The Connecticut Community Providers Association, Connecticut Association of Nonprofits and The Arc Connecticut will host a panel discussion on the impact of proposed budget cuts to Connecticut residents living with developmental disabilities. Panelists include self-advocates, family members and community providers. Organizers have also invited legislators and state agency officials to attend. See Press Release.
    - May 6, 2013  1:57 pm
Upcoming Transportation Forums
September 24 – Waterbury
DDS Regional Office
55 West Main St. (on street parking only)
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

September 24 – Torrington
DDS Regional Office / Main Floor Admin. Bldg.
195 Alvord Park Rd.
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

October 1 – Stratford
DDS Regional Office
300 Armory Rd.
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

October 8 – Danbury
DDS Regional Office
400 Main St.
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

October 8 – Southbury
Southbury Training School / Roselle School
1461 South Britain Rd.
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

October 9 – Stafford Springs
Stafford Senior Center
3 Buckley Hwy
9:30 am - 11:30 am (light breakfast provided)

October 15 – Norwich
DDS Regional Office
401 West Thames St., Suite 202
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

October 15 – Willimantic
People First of Willimantic
Gan Aden Apartments Community Room
300 Windham Rd. (Rte.32)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (light dinner provided)

October 21 – Norwich
Rose City Senior Center
8 Mahan Dr.
9:30 am - 11:30 am (light breakfast provided)

October 23 – East Hartford
DDS Regional Office
255 Pitkin St.
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

October 24 – Meriden
Statewide People First of Connecticut
200 Research Parkway
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

October 28 – West Hartford
Conard High School Library
110 Beechwood Rd.
6 pm - 8 pm (light snack provided)

October 29 – Willimantic
DDS Regional Office
90 South Park St.
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

October 29 – Putnam
DDS Regional Office
376 Pomfret St. (Route 44)
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

November 4 – Torrington
Sullivan Senior Center
88 East Albert St.
10 am - 12 pm (light breakfast provided)

November 4 – West Haven
West Haven Community House
622 Campbell Ave.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (light dinner provided)

November 6 – Wallingford
DDS Regional Office
104 South Turnpike Rd.
6 pm - 8 pm (light dinner provided)

November 8 – North Branford
North Branford Senior Center
1675 Foxon Rd.
10 am - 12 pm (light breakfast provided)
    - September 27, 2013  9:41 am
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