10/15/19 (HARTFORD, CT) – Today, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Department of Aging and Disability Services Commissioner Amy Porter presented an official proclamation on behalf of Governor Ned Lamont recognizing October 15 as Blind Americans Equality Day in the State of Connecticut and as a day to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Americans who are blind or visually impaired.
Across the nation – including in the state of Connecticut – genetic testing company representatives are offering “free” genetic tests to Medicare beneficiaries. While this may sound harmless, in reality it is dangerous. These companies can steal people’s medical identity and falsely bill Medicare, draining the system of needed funds.
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed legislation renaming the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) to the Department of Aging and Disability Services
No Barriers, Wells Fargo Announce Winning 2018 Global Impact Challenge Schools & Open Teacher Applications for 2019 Opportunity (press release 3/25/19)
A team of five Windsor, CT students was one of two teams awarded $5,000 to implement their winning project to help make Mystic Seaport Museum, a popular destination for visitors from around the world, more accessible for visitors who are blind or have low vision. The team of five young women, led by two teachers, Dennis Gallant and Beth Borysewicz of the Children’s Services program at the Connecticut Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) took part in the national Global Impact Challenge, sponsored by No Barriers USA and Wells Fargo & Company. The challenge is designed to address diversity, accessibility and inclusion challenges in local communities. Three of the five team members have vision loss and are served by DORS.
Fraud Alert from the Office of Inspector General regarding Genetic Testing of Medicare Beneficiaries
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing.