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
Marc Gallucci – Executive Director
36 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 664-5057 — VOICE
(860) 664-5177 — FAX
Our catchment area includes the following towns: Milford, 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 below.
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
The Disabilities Network of Eastern Connecticut serves the population in Windham and New London counties.
Cathy Ferry – Executive Director
80 Ferry Blvd.
Stratford CT 06497
(203) 378-6977 VOICE
(203) 378-3248 TDD
(203) 375-2748 FAX
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Charlie Conway – Executive Director
Independence Northwest, Inc.
1183 New Haven Road,
Naugatuck CT 06770
(203) 729-3299 VOICE
(203) 729-1281 TDD
(203) 729-2839 FAX
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
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.