According to the CDC, one in four adults in the United States lives with a disability. Approximately 61 million Americans have a disability that impacts their life.
This number was generated addressing six types of disability: mobility, Cognition, Hearing, Vision, Independent Living, and Self-care. In Connecticut we have a wide verity of services for people living with all types of disabilities. This page will help to connect you to those services and programs. Fairfield County is made up of the following cities and towns:
Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cos Cob, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Georgetown, Greenwich, Hawleyville, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Redding, Redding Center, Redding Ridge, Ridgefield, Riverside, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Sherman, Southport, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport & Wilton
The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services strives to create opportunities that enable individuals with significant disabilities to work competitively and live independently. Staff works to provide individualized services, develop effective partnerships, and share sufficient information so that consumers and their families may make informed choices about the rehabilitation process and employment options. The Connecticut Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program can help individuals with disabilities to prepare for, find and keep a job.
We offer individualized services for persons with disabilities who are eligible for VR and provide supports in planning for and achieving their job goals. To be eligible for the VR program, an individual must have a significant physical or mental condition which poses a substantial barrier to employment, and must require VR services in order to prepare for, find and succeed in employment.
Connecticut Transit – Senior / Disabled Reduced Fares Program: For Senior Citizens (65 years or older) or Persons with a Qualifying Disability.
Reduced fares also apply to one-way tickets for Shore Line East, Hartford Line, the Metro-North New Haven Line and the Danbury, New Canaan, and Waterbury branch trains except westbound morning peak hour trains. Metro-North Peak fares apply to weekday trains that arrive in Grand Central Terminal (GCT) between 5:00am and 10:00am
Senior Citizens: If you have a Medicare card, you are entitled to ride for a reduced fare. Simply show your Medicare card to the operator when you board the bus. Your local transit provider is required to accept the Medicare card for a half fare.
Location: State Wide Access
Dial-A-Ride – is a locally-operated transportation service for older adults and individuals with disabilities. Most Connecticut towns offer Dial-A-Ride programs either through direct operation, in a collaborative with other entities or by contracting with another provider.
The service is “demand-response,” meaning that the ride must be booked in advance. Hours of operation are typically limited to Monday to Friday during daytime hours. Contact your local Social Services Office, Senior Center or Municipal Agent for Elderly for information in your Town.
Each local Dial-A-Ride program establishes its own eligibility and application process. Typically, the service is available to older adults and people with disabilities who reside within that community. Each local Dial-A-Ride program established its own fee structure and scope of service. Because it is specific to the communities that it serves, each program operates differently.
Other towns may offer similar programs under different names with different requirements.
Veyo is the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) is a limited transportation benefit that is provided to eligible Medicaid members in Connecticut who have no other way of getting to their medical, behavioral health or dental appointments. Veyo is the NEMT contractor selected by the State of Connecticut to arrange transportation for HUSKY Health members.
Location: State Wide Access