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Services we Offer

  • Exploring the right job for you
  • Preparing for, getting and advancing in the job
  • Job placement, training, and internships
  • Assistance managing your services and work
  • CT Pathways to Integrated Employment 


  • Customized Employment
  • Access to tools and equipment needed
  • Youth-targeted program, Level Up.
  • Information and Referral to other programs and services
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Exploring the right job for you

Explore your career interests with a variety of career assessments and inventories and explore your skills with online evaluations and work trials to identify areas for skill building. We also offer counseling and guidance to help identify the service(s) you need to achieve your job goal.

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Preparing for landing and advancing in the job

Participate in services that help you become work-ready such as creating a resume, and help preparing for an interview. Services can also include skills training and career education in college and/or vocational schools, if needed to obtain a job. We can also help with on-the-job training to help improve your chances at success.
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Job placement, training and internships

We offer Competitive Placement Opportunities – try out a job with the help of your BRS counselor! We also offer job coaching to assist with learning new tasks and achieving job stability on the job.
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Assistance managing your services and work

If you are receiving SSI or SSDI, we offer Benefits counseling to help you understand how earning wages may impact your SSI or SSDI. We can also share information about the Ticket to Work program.

CT Pathways to Integrated Employment 

The CT Pathways to Integrated Employment project (CTPIE) will create support, services, and training to help participants working or looking to work in subminimum wage jobs achieve and keep jobs in a competitive integrated employment setting. BRS and their CT partners will develop pilot services and system changes in areas like: CTPIE Messaging & Outreach, CTPIE Individualized Supports, and more.

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Customized Employment

Customized Employment (CE) is an alternative method of finding competitive integrated employment that matches the strengths, skills, and abilities of individuals with significant disabilities with the needs of employers. It is a highly structured and personalized process. CE is comprised of three (3) primary phases: Job Discovery; Job Development, Negotiation and Placement; and Post-Employment Supports. CE is a collaboration between the Dept of Developmental Services (DDS),  Aging and Disability Services (ADS) and CT State Dept of Education (CSDE) to expand these services across CT.


Access to tools and equipment needed

Sometimes additional assistance is needed to do the job. That is where Assistive technology (AT) services can help. We can help identify the Assistive Technology devices, services or accommodations you may need on a job and work with you and your employer to put those in place. We can also help you access adaptive equipment for mobility, communication and work activities to address your disability-related barriers. AT services can include AT device demonstrations, AT device loans, AT evaluations and training along with guidance around requesting ADA accommodations at work.

BRS can also assist with vehicle modifications to provide individuals who have no other way to get to and from their job.

Need modifications at home? We can help with minor home modifications to assist you in getting in and out of your home to get to work.

Services to assist in restoring or improving a physical and/or mental impairment may include items such as hearing aids, prosthetic devices and more.

Youth-targeted program, Level Up

Our Level Up Program is specifically designed for younger adults ages 16 to 22. Our program provides the following services:

  • Work-based learning experiences
  • College and Postsecondary exploration
  • Workplace Readiness training
  • Instruction in Self-Advocacy
  • Help with Transition to Adult VR Services
  • Level Up Students are encouraged to submit Application for Adult VR Services

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Access to Information and Referral

Our Counselors have many resources and can provide information about other programs and services that may be available to you based on your individual needs.