Connecticut Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION:  Special
Education Services.
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN with Special Health Care
Needs. 
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY Organizations 


PARENT to PARENT Network

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5. 
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL
Services 
DISABILITIE
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED 
Programs    
EARLY 
Intervention System.
MENTAL HEALTH 
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE 
Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS  Training and
Information Project. 
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL
HEALTH /Retardation
STATE TRANSITION
Coordinator
PARENT-TEACHER Association (PTA)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Leslie Averna, Acting Bureau Chief
Bur. of Special Educ. & Pupil Svcs.
CT Dept. of Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457-1520
            (860) 638-4265      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Maria Synodi, 3-5 Coord., State Preschool Program
Bureau of Early Childhood Education & Social Svcs.
CT Department of Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457
            (860) 638-4211      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Linda Goodman, Birth-3 Part H Coordinator
State Birth to Three System
Department of Mental Retardation
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
            (860) 418-6147      

STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

John F. Halliday, Director
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Social Services
10 Griffin Road, North
Windsor, CT 06095
            (860) 298-2003      

STATE TRANSITION COORDINATOR

Leslie Averna, Associate Commissioner
Bureau of Special Education
CT Department of Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457-1543
            (860) 638-4242      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Albert J. Solnit, Commissioner
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
            (860) 418-7000      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN

Gary Blau, Director of Mental Health
Department of Children & Families
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
            (860) 550-6528      
E-mail: gary.blau@po.state.ct.us

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Peter O’Meara, Commissioner
Department of Mental Retardation
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
            (860) 418-6000      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Edward T. Preneta, Director
Council on Developmental Disabilities
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1308
            (860) 418-6157      ;             (860) 418-6172       (TTY)

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

James McGaughey, Executive Director
Office of P & A for Persons with Disabilities
60 B Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120-1551
            (860) 297-4300      ;             (800) 842-7303       (In CT)
            (860) 566-2102       (TTY)
E-mail: hn2571@earthlink.net

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Susan Werboff, Director
Client Assistance Program
Contact Protection and Advocacy Agency
(see above)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Lisa Davis, CSHCN Director
CT Department of Public Health
410 Capital Avenue, MF #911MAT
P. O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
            (860) 509-8074      Thomas Hussman, Vice President
Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks
147 Jones Street, P.O. Box 198
Hebron, CT 06248-0198
            (860) 228-9496      ;             (860) 228-2091       (TTY)

STATE AGENCY FOR THE LEGALLY BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Kenneth R. Tripp, Executive Director
Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB)
170 Ridge Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
            (860) 249-8525      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Stacie Eusko, Acting Executive Director
Connecticut Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
1245 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107
            (860) 561-0196       (V/TTY)
E-mail: cdhi@p.o.state.ct.us

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of CT
1800 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 224
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
            (860) 721-8111      ;             (800) 278-8242       (in CT)

Cerebral Palsy
Barry Buxbaum, President/CEO
St Vincents Special Needs Services/UCP of
Fairfield County Affiliate
Trumbull Corporate Park, 95 Merritt Blvd
Trumbull, CT 06611
            (203) 375-6400      

Epilepsy
Linda Wallace, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of CT
1800 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 168
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
            (860) 721-9226      ;             (800) 899-3745       (in CT)
E-mail: efct@aol.com

Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of CT (LDA)
999 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
            (860) 560-1711      

Beryl Kaufman, Executive Director
The CT Association for Children
with Learning Disabilities (CACLD)
25 Van Vent Street, Suite 15-5
East Norwalk, CT 06855
            (203) 838-5010      

Mental Health
Beverly Walton, President & CEO
Mental Health Association of CT
20-30 Beaver Road, Suite 101
Wethersfield, CT 06109
            (860) 529-1970      
E-mail: MN+hlth@tiac.net

Maureen Kennedy, Administrative Director
CT Alliance for the Mentally Ill (CAMI)
151 New Park Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
            (860) 586-2319      ;             (800) 215-3021      

Mental Retardation
Margaret Dignoti, Executive Director
Association for Retarded Citizens/CT
1030 New Britain Avenue, Suite 102B
West Hartford, CT 06110
            (860) 953-8335      

Speech and Hearing
Andrew Lees, President
CT Speech-Language-Hearing Association
213 Back Lane
Newington, CT 06111
            (860) 666-6900      

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of CT, Inc.
P.O. Box 2545
Hartford, CT 06146-2545
            (203) 874-2339      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

John R. Quinn, President
Easter Seals of CT, Inc.
147 Jones Street
P.O. Box 100
Hebron, CT 06248-0100
            (860) 228-9438      ;             (860) 228-2091       (TTY)Molly Cole, Director
The Family Center
CT Children’s Medical Center
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
            (860) 545-9023      
E-mail: mcole@ccmckids.org

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Lee McLean, Director
A. J. Pappanikou Ctr. on Spec. Educ. & Rehabilitation
A University Affiliated Program
249 Glenbrook Road, U-64
Storrs, CT 06269-2064
            (860) 486-5035      ;             (860) 486-5069       (TTY)
E-mail: mclean@unconnvm.uconn.edu
URL: http://www.ucc.uconn.edu/~wwwpcse

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

John M. Ficarro, Project Director
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
DSS/BRS
25 Sigourney Street, 11 Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
            (860) 424-4881      ;             (800) 537-2549      
            (860) 424-4839       (TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Nancy Prescott, Director
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)
338 Main Street
Niantik, CT 06357
            (860) 739-3089      ;             (800) 445-2722       (In CT)
E-mail: cpacinc@aol.com
URL: http://members.aol.com/cpacinc/cpac.htm

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Mary Ann Meade, Network Coordinator
Parent-to-Parent Network of CT
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
            (860) 545-9021      Pat Tomka, Coordinator
WeCAHR
11 Lake Avenue Ext.
Danbury, CT 06811
            (203) 792-3540      

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

The Parent-Teacher Association of CT
Wilbur Cross Commons, Building #11
60 Connolly Parkway
Hamden, CT 06514-2519
            (203) 281-6617      


Connecticut Web
 

Disability Information 
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
Easter Seal Goodwill Rehabilitation Center, Inc
Farmington Valley ARC
Hole in the Wall Camp
Oxford Special Olympics
Recording For the Blind and Dyslexic
Sarah, Inc.
Sarah Tuxis
Special Olympics ConnecticutChildren and Youth  
Citizen’s for Connecticut’s Children and Youth
Connecticut Center for Prevention of Child Abuse
Family Center for Girls and Boys
Hole in the Wall Camp
Klingberg Family Centers
LEAP Computer Learning Center
PASS
RYASAP Youth Committee
Wheeler Clinic

Computers and Technology  
ConneCT ’96
Connecticut Technology Associates
LEAP Computer Learning CenterNew Haven Chapter of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

Health  
Autism, high-functioning/PDDNOS/Asperger Syndrome support
Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic
CH.A.D.D. of Candlewood Valley, CT
CT TSA
ECHO Project
Health Valley 2000
Wheeler ClinicEducation 
ConneCT ’96
Ellington Community Scholarship Association

Family amnd Parenting  
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
Haven House, Inc.
Infoline
Jewish Family Service
Klingberg Family Centers
Puerto Rican Organization Program, Inc

Service(Volunteering)  
Canton Lions Club
New Haven Inner City Outings Program

Homelessness, Housing and Poverty
Northeast Connecticut Habitat for Humanity

Family amnd Parenting 
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
Haven House, Inc.
Infoline
Jewish Family Service
Klingberg Family Centers
Planned Parenthood of Connecticut
Puerto Rican Organization Program, Inc
Wheeler Clinic  
Safety  
Sound Beach Volunteer Fire DepartmentRecovery, Addiction, and Abuse 
Connecticut Clearinghouse
New Canaan Cares Inc.
Stamford Counseling Center
Wheeler Clinic


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