Since 1893, services & solutions
                      for people with disabilities.

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Since 1893, services and solutions for people with disabilities in Connecticut

What We Do

Our programs are designed to address all of the needs of the disability community. We deliver a number of services directly to individuals with disabilities, but we also offer extensive training and assistance to caregivers, both families and professional teaching and support staff. Our experienced staff works with all disabilities, including multiple disabilities and works with people of all ages. View our Programs

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Oak Hill provides many services for people with disabilities. We've prepared this guide for first-time visitors to our site to point you in the right direction.


Download Attachment: Oak Hill program brochure
 

Services offered

Services Offered

We provide direct assistance to children and adults with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. Oak Hill specializes in serving people with multiple disabilities. This includes job training, life skills workshops, and housing. We also help their caregivers with classes, discounted medical equipment, schools and education programs, and early intervention services. Our services extend to every member of the disability community including employers, teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and nurses.

To learn more about the specific services we provide and the various groups we serve, please choose a link below.

Groups We Serve | Services We Provide

 

Oak Hill's Service Area

Oak Hill is the largest private nonprofit provider of services for people with disabilities with 120 program sites located in 59 Connecticut towns. Our main campus is located at 120 Holcomb Street, Hartford, CT  06112 

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Home and Community Based Service Waiver Program

Individual and Family Supports Center at Oak Hill exists to address the State of Connecticut Home and Community Based Services Comprehensive Waiver and Individual and Family Supports Waiver through the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS); resources for housing, individual day, group day, supervised employment, and in-home services.

 

Education

Oak Hill School is a state approved, licensed, year round quality education serving children (3-21 years) with multiple disabilities; classrooms in community-based schools offering community integration; individualized instruction from highly trained and certified special education staff.

 

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Assistive Technology, Adaptive Equipment and Services

NEAT Center at Oak Hill is a durable medical equipment demonstration and restoration and, assistive technology resource and education center. It brings people of all ages with temporary or permanent disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them together with the equipment and services they need to increase independence and improve quality of life. Locations are in Hartford, Stratford, and New London.  

 

Low Vision and Blindness

Eleanor A. Brooks Blindness Related Supports Center at Oak Hill provides services for people whose primary disability is low vision and blindness; a program for individuals with an interest in computer training, internet navigation, enhancing interview skills, finding job opportunities and identifying transportation options in Connecticut. Independent living opportunities and community supports are also available. 

 

Promote Safe & Healthy Relationships

Oak Hill Center for Relationship & Sexuality Education is a program that promotes safe and healthy relationships; breast health education; socialization skills for people with developmental, intellectual disabilities and other physical, social and emotional conditions and the professionals who work with them.

 

Disability Oriented Summer Camp

Camp Volunteers

Oak Hill offers three camps, specifically designed for children with physical and intellectual disabilities. The camps, located in Waterford and West Hartford, are packed with outdoor activities such as biking, swimming, hiking and boating. Each one is set in a beautiful natural location with easily accessible amenities.

 

Day Services

Oak Hill Day Services helps place adults (21 years or older) with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in either paid or volunteer positions around Connecticut. Participants gain valuable skills, increase their independence and enhance their self esteem. Many also earn a paycheck through our supportive employment program, which works with over 30 businesses throughout the state. 

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Residential Services

Oak Hill Residential Services provides community housing in 78 group homes and 9 assisted living apartments statewide, to children and adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, including visual impairments; individualized programs designed and monitored by a professional team; specialized adaptive equipment; community integration; continuity of learning from home to work or school. Transportation is provided.

 

Early Intervention

Oak Hill Birth to Three Program provides support services to families of children ages three and under with disabilities or delays in developmental milestones.  To learn more about approved programs serving your town, call the state's information line at 211 or (800) 505-7000 or visit: www.birth23.org