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Armed with the right resources, people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans can become more active and independent. For these citizens, The Kennedy Collective can help identify service gaps, coordinate transportation options, offer travel training, and provide transportation assistance throughout Connecticut.

Travel Training Program Highlights

  • The Kennedy Collective Travel Training is a nationally-acclaimed program – teaching people with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities how to independently and effectively use the local public bus and public rail systems throughout Connecticut.
  • Since 1991, more than 5,000 graduates have completed the program and used these key life skills to increase their independence.
  • There is no charge associated with Travel Training except for the bus or train fare.
  • One-on-one training is provided by an instructor that understands the challenges of public transportation.
  • There is no limit to where an individual can go or how many times they can use the transportation services.
  • Follow-up services include ongoing communication between the individual and instructor – to ensure safety to and from destinations, and to provide re-training where necessary.
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ADA Paratransit Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Kennedy Collective Paratransit Services are provided to Connecticut residents who are unable to use the local fixed-route bus services due to a disability. The Kennedy Collective ADA Paratransit Coordinators provide training and resources to ensure an individual's rights are protected and to assist with the completion of their eligibility application.

Access the online or downloadable Paratransit Application at the Connecticut ADA Paratransit Resource Center.

Paratransit Training Includes:

  • Public Transit 101
  • Driver Sensitivity

For More Information:

Contact Mary Rosenbauer
Call: 203-365-8522 x2061
Email: [email protected]

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Mobility Management

Find Transportation & Mobility Services Near You

Northwest Connecticut

Serving Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Burlington, Canaan, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Winchester

Contact Patricia Manzi
Call: 203-365-8522 Extension: 2046
Email: [email protected]

Southwest Connecticut

Serving Ansonia, Bridgeport, Darien, Derby, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Seymour, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton

Contact Meg Haffner
Call: 203-512-4174
Email: [email protected]

South Central Connecticut

Serving Bethany, Branford, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, East/New/North/West Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, North Branford, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Portland, Wallingford, Westbrook, Woodbridge

Contact Laurie McElwee
Call: 860-333-7302
Email: [email protected]

Let’s Discuss Your Needs

If you or someone you know could benefit from Mobility or Transportation Assistance, The Kennedy Collective team would love to have a discussion. Please provide some initial information, and a team member will be in touch with you.