Resources from the CLA ADA Committee

The CLA Americans with Disabilities Act Committee would like to help you provide the best possible library service to people with disabilities in your community. Established as a CLA task force in 2001, this standing committee now helps CLA plan accessible programs and workshops for the library community and is also committed to helping local libraries make their resources and programs more accessible to people with disabilities. More details about the committee are available in the Connecticut Library Association Americans with Disabilities Act Committee flyer.

The committee has developed a number of resources for CLA sections and committees on program planning which will also be helpful to local libraries as they plan programs and services in their community:


Links to Other Disability Resources

From the CT State Library:




  • The Next Chapter Book Club offers opprtunities for people with developmental disabilities to read and learn together, talk about books they've read or are reading, and make friends in a relaxed community setting. The club meets in local bookstores, cafes, and even libraries. For more information, contact one of the following club facilitators:
    • Sophia-Louise Michalatos, The Ferguson Library, One Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06904, (203) 351-8229
    • Ed Morrissey, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830, (203) 622-7918,