NOTICE: Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) field offices are closed to the public as of March 18, 2020 as a protective measure for the safety of our staff and the public. Staff are working and the agency continues to provide needed services. For more information on available services, please use this website or call toll-free 800-537-2549.

Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) is the state’s lead Bureau for the coordination and provision of services to all Connecticut residents who are legally blind, or have significant visual impairments. These services include training and devices that help people who are blind function in the home and in the community independently; teaching children how to adapt to and learn in an environment - in and outside of school - that is designed for those with sight and; providing services that help people who are blind find work or keep their job after blindness has developed.

 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind will be conducting a public hearing on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The hearing will be conducted at 184 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT. Please see the notice and draft plan, below, for further information:

Notice of Public Hearing - Draft BESB VR State Plan Section

BESB VR Draft Section of Unified State Plan

 

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