Helpful Resources for Individuals with Traumatic Brain
Injury (TBI) in Connecticut
Organization Contact Information Services Offered
The Office of Protection (860) 297-4300 (Voice) Free advocacy assistance,
and Advocacy for Persons (860) 297-4380 (TTY) information, and resources
with Disabilities 1-800-842-7303 in CT only to individuals with TBI.
(860) 721-8111 Provides free information,
Brain Injury Association of CT 1-800-278-8242 (Voice/Relay) resources, and access to a
(BIAC) website: www.biact.org statewide support group
Administers the Acquired
1-800-842-1508 (Voice) Brain Injury (ABI) waiver,
Dept. of Social Services 1-800-842-4524 (TTY) which provides necessary
website: www.ct.gov/dss community based supports,
ie., personal care assistants,
case management, and
independent skills training.
The Bureau of Rehabilitation (860) 424-4844 (Voice) Assists individuals to prepare
Services (BRS) 1-800-537-2549(Voice) for, obtain, and maintain
(860) 424-4839 (TTY) employment.
1-800-453-3320 (Voice/TTY) Provides free civil legal
intake hours: services to individuals who
Statewide Legal Services 9am-3pm-Mon. and Wed. meet certain income
9am-4pm-Tue., Thur. and Fri. guidelines.
For information on the five that provide services to assist
The Independent Living independent living centers in and support individuals with
Centers CT please call BRS at: disabilities in achieving and
1-800-537-2549 (voice) maintaining maximum
(860) 424-4839 (TTY) independence in their
communities. Services include
the assistive technology loan
program, and the nursing home
The New England Assistive 1-866-526-4492 (Voice) Provides information,
Technology Marketplace (860) 286-3113 (TTY) client needs evaluations,
(NEAT) website: demonstrations, and restoration
www.neatmarketplace.org of assistive technology devices.
Provides rehabilitation services
to individuals with disabilities.
Easter Seals of Connecticut 1-800-874-7687 (Voice/ TTY) Services include: medical
website: www.easterseals.com rehabilitation, vocational
assistance, and recreational
Provides assistance and limited
The Corporation for (860) 563-6011 (Voice/Relay) funding for home and vehicle
Independent Living website: www.cilhomes.org modifications for individuals
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 (Voice) Administers federal financial
1-800-325-0778 (TTY) disability benefits programs.
Assists individuals with
The Center for Medicare 1-800-456-7790 (Voice/TTY) disabilities in accessing Medicare
Advocacy website: services. Focus includes the needs
www.medicareadvocacy.org of Medicare beneficiaries, and
those needing long-term care.
National Brain Injury
The Brain Injury Association of 1-800-444-6443 (Voice/Relay) Association website offering
America website: www.biausa.org information in English and
The Centers for Disease Control Offers educational materials,
and Prevention website: www.cdc.gov statistics, and prevention
information on TBI.
The National Information Offers educational information,
Center for Children and Youth website: resources, and links to
with Disabilities www.kidsource.com/NICHCY/ organizations focusing on
brain.html traumatic brain injury in children.