Welcome to the Center for Disability Rights

CDR’s Annual Meeting took place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at our new office at 369 Highland St., West Haven, CT.  Visit our Flickr page to see photos of the people and activities.

The Center for Disability Rights is presenting two summer self-empowerment camps for High School Juniors and Seniors with disabilities. They will take place in Clinton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily June 27-July 1, 2016 (Clinton & Hammonasset Beach) and in West Haven from July 18-22, 2016 at (West Haven & Savin Rock). See the information below to find out how to Come Learn; Have Fun at the Beach; and Earn Scholarship Money!


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Participants will learn how to advocate for themselves, and what the Americans with Disabilities Act requires for disabled access at our beaches and parks. The first three days will be in a workshop setting, and the final two days will be on the Beach. Lunch will be provided. Each participant who attends the whole program will get a $750.00 scholarship for school or to meet his independent living needs. All participants in either the Clinton or West Haven camp must attend the CDR Wheel-A-Thon on July 26, 2016, in West Haven to receive his or her award. Each camp is limited to 5 participants. Apply today with this application in this document!  You can scan and email it to marcanthony@cdr-ct.org.

On Feb. 12, 2016, CDR moved its offices to 369 Highland St., in West Haven, which is about a 15-20 walk, or a 5 minute drive from the old office on Campbell Avenue. Click here to visit the Contact Us page to get directions to the new office.

The 2016 CDR Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Youth with Disabilities will take place Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Savin Rock Conference Center. Visit www.wheel-a-thon.org for more information on the ways to get involved. 

CDR is a membership organization of persons with disabilities that operates a Center for Independent Living (CIL). Based in West Haven, Connecticut, the Center for Disability Rights advocates for people with disabilities and their issues on a local, state-wide, and national level. We also provide services to individuals and their families, as well as technical assistance and community education to businesses, government, and members of the community.

For individuals with disabilities, our service area extends from Milford and runs up the Connecticut Shoreline to Old Saybrook and Old Lyme; up to Middletown and Portland, and down through Meriden to the lower Naugatuck Valley. We also have four sister Centers for Independent Living in other parts of the state.

For more information about CDR and its mission, please click on “About” and “Programs and Resources” in the menu on the left.

If you have a question about accessibility, the ADA, disability discrimination, or a general inquiry; please use our “Ask The ADA Person” feature.

If you would like to become a member, please download this form, or contact Sandy at (203) 934-7077, Ext. 12 to have one mailed to you. Individual memberships cost $20. Family memberships costs $25.