My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
- Stephen Hawking
Trust, respect, and dignity are keys to the success of our agency. We focus on life skills, independence, building confidence and self-advocacy through all our supportive services. This includes independent supported employment, residential services, and individualized home support.
Focusing on choice, decision making, creativity, job-readiness and self-advocacy, our engaging day programs include community-based excursions, educational experiences, and creative arts experiences.
Additionally our in-house training and employment programs offer real-world experience that translates to competitive employment with area businesses.
24/7 residential support services are designed to allow individuals whose medical, physical, and/or emotional needs require this level of support to live the most independent life as possible.
Individuals reside in a home with 3 residents that is staffed at all times. Residents are supported in their choices and decision making so that they feel valued and happy in their residence, making for a comfortable and personalized space.
Individualized Home Support
Those living independently or in a shared living situation are supported through individualized home support to build independence and confidence. Daily living, social, and self-advocacy skills are a strong focus in this program.
Independent Supported Employment
Assisting those who are competitively employed or want to become employed. With the focus of this program placed on resume and career exploration, our independent supported employment services look at individual employment placement and worksite support, enhancing life skills, job readiness and self-advocacy.
How to Participate
Our services are available to people who are eligible to receive support through the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
To be approved for services through DDS, a person must have a qualifying intellectual or developmental disability, be 18 years or older, and live in Connecticut. Once determined eligible, DDS will coordinate referrals to NEPS. To complete the application for services or get more information about the DDS Eligibility Process you can call 860-418-6000 or visit their website.