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200 Research Parkway
Meriden, CT, 06450

(860) 874-8100 or (203) 984-7543

The Arc Connecticut is an advocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to promoting opportunities for their full inclusion in the life of their communities.

Individual/Family Membership

Individual/Family Membership


Home Heating Oil:  Citizen's Oil Co-op unites consumers throughout Connecticut to leverage their purchasing power for energy services.

Discount: First year $25.00 membership waived and your one time $10.00 application fee goes to Arc of CT. Oil prices are .20 to .25 cents below the state average for full service oil, Savings up to $300 per heating season!

Mention you are with The Arc of Connecticut when signing up.

Meredith Willson
P: (860) 561-6011

Electricity: In cooperation with Starion Energy, Citizen's Co-Op provides electricity at reduced rates. Your participation as an Arc member provides savings to you and resources to The Arc of Connecticut.

Discount: Simple & smart. Fast, free, easy enrollment. You keep your local utility. Same service, same bill. The only difference is the rate on the bill.

Mention you are with The Arc of Connecticut when signing up.

P: (800) 600-3040

Computers and Peripherals: We provide a wide variety of Brand name Computer Hardware and Software. Instructions 

Discount: Up to 25% 

Randy Richard, Account Manager
P: (800) 800-0014 ext. 33174

Medical Bill Processing: Executive Medical Consultants (EMC) provides Medical Bill Review and Resolution Services for the general public. We are advocates for those who need their medical bills reviewed for accuracy and error resolution. At EMC, in just 17 months, we have saved our members a total of $1,030,154.00 -- an average of over $2,800 for each member. The reason for this is that 80% of medical bills from hospitals and providers contain errors. These errors cause insurance companies to deny medical claims at a rate of 500,000 times a day. Let EMC review your medical bills before you pay them to assure that you don't pay more than you rightfully owe. Join with ASO Today!

Discount: Annual membership fee of $39 (a 50% savings)

Jeanette Brown
P: (330) 794-4451

Office Supplies, Medical Supplies, Janitorial Supplies: The ViaQuest Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and a Community Rehabilitation Program that provides jobs for people with disabilities through our distribution operations of office, medical and program supplies.This program offers supplies that you are presently ordering at a reduced price. While you save on expenses, proceeds from your purchases are reinvested to employ individuals with disabilities.

Discount: The ViaQuest Foundation offers contract pricing at 20%-60% off of list prices.

Laura Oty Sr., Account Manager
P: (614) 339-0890    F: (614) 339-1695

Transportation: Enterprise is an extended family of 65,000; a world class company with homegrown roots. Through tremendous leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit of our employees, we've built the largest rental car company in North America — customer by customer, car by car from the ground up. But our goal has never been to be the biggest; we simply work hard to be the best.

Discount: 7% discount off the standard, un-discounted daily, weekly, and monthly rates charged at all the participating home city and airport Enterprise locations in the US.

Call Pro-Op Purchasing at (614) 296-1735 to receive the member access code. After entering the code, the system will ask for the first 3 letters of the group. Enter "Pro" to access the discount.   
To make a reservation call 1 (800) 261-7331 and provide the access code.

DMPO: Discount medical benefits including: dental, vision, pharmacy, lab & imaging, nurse hotline, chiropractic, hearing, spa-quality skincare and alternative medicine. NOT INSURANCE - DISCOUNT ONLY

Discount: $9.95 per family per month plus a one time activation fee of $5. 

P: (866) 292-7822

Prescriptions/Medical Supplies: Take advantage of the Heritage "Calendar Cards" today. Our "Calendar Cards" help you take your medication on the right day, right time and clearly show you if a dosage is missed. Save time and money while improving safety, all at no extra cost. We can process prescriptions through Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurers. 

Discount: Free Calendar Card Packaging and shipping on all items and delivered directly to your location.

Customer Service
1 (877) 816-0942; Brenda, Lori or Holly

Hearing Aids:  This benefit supplements existing Insurances and Medicare. Statewide network of Professional Audiologists and Specialists. Up to 25% actual Member Discount on all Hearing Instruments NOT INSURANCE - DISCOUNT ONLY.

Discount:  This card is a value added benefit.  The member is responsible for the price of their hearing product less the discount provided by this card.

P:  (888) 497-7447

Eyeglasses:  High quality prescription glasses at tremendously discounted prices. More than 250 glasses types for $25 or less.

Discount:  No Additional Discount.

P:  (888) 870-9193

Eyeglasses: "Erin's World" is the frame line specially designed to fit children with Down Syndrome superior to the typical frame. Unlike other frames, the bridge is adjusted to fit on their smaller noses and the temples (some people call them arms) are designed to help keep the glasses from constantly slipping. Erin's World frames are available in a variety of sizes and styles to fit infants to adults.

Discount: Discount: 30% off retail price for any Erin's World Frame.

P: (800) 586-1885