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Connecticut Resource List

NFB of Connecticut

Gary Allen, President
NFB of CT Outreach Office
477 Connecticut Blvd., Ste. 217
East Hartford, Connecticut 06108
*NFB of CT: 860-289-1971
Phone: 860-589-2241
Cell: 860-706-6774
Email: president@nfbct.org
Website: http://www.nfbct.org/

NFB Parents of Blind Children

For local information, please contact the state president.

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Kim Cunningham, President
Phone: 713-501-9659
Email: kim@tpobc.org
Website: http://nopbc.org/

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Connecticut State Library
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
198 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3554
Librarian: Gordon Reddick
Library Code: CT1A
Telephone: 860-721-2020
Toll Free (In state): 800-842-4516
Fax: 860-721-2056
Email: csl.lbph@ct.gov or gordon.reddick@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/organizational-unit/library-blind-physically-handicappd

Rehabilitation Services:

Bureau of Rehabilitative Services--BESB Program
184 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, Connecticut 06095
In State Toll-Free: 1-800-842-4510
Phone: 860-602-4000
Fax: 860-602-4020
Email: besb@po.state.ct.us
Website: www.besb.state.ct.us/

Children's Services:

Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Special Education
Charlene Russell, Chief Operating Officer
165 Capitol Avenue, Third Floor, Room 360
Post Office Box 2219
Hartford, Connecticut 06145-2219
Phone: 860-713-6910
Fax: 860-713-7014
Email: charlene.russel-tucker@ct.gov
Website: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2678&Q=320730

NFB Training Centers

BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)

Dan Wenzel, Executive Director
100 East 22nd Street South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: 612-872-0100
Toll Free: 800-597-9558
Fax: 612-872-9358
Email: info@blindinc.org
Website: http://www.blindinc.org/

Colorado Center for the Blind

Julie Deden, Director
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: 303-778-1130
Toll Free: 800-401-4632
Fax: 303-778-1598
Email: jdeden@cocenter.org
Website: http://www.cocenter.org/

Louisiana Center for the Blind

Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166
Email: pallen@louisianacenter.org
Website: www.louisianacenter.org

For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an email to jtblibrary@nfb.org.