Connecticut Resource List

NFB of Connecticut

Elizabeth Rival, President
NFB of CT Outreach Office
477 Connecticut Blvd., Ste. 217
East Hartford, Connecticut 06108
Phone: 860-289-1971
Web site:

NFB Parents of Blind Children

For local information, please contact the state president.

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Carlton Walker, President
Home: 717-658-9894
Web site:

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Connecticut State Library
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
198 West Street
Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067
Phone: 860-721-2020
Toll-Free: 800-842-4516

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
Web site:

Children's Services:

Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Special Education, Room 360
Anne Louise Thompson, Bureau Chief
165 Capitol Avenue, Third Floor
Post Office Box 2219
Hartford, Connecticut 06145-2219
Phone: 860-713-6910
Fax: 860-713-7014
Web site:

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
Web site:

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
Web site:

Louisiana Center for the Blind
Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166
Web site:

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 e-mail to