Adults with Disabilities

To identify and better serve the needs of adults with disabilities, the Connecticut State Department of Education, Academic Office, supports and implements a formal Technical Assistance (TA) Model to assist Connecticut Adult Education personnel. 

Disability Contact Persons

Each Adult Education program must identify an individual who, as the initial point of contact, is responsible for disseminating disability-related information to others in their program and serves as a resource for the local community. Disability Contact Persons (DCPs) meet annually to identify current needs, share resources, network, and work through common student/client scenarios.

Disability Focus Group

The Disability Focus Group (DFG) is an interagency group that meets to inform the decisions and procedures implemented by the Bureau of Adult Education about adults with learning disabilities. The mission of the Disability Focus Group is to encourage and support the efforts of Adult Education and literacy personnel to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities to education and training facilities, programs, services, and employment opportunities. In addition to informational workshops on serving adults with disabilities, an Annual Conference Serving Adults with Disabilities is held.