Resources for Parents


The ARC Connecticutwww.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 CONNECTicutwww.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 Americahttp://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 Speakswww.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 Advocacywww.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 Treatmentwww.ctfeat.org

PO Box 370352, West Hartford, CT. 06317

Listing of service providers; networking; parent volunteers


CT Down Syndrome Congresswww.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 Magazinewww.ctparent.com

List of education resources by county in CT


Connecticut State Agencieswww.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 Centerhttp://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 Supporthttp://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.