After Scathing Federal Report, State Pledges Changes To Protect Developmentally Disabled | The Hartford Courant

The state says it has developed a strategy to better protect people with developmental disabilities, including computerizing injury reports, increasing staff training and monitoring the medical diagnosis and treatment of clients – actions officials hope will radically improve the detection … Continue reading

Alex Beckett, Intellectually Disabled Student Athlete, Scores For High School’s Basketball Team VIDEO

Alex Beckett, an intellectually disabled high school student from Connecticut, made history last month when he scored a two-point basket for Guilford High’s basketball team.Not only was Alex in the starting line-up at Guilford’s junior varsity game, he was also … Continue reading

Disabled Athletes Suit Up, Raising Questions of Logistics and Fairness –

Some young disabled athletes are having their own Oscar Pistorius moments — not by breaking barriers in the Olympics, but by battling sports officials over whether and how they should be accommodated in competitions with able-bodied athletes. During his ascent … Continue reading

Gov. Dannel Malloy sign order establishing Developmental Disabilities Council

(HARTFORD, CT) – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order formally establishing the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities, a move that will allow the council to better carry out its mission of promoting self-determination, independence, productivity, integration and … Continue reading