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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE GUIDE

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UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Are you looking for the most comprehensive guide to special needs resources in the Fairfield County, CT area? Our guide has listings for therapists, special needs camps, medical experts, advocates and special needs support groups for families in Greenwich, Norwalk, Wilton and all of Fairfield County, CT.

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BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT/APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS 

SEED CENTER
30 Buxton Farm Road, Suite 105, Stamford
203-674-8200
The SEED Center Special Needs Summer Program
Email [email protected]

The SEED Center is a therapeutic center for children, adolescents, and young adults with ASD and related needs. Services include diagnostic evaluations, ABA, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social skills, and individual and family psychotherapy. We offer state-of-the-art Smart and Apple technologies integrated into services. Professionals coordinate treatment goals to maximize progress. Parents and families can rely on The SEED Center to provide evidence-based interventions. Children receive services in a fun, engaging, and social learning environment. We are an in network provider with United Healthcare.

MENTAL HEALTH

SEED CENTER
30 Buxton Farm Road, Suite 105, Stamford
203-674-8200
The SEED Center Special Needs Summer Program
Email [email protected]

The SEED Center is a therapeutic center for children, adolescents, and young adults with ASD and related needs. Services include diagnostic evaluations, ABA, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social skills, and individual and family psychotherapy. We offer state-of-the-art Smart and Apple technologies integrated into services. Professionals coordinate treatment goals to maximize progress. Parents and families can rely on The SEED Center to provide evidence-based interventions. Children receive services in a fun, engaging, and social learning environment. We are an in network provider with United Healthcare.

SOUTHFIELD CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT
85 Old Kings Highway N., Darien
203-202-7654

The Southfield Center for Development is a family-centered, interdisciplinary practice dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluation and care to children and adolescents not achieving their full potential. Our team of more than 20 skilled practitioners offers an integrated approach to the learning, emotional, behavioral, and medical issues that impact our children, including academic challenges, poor organization or attention skills including ADHD; social, emotional, and behavioral challenges; speech and language delays; autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities; learning disabilities; and nutritional concerns.

OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSICAL THERAPY

BODY 4 BRAIN
100 Melrose Ave., Suite 104, Greenwich
917-353-2412
Email [email protected]

Body 4 Brain is a physical therapy program using a developmental and brain-based assessment and treatment approach to help children with sensorimotor processing disorders affecting academic, behavioral, and developmental skills. Children with learning disabilities, developmental delays, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, motor coordination and core muscle weakness, and adults with neurological pathologies, aging concerns, and motor disabilities will improve with the Body 4 Brain approach. Weekly therapy sessions and intensive model are available.

RECREATION/SOCIALIZATION PROGRAMS 

BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
203-847-3000
49 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale, NJ 07401
201-825-1030

At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we don’t just work with a child’s strengths or provide strategies to compensate for a weakness. We tackle your child’s learning, behavioral, or developmental challenge head-on by addressing the core issues at the most fundamental level. We integrate cognitive, sensorimotor, and nutritional training into a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond the symptoms to address root causes. Call our center today to learn more or schedule a comprehensive assessment.

CHAPEL HAVEN
1040 Whalley Ave., New Haven
203-397-1714
Email [email protected]

Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven is a nationally accredited, transitional-living program and approved private, special-education school which teaches adults with developmental and social disabilities to live independent lives. Three residential programs, REACH, Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT), and Chapel Haven West (Tucson, AZ) offer students practical academics, job development and life skills, experience with apartment living, social communicative competence, weekend recreation, and supports for college and vocational pursuits. Graduates may transition into a robust supported living community with lifelong supports.

PUMP IT UP
145 Main St., Norwalk
203-838-5867

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks and is proud to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program open to all children on the autism spectrum and their families. Children attending Sensory Jump Time will have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide, and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe, and supportive atmosphere. The variety of our giant inflatables provides a great environment to work on coordination, balance, and motor skills, all while having a great time!

SCHOOLS 

PINNACLE SCHOOL
44 Commerce Road, Stamford
203-409-0068
Email [email protected]

Pinnacle School is an accredited, coed, independent day school for students in second to 12th grades who are diagnosed with high functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and related disorders. Students with average to superior cognitive ability thrive in a challenging academic environment. Students’ programs are individualized and implemented by professional, warm, and supportive staff. Students integrate with peers and have access to services under one roof. Child centered, parent welcoming. Call 203-409-0068 to schedule a tour and visit pinnacle-ct.org.

WOODHOUSE ACADEMY
4 Oxford Road, Building F, Milford
203-877-9121

Woodhouse Academy is a private day school designed to meet the needs of adolescents (eighth to 12th grades) with average and above intelligence who are challenged by learning differences. The Woodhouse program is designed for adolescents who experience attention and organization challenges, academic engagement and motivation issues, learning differences, difficulty understanding and forming social relationships, low self-esteem or -confidence, or behaviors related to specific disorders (anxiety, depression, school phobia, school anxiety, PDD, Asperger’s syndrome, and OCD).

SENSORY INTEGRATION

BODY 4 BRAIN
100 Melrose Ave., Suite 104, Greenwich
917-353-2412
Email [email protected]

Body 4 Brain is a physical therapy program using a developmental and brain-based assessment and treatment approach to help children with sensorimotor processing disorders affecting academic, behavioral, and developmental skills. Children with learning disabilities, developmental delays, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, motor coordination and core muscle weakness, and adults with neurological pathologies, aging concerns, and motor disabilities will improve with the Body 4 Brain approach. Weekly therapy sessions and intensive model are available.

BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
203-847-3000
49 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale, NJ 07401
201-825-1030

At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we don’t just work with a child’s strengths or provide strategies to compensate for a weakness. We tackle your child’s learning, behavioral, or developmental challenge head-on by addressing the core issues at the most fundamental level. We integrate cognitive, sensorimotor, and nutritional training into a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond the symptoms to address root causes. Call our center today to learn more or schedule a comprehensive assessment.

PUMP IT UP
145 Main St., Norwalk
203-838-5867

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks and is proud to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program open to all children on the autism spectrum and their families. Children attending Sensory Jump Time will have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide, and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe, and supportive atmosphere. The variety of our giant inflatables provides a great environment to work on coordination, balance, and motor skills, all while having a great time!

SERVING MULTIPLE DISABILITIES/OFFERING A VARIETY OF SERVICES 

SEED CENTER
30 Buxton Farm Road, Suite 105, Stamford
203-674-8200
The SEED Center Special Needs Summer Program
Email [email protected]

The SEED Center is a therapeutic center for children, adolescents, and young adults with ASD and related needs. Services include diagnostic evaluations, ABA, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social skills, and individual and family psychotherapy. We offer state-of-the-art Smart and Apple technologies integrated into services. Professionals coordinate treatment goals to maximize progress. Parents and families can rely on The SEED Center to provide evidence-based interventions. Children receive services in a fun, engaging, and social learning environment. We are an in network provider with United Healthcare.

SOUTHFIELD CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT
85 Old Kings Highway N., Darien
203-202-7654

The Southfield Center for Development is a family-centered, interdisciplinary practice dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluation and care to children and adolescents not achieving their full potential. Our team of more than 20 skilled practitioners offers an integrated approach to the learning, emotional, behavioral, and medical issues that impact our children, including academic challenges, poor organization or attention skills including ADHD; social, emotional, and behavioral challenges; speech and language delays; autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities; learning disabilities; and nutritional concerns.

ST. VINCENT'S SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull
203-386-2715

St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services is a trusted provider of lifelong education and therapeutic services. Our special education school for children, ages 3-21, is an alternative placement option for children with developmental disabilities, special health care needs, and autism spectrum disorders. Physical, Occupational, Speech/Language, and Aquatic Therapy are all offered as part of each student’s individualized education plan. Parent education and transition-support services, as well as adult day, work services, and residential placements are also available.

SPECIAL PARENT - SOCIAL SERVICES - PRINT GUIDE

ST. VINCENT'S SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull
203-386-2715

St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services is a trusted provider of lifelong education and therapeutic services. Our special education school for children, ages 3-21, is an alternative placement option for children with developmental disabilities, special health care needs, and autism spectrum disorders. Physical, Occupational, Speech/Language, and Aquatic Therapy are all offered as part of each student’s individualized education plan. Parent education and transition-support services, as well as adult day, work services, and residential placements are also available.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
203-847-3000
49 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale, NJ 07401
201-825-1030

At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we don’t just work with a child’s strengths or provide strategies to compensate for a weakness. We tackle your child’s learning, behavioral, or developmental challenge head-on by addressing the core issues at the most fundamental level. We integrate cognitive, sensorimotor, and nutritional training into a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond the symptoms to address root causes. Call our center today to learn more or schedule a comprehensive assessment.

PINNACLE SCHOOL
44 Commerce Road, Stamford
203-409-0068
Email [email protected]

Pinnacle School is an accredited, coed, independent day school for students in second to 12th grades who are diagnosed with high functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and related disorders. Students with average to superior cognitive ability thrive in a challenging academic environment. Students’ programs are individualized and implemented by professional, warm, and supportive staff. Students integrate with peers and have access to services under one roof. Child centered, parent welcoming. Call 203-409-0068 to schedule a tour and visit pinnacle-ct.org.

SOUTHFIELD CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT
85 Old Kings Highway N., Darien
203-202-7654

The Southfield Center for Development is a family-centered, interdisciplinary practice dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluation and care to children and adolescents not achieving their full potential. Our team of more than 20 skilled practitioners offers an integrated approach to the learning, emotional, behavioral, and medical issues that impact our children, including academic challenges, poor organization or attention skills including ADHD; social, emotional, and behavioral challenges; speech and language delays; autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities; learning disabilities; and nutritional concerns.

WOODHOUSE ACADEMY
4 Oxford Road, Building F, Milford
203-877-9121

Woodhouse Academy is a private day school designed to meet the needs of adolescents (eighth to 12th grades) with average and above intelligence who are challenged by learning differences. The Woodhouse program is designed for adolescents who experience attention and organization challenges, academic engagement and motivation issues, learning differences, difficulty understanding and forming social relationships, low self-esteem or -confidence, or behaviors related to specific disorders (anxiety, depression, school phobia, school anxiety, PDD, Asperger’s syndrome, and OCD).


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