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  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    The Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq., prohibits discrimination based on disability in employment, places of public accommodation, transportation, telecommunication and commercial facilities. This link will provide you information regarding ADA from the US Department of Justice.

  • Living Will - Advance Directives Combined Form (PDF-122KB)

    This document contains all of the advance directives-- appointment of health care representative, living will, appointment of conservator and organ donation in one form. You do not have to create all of these directives. The form allows you to choose to not make one of the directives by signing your initials at the top of that section.

  • Living Will - Your Rights to Make Health Care Decisions (PDF-127KB)

    This booklet contains general information about advance directives including frequently asked questions and answers and all of the Connecticut forms for making advance directives. If you prefer to just print the individual forms from the booklet, links to each form are set out below

  • Living Will (PDF-35KB)

    Use this form if you wish to only make your wishes known when you are unable to do so but not appoint anyone to act on your behalf.

  • Conn. State Dept of Education

    Information on the No Child Left Behind Act, Technical Schools, Early Childhood, Grants, School & District data, Special Education, State Board, Student Testing, Teachers and Administrators is included.

  • Connecticut Association of Boards of Education

    Visit the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education website for information on education, CABE-CAPSS conventions, current workshops and more.

  • Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendent

    The mission of CAPSS is to lead the continuous improvement of public education for all students by advocating public policy for children, and by developing and supporting executive school leaders. Visit the website for information about the Board of Directors, calendar of events, vacancies, retirement and more.

  • Connecticut Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

    BESB's mission is to provide quality educational and rehabilitative services to all people who are legally blind or deaf-blind and children who are visually impaired at no cost to our clients or their families. You will find information about blindness, children's services, adult services, employment services and more.

  • Connecticut Department of Developmental Services

    The Department of Developmental Services is a state agency funded by the State of Connecticut to purchase or provide a wide range of supports and services for citizens of Connecticut with developmental disabilities. Information about support and services, day programs, employment supports, family supports and more is provided.

  • Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center

    Information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 21.

  • The Arc of Connecticut

    The Arc of Connecticut is an advocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and to promoting opportunities for their full inclusion in the life of their communities. Visit their website for information on Arc, Arc/CT Chapters, and donations.

  • The Association for Severe Handicaps

    Information and resources for community living, communication rights, chapters, committees and more.

  • U.S. Department of Education

    Information is provided for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. There are information centers for Grants & Contracts, Financial Aid, Programs, Legislation, Regulations & Guidance.

  • A Guide to Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions

    Provides an overview of the key legal and practical issues that arise in the care of individuals who face a life-limiting condition or who care for a loved one with a life-limiting condition. As an aid to the planning process, the Guide is organized around the continuum of care, beginning with healthy individuals who are able to live at home and following the continuum to independent retirement communities, assisted living, long term care, and an eventual return to the home with the aid of hospice services. The Guide is written by expert health lawyers and is part of the Health Lawyers' Public Information Series.

  • Infectious Diseases and Other Health Concerns

    Use the links on this page to find out information about infectious diseases and other health concerns. Helpful fact sheets, clear definitions, and other useful resources.