Connecticut

Demographic Data

Total state population
3,565,287
Total number of people with disabilities
11.9%
Breakdown by category of disability
Hearing difficulty
3.0%
Vision difficulty
1.9%
Cognitive difficulty
5.2%
Ambulatory difficulty
6.0%
Self-care difficulty
2.5%
Independent living difficulty
5.6%
Race/ethnicity breakdown
White
74.6%
Black or African American
11.1%
American Indian and Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
4.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Hispanic or Latino
16.9%
Other Race
5.6%
Two or more Races
3.7%

Employment and unemployment rates for people with disabilities

Employment rate for People with Disabilities (PwD)
34.8%
Unemployment rate for PwD
Number of PwD not working but actively looking for work
13.3%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities

Unemployment rate for PwD
24.5%

Number of AoD grantee programs across the country

CILs
Independence Unlimited, Inc.
151 New Park Avenue, Suite D - #65
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-523-5021
ED:Jaclyn Pinney
Independence Northwest Center for Independent Living of NW Connecticut, Inc. dba Independence Northwest, Inc.
1183 New Haven Road, Suite 200
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: 203-729-3299
ED:Eileen Healy
Disabilities Network of Eastern Connecticut
19 Ohio Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 860-823-1898
ED:Sharon Heddle
Greater New Haven Disability Rights Activist, Inc.
369 Highland Street, Suite A
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: 203-934-7077
ED:Carmen Correa
Disability Resource Center of Fairfield/ dba Access Independence, Inc.
80 Ferry Boulevard, Suite 210
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: 203-378-6977
ED:Charles Conway
State DD Council
Phone: (860) 418-6160
ED:Walt Glomb
UCEDDs
UConn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
University of Connecticut A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
263 Farmington Ave., MC 6222
Farmington, CT 06030-6222
Main Phone: 860-679-1500
Toll Free Number: 866-623-1315
Main Fax: 860-679-1571
TTY: 860-679-1502
State P&A
CAP/PADD/PAIMI/PAIR/PABSS/PAAT/PATBI/PAVA
Disability Rights Connecticut
846 Wethersfield Ave.
Hartford, Connecticut 06114
Phone: (860) 297-4300
Toll Free: (800) 842-7303
TDD: (860) 566-2102
FAX: (860) 566-8714

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This website was created by The Lewin Group/TASH under the Administration for Community Living (Administration on Disabilities) . Contract HHSP233201500088I / 75P00120F37007.