Resources for Parents
The ARC Connecticut – www.thearcct.org
Central CT ARC, Farmington Valley ARC, Hartford ARC (900 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105, 860-218-6000), Southington ARC, etc.
The Arc of 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.
The Arc Autism Now: Autism Society of CT
Autism resource for parents, teachers, employers, and individuals.
A.S.P.E.N. – http://www.aspennj.org
9 Aspen Circle, Edison, NJ 08820 732-321-0880
Asperger’s Syndrome Education Network is a national organization that provides education and support to families and individuals affected by Asperger’s Syndrome.
Autism Families CONNECTicut – www.autismfamiliesct.org
600 N. Mountain Road, Newington, CT. 06111
Mail: PO Box 370162, West Hartford, CT. 06107 860-474-3444
Network connects families and resources/services
Autism Society of America – http://www.autism-society
7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 650, Bethesda, MD 20814-3015 1-800-3-AUTIS or 301-657-0881
ASRC – www.autismconnecticut.org
101 N. Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford, CT. 06492 203-265-7717
Annual resource fair in November, annual conference at SCSU in March, and a directory of service providers
Autism Speaks – www.autismspeaks.org
1 East 33rd Street, 4th floor, New York, New York 10016
Dedicated to raising funding for: research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. See the listing on the website for Day Programs under Resource Guide.
Center for Children’s Advocacy – www.kidscounsel.org
2070 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Mail: 65 Elizabeth St., Hartford, CT. 06105 860-570-5327
Listing of placement resources/transition programs
CT FEAT: CT Families for Effective Autism Treatment – www.ctfeat.org
PO Box 370352, West Hartford, CT. 06317
Listing of service providers; networking; parent volunteers
CT Down Syndrome Congress – www.ctdownsyndrome.org
200 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT. 06450
Mail: PO Box 243, Meriden, CT. 06450 203-351-1157 or 888-486-8357
Newsletter and message board to announce programs
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) – www.cpacinc.org
338 Main St, Niantic, CT. 06537 860-739-3089 or 800-445-2722
A CT nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with a disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26. The Center is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children. See Resource Directory.
CT Parent Magazine – www.ctparent.com
List of education resources by county in CT
Connecticut State Agencies – www.sde.ct.gov
- Connecticut Birth to Three System
- Connecticut Department of Children & Families (DCF)
- Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
- Connecticut DDS Helpline
- Connecticut Infoline 211
- Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), Bureau of Special Education
- Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
- Department of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)
- Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (national) – www.copaa.org
Connecticut members: www.educationadvocacyllc.com
National Autism Center – http://www.nationalautismcenter.org
41 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, Massachusetts 02368 877-313-3833
A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches and providing direction, information, training, and services to families, practitioners, organizations, policy-makers, and funders.
NEAT at Oak Hill – https://assistivetechnology.oakhillct.org/
120 Holcomb Street, Hartford, CT. 06112 860-243-2869
OASIS – Online Asperger’s Syndrome Information and Support – http://www.aspergersyndrome.org
A national online support group and resource for parents, professionals, and individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome. Includes chat rooms, as well as publications, resources, and comprehensive information.
SERC (Special Education Resource Center) – www.ctserc.org
25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT. 06457 860-632-1485
SpEdConnecticut (Learning Disabilities Association of CT) – www.spedconnecticut.org
75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite 105, Hartford, CT. 06106
Provides a continuum of services and resources.