About

CDR is consumer-controlled and community-based.

Operated and administered by persons with disabilities who live in the communities we serve, the same individuals who receive and benefit from the programs decide which programs CDR will provide and how they will be administered.

CDR is cross-disability.

CDR is a single point of access to resources for all people regardless of the nature or type of disability.

The CDR Mission:

CDR’s mission is to promote options that empower people with disabilities to achieve their full potential and live independently, fully participate in their community, and exercise their rights as citizens. It shall challenge, through advocacy, education and citizen action, those systems that limit such options.

For more about CDR and our history, visit our CDR History page.


CDR is one of five Centers for Independent Living (CIL) in Connecticut. Below is a list of all the CILs in Connecticut. (Source: http://www.virtualcil.net/cils/query-iandr.php?state=ct)

Center For Disability Rights
369 Highland St.
West Haven, CT  06516

(203) 934-7077 VOICE

(203) 934-7078 FAX
Email info@cdr-ct.org
Marc Gallucci – Executive Director
info@cdr-ct.org Email

Shoreline/Estuary Office
36 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT  06413
(860) 664-5057 — VOICE
(860) 664-5177
— FAX

Our catchment area includes the following towns: West Haven, Milford, Orange, Woodbridge, Clinton and Old Saybrook. Due to legislative budget cuts, we can only serve the towns listed above.

Before said  budget cuts, our catchment area used to include the following towns: Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Orange, West Haven, New Haven, Woodbridge, Bethany, East Haven, North Haven, Branford, North Branford, Wallingford, Meriden, Southington, Guilford, Durham, Middlefield, Middletown, Cromwell, Portland, East Hampton, Haddam, East Haddam, Madison, Clinton, Killingworth, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Essex, Deep River, Chester. If your town isn’t in this list, then you would probably be served by one of the other CILs listed here.


Disabilities Network Of Eastern Connecticut Inc.
19 Ohio Ave., Suite 2, Norwich CT 06360
(860) 823-1898 | Fax: (860) 886-2316 | VideoPhone: (860) 237-4515
http://www.dnec.org
Email dnec@dnec.org
The Disabilities Network of Eastern Connecticut serves the population in Windham and New London counties.
Cathy Ferry – Executive Director

The Eastern Community Choices serves towns in New London, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham counties.
 

Access Independence
80 Ferry Blvd.
Suite 210
Stratford CT 06497
(203) 378-6977 VOICE
(203) 378-3248 TDD
(203) 375-2748 FAX
URL: http://www.accessinct.org

Email gclaflin@accessinct.org, or cconway@accessinct.org
Charlie Conway – Executive Director

The Southwestern Community Choices serves the following towns: Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton.

Independence Northwest, Inc.
1183 New Haven Road,
Suite 200
Naugatuck CT 06770
(203) 729-3299 VOICE
(203) 729-1281 TDD
(203) 729-2839 FAX
URL: http://www.independencenorthwest.org
Email info@independencenorthwest.org
Eileen Healey – Executive Director

The following towns are served by Independence Northwest: Barkhamsted, Goshen, Newtown, Southbury, Beacon Falls, Hartland, Norfolk, Thomaston, Bethel, Harwinton, North Canaan, Torrington, Bethlehem, Kent, Oxford, Warren, Bridgewater, Litchfield, Prospect, Washington, Brookfield, Middlebury, Redding, Waterbury, Canaan, Morris, Ridgefield, Watertown, Cheshire, Naugatuck, Roxbury, Winchester, Colebrook, New Fairfield, Salisbury, Wolcott, Cornwall, New Hartford, Sharon, Woodbury, Danbury, New Milford, Sherman.


Independence Unlimited, Inc.
151 New Park Ave., Suite D
Hartford CT 06106
(860) 523-5021 VOICE
(860) 523-7991 TDD
(860) 523-5603 FAX
URL: http://independenceunlimited.org
Contact: http://independenceunlimited.org/contact.html
Candace Low – Executive Director

Independence Unlimited, Incorporated (IU) is a non-residential, non-profit center for independent living that serves very diverse populations in 38 cities and towns in mainly Hartford County.

The North Central Community Choices serves the following towns: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks.