CHD Blog

Gone Fishing: CHD Makes Outdoor Recreation Accessible

More than a few people daydream about going fishing. Jessica Levine, Program Manager for CHD Disability Resources, has a sticky-note on the wall above her desk for a daily reminder about just that topic. That’s because fishing is one of many outdoor activities that Levine and the staff of Disability Resources make accessible for persons […]


Education is critical to sustainable life change

Education is critical to sustainable life change. Just ask the staff at CHD’s Community Adolescent Treatment Program (CATP.) CATP, one of 70 CHD programs and services, plays a vital role in preparing youth in the Department of Youth Services custody for a successful transition back home. Youth typically enter the program facing issues such as […]


CHD’s Connecticut Hospitality Center

“There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts and we cannot prevent all conflicts, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.” – Jan Schakowsky   To help the homeless population of Waterbury, Center for […]


Hold Onto That Hug!

With our older daughter heading off to college in the fall, things will be changing in the Lee family. Gulp! My husband and I have learned how important it is to grab onto life’s opportunities as they happen, so we decided the time was right for a special family vacation. Our destination? The happiest place […]


A Teenaged Boy, a Climbing Wall, and the Power of Accessibility

Alan is a student at Chicopee Comprehensive High School. He likes to read and enjoys playing video games. In April he turns 16. That’s a hard age by itself – and harder still when a teen is disabled. “Alan is legally blind, has Cerebral Palsy and has mild autism,” his mother Sharon explains. “He has […]