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Breaking News: Allegations of Evidence Destruction in Connecticut ADA Civil Rights Case In a stunning revelation



Breaking News: Allegations of Evidence Destruction in Connecticut ADA Civil Rights Case   In a stunning revelation, ABI Resources LLC, a leading provider of disability support services in Connecticut, has brought to light allegations of evidence destruction by state government officials in a significant ADA civil rights case. According to ABI Resources, more than 50 pieces of submitted evidence have been destroyed under the supervision of CHRO Commissioner Tanya A. Hughes and directly by Ms. Dedra Morris. The evidence pertained to a Comprehensive Grievance Report and Request for Clarity, focusing on critical issues within the Connecticut Medicaid Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver Program.  The whistleblower report, prepared by David Medeiros and ABI Resources LLC, was dated November 21, 2023, and highlights grave concerns regarding the integrity of the process in the ADA Civil Rights Case 2410220 Service of CHRO Complaint. This act of alleged evidence destruction raises serious questions about the transparency and accountability of those involved in overseeing and managing complaints and grievances related to ADA civil rights within the state.  ABI Resources LLC, located at 39 Kings Hwy STE C, Gales Ferry, CT, has been at the forefront of advocating for the rights and support of individuals with acquired brain injuries. The company's founder, David Medeiros, has expressed profound concern over these allegations, emphasizing the potential impact on the justice and rights of individuals relying on the Medicaid ABI Waiver Program.  The Connecticut government, the CHRO, and involved parties have yet to respond to these allegations. This situation underscores the need for rigorous oversight and a transparent investigation to ensure that the rights of individuals under the ADA are protected and upheld. The community and stakeholders await further developments as this case unfolds, highlighting the importance of accountability in handling such sensitive and crucial matters.


In a stunning revelation, ABI Resources LLC, a leading provider of disability support services in Connecticut, has brought to light allegations of evidence destruction by state government officials in a significant ADA civil rights case. According to ABI Resources, more than 50 pieces of submitted evidence have been destroyed under the supervision of CHRO Commissioner Tanya A. Hughes and directly by Ms. Dedra Morris. The evidence pertained to a Comprehensive Grievance Report and Request for Clarity, focusing on critical issues within the Connecticut Medicaid Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver Program.


The whistleblower report, prepared by David Medeiros and ABI Resources LLC, was dated November 21, 2023, and highlights grave concerns regarding the integrity of the process in the ADA Civil Rights Case 2410220 Service of CHRO Complaint. This act of alleged evidence destruction raises serious questions about the transparency and accountability of those involved in overseeing and managing complaints and grievances related to ADA civil rights within the state.


ABI Resources LLC, located at 39 Kings Hwy STE C, Gales Ferry, CT, has been at the forefront of advocating for the rights and support of individuals with acquired brain injuries. The company's founder, David Medeiros, has expressed profound concern over these allegations, emphasizing the potential impact on the justice and rights of individuals relying on the Medicaid ABI Waiver Program.


The Connecticut government, the CHRO, and involved parties have yet to respond to these allegations. This situation underscores the need for rigorous oversight and a transparent investigation to ensure that the rights of individuals under the ADA are protected and upheld. The community and stakeholders await further developments as this case unfolds, highlighting the importance of accountability in handling such sensitive and crucial matters.





 

A Collective Call for ADA Compliance and Disability Rights in Connecticut 2024


Explore our latest blog post on promoting ADA compliance and disability rights in Connecticut. Join the crucial conversation about creating a more inclusive society, enhancing accessibility, and advocating for the needs of individuals with disabilities. Discover how government bodies, advocacy groups, and communities can work together for meaningful change. Explore our latest blog post on promoting ADA compliance and disability rights in Connecticut. Join the crucial conversation about creating a more inclusive society, enhancing accessibility, and advocating for the needs of individuals with disabilities. Discover how government bodies, advocacy groups, and communities can work together for meaningful change.


In the realm of disability support and advocacy, the power of collaboration cannot be overstated. This post is an invitation to all key figures and organizations involved in Connecticut's disability support system to enhance our joint efforts in upholding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and advocating for disability rights.

The Imperative of ADA Compliance: Ensuring ADA compliance is not just a legal obligation but a moral one. It's about creating an inclusive society where individuals with disabilities have equal access and opportunities to thrive.

Challenges in Disability Advocacy: Navigating the complexities of disability support programs can be daunting. Many individuals face barriers that hinder their full participation in society. It's crucial that these challenges are met with effective solutions and proactive measures.


Role of Government and Legislative Bodies: State departments, legislators, and policymakers hold significant power in shaping the landscape of disability support. Their decisions and actions can pave the way for more accessible and equitable systems.


Advocacy Groups and Media Influence: Organizations dedicated to disability rights and media outlets play a vital role in raising awareness and advocating for change. Their efforts are instrumental in highlighting issues and driving public discourse towards positive action.


A Call to Collaborative Action: This is an appeal for all stakeholders to unite in their efforts. By working together, sharing resources, and aligning goals, we can make substantial progress in addressing the needs of individuals with disabilities.


The journey towards full ADA compliance and robust disability advocacy is ongoing. It requires the commitment and participation of everyone involved in the disability support system. Let's join hands in this endeavor to build a more accessible and just society in Connecticut.


10 pertinent questions that stakeholders in Connecticut's disability support system, including state departments, legislators, and advocacy groups, should be considering to enhance ADA compliance and disability rights:

Accessibility Standards: How can we ensure that all public facilities and services in Connecticut are fully compliant with the latest ADA accessibility standards?


Disability Representation: Are individuals with disabilities adequately represented in the decision-making processes that affect their lives, and if not, how can we improve this representation?


Public Awareness: What strategies can be implemented to increase public awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities?


Policy Evaluation: How frequently are disability support policies and programs evaluated for effectiveness, and what metrics are used for this evaluation?


Resource Allocation: Are resources being allocated effectively to address the most pressing needs of individuals with disabilities in Connecticut?


Community Feedback: What mechanisms are in place to gather and incorporate feedback from the disability community into policy and program development?


Employment Opportunities: How can we improve employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, ensuring fair treatment and reasonable accommodations in the workplace?


Educational Access: What steps are being taken to ensure that educational institutions are accessible and inclusive for students with disabilities?


Healthcare Services: How can healthcare services be made more accessible and responsive to the specific needs of individuals with disabilities?


Emergency Preparedness: Are emergency response plans in Connecticut inclusive of the needs of individuals with disabilities, and how can these plans be improved?








 

The collective expertise, dedication, and collaborative spirit of these professionals and their teams are indispensable to the successful management and execution of the state's initiatives. Their roles and contributions are recognized as essential to upholding the values of transparency, equity, and service excellence in Connecticut's public administration.


Jenna Giacomi

Office Of Quality Assurance

Department of Social Services DSS

55 Farmington Ave.

Hartford, CT  06105

P: 860-424-5782 W

C: 860-215-7737

Jenna.giacomi@ct.gov

 

Charles E. Perry

Paralegal Specialist/FOI Officer

Legal Division

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 2

Hartford, CT 06103

P: 860-541-3438 | F: 860-241-4869

Charles.Perry@CT.Gov

 

Giovanni Pinto

Governor's Office

Department of Social Services DSS

DSS FOI FOIA Freedom of Information Officer

giovanni.pinto@ct.gov

(860) 424-5382

               

David Seifel

Governor's Office

Department of Social Services DSS

DSS FOI FOIA Freedom of Information Officer

(860) 240-8600

 david.seifel@ct.gov     

 

Aubri L. Petersen

Legal Secretary

Legal Division

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities CHRO

450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 2

Hartford, CT 06103 | AA/EOE

P: (860) 541-3424 | F: (860) 241-4869

 

Dedra A. Morris

Administrative Assistant

Capitol Region Office

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities CHRO

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 2

Hartford, CT 06103 | AA/EOE

P: 860-541-3456 | F: 860-566-1997

dedra.morris@ct.gov

 

Matthew S. Antonetti

Agency Legal Director

Connecticut Department of Social Services DSS

Office of Legal Counsel, Regulations and Administrative Hearings

55 Farmington Avenue

Hartford, CT 06105

Email: matthew.s.antonetti@ct.gov

 

Amy Dumont, LCSW

Interim Director

CT Department of Social Services DSS

Community Options Unit COU

55 Farmington Avenue

Hartford CT 06105-3725

Tel: 860 424-5173

Fax: 860 424:4963

amy.dumont@ct.gov

 

Michael Slitt

Staff Attorney

Department of Social Services DSS

Community Options Unit COU

Office of Legal Counsel, Regulations and Administrative Hearings

55 Farmington Ave, 11th Floor

Hartford, CT 06105

Phone: (860) 424-5068

Fax: (860) 424-5403

Email: Michael.Slitt@ct.gov

 

Aubri L. Petersen 

Legal Secretary

Legal Division

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities CHRO

450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 2

Hartford, CT 06103 | AA/EOE

P: (860) 541-3424 | F: (860) 241-4869 | Aubri.Petersen@ct.gov

 

Kelly A Bartomioli

Department of Social Services DSS

DSS FOI FOIA Freedom of Information Officer

 (860) 566-4514

kelly.bartomioli@ct.gov

 

Kasandra Navarro

Legislative Assistant

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal

kasandra_navarro@blumenthal.senate.gov

 

Attorney Cheryl A. Sharp 

Deputy Director 

Executive Office 

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities 

450 Columbus Blvd Ste 2 

Hartford CT 06103 | AA/EOE 

C: (959) 282-5740 | Cheryl.Sharp@ct.gov  

 

Tausha Thomas 

HRO Representative Trainee

Capitol Region

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 2

Hartford, CT, 06103 | AA/EOE

P: 860-541-3457 | F: 860-566-1997

tausha.thomas@ct.gov

 

Attorney General William Tong

Office of the Attorney General

55 Elm Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Email: attorney.general@ct.gov

Phone: 860-808-5318

 

Senator Chris Murphy

Please note that CT gov email contact for Senator Chris Murphy government public services are not currently listed on the CT gov website.

Hartford Office

120 Constitution Plaza

10th Floor

Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: (860) 549-8463

 

Senator Richard Blumenthal

90 State House Square

10th Floor

Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: (860) 258-6940

Senator@blumenthal.senate.gov

 

Deidre Gifford

Department of Social Services DSS

Deidre.Gifford@ct.gov

 

Andrea Reeves

Commissioner of

The Connecticut Department of Social Services DSS

commis.dss@ct.gov 

Andrea.Reeves@ct.gov

 

Kimberly D. Morris 

Secretary II

Office of Public Hearings

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 2

Hartford CT 06103 | AA/EOE

P: 860-418-8770 | F: 860-418-8780 | Direct: 860-541-4711 |

 Kimberly.morris@ct.gov

 

Jennifer Zakrzewski

Agency Legal Director

Connecticut Department of Social Services. 

 jennifer.zakrzewski@ct.gov  

(860) 509-7623.

 

George Chamberlin

Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS)

Community Options Unit COU

George.Chamberlin@ct.gov

 

Beth Carangelo

Community Nurse Coordinator

Connecticut Department of Social Services.

Beth.Carangelo@ct.gov

 

Kathy Bruni

Director of Community Options

Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS

Kathy.a.bruni@ct.gov  

(860) 424-5177

 

Russell Blair

Director of Education & Communications Freedom of Information Commission

860-256-3968

russell.blair@ct.gov

 

Governor Ned Lamont

Office of Governor Ned Lamont State Capitol 210 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106

Phone number 860-566-4840

governor.lamont@ct.gov

 

Astread Ferron-Poole

Director of Administration

Connecticut, Department of Social Services

astread.ferron-poole@ct.gov


 

Valerie Giannelli 

Manager - Provider Services

Allied Community Resources

vgiannelli@alliedgroup.org

860-627-9500 x138

 

Marihonor Flag

Credentialing & Program Specialist

Allied Community Resources

mflagg@alliedgoup.org

 

Dr. Cherron Payne

Please note that CT gov email contact for Cherron Payne government public services are not currently listed on the CT gov website.

Commissioner on the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO)

Connecticut Chief Human Rights Referee

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

Office of the Executive Director

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 2

Hartford, CT 06103-1835

 

1 (860) 541-3400

1 (860) 541-3400

1 (800) 477-5737

1 (860) 241-4875

 

 

Tanya Hughes

Executive Director

Commission on Human Rights And Opportunities CHRO

(860) 541-3421 (860) 541-3450

 tanya.hughes@ct.gov

               

Cheryl Sharp

Deputy Director

Commission on Human Rights And Opportunities CHRO

 (860) 541-3421 (860) 541-3450

cheryl.sharp@ct.gov  

 

Easha B Canada

Deputy Commissioner

Department of Social Services DSS

 (860) 424-5977

Easha.Canada@ct.gov

 

Candace Madison

Executive Assistant,

Department of Social Services DSS

(860) 424-4940

 Candace.R.Madison@ct.gov

 

Jalmar DeDios

Communications Director

Legislative and Communications Director

Jalmar.dedios@ct.gov

 

 

 


 


 

 












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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Resources: Empowering Individuals with Brain Injuries to Achieve Optimal Living

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is a debilitating condition that affects individuals physically, cognitively, and emotionally. ABI survivors often face a lengthy and arduous recovery process, which can result in feelings of isolation and uncertainty about the future. Fortunately, ABI Resources is here to assist.

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A key component of ABI Resources' assistance is their community-based programs. These programs offer survivors the opportunity to engage with others who have similar experiences and to participate in activities that promote physical, cognitive, and emotional wellness. From art therapy to yoga classes to support groups, ABI Resources provides a wide range of programs that help survivors build confidence, improve their skills, and connect with others.
In addition to their community-based programs, ABI Resources also offers individualized support services. These services are designed to help survivors navigate the challenges they may face in their daily lives, such as managing finances, finding employment, or accessing medical care. The organization's team of trained professionals works closely with each individual to create a personalized plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.

One of the most inspiring aspects of ABI Resources is their commitment to education and awareness. They understand that many people are unfamiliar with ABI and its impact on individuals and families, and they work tirelessly to increase public awareness and understanding of the condition. Through their outreach programs and educational resources, ABI Resources helps to break down the stigma surrounding ABI and to promote understanding and compassion.

At the heart of ABI Resources is a deep commitment to the individuals they serve. They understand that each person's journey is unique, and they are dedicated to providing personalized support and resources to help survivors of ABI live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Whether it's through community-based programs, individualized support services, or education and awareness initiatives, ABI Resources is making a real difference in the lives of individuals and families impacted by ABI.

In conclusion, ABI Resources is an organization that inspires hope and empowerment for individuals with ABI. Their commitment to community, education, and individualized support services helps to ensure that survivors of ABI have the tools and resources they need to live their best lives. By raising awareness and breaking down stigmas surrounding ABI, ABI Resources is making a meaningful impact in the lives of those affected by this condition.

ABI Resources is a reputable organization that provides exceptional support to individuals and families in collaboration with various government agencies and community service providers, including the Connecticut Department of Social Services DSS, COU Community Options, the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services DMHAS, Connecticut Community Care CCC CCCI Southwestern Connecticut Area on Aging SWCAA, Western Connecticut Area on Aging WCAAA, Allied Community Resources ACR, Access Health, and United Services. ABI Resources collaborates care with renowned institutions such as UCONN, Yale, and Hartford. As a community care and supported living provider, ABI Resources is dedicated to offering high-quality and personalized care to enhance the lives of those it serves. Medicaid MFP Money Follows the person program / ABI Waiver Program / PCA waiver.

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