Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

{P & A Citizenship Justice Belonging}

Welcome to the internet site of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (better known as OPA or simply "P&A").  P&A is an independent State agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut.  Part of a nationwide network of protection and advocacy systems, the Office operates under both State and federal legislative mandates to:
  • provide information, referral, and advocacy services; 
  • pursue legal and administrative remedies on behalf of people with disabilities who experience disability-related discrimination; 
  • investigate allegations of abuse and neglect that arise in specific service settings or that affect individuals with particular disabilities; and, 
  • provide education, information and training on disability rights to policy makers, advocacy groups and members of the public.
 


Latest News
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Settlement Agreement Between the USA and Quinnipiac University under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Thursday, January 08, 2015
Notice of Proposed Amended and Restated Class Action Settlement and Hearing
  NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDED AND RESTATED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND HEARING TO BE HELD ON MAY 7, 2015 TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE NATIONWIDE CLASS CERTIFIED BY THIS COURT TO INCLUDE BLIND PATRONS OF AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES (“ATMs”) OWNED OR OPERATED BY EITHER CARDTRONICS, INC. OR CARDTRONICS USA, INC.:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
P&A 2014 Annual Report
  The 2014 P&A Annual Report is dedicated to the memory of Arthur L. Quirk, dedicated advocate and friend to P&A and people with disabilities. P&A Advocacy Board member and chair.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.