Current Projects

Each year we take on multiple projects funded through grants from the Federal government, the State of Connecticut, national organizations, local organizations, and/or other independently funded groups. We take on diverse projects related to public awareness, training, professional resources, and studies. Some of our projects last for a short period of time, while others may span years. Some of our projects are on-going, funded through grants that we renew every few years.

emergency preparedness

Emergency Prepardeness
Tips for Emergency Personnel: Supporting People with Unique Access or Functional Needs(including disabilities). Designed for Municipalities, First Responders, and CERTs as well as People with Disabilities and Their Families, Friends, Assistants, and Other Support Providers.


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Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Learn the Signs. Act Early
Act Early is a national campaign to improve the early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can receive the services and support that they need.



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Screening to Succeed

Screening to Succeed
Developmental screening is an important piece of the larger childhood comprehensive system that affects early childhood health outcomes. This screenings-based initiative relies on a coordinated system of several players at different stages of the early childhood phase of life to ensure children and families get the care and services they need to help improve healthy child development.

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customized employment

Customized employment
Customized Employment can include self-employment and, in more traditional work settings, task re-assignments. Customized Employment is another evidence-based tool in the toolbox for facilitating competitive, integrated employment, especially for individuals with significant challenges to more traditional employment.

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we have a voice

Connecticut Partners in Policymaking
The goal of Partners in Policymaking is to foster a collaboration among people with disabilities, parents who have children with disabilities, and policy makers at national, state and local levels. Partners in Policymaking training teaches people to be leaders in shaping policy for people with disabilities and their families.

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Cross Disability Lifespand Alliance

Connecticut Cross Disability Lifespan Alliance
The UCEDD joined forces with the Connecticut Developmental Disability Network and the State Independent Living Council to form, and then support, the CT Cross Disability Lifespan Alliance. This Alliance of parents, self-advocates and providers meets monthly to address issues affecting people with disabilities.

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