Work-Related Assistance

The following organizations can help individuals with brain injuries and their families learn more about the kinds of work-related assistance available to them. A link to each organization’s web site is included where available.

Department of Rehabilitation Services: The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)
Assists individuals with disabilities prepare for, find, or keep a job.
Phone: 1.800.537.2549

CT Department of Labor
Provides information on unemployment benefits and work related issues.

Works to increase independence and improve lives of individuals through increased access to Assistive Technology for work, school and community living.
Phone: 860.424.4881

American Job Centers
Career centers offer resume writing, job search strategies, Career Development Specialists, interview techniques, access to computers, phones and faxes for job search.

The Connect to Work Project
Benefits Specialists (work incentive staff) located throughout the states five regions provide benefits counseling to persons with disabilities who are interested in working.
Phone: 1.800.773.4636

Offers information, toll and technical assistance to jobseekers and employers rather than provide direct job placement services.
Phone: 1.866.844.1903

Goodwill Career Services Center
Goodwill provides various career services FREE to the community through their Career Centers.

Job Accommodation Network
A resource for reasonable workplace accommodation solutions.
Phone: 1.800.526.7234

The New England Assistive Technology Marketplace (NEAT) Resource and Education Center
Provides people with access to products, new and used equipment, training and services that enhance the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities of all ages.
Phone: 860.243.2869 or 1.866.526.4492

State of CT Workers Compensation Commission
Offers resources for those who have been injured at work.
Phone: 1.800.223.9675