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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program
The program is designed to assist participants to relearn, improve or retain the skills needed to live successfully in the community.
Alzheimer's Respite Care Program
This program offers relief to stressed caregivers by providing information, support, the development of an appropriate plan of care, and services for the individual with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Administered by the Department on Aging.
Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD
The Department of Social Services Waiver for Persons with Autism provides home-and community-based services to individuals with autism who do not have an intellectual disability (a full IQ score of 70 or higher).
Birth to Three
Medicaid Reimbursement information for the Birth to Three program.
Board of Education and Services for the Blind
The Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) is responsible for the confidential registry of people who are blind in Connecticut and provides, within available resources, comprehensive low vision services, specialized education services, life skills training, case management, and vocational services to individuals of all ages who are legally blind and to children who are visually impaired.
Business Intelligence and DSS HealthIT
This section of our website is intended to provide you with an overview of the many Health Information Technology (HealthIT) initiatives underway. Our goal is to keep information on this site current so all stakeholders are informed about current endeavors, as well as planned HealthIT initiatives.
Care4Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut office of Early Childhood.
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
In August 2015 the State of Connecticut, specifically the Departments of Social Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Children and Families, submitted an application for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funding opportunity 16-001, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Planning Grant.
The mission of the Office of Child Support Services within the Connecticut Department of Social Services is to improve the well-being of children, promote the self-sufficiency of families, and deliver quality child support services, with recognition that to grow and thrive children require the financial, medical, and emotional support of both parents, regardless of their living situation or relationship.
CHOICES is CT's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Medicare Beneficiaries.
CHOICES Is administered by the State of Connecticut Department on Aging, in partnership with the Area Agencies on Aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. Our mission is to empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers through objective outreach, counseling, and training to make informed health insurance decisions that optimize access to care and benefits.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to help improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious food products provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Community First Choice
Are you or a loved one living in the community and need assistance to remain there? The Affordable Care Act created an optional State Plan service which will allow eligible individuals to access Personal Attendant Care (PCA) and other services and supports through self-direction.
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.
See the Ability. See How We Can Work Together. We welcome individuals, employers, family, youth, friends and colleagues to Connect-Ability—a special initiative for people with disabilities of all ages who are seeking employment for the first time or who want a new challenge, and employers of all sizes and in all industries who are seeking valuable, qualified workers. (Please note this is an external website not maintained by the Department of Social Services)
Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CADAP)
CADAP is a service that helps eligible Connecticut residents with HIV or AIDS afford the cost of medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.