Oak Hill helps people with disabilities experience rich, fulfilling lives in communities throughout Connecticut. Through education, assistive technology, programs and advocacy, we support them at every stage of life. We also provide a robust array of services to those people who work with, live with and care for people challenged by disabilities.

Oak Hill serves children and adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. Today, it is the largest private nonprofit 501(c)(3) community provider of services for people with disabilities in Connecticut. Our legal name is The Connecticut Institute for the Blind, Inc., d/b/a, Oak Hill. Check out our programs!


Oak Hill selects a new President

Oak Hill chairman of the board, Frank J. Szilagyi, Esq., is pleased to announce that Barry Simon has been selected by the Board of Directors as the new President of Oak Hill.  Mr. Simon brings 25 years of leadership in human services, with 17 served as the Executive Director of Gilead Services in Middletown, CT.  “Integrity, respect, leadership by example, advancing the mission of the agency and industry are values that are central” to Mr. Simon’s work ethic. Barry holds a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration, M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy and B.A. in Psychology, all from the University of Connecticut.  In addition to his work at Gilead, he has served as an adjunct professor at Middlesex Community College in the Sociology Department.  Barry has also served on a variety of nonprofit boards of directors and public policy and behavioral health committees.  Barry resides in Hebron, CT with his wife Sue and three daughters.

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All the progress focused on safe, quality community-based care is at risk as the state comes to private agencies like Oak Hill.  Please consider doing ONE thing, today, to make your voice heard.

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1.       BECOME ACTIVE in our Parents and Guardians Committee


3.       ATTEND MEETING of our Oak Hill Parents and Guardians Committee 

4.       CALL AND/OR WRITE your state senator and representative 

5.       PARTICIPATE in a public hearings held at  Legislative Office Building.