INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES
Vinfen Connecticut offers a wide range of services that support the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We strive to support each individual to achieve their goals, gain greater independence, and strengthen their connection to their community.
We are dedicated to creating and promoting meaningful opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We achieve this by partnering with the individuals we support, their families and loved ones, their providers, their employers, and their communities.
Vinfen Connecticut’s person-centered approach is tailored to individual and family needs and circumstances. Each person is supported to define their needs and goals so that he or she receives the support they need to achieve increased independence and natural relationships in the community. We accomplish this through person-centered supports, individual assessments, and clinical-intervention strategies that are developed by our highly trained staff.
Residential services provide individuals with a safe, comfortable, and supported place to call home. We offer a range of residential services with varying levels of support to fit each individual and family’s needs.
Vinfen Connecticut’s day services give people an opportunity to develop skills, build confidence, and achieve their goals through education and employment. We partner with people to help them build the foundation they need to live independent, successful lives in the community.
Employment services give individuals the support they need to sharpen their work-related skills through community-based vocational training and employment opportunities offered through the Vinfen Connecticut Vocational Training Center (VVTC).
Art Connection Studio is an innovative art center and gallery offering opportunities for learning and creativity development. The studio provides specialized vocational programming, art therapy services, and community art classes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or mental health conditions. To learn more about how to access Vinfen Connecticut Art Connection Studio, visit www.artconnectionstudio.org.
PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCES
Our developmental services are funded through a variety of sources, including the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services, as well as local school systems. Private pay services are also possible.
HOW TO ACCESS SERVICES
At Vinfen Connecticut, we know that it can be difficult to navigate the complex and confusing maze of health and human service programs. We are here to help.
Our intellectual and developmental disabilities services are available to people who are eligible to receive support through either the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) or local school systems. Additionally, all services are eligible for private pay.
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. To access an application for services available through DDS, please click here. Once determined eligible, DDS will coordinate referrals to Vinfen Connecticut and other appropriate service providers. For more information about the DDS Eligibility Process, you can call 860-418-6000 or visit their website.