Social Services for Persons with Disabilities

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  • Aging and Disability Resources Center

    Aging and Disability Resources Centers provide consumers of any age and ability with benefits counseling, person-centered planning to help identify available long and short term services and supports, application assistance and general information and assistance.

    Agency: State Department on Aging
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD

    Effective January 1, 2015, the Department of Social Services expanded its coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) evaluation and treatment services for Medicaid enrolled members (HUSKY A, C, or D) under the age of 21 for whom ASD services are medically necessary.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Community Living Arrangements (CLAs)

    Community Living Arrangements (CLA) also known as group homes, are operated by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) or private agencies that offer individuals the opportunity to live in typical community housing. Homes are small in size and generally serve six or fewer individuals.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Community Options

    The State of Connecticut offers a variety of services to help eligible individuals who need support to live at home or to return to community living. Many of the programs are administered under a Medicaid ‘waiver,’ meaning that Connecticut has received federal approval to waive certain Medicaid requirements to meet the service needs of older adults and adults with disabilities in the community.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • CT AHEAD: Association on Higher Education and Disability

    CT AHEAD helps high school students with disabilities learn about support programs at different colleges in the state. AHEAD also advocates for the needs of students with disabilities and promotes programs to help them succeed in college.  

    Agency: Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Long-Term Care

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby and Office of Policy and Management Undersecretary Anne Foley, announced the release of Connecticut’s Strategic Plan to Rebalance Long-Term Services and Supports, including a town-by-town projection of Connecticut’s long-term care needs and strategies to meet those needs, on January 29, 2013.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Med-Connect (Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities)

    Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities, also known as MED-Connect, provides medical assistance to employed individuals with disabilities. Enrollees can earn up to $75,000 per year and qualify for full Medicaid/HUSKY Health coverage.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Medicaid State Plan Amendments

    Current State Plan Amendments submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Residential Care Homes (RCH)

    Beginning in November 2015, staff from the DSS Home and Community Based Services Unit will be visiting all Residential Care Homes that house persons receiving services under the Home Care Program for Elders. The purpose of the visit is to assess the homes' compliance with the settings requirements issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in January of 2014.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Project

    More than 5.3 million Americans live with a disability as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many of these individuals and their families are confronted with inadequate or unavailable services and supports that specifically address the health, behavioral, psychological, and cognitive issues created by traumatic brain injury (TBI).

    Agency: Department of Social Services