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Helpful Links

Social Security Benefits for Children:  Valuable resource for information about all of Social Security’s programs. 

Medicaid (Title 19) (Insurance):  If you have SSI you can be automatically eligible via Department of Social Services (800) 842-1508 

Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving

AARP Caregiving Resource Center

The Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) exists to help families raising children with disabilities and special health care needs. (877) 376-2329

Parents Opening Doors (Latino Family Support) Group teaches Hispanic parents how to advocate for special education services for their school-aged children with disabilities. (860) 297-4391

AFCAMP: Trains parents of children with disabilities from every school district in Hartford to become advocates within their schools, and assists them with training other parents to become advocates. (860) 297-4358 

Parent to Parent of CT (PATH) is a network of families providing informational and emotional support to others who have a child with developmental or health related needs. 

Find the Community System Collaborative That Serves You 

Network of Care: This website will help link families with groups who are concerned about the mental health of people with disabilities. 

Sibling Connections

Sibling Leadership Network provides siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support, and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families. 

The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns. 

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities Sibling Issues 

Helping sibs advocate for people with intellectual disabilities

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