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    Office Of Disability Services

    This department is charged with insuring that residents and visitors with disabilities have equal access to the City’s programs, services and activities.  We also strive to foster a welcoming and accessible community for individuals with disabilities through policy development, education and the formation of strategic partnerships with public, private and non-profit entities.

    Policy

    The City of New Haven does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. New Haven does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.

    If you need a disability related accommodation (which may including auxiliary aids, sign language interpreters or materials in alternate format) or because of your disability need a modification to policy, practice or procedure to participate in City programs, services or activities please contact:

    Michelle Duprey

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    Michelle Duprey
    Department of Services for Persons with Disabilities
    165 Church Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    Phone (203) 946-7833
    TTY/TTD (203) 946-8582

    General Information

    Disability Resource Book
    Information and Referrals on Services for Person with Disabilities
    Directorio De Servicios Para Las Personas Incapacitadas
    Informacion y Referencias de Servicios para las Personas Incapacitadas
    Disability Census & Needs Assessment

    City of New Haven Employee and Applicant

    InformationFor employees with disabilities of the City of New Haven and those applying for employment, below please find forms that you may need to request a reasonable accommodation during your employment or during your application process. Please complete and return as directed on the documents.

    ADA Employee Accommodation Request Form
    Applicant ADA Accommodation Request Form

    Parking/Meters

    The City of New Haven does require all parkers at meters, even those with handicapped parking placards, to pay the metered parking rate within the specific requirements of that meter. To aid those individuals with disabilities that may have difficulty returning to meters when time is expiring, we offer vouchers for purchase. To learn more about our Parking Voucher program please click here: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/TrafficParking/parkingvouchers.asp
    Downtown Guide Map with markup for handicapped spaces

    Health Care

    Center for Medicare Advocacy The CHOICES Program Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc. Office of the Healthcare Advocate Long Term Services and Supports- Aging and Disability Resource Center Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

    Transportation Resources

    Tips for First Time Train Users
    Transportation Guide 2008
    Greater New Haven Transit District "MY RIDE"
    MetroAccess, Connecticut’s first wheelchair-accessible taxicab

    Housing Resources

    Housing Authority of New Haven
    Connecticut Fair Housing Center
    Corporation for Independent Living

    Housing Resource Guide 
    State of Connecticut Housing Resource Link
    Institute for Human Centered Design

    Americans with Disabilities Act Information and Resources

    ADA Homepage of the Department of Justice's Disability Rights Section
    New England ADA Center
    Great Lakes ADA Center
    ADA National Network
    ADA Coalition of Connecticut

    Employment Resources

    Connecticut's Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
    Connect-Ability
    Job Accommodation Network
    US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy

    Zoning Accommodation Request Materials for the City of New Haven

    Zoning Accommodation Information 
    Zoning Accommodation Request Form 

    Disability Advocacy/Legal

    State of Connecticut Office of Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
    Connecticut Legal Rights Project
    Center for Disability Rights
    American Association of People with Disabilities
    The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

    Disability Benefits Resources

    Social Security Administration
    Connecticut Department of Social Services Programs for People with Disabilities
    US Department of Veterans Affairs
    The Medicare & You Handbook (English 
    The Medicare & You Handbook (Spanish)

    Miscellaneous Resources

    NEAT (New England Assistive Technology) Marketplace
    Connecticut Tech Act Project

    College Information for Students with Disabilities

     

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