Professional Resource Guide

State of CT – Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)>

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Contact Person: Jan Gilbert
Phone: 800-537-2549
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Address: Central Office – 55 Farmington Avenue, 12th Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
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State of CT – Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services strives to create opportunities that enable individuals with significant disabilities to work competitively and live independently. Staff works to provide individualized services, develop effective partnerships, and share sufficient information so that consumers and their families may make informed choices about the rehabilitation process and employment options.

The Connecticut Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program can help individuals with disabilities to prepare for, find and keep a job.

We offer individualized services for persons with disabilities who are eligible for VR and provide supports in planning for and achieving their job goals.

To be eligible for the VR program, an individual must have a significant physical or mental condition which poses a substantial barrier to employment, and must require VR services in order to prepare for, find and succeed in employment.

BRS may provide a full range of individualized services, including:

Vocational counseling
Benefits counseling
Job search assistance
School-to-work transition services
Skills training and career education in college and/or vocational schools
On-the-job training in business and industry
Assistive technology services such as adaptive equipment for mobility, communication and work activities
Vehicle and home modification
Supported employment services
Services to assist in restoring or improving a physical and/or mental impairment
Help accessing other programs and services

The VR program serves persons with all disabilities except legal blindness. Individuals with legal blindness are served by the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind;

The VR program is supported by a combination of state and federal funds. To learn more about the vocational rehabilitation program, go to https://rsa.ed.gov/

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