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  • The Brain Injury Community of Connecticut

    Bridging the Gap: Empowering Lives Through Brain Injury Support and Advocacy In the realm of brain injury recovery and support, the journey each survivor embarks upon is as unique as the individuals themselves. At ABI Resources, we understand that navigating life after a brain injury can be a daunting endeavor, not just for the survivors but also for their families and caregivers. It is our mission to not only provide comprehensive support services but also to advocate for the rights and dignity of those affected by brain injuries. The Importance of Comprehensive Support Brain injuries, whether acquired through traumatic events, strokes, or other medical conditions, can have far-reaching effects on an individual's physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. The path to recovery often involves a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses medical treatment, rehabilitation, counseling, and community support. At ABI Resources, we are committed to offering a holistic support system that addresses the multifaceted needs of brain injury survivors. Advocacy for Rights and Accessibility As champions for human and civil rights, we recognize the critical importance of advocating for policies and practices that promote accessibility, inclusion, and equal opportunities for individuals with brain injuries. Our advocacy efforts aim to dismantle barriers, both physical and societal, that impede the full participation of brain injury survivors in all aspects of life. By raising awareness and working alongside policymakers, we strive to create a more inclusive society that recognizes the potential and dignity of every individual. Empowering Through Education Knowledge is power, and at, we are dedicated to empowering survivors, families, caregivers, and the broader community through education. Our blog serves as a resource for sharing the latest research findings, therapeutic innovations, and personal stories of resilience and recovery. By providing valuable insights and practical advice, we aim to foster a better understanding of brain injuries and the challenges they pose, while also highlighting the remarkable capacity for recovery and adaptation. Building a Supportive Community The journey of recovery from a brain injury can be isolating, but it does not have to be. Our platform seeks to build a supportive and engaged community where individuals affected by brain injuries can find solace, inspiration, and camaraderie. Through online forums, support groups, and community events, we offer spaces for sharing experiences, exchanging resources, and celebrating milestones together. By fostering a sense of belonging and mutual support, we can help alleviate the emotional burdens of brain injury and promote a more hopeful outlook for the future. At ABI Resources and through our online presence at, we are deeply committed to supporting brain injury survivors and their circles. By offering comprehensive support services, advocating for rights and accessibility, empowering through education, and building a supportive community, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by brain injuries. Together, we can bridge the gap between adversity and opportunity, transforming challenges into triumphs and fostering a world where every brain injury survivor has the chance to lead a fulfilling life. This blog post is a call to action for everyone—survivors, families, professionals, and advocates—to join us in this vital mission. Let us work together to support, empower, and uplift the brain injury community, paving the way for brighter futures and endless possibilities. Engage with Us We invite you to engage with our community, share your stories, and contribute to the conversation on brain injury recovery and support. Visit to learn more, get involved, and make a difference today.

  • ( LIAM ) How Did I End Up With This Agency? Connecticut Brain Injury Home Recovery Stories

    Explore the journey of brain injury recovery in Connecticut with our in-depth video, "Navigating Brain Injury Recovery in Connecticut: A Comprehensive Guide." This video offers essential insights for brain injury survivors and their support networks. We discuss selecting care agencies, understanding rights, and creating care plans tailored to individual needs. Featuring expert advice and survivor stories, this guide emphasizes the importance of community resources and healthcare navigation. Join us for practical tips and supportive stories, all aimed at aiding the recovery process. Topics include: Survivor experiences in Connecticut Choosing suitable care agencies Crafting individualized care plans Guide to Connecticut's Brain Injury Healthcare Services Legal advocacy for survivors The moral of the story emphasizes the critical need for individuals and their families to engage in diligent research and advocacy to ensure care services truly align with their unique needs, highlighting the significance of prioritizing well-being and individualized support in the healthcare journey. Subscribe for more content on brain injury recovery and support in Connecticut. Share with those who might benefit, and connect in the comments with your experiences. Visit for further information and support. #ConnecticutBrainInjury #BrainInjuryRecovery #HealthcareNavigation #SurvivorSupport #BrainInjuryAwareness #ConnecticutBrainInjury #BrainInjuryRecovery #BrainInjuryCare #BrainInjurySupport #PersonalizedCare #HealthcareNavigation #SurvivorStories #BrainInjuryAwareness #ConnecticutHealthcare

  • Home Modifications under the Connecticut ABI Waiver program, coordinating with your Care Manager is a crucial step. These modifications, aimed at enhancing safety

    If you're considering home modifications under the Connecticut ABI Waiver program, coordinating with your Care Manager is a crucial step. These modifications, aimed at enhancing safety and comfort in the home, can vary from minor adjustments to significant alterations. Examples include: Simple Adjustments: Installation of grab bars in bathrooms, handrails along staircases, lever handles for doors and faucets, and raised toilet seats. Extensive Renovations: Building wheelchair ramps, widening doorways for better wheelchair access, modifying kitchen counters for accessibility, installing stairlifts, and adapting showers for easier access. Your Care Manager plays a vital role in this process. They can assist with: Assessing Your Needs: Determining which modifications are necessary based on your specific situation. Planning: Helping develop a plan for the modifications, including choosing contractors and equipment. Coordination: Ensuring that all aspects of the modification process are organized and executed effectively. Funding and Approval: Assisting with the paperwork and processes required to secure funding through the ABI Waiver program or other financial assistance options. Monitoring: Overseeing the project to ensure that the modifications meet your needs and comply with relevant standards and regulations. To start this process, you should reach out to your Care Manager by email or phone, outlining your needs and any specific concerns or preferences you have regarding home modifications. Your Care Manager will guide you through the subsequent steps, ensuring that your living environment is adapted to your requirements for safety, accessibility, and comfort. For more detailed guidance, contact the Community Options Unit at the Department of Social Services in Connecticut or visit the MyPlaceCT website. They provide comprehensive information on services and supports, including assistive technology and home modifications under the ABI Waiver program.

  • What is Impulsivity Related to Brain Injury?

    What is Impulsivity Related to Brain Injury? Impulsivity in individuals with brain injuries refers to a tendency to act quickly and without adequate thought or planning. This can manifest in various ways, such as interrupting conversations, making rash decisions, or engaging in risky behaviors. It's often due to changes in the brain caused by injury, particularly in areas responsible for self-control and decision-making. Why is it a Problem? Safety Concerns: Impulsive actions can lead to risky behaviors, putting the individual and those around them in danger. Social and Relationship Challenges: Impulsivity can strain relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. It may lead to misunderstandings, as actions may be perceived as careless or disrespectful. Impact on Rehabilitation: It can hinder the effectiveness of rehabilitation efforts, as impulsive decisions may derail progress. Emotional and Psychological Effects: The individual may experience frustration, guilt, or lowered self-esteem due to their inability to control impulsive behaviors. How ABI Resources Can Help Personalized Care Plans: Developing individualized strategies that address specific impulsivity issues. This includes behavioral therapies, medication management, and lifestyle modifications. Education and Training: Educating the individual and their support network about the nature of impulsivity in brain injury. This helps in understanding the behavior as a symptom, not a character flaw. Skill Development: Teaching skills to manage impulsive behaviors, such as mindfulness techniques, stress management, and decision-making exercises. Support Groups: Facilitating support groups for individuals and families to share experiences and strategies in a supportive environment. Teaching Others Awareness Campaigns: Conducting awareness campaigns to educate the public about brain injuries and impulsivity, helping to reduce stigma. Training Workshops for Caregivers and Professionals: Offering workshops and training sessions for caregivers, healthcare providers, and educators on how to effectively support someone with brain injury-related impulsivity. Resource Development: Creating and distributing resources like pamphlets, videos, and online content that provide insights and practical tips. Collaboration with Healthcare and Community Organizations: Partnering with healthcare providers, community organizations, and schools to spread knowledge and best practices. In summary, addressing impulsivity in brain injury requires a multi-faceted approach that includes personalized care, education, skill development, and community engagement. ABI Resources can play a pivotal role in this by providing expert care, creating awareness, and equipping caregivers and professionals with the necessary tools and knowledge. #BrainInjuryCare #ImpulsivityManagement #ABIRresources #BrainHealth #CaregiverSupport #HealthcareProfessionals #BrainInjuryAwareness #NeuroRehabilitation #MentalHealth #ABIrecovery


    The Power of the ABI Wheel of Life for Personal Focus and Growth In the pursuit of personal excellence and growth, tools that guide our focus and measure our progress are invaluable. The ABI Wheel of Life, an innovative approach pioneered by ABI Resources, serves as a dynamic instrument for anyone seeking to elevate their life quality, especially individuals navigating the challenges of brain injury. The Wheel: A Catalyst for Self-Discovery and Growth At its essence, the ABI Wheel of Life is a tool that encourages introspection and proactive engagement in various life domains: Physical Wellbeing, Emotional Equilibrium, Social Connection, Intellectual Expansion, and Occupational Fulfillment. Its purpose is clear – to foster a balanced, fulfilling life by helping you identify areas needing attention and celebrate areas of success. Physical Wellbeing: Your body is your temple, and nurturing its health is foundational. The ABI Wheel of Life prompts you to prioritize physical health, recognizing it as the bedrock of all other growth aspects. Emotional Equilibrium: Emotional mastery is key to resilience. This tool helps you become more aware of your emotional state, guiding you to develop coping strategies and emotional intelligence. Social Connection: Humans are social beings. The Wheel aids in evaluating and enhancing your social networks, deepening relationships, and fostering meaningful connections. Intellectual Expansion: Growth mindset is at the heart of personal development. The ABI Wheel of Life encourages continuous learning and intellectual curiosity, driving personal and professional advancement. Occupational Fulfillment: Aligning your career with your passions and skills isn’t just a dream. This tool aids in setting and achieving occupational goals that resonate with your true self. Measuring and Focusing on Growth for Enhanced Results The real power of the ABI Wheel of Life lies in its ability to make abstract concepts tangible. By regularly reviewing and measuring your progress in these key areas, you can create a focused action plan. This consistent evaluation fosters a growth mindset, leading to remarkable transformations. Your Path to a Richer Life The ABI Wheel of Life is more than just a roadmap; it's a companion in your journey of self-improvement. It champions the philosophy that regular self-assessment and focused growth efforts are the cornerstones of achieving a richer, more balanced life. Embark on this journey with ABI Resources, and discover how you can harness the full potential of the ABI Wheel of Life.

  • Outpatient Therapy Success: Connecticut Brain Injury Home Support

    "Enhancing Outpatient Therapy Success: ABI Resources' Comprehensive Support Approach" Navigating the journey of recovery and rehabilitation after a brain injury can be challenging, yet it's a path filled with potential for remarkable progress and resilience. At ABI Resources, we understand the critical role of outpatient therapies in this journey. Our dedicated support services are designed to work hand-in-hand with the strategies prescribed by your healthcare providers, ensuring a cohesive and effective rehabilitation experience. The Role of ABI Resources in Your Therapy Plan Our approach at ABI Resources is centered around complementing and enhancing your outpatient therapy experience. Whether you are engaged in speech therapy, occupational therapy, or physical rehabilitation, our team is right there by your side, committed to implementing and reinforcing the strategies prescribed by your therapists. Here's how we make a difference: 1. Customized Support for Individual Needs Every brain injury and individual is unique, which means there's no one-size-fits-all approach. We tailor our support services to align with your specific therapy goals and requirements. This personalized approach ensures that the strategies and exercises prescribed in your outpatient therapies are consistently applied and practiced in your day-to-day life. 2. Bridging the Gap Between Sessions The real work in recovery often happens outside the therapy room. Our team acts as a crucial bridge, helping you apply and practice the skills and strategies learned during your therapy sessions. This continuous support helps in maintaining the momentum of your rehabilitation process, leading to potentially better outcomes. 3. Encouraging Consistency and Accountability Consistency is key in any rehabilitation process. We provide the encouragement and structure needed to stay on track with your therapy regimen. Our support team is there to remind, assist, and motivate you, ensuring that the exercises and strategies become a regular part of your routine. 4. Offering Emotional and Psychological Support Recovery is not just physical; it's also an emotional and psychological journey. Our compassionate team understands the challenges that come with brain injury recovery. We offer support that goes beyond the physical aspects, addressing the emotional and psychological needs that are integral to holistic rehabilitation. 5. Collaborating with Healthcare Professionals Effective rehabilitation requires a team approach. We maintain open lines of communication with your healthcare professionals, ensuring that our support services are in perfect sync with your evolving therapy needs. This collaboration leads to a more integrated and effective recovery process. Conclusion At ABI Resources, we are more than just a support service; we are your partners in recovery. We stand by your side, committed to enhancing the effectiveness of your outpatient therapies through consistent, personalized, and compassionate support. Together, we strive to make each step of your journey towards recovery as seamless and successful as possible. Tags: #BrainInjuryRecovery, #OutpatientTherapySupport, #ABIResources, #PersonalizedCare, #RehabilitationJourney, #OccupationalTherapy, #SpeechTherapy, #PhysicalRehabilitation, #RecoveryPartners, #HealthcareCollaboration

  • Compassion in Action. The Strength of ABI Resources Professionals In the Heart of Connecticut Home Health and Brain Injury Support.

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  • ABI Love 'N' Life Social. Where laughter’s in bloom and friendship's at its best.

    So let’s gather 'round, where hearts beat as one, At ABI Resources, where love’s work is always done.

  • ABI Resources Champions Civil Liberties and Inclusivity. United States Flag / Connecticut

    "ABI Resources and its dedicated team deeply value the foundational principles upon which the United States was built, honoring the civil liberties and freedoms that it affords to all people, and remain committed to upholding these ideals in their mission to empower and support individuals with disabilities."

  • Navigating Complaints and Concerns in the ABI Waiver Program. Connecticut Brain Injury

    Your Voice Matters Are you or a loved one living with a brain injury and participating in the Medicaid Acquired Brain Injury Waiver Program? Feeling heard and respected in your care journey is not just important, it's your right. Here's how you can make your voice count. 1. Know Your Rights: Understand your rights within the ABI Waiver Program. You're entitled to quality care, respect, and a voice in your care plan. Familiarize yourself with the program's policies. 2. Point of Contact: Identify your case manager or a designated contact person within the program. They're there to listen and address your concerns. 3. Document Your Concerns: Keep a record of instances or issues that concern you. Note dates, times, and details. This will be crucial for clarity and reference. 4. Formal Complaint Process: Learn about the formal complaint process. This usually involves submitting a written complaint to the program administrators or state health department. 5. Seek Advocacy: Consider reaching out to a patient advocate or a legal professional specializing in disability rights. They can provide guidance and support in navigating the system. 6. Connect with Support Groups: Sharing your experiences with others in similar situations can be empowering. Support groups offer a space for sharing solutions and mutual encouragement. 7. Utilize State and Federal Resources: Remember, state health departments and federal agencies oversee these programs. They can be valuable resources if your concerns aren't being addressed locally. 8. Continuous Feedback: Provide feedback, both positive and negative. This helps improve the program for everyone. Remember: Your experiences and feedback are invaluable in shaping a more responsive and empathetic ABI Waiver Program. Let's work together to ensure every voice is heard and every concern is addressed. Contact the Department of Justice to report a civil rights violation CT DSS Report Vendor Fraud or Abuse U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General

  • Little Heroes, Big Hearts: Nurturing Love and Understanding in Children. Brain Injury Stories

    In the intricate tapestry of life, few challenges are as profound and delicate as supporting children affected by brain injuries. At ABI Resources, we have dedicated ourselves to this sensitive mission, understanding the unique needs and vulnerabilities of these young lives. The Journey of Understanding For a child, the world is a vast playground of wonders and learning. But when a brain injury enters their life, it can bring unanticipated changes, not just for the child but for their entire family. Our approach at ABI Resources is to nurture an environment of love, compassion, and understanding. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to flourish, regardless of the challenges they face. Building Bridges with Compassion Our programs are designed to gently guide children and their families through the complexities of brain injuries. We focus on making this journey as informative and supportive as possible. Through storytelling, interactive sessions, and empathetic counseling, we aim to demystify the medical jargon and bring a human touch to the healing process. The Role of Education Education plays a pivotal role in our efforts. We strive to empower children and their families with knowledge, helping them understand the impact of brain injuries and the pathways to adaptation and growth. Our resources are tailored to be child-friendly, ensuring that even the youngest minds can grasp the realities they are facing. A Community of Support At ABI Resources, it's not just about individual care. We foster a community of support, bringing together families who share similar experiences. This network of understanding and shared experiences is a powerful tool in overcoming the challenges posed by brain injuries. Looking Ahead with Hope Our mission is rooted in the belief that with the right support and understanding, children with brain injuries can lead fulfilling lives. We are committed to being a beacon of hope and guidance, helping these young minds navigate their journey with strength and optimism. In a world where challenges like brain injuries can seem daunting, ABI Resources stands as a testament to the power of compassionate care. Together, we can create a brighter, more understanding future for our children.

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

    2024 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? Consider how this may be affecting these state managed programs. ·       Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program ·       Alzheimer's Respite Care Program ·       Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD ·       Birth to Three ·       Board of Education and Services for the Blind ·       Care4Kids ·       Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics ·       Child Support ·       CHOICES - CT's State Health Insurance Assistance Program for Medicare Beneficiaries ·       Commodity Supplemental Food Program ·       Community First Choice ·       Community Options ·       Connect-Ability ·       Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CADAP) ·       Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership - CTBHP ·       Connecticut Energy Assistance Program ·       Connecticut Home Care Program For Elders ·       Connecticut Housing Engagement and Support Services (CHESS) Initiative ·       Connecticut Integrated Care for Kids ·       Connecticut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) ·       CT Medicaid Enterprise Technology System (CT METS) ·       Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services ·       Department of Rehabilitation Services ·       Disability Services ·       Durable Medical Equipment ·       Economic Security - Financial Assistance ·       Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP) ·       Electronic Visit Verification ·       Fatherhood Initiative of CT ·       Grandparents As Parents ·       Housing Options for Seniors ·       Human Services Infrastructure ·       HUSKY (Medicaid) Coverage for Breast and Cervical Cancer ·       HUSKY Health (Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program) ·       Jobs First ·       Long-Term Services and Supports - LTSS ·       Med-Connect (Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities) ·       Medicaid Nursing Home Reimbursement ·       Medicare Savings Program ·       Money Follows the Person ·       National Family Caregiver Support Program ·       Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) ·       Nutrition Assistance Programs ·       PCA CERTIFICATION TEST ·       PCMH+ Member Information ·       Refugee Assistance Program ·       School Based Child Health (SBCH) ·       Self Direction Personal Protection Equipment Request Form Submission ·       Social Work Services ·       State Supplement for the Aged, Blind and Disabled ·       Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP ·       Temporary Family Assistance - TFA ·       The Personal Care Attendant Program ·       Welfare to Work (Department of Labor) ·       Women Infants and Children – WIC A plea to our elected officials •     Connecticut Department of Social Services Commissioner Andrea Barton Reeves •     U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy •     U.S. House Representatives John Larson, Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes, and Jahana Hayes •     Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont •     Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz •     Secretary of State Denise Merrill •     Attorney General William Tong •     State Treasurer Shawn Wooden •     State Comptroller Kevin Lembo •     State Auditors John Geragosian and Rob Kane •     U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra •     Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure •     U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Merrick Garland •     U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Charlotte A. Burrows •     Office of Special Counsel (OSC) Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner •     Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS Acting Director Melanie Fontes Rainer •     The Department of Labor DOL •     Government Accountability Office GAO •     Connecticut General Assembly CGA Connecticut State Senate •            John Fonfara - District 1, •            Douglas McCrory - District 2, •            Saud Anwar - District 3, •            MD Rahman - District 4, •            Derek Slap - District 5, •            Rick Lopes - District 6, •            John Kissel - District 7, •            Lisa Seminara - District 8, •            Matthew L. Lesser - District 9, •            Gary Winfield - District 10, •            Martin Looney - District 11, •            Christine Cohen - District 12, •            Jan Hochadel - District 13, •            James Maroney - District 14, •            Joan Hartley - District 15, •            Robert C. Sampson - District 16, •            Jorge Cabrera - District 17, •            Heather Somers - District 18, •            Catherine Osten - District 19, •            Martha Marx - District 20, •            Kevin C. Kelly - District 21, •            Marilyn Moore - District 22, •            Herron Gaston - District 23, •            Julie Kushner - District 24, •            Bob Duff - District 25, •            Ceci Maher - District 26, •            Patricia Miller - District 27, •            Tony Hwang - District 28, •            Mae Flexer - District 29, •            Stephen Harding, Jr. - District 30, •            Henri Martin - District 31, •            Eric Berthel - District 32, •            Norm Needleman - District 33, •            Paul Cicarella, Jr. - District 34, •            Jeff Gordon - District 35, •            Ryan Fazio - District 36,  【23†source】. •            Connecticut House of Representatives •            Matthew Ritter - District 1, •            Raghib Allie-Brennan - District 2, •            Minnie Gonzalez - District 3, •            Julio Concepcion - District 4, •            Maryam Khan - District 5, •            James B. Sánchez - District 6, •            Joshua Malik Hall - District 7, •            Tim Ackert - District 8, •            Jason Rojas - District 9, •            Henry Genga - District 10, •            Jeffrey Currey - District 11, •            Geoff Luxenberg - District 12, •            Jason Doucette - District 13, •            Tom Delnicki - District 14, •            Bobby Gibson - District 15, •            Melissa E. Osborne - District 16, •            Eleni Kavros DeGraw - District 17, •            Jillian Gilchrest - District 18, •            Tammy Exum - District 19, •            Kate Farrar - District 20, •            Mike Demicco - District 21, •            Francis Rexford Cooley - District 22, •            Devin Carney - District 23, •            Manny Sanchez - District 24, •            Bobby Sanchez - District 25, •            Peter Tercyak - District 26, •            Gary Turco - District 27, •            Amy Morrin Bello - District 28, •            Kerry Szeps Wood - District 29, •            Donna Veach - District 30, •            Jill Barry - District 31, •            Christie Carpino - District 32, •            Brandon Chafee - District 33, •            Irene Haines - District 34, •            Chris Aniskovich - District 35, •            Christine Palm - District 36, •            Holly Cheeseman - District 37, •            Kathleen McCarty - District 38, •            Anthony Nolan - District 39, •            Christine Conley - District 40, •            Aundré Bumgardner - District 41, •            Keith Denning - District 42, •            Greg Howard - District 43, •            Anne Dauphinais - District 44, •            Brian Lanoue - District 45, •            Derell Wilson - District 46, •            Doug Dubitsky - District 47, •            Mark DeCaprio - District 48, •            Susan Johnson - District 49, •            Pat Boyd - District 50, •            Ricky Hayes - District 51, •            Kurt Vail - District 52, •            Tammy Nuccio - District 53, •            Gregory Haddad - District 54, •            Steve Weir - District 55, •            Kevin Brown - District 56, •            Jaime Foster - District 57, •            Tom Arnone - District 58, •            Carol Hall - District 59, •            Jane Garibay - District 60, •            Tami Zawistowski - District 61, •            Mark Anderson - District 62, •            Jay Case - District 63, •            Maria Horn - District 64, •            Michelle Cook - District 65, •            Karen Reddington-Hughes - District 66, •            William Buckbee - District 67, •            Joe Polletta - District 68, •            Cindy Harrison - District 69, •            Seth Bronko - District 70, •            William Pizzuto - District 71, •            Larry Butler - District 72, •            Ronald Napoli Jr. - District 73, •            Michael DiGiovancarlo - District 74, •            Geraldo Reyes - District 75, •            John Piscopo - District 76, •            Cara Pavalock-D'Amato - District 77, •            Joe Hoxha - District 78, •            Mary Fortier - District 79, •            Gale Mastrofrancesco - District 80, •            Christopher Poulos - District 81, •            Michael Quinn - District 82, •            Jonathan Fazzino - District 83, •            Hilda Santiago - District 84, •            Mary Mushinsky - District 85, •            Vincent Candelora - District 86, •            Dave Yaccarino Sr. - District 87, •            Joshua Elliott - District 88, •            Lezlye Zupkus - District 89, •            Craig Fishbein - District 90, •            Michael D'Agostino - District 91, •            Patricia Dillon - District 92, •            Toni Walker - District 93, •            Robyn Porter - District 94, •            Juan Candelaria - District 95, •            Roland J. Lemar - District 96, •            Alphonse Paolillo - District 97, •            Moira Rader - District 98, •            Joseph Zullo - District 99, •            Kai Juanna Belton - District 100, •            John-Michael Parker - District 101, •            Robin Comey - District 102, •            Liz Linehan - District 103, •            Kara Rochelle - District 104, •            Nicole Klarides-Ditria - District 105, •            Mitch Bolinsky - District 106, •            Marty Foncello - District 107, •            Pat Callahan - District 108, •            Farley Santos - District 109, •            Bob Godfrey - District 110, •            Aimee Berger-Girvalo - District 111, •            Tony Scott - District 112, •            Jason Perillo - District 113, •            Mary Welander - District 114, •            Vacant - District 115 •            Treneé McGee - District 116, •            Charles Ferraro - District 117, •            Frank Smith - District 118, •            Kathy Kennedy - District 119, •            Laura Dancho - District 120, •            Joe Gresko - District 121, •            Ben McGorty - District 122, •            David Rutigliano - District 123, •            Andre Baker - District 124, •            Tom O'Dea - District 125, •            Fred Gee Jr. - District 126, •            Marcus Brown - District 127, •            Christopher Rosario - District 128, •            Steven Stafstrom - District 129, •            Antonio Felipe - District 130, •            David Labriola - District 131, •            Jennifer Leeper - District 132, •            Cristin Vahey - District 133, •            Sarah Keitt - District 134, •            Anne Hughes - District 135, •            Jonathan Steinberg - District 136, •            Kadeem Roberts - District 137, •            Rachel Chaleski - District 138, •            Kevin Ryan - District 139, •            Travis Simms - District 140, •            Tracy Marra - District 141, •            Lucy Dathan - District 142, •            Dominique Johnson - District 143, •            Hubert Delany - District 144, •            Corey Paris - District 145, •            David Michel - District 146, •            Matt Blumenthal - District 147, •            Anabel Figueroa - District 148, •            Rachel Khanna - District 149, •            Steve Meskers - District 150, •            Hector Arzeno - District 151, As well as communication with recognized esteemed organizations. National and International Organizations: •     American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) •     The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) •     Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) •     Disabled in Action (DIA) •     Equip for Equality •     National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) •     National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) •     Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) National Whistleblower / Retaliation Advocates •     Government Accountability Project (GAP) •     The Whistleblower Project •     ExposeFacts •     Freedom of the Press Foundation •     National Whistleblower Center •     Project On Government Oversight (POGO) •     Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) •     Whistleblower Aid News Media Outlets and Journalists: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post The Associated Press (AP), ProPublica, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR) Reuters, CNN, BuzzFeed News, VICE News, Fox News, NBC, MSNBC etc.

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