​   ​​The New England Consortium  for Deafblind Technical Assistance And Training (NEC)

                                                       A Deafblind Community of Practice

                              Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire



For NATIONAL agencies/resources click here.

Children's Hospital Ophthalmology
617-735-5746 | Phone
617-730-0392 | Fax
Web |
http://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/ophthalmology-comprehensive-pediatric-services-program/ophthalmology_-comprehensive-pediatric-services

Connecticut Association of Optometrists
35 Cold Spring Road | Suite 211 | Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Email | LSedlak@cteyes.org
860.529.1900 | Phone
860.529.4411 | Fax
Web | http://www.cao.org/

Connecticut Braille Association
44 Imperial Avenue | West Hartford , CT 06110 
Email | Micki1@juno.com
203.227.5243 | Phone 

Connecticut Institute for the Blind (Oak Hill)
120 Holcomb Street | Hartford , CT 06112
860. 242.2274
Web | http://www.ciboakhill.org/index.htm

Provides community-based residential, day, and education programs for people with severe multiple disabilities. Maximizes the levels of independence of blind adults through housing, computer training and an arts program.

Connecticut Radio Information Systems
184 Windsor Avenue | Suite C | Windsor , CT 06095
860.527.8000 |
800.708.0004 | Toll Free
Web | http://www.cslib.org/cris/

Connecticut State Library: Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
198 West Street | Rocky Hill , CT 06067
860.566.2151 | Phone
800.842.4516 | Toll Free
Web | http://www.cslib.org/lbph.html


Vision and Hearing Testing Services

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Web | http://www.parentcenterhub.org/

Connecticut CPRC

AFCAMP, Hartford-New Haven CPRC
60 Weston St., Ste B | Hartford, CT 06120
Email |
info@afcamp.org

860-548-9959 | Phone

Web | http://www.afcamp.org



Other Agencies

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Advocates for Families
NEC Connecticut Contacts 
 Karen Olson, Education Consultant | keolson@snet.net

Sonu Rangnekar, Family Specialist | sonurangnekar@gmail.com

NEC Regional Office (MA)
Tracy Evans Luiselli, Project Director | Tracy.Luiselli@perkins.org
617.972.7354 | Phone 
617.972.7517 | Fax

Linh Tran, Project Assistant | nec@perkins.org
617.972.7515 | Phone 


BESB (Board of Educational Services for the Blind)
Contact: Catherine Summ, Education Supervisor I catherin.summ@ct.gov

184 Windsor Avenue | Windsor, CT 06095
860.602.4233 | Phone

860.602.4020 | Fax

203.494.4856 | Alt Phone

BESB is responsible for the confidential registry of people who are blind in Connecticut and provides services to individuals of all ages who are legally blind and to children who are visually impaired. The agency assists them in acquiring the skills and support services necessary to be independent.


State Agencies


Birth to Three SystemPart C
Department of Developmental Services
460 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106-1308
860.418.6147 | Phone
860.418.6003 | Fax
800.505.7000 | Alt Phone
Web | http://www.birth23.org/

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)

338 Main Street | Niantic, CT 06357
Email | cpac@cpacinc.org
(800) 445-2722 | Phone (in CT)
(860) 739-3089 | Alt Phone
Web | http://www.cpacinc.org

CPAC is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26. The Center is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children, given the confidence that knowledge and understanding of special education law and its procedures can bring.

Department of Education

Connecticut Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106
860.713.6543 | Phone
Web | http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/site/default.asp

Commission for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

67 Prospect Avenue, 3rd Floor | P.O. box 330730 | West Hartford, CT 06106
Email | CDHI@ct.gov
800.708.6796 | Phone
860.231.8169 |TTY
860.231.8756 | Alt Phone
860.231.8746 | Fax
Web | http://www.cdhi.ct.gov/cdhi/site/default.asp

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

25 Sigourney Street, 11th Floor | Hartford, CT 0610
Email | brs.dss@ct.gov
860.424.4844 | Phone
860.424.4839 | TTY
800.537.2549 | Alt Phone
Web | http://www.ct.gov/brs/site/default.asp

PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of Connecticut
Nanfi Lubogo & Carmina Cirioli | nanfi@aol.com

60B Weston Street | Hartford, CT 06120-1551
860.297.4300 | Phone
203.234.9554 | Alt Phone
Web | http://www.ct.gov/opapd/cwp/view.asp?Q=484350&A=1782

State Education Resource Center
25 Industrial Park Road | Middletown, CT  06457-1516
860.632.1485 | Phone
Web | www.ctserc.org

Where to Start in Connecticut