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ATTENTION! Family Members & Caregivers

People with IDD May be Accompanied at Emergency and Hospital Admissions 

The Department of Developmental Services (CT DDS) has issued a notice that a family member or caregiver of someone with IDD living in their own home may accompany them during emergency department visits and hospital admissions. CLICK HERE for more information.

  1. If you or your loved one receives DDS supports, print and fill out the DDS COVID-19 Pandemic- Hospital Admissions and Emergency Department Notice. If you are turned away by a hospital after presenting this form, contact Disability Rights Connecticut at 800 842-7303. 

  2. Print and prepare a COVID-19 DISABILITY FORM which provides information on communication, behavior, and co-occuring diagnoses.  

  3. Print and prepare the "My Health Passport" which includes information on medications, medical issues and preferences.

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U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney Covid-19 Resource Page
CT Government Response FAQs
CTResponds Volunteering Opportunities
United Way 221
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Governor Lamont’s Executive Orders
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Federal Coronavirus Relief
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Roadmap for Reopening Connecticut
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