Welcome to the website of Disability Rights Connecticut, Inc. (“DRCT”), a new independent, nonprofit organization established to be the successor entity to Connecticut’s Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities which was abolished by Connecticut law as of June 30, 2017. We are a statewide organization largely funded by federal entities and authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, Rehabilitation Act and Social Security Act. DRCT opened its doors on July 1, 2017 and is hoping to hear from you!!
When Should You Contact DRCT?
DRCT wants to hear from you! Please contact us if you:
· have a disability issue or problem.
· need a speaker on a disability related topic?
· want to tell us how to improve this website.
· want to volunteer.
· want to donate money and help the organization grow. We deeply appreciate any and all contributions.
Not sure if you should contact us, contact us anyway. We will always listen and refer to another place, if more appropriate!
DRCT’s mission is to advocate, educate, investigate and pursue legal, administrative, and other appropriate remedies to advance and protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities to participate equally and fully in all facets of community life in Connecticut.
Please take a few minutes to look at our website, meet our staff, familiarize yourselves with our mission and programs, and provide input for DRCT’s 2018 priorities. We are a new organization and parts of the website are still being developed. Please check back periodically (or more often) to see the changes, download information and read about upcoming events.