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Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS), is a division of the Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services (ADS).  The Department of Aging and Disability Services offers many programs and services to help older adults and people with disabilities.


The best way to apply for services is to contact the program that interests you. If you are not sure which program is best for you, you can view general information about our ADS Bureaus and Departments to see what programs might help you.


Below are links to other various services that may be helpful to you:

  • American Job Centers, A partnership of organizations that provide workforce assistance to job seekers and employers.
  • CT Tech Act Project, Provides information on and access to Assistive Technology devices and services in Connecticut.
  • Benefits Counseling, ensures that you get accurate information about how working may affect your SSI / SSDI benefits, so you can make good decisions about your vocational goals, your potential earnings and your health insurance needs.
  • Disability Rights CT, Provides legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities.
  • Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), Learn about federal and state tax incentives to encourage hiring of people with disabilities and support workplace accessibility. AskEARN | Employer Financial Incentives
  • Job Accommodation Network, Provides information and assistance with job accommodations for employers and employees with disabilities.
  • Occupational Network (O*Net), Access detailed information and descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers and others. Browse over 900 occupations to learn about requirements, characteristics, and available opportunities for your selected job.
  • Ticket to Work, Access to employment support services for social security disability beneficiaries who want to work,

Manuals / Handbooks / Policy: 

  • A guide to the provisions of CORE Community Rehabilitation Provider (CRP) services:  Here you will find Service Definitions, Procedures, Documentation, and Frequently Asked Questions. Community Provider Handbook Link

  • This document provides the guiding principles for delivering services to consumers and comprehensively covers the specific legal requirements in state and federal law and regulations. Policy Manual Link

  • Looking for a Community Rehabilitation Provider? This guide is intended for use with consumers to assist with making an informed decision about selecting a Community Rehabilitation Provider for Vocational Rehabilitation services. Consumer Choice Handbook Link