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Woman with visual disability upset over Connecticut's in-home disability services pushback date

A woman who is visually impaired says she is frustrated with the state's decision to push back in-home disability services until November because of the coronavirus pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Jul 29, 2020, 5:47 PM

Updated 1,423 days ago

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A woman who is visually impaired says she is frustrated with the state's decision to push back in-home disability services until November because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Elizabeth Greenwood, 50, is blind and depends on her state caseworker to help her with things like placing bump dots on her appliances so she knows how to turn them on and off, and adjust their settings.
Greenwood says she was upset to find out this week the Department of Aging and Disability Services, which provides in-home caseworkers, has been told that Gov. Ned Lamont will not be restoring services until November.
Greenwood says it has been months since services were suspended and that they could be pushed back even further than November if there is a second wave of COVID-19.
The Department of Aging released a statement saying the suspension of in-person visits is for safety reasons, but employees continue to follow up regularly with clients by phone and virtually.


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