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We are pleased to offer our space for meetings of all parent support groups as well as community, regional, and state-wide organizations serving families and individuals with special health care needs.

In cooperation with Child First of Greater Bridgeport, we can refer a family in financial need to The Community Closet for gently-used (and new) infant and children’s furniture, toys, and books. By prior arrangement, the Family Center is also a collection point for donated items for The Community Closet.

We encourage families to become well-informed and empowered advocates for their child’s needs and, if able, in turn to use their personal experience to help other families advocate for their child. We can suggest contacts that families may make if they wish to become more involved in working for the health and welfare of all children with disabilities and special health care needs on the local, regional and State level.

The following links will be helpful in finding information and services throughout the State:

State of Connecticut Links

Official website for State of Connecticut
www.ct.gov

Connecticut’s Birth to Three Program – Early Intervention Services
www.birth23.org

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Title V Regional Medical Homes for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Stamford Regional Office: (203) 276-7552
www.dph.state.ct.us/

Connecticut Department of Social Services
Bridgeport Regional Office: (203) 551-2700
www.ct.gov/dss

Husky Health Care Program
Call (877) 284-8759
www.huskyhealth.com

Connecticut Department of Developmental Services
Telephone: (966) 433-8192
www.ct.gov/dds

Social Security Administration
Bridgeport Regional Office: (203) 365-8452
www.socialsecurity.gov

Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center
Telephone: (203) 265-7717
www.ct-asrc.org

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)
Telephone: (800) 445-2722
www.cpacinc.org

Connecticut State Education and Resource Center (SERC)
Telephone: (860) 632-1485
www.ctserc.org

Connecticut Respite Lifespan Coalition
Telephone: (877) 737-1966
www.ctrespite.org

The Family Support Network (Southwest)
Telephone: (203) 556-7317
www.ctfsn.org

National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD)
Telephone: (203) 744-0100
www.rarediseases.org